Origin of the Corvette Name8:11:00 AM
Many people know the Corvette as a motorsports icon or the ultimate Muscle/Sports car, but few know the meaning behind the name Corvette. We all know that the marketing team over at Chevy came up with the name Camaro out of thin-air. but the meaning behind the name Corvette is quite a bit deeper. Corvette was the first mass produced post-war American sports car, but when GM introduced the car the name was still up in the air. Hundreds of people submitted ideas, but it would be the submission of Myron E. Scott, a newspaper photographer who would submit the winning name.
Myron thought the name Corvette rolled off the tongue well and thought a tie into the fast strike ships called "Corvette" that gained fame in World War II would appeal to the American men, many who had served in the war. This would go on to form the foundation for the nautical names that would be applied to Corvettes and concepts such as the Mako Shark and Sting Ray (later to be used as Stingray).
Canadian Royal Navy Corvette, WWII