Mid America Motorworks Behind Grassroots Movement To
The Birthday of America’s Sports Car
EFFINGHAM, IL – Long a supporter of the Corvette hobby
and creator of “Drive Your Corvette To Work Day”, Mid
America Motorworks has petitioned the United States
Congress to declare June 30th "National Corvette Day" -
in honor of America’s First Sports Car. The Corvette
first rolled off a Flint, Michigan assembly line on June
The petition is being presented by United States
Congressman John Shimkus (R-Illinois). All Corvette
enthusiasts are urged to contact their U.S.
Congressional Representatives to pass this resolution.
“As the longest running, most widely respected
production sports car in United States history, the
Chevrolet Corvette is more than a material possession.
It is truly a symbol of American pride. For this reason
Mid America Motorworks is launching a grassroots
movement to honor America’s True Sports Car with a
National Day of Recognition.” said Mike Yager, Chief
Cheerleader and founder of Mid America Motorworks, the
world’s leading supplier of Corvette parts and
Mid America Motorworks has a history of creating
national movements to honor the Corvette. In June of
2001, Mid America Motorworks created Drive Your Corvette
To Work Day as an annual event to celebrate Corvette’s
Birthday on the Friday closest to June 30. On Friday,
June 27th 2008, thousands of Corvette lovers will drive
their Corvette to work to participate in the 8th annual
In September of 2001, Mid America Motorworks
orchestrated a massive grassroots movement, called the
Corvette Stampede, to petition the United States Post
Office to create a Corvette Stamp. The stamp was to
honor of the 50th Anniversary of Corvette. Finally
released in 2005, the USPS debuted the stamp at Mid
America Motorworks Corvette Funfest.
This year, as GM celebrates its 100th anniversary in
2008, a National Day of Recognition is a fitting tribute
to Corvette – GM’s greatest contribution to the
Every Corvette owner is encouraged to petition his or
her congressional representative to pass the resolution
declaring June 30th "National Corvette Day".
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Dear Congressional Representative,
Please support the petition to declare June 30th National Corvette Day . June 30th marks the day the first Corvette rolled off the Flint, Michigan assembly line in 1953. In addition, 2008 marks the 100th anniversary of General Motors, the manufacturer of this important piece of Americana. Only with your support can this date be honored as a day of recognition and celebration for America’s First Sports Car.
This petition is sponsored by United States Congressional Representative John Shimkus (R-Illinois). The amount of enthusiasm generated over this proposal is already high and continues to grow. It would be greatly appreciated if you could show your support
of the American car industry by signing this petition.
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