Exhibit To Showcase '59 "Bill Mitchell" Prototype
"The Allure of the Automobile," the first exhibition to consider the stylistic development of automobiles in the context of prominent design movements such as Art Moderne and Postwar Modernity, will premiere at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia, in March. The exhibition will present 18 of the world's rarest and most brilliantly conceived cars, ranging from the 1930s to the mid 1960s and including masterpieces by Bugatti, Duesenberg, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Ferrari. Of special interest to VETTE readers will be the showing of the '59 Chevrolet Corvette "Bill Mitchell" Stingray Prototype.
"Our visitors will be surprised to find that today's vehicles come from a legacy of beauty and innovation comparable to the finest decorative arts that may be found in museum collections," said museum director Michael E. Shapiro. "This exhibition will showcase the greatest feats of engineering and luxury design from 1930 to 1965, when cars became synonymous with success, power, and wealth. Created for the privileged few, these luxurious, custom-built automobiles embodied speed, style, and elegance, and influenced art, architecture, fashion, and design."
The exhibition runs from March 21 through June 20. For more information, visit www.high.org.
Kerbeck Run Benefits Toys For Tots
The sixth annual Kerbeck Toys for Tots Corvette Run took place in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on October 10. According to Dave Salvatore, Corvette Manager of Kerbeck Chevrolet, the event featured more than 800 Vettes from all six generations, a 22-mile charity run, and a special appearance by retired Corvette Chief Engineer Dave McLellan. The event collected more than 3,500 toys and raised $2,000 in donations, all of which were donated to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Campaign. Next year's Toys for Tots Corvette Run is scheduled for October 9. Visit www.kerbeck.com for more details.