Corvettes and rockets. Could this be any more American? With an affinity for power, going fast, and technology, Americans have always had a sweet spot in their hearts for going fast. What better way to celebrate the two than with a trip to NASA all while dipping in a new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette. That said, we caught up with EPICDRIVES on the Motor Trend YouTube channel for a unique experience. Writer, host Arthur St. Antoine catches up with Apollo 7 astronaut, Walt Cunningham as they pair up and cruise some of NASA’s most historic sites.
The episode kicks off with Antoine and Cunningham in Cape Canaveral, Florida to visit the Kennedy Space Center. They then cruise the C7 Corvette to New Orleans to tour the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility. After stopping in New Orleans, Antoine and Cunningham stop by a good friend’s house who owns 5 vintage Corvettes. From there, we’re treated to a 2014 C7 and 1967 Corvette convertible, equipped with a 427ci big-block, for a drag race on the Arlington Air Force Base in Arlington, Texas. You’ll have to watch the video to see who wins!
The duo ends the episode with a trip to Houston, Texas, where they explore the Houston's Mission Control center. The Apollo 7 may have flown nearly 46 years ago, but that doesn’t diminish the legacy it has left on the world and especially America. EPICDRIVES host, Arthur St. Antoine, has been a life-long fan of the American space program and nice automobiles. For him to cruise the country with astronaut Walt Cunningham was a dream of a lifetime. It was certainly cool to see the long-time Corvette fan, Cunningham, drive in the newest Stingray. Be sure to watch this video and see for yourself just how special this latest episode truly is.