November 16, 2012
LIMA — “The Chevrolet built for two,” the 1966 Chevy Corvette. The first Corvette debuted in 1953, and with the 60’s came a time for a change. Chevrolet chief Bill Mitchell and stylist Larry Shinoda had the duty to improve a living legend. They succeeded, and sales soared to record levels. In fact, 1966 would prove another record-busting year, with volumn rising to 27, 720 units, up 4,200 over 1965’s sales.
Dennis and Ruth Ann Shaw, of Lima, brought their 1966 Chevy Corvette Sting Ray to The Lima News’ Real Wheels Cruise-In. They purchased their car in 1970. They’ve spent the last 20 years restoring it. Their beauty has taken numerous awards such as Best of Show 2006 at Disney in Florida and Best of Show 2008 in Van Wert, as well as Top 25 at the Findlay Balloon Fest; and top 25 at Celina Lake 2012.