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Blame And (a Little) Praise

June 2024
1min read

Lesley Hazleton must have expected massive hate mail when she attacked the most popular American car icon, the Chevy Corvette. Her knees get a little weak when she gets into a late-fifties, early-sixties “European-styled” Corvette, but the cars got progressively uglier as time went on? The Corvette has always had its own style and is a survivor not because it is “still hanging on” but because it is enormously popular. The Corvette is a cross between a muscle car and a true American sports car, and not only did it always have killer style, but it got prettier as time went on.

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