1964 STYLING CORVETTE MAKES SEMA DEBUT
Mid America Motorworks brings piece of GM history to Las Vegas Show
Effingham, Ill. (October 6, 2011) – A 1964 Styling Corvette once owned by Chevrolet General Manager Semon E. “Bunkie” Knudson will be featured by Mid America Motorworks in Booth 24297 at this year’s SEMA Show, Nov. 1-4, 2011. The fully restored Corvette provides SEMA attendees and exhibitors with a look at GM’s history. It is also an example of the interior products available from PERFORMANCE CHOICE, Mid America Motorworks’ manufacturing division.
PERFORMANCE CHOICE is a leading manufacturer of OE Replacement and custom interiors for the special interest automobile market. The Styling Corvette showcases PERFORMANCE CHOICE’s ability to duplicate a one-off interior design created by the GM Styling Center.
“In a sea of Mustangs and Camaros, you seldom find a classic Corvette in this condition at SEMA,” said Mike Yager, Mid America Motorworks founder and Chief Cheerleader. “This Corvette highlights the custom craftsmanship available at PERFORMANCE CHOICE and gives enthusiasts a glimpse at GM’s corporate vision for the future at that time.”
The 1964 Corvette was built specifically for Knudson with a variety of custom features, custom Cadillac Fire frost Blue paint over a specially prepared body surface. The car still retains the original drive train 327cid/365hp engine and all of the custom parts that were added in the Styling and Engineering departments. Other highlights include a specially designed hood with custom large depressions, unique front bumper treatment, custom high back bucket seats with all white leather trim, custom Cadillac cut-pile carpeting, special toe board stainless polished grates and one-off door panels with power windows and power vent wings.
Visit Mid America Motorworks Booth 24297 at SEMA for a first-hand look at this one-of-a-kind piece of Corvette history. The Styling Corvette permanently resides at the MY Garage Museum and Retail Store on Mid America Motorworks’ corporate campus in Effingham, Ill. as part of the Yager family collection. MY Garage Museum houses literally thousands of pieces of automotive collectibles and memorabilia, including rare and one-off Corvettes. Between 20 and 25 cars are on display at any given time, with the specific display changing throughout the year.