Earlier during the "Frog Days Of Summer", the Chevrolet Corvette celebrated it's 60th birthday. The model was actually introduced on June 30, 1953. I've never owned a "Vette" or driven one, but I know people who have kept theirs for years. There's even The Mohawk Valley Corvette Club, Inc.

According to mlive.com:

"This year marks the 60th anniversary of General Motors Co. starting production of arguably the most iconic vehicle ever, the Chevrolet Corvette.

The sports car, now in its seventh-generation, is Americana. Since its inception, many of the more than 1.5 million Corvettes produced by GM have found their way onto the big screen and hearts of car-lovers worldwide.

As production hits the 60th-anniversary mark, the Detroit-based automaker appears to have no thoughts of retiring the iconic nameplate."

The Chevy Corvette had a "starring role" each week in the CBS TV series, "Route 66" from 1960 through 1964. Here's a video tribute to that show: