“100 Years of Chevrolet” Video Has Me Wondering…

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by John Coyle

Corvette Forum

OK, I’m going to say straight up that I’m not sure what’s happening with this video… I totally enjoyed the recent clip featuring the General’s Dr. Jamie Meyer, so I figured this little piece about the origins of Chevrolet would be pretty interesting. The video shows a kid in Switzerland meeting an incarnation of Louis Chevrolet, but we don’t get a whole lot of info on exactly why a French race car driver’s surname wound up becoming synonymous with an iconic American company. In fact, it feels like it grinds to a halt right when it should start to take off. Though I did dig the bit about a Vanderbuilt and a steam-powered tricycle…

Am I crazy? What do you think about this video? Doesn’t it feel like it ends right when it should be getting started? And if there was a second installment, maybe they could have alluded to it at the end? Head over to the Forum and let me know! 

John Coyle is a longtime auto journalist and editor who contributes to Corvette Forum and LS1Tech, among many other sites.

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