Road & Track Ties Corvette History to the Issues in Ferguson, MO
They say that one of the best ways to capture the true spirit of a car is to connect it to people.
It’s the kind of stuff marketing companies labor over for months when trying to come up with a car campaign, but you rarely see it come to life in a story like this Road & Track piece written by Max Prince.
Prince, a native of St. Louis, MO, details his 520-mile trip from Ann Arbor, MI to Ferguson, MO in the magazine’s long-term Corvette. You may recall that aside from the first 300 Corvettes built in Flint, MI, until 1981, Corvettes were built in St. Louis, which is about 12 miles from the violence and frustrations we’ve watched play out in the news.
What makes the story especially a good read, however, is how Prince ties the history of the Corvette to some of the issues that have plagued Ferguson, like the loss of 1,200 jobs at the now desolate place where the Corvette was once built.
Regardless of your opinion on the issues in Ferguson, the full story, which you can find here, is a damn-good read.