Chevrolet is already the featured car the Monterey Motorsports Reunion races, but it's also aiming to make a big splash outside the track. The Bow Tie has put all seven generations of production and racing Corvettes up to the C7 (which of course, doesn't have a racer based on it yet) on display for fans. You'll recall that Shelby made a similarly grand display last year, showing off several historic Cobras.

Spectators can easily trace the Corvette's evolution from its humble roots, up through its days as a muscle car (the C2 on display is particularly gorgeous), and on to its current place as a world-class sports car. As for the racers, it's interesting to see not just how the Corvette evolved as a racecar, but how racecars themselves evolved from the stock-looking C1 to the C6-based Z06-R GT3 car.

We've got images of both the racers and the production cars in a complete gallery, and will have images from the actual races later this weekend. The Monterey Motorsports Reunion is set to run from Friday through Sunday at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.


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      SquareFour
      • 1 Year Ago
      As much as the original Stingray (C2) is hailed as the most awesomest Vette of time, I think the C3 is probably the best looking of all the generations. That thing still looks like something exotic, and they've been around for 40 years. It's just an awesome-looking car.
      btulliani
      • 1 Year Ago
      That particular blue is just spectacular on 'Vette. She is starting to grow on me.
      Pdexter
      • 1 Year Ago
      Meh, American rubbish that sells nothing outside of its home market. Tells enough.
        Alfonso T. Alvarez
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Pdexter
        Meh - lame troll that doesn't even have an ounce of creditability in it's comment ..Sad, really that such a pathetic loser feels that it can diss an icon!
        • 1 Year Ago
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      Ducman69
      • 1 Year Ago
      IMO the best Vette is always the latest generation one, as I care less about styling cues and more about performance, and they have always raised the bar noticeably with every generation. C2s and C3s look really cool, but the fact that you could surely outrun them on the track with a modern V6 Camry just doesn't appeal to me as a car I'd actually drive around.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      Eddy A
      • 1 Year Ago
      I almost wish they could take that on tour.
      john m
      • 1 Year Ago
      That C-7 looks GRAT in that blue color! Overall a great collection of Vettes. I like how each generation has a racing version next to the road version. Great pics.
      Kevin
      • 1 Year Ago
      http://www.autoblog.com/2013/08/16/honda-nsx-concept-gt-racecar/#aol-comments
      Neil Reed
      • 1 Year Ago
      Excuse me but the C7R was there,Zebra spots and all!
      Carpinions
      • 1 Year Ago
      To each their own I guess. The 63 Stingray split window will always be probably the best looking car (or at least the best looking American car) ever made in my personal estimation. Especially in bight metallic colors it sings. For me it is such a daring styling statement even 50 years later. The C3 mako look is pretty iconic too, but I'm not sure if I prefer that or the C4's very modernized but subtle power portent. The C5 was always dressed best as a Z06, as was the C6 IMO. The C6 ZR1 was too festooned for me (though still not bad) and the base car looked a bit too pedestrian after 7 years on the market. For the C7, time will tell. It's definitely a car that has good and bad colors, especially where those front fender vents are concerned. I really don't think they work in red, but the blue above changes my opinion. Maybe if Chevy chromed or satin-finished the fins inside it, it would serve all colors better. I'm also not the biggest fan of the venturi opening, which seems a little "afterthoughty".
      Jay-Zeus
      • 1 Year Ago
      Aside from the C6.R, this happens at every decent car show on any given summer weekend.
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