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To ensure your visit is a safe as possible, we have implemented the following measures in accordance with Decree No. 2020-548 issued on 11 May 2020:

  • Online booking of your time slot is strongly recommended
  • You must wear your mask throughout the visit 
  • Your temperature will be checked at the entrance
  • Hand sanitiser will be available
  • Please ensure you stay one metre apart from other visitors
  • Gatherings of persons are forbidden. Groups are not allowed. 
  • The staff wear masks at all times and the reception desks are fitted with glazed screens. 

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The Cité de l'Automobile is open!

In order to guarantee your safety, special modalities of visits are planned. Find out more

Corvette Exhibition
From 18 November to 18 February 2018

The Corvette was launched by the Chevrolet Company on 30 June 1953, in Flint, Michigan. Over the years, several generations of the car were produced, ranging from the ‘C1’ to the  ‘C7’, and every one of these unique sports models was a great success. The Cité de l'Automobile and the Corvette Racer Team are holding an exhibition devoted to one of the most iconic cars in the history of American automobile production.

This exhibition will focus on five major themes:
1. The history of the legendary Corvette
2. Mechanical engineering: the chassis, engine, and so on.
3. The differents generations: how the style evolved over the years
4. The passion for Corvettes represented by miniature cars
5. Corvette Racing: a video area dedicated to the passion for racing

Le Corvette Racer Team

The Corvette Racer Team was the fruit of the passion of a group of people and friends with a shared fascination for the Corvette’s mechanics. The ‘CRT’ emerged from a passion: Bernard Heckly and his wife, Simone, devoted some of their spare time to the legendary American sports car. Bernard’s boundless passion for Corvettes has led him on a quest to find spare parts, chassis, engines, and other accessories that has lasted for more than twenty-five years.

His abiding goal was to recreate a Corvette whose body bore the closest resemblance to that of the car driven by Henri Greder and Marie Claude Beaumont during the ‘24h du Mans’, between 1971 and 1974. The project materialised in 2005 in the form of a 1978 Corvette C3: the ‘Corvette Racer’. In the spring of 2013, his dream finally came true when the car was put through its paces around the Autodrome de la Cité de l’Automobile. It was also a dream come true for an entire team of talented individuals: Gérard, the webmaster, Henry-Paul, the photographer, Jean-Marie, with his great sense of humour, Bernard, known as Mickey, Steve the welder, René and André, ‘living mechanical encyclopaedias’, Patrick, who can procure rare parts, the entrepreneurs Laurent and Jean-Baptiste, and Raymond, a visual artist.
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