There are few Corvettes more iconic than the first-generation models from the late 1950s and early 1960s. Spot a C1 on the open road or at a local car show, and you get an immediate rush of Americana. Whether you are eight or eighty years old, the chrome trim and contrasting side coves exude an image of speed. The roar of the car’s cast-iron engine through a set of wrapped headers and glass pack mufflers brings an undeniable smile to our faces as the exhaust note resonates deep within our guts. The smell of high-octane fuel pumping through a pair of four-barrel carburetors awakens memories of more carefree days and nights cruising with friends along the boulevard.