The Chevrolet Motor Company was founded on November 3, 1911. In April 2011, Chevrolet announced that it would celebrate the 100th anniversary of its founding by introducing a “Centennial Edition” Corvette. The package was offered on all available Corvette models, including the Grand Sport, Z06 and the ZR1. One of the co-founders, Louis Chevrolet, was a fearless racer and innovator. His reputation on the racetrack helped establish an automotive brand known for performance, durability and value. The “Centennial Edition” package was inspired by Chevrolet’s racing-bred foundation, along with Corvette’s international dominance on the race track in the first decade of the 21st century. The 2012 Centennial Edition Corvette was designed to be a car that Louis Chevrolet would be especially proud of today.