The 1953 Corvette was the first American car to fulfill the yearnings of soldiers returning from war. Overseas some men fell in love with a woman while others found a mechanical sweetheart in the classic European sports cars. Built specifically to provide a home-grown answer to these mechanical fantasies the Corvette was revolutionary. But while it's daring design drew raves the decision to equip the 'Vette with an automatic transmission was a fiasco. From the very first show car to the blistering new models here is the complete story of America's first-and for many years only-true sports car. Discover why the 'Vette's body is fiberglass and how the legendary Mako Corvette got it's name and lines. Trace the evolution of the Corvette through the years and get behind the wheel for a blistering test drive of some of the most powerful cars ever built. It's a high-speed fantasy sure to set any driver's heart racing.