Corvette debuted in January of 1953 as a show car in the GM Motorama. It was a stylish two-seat convertible, designed to show the world that GM could create a sports car to compete with European nameplates like Jaguar and MG. All 1953 Corvettes were Polo White with red interiors. The response to the Motorama show car was overwhelmingly positive. The 1953 Corvettes were built by hand and appeared nearly identical to the Motorama car. They were powered by the existing Chevrolet 235-cu.-in. 6-cylinder engine that was modified with a three-carburetor design and dual exhaust to give it more sports car-like performance. Named the Blue Flame Special, this engine generated 150 horsepower, and it was teamed with a 2-speed Powerglide automatic transmission. The 1953 Chevy Corvette would change the landscape of the American road forever-- and our Corvette mouse pads are the perfect HOT gift for the Corvette classic sports car fan. Our Corvette mouse pads feature an artistically unique rendition of a 1953 Chevy Corvette on an American flag background with the "American Classic" logo. Each mouse pad is available in a variety of colors, and can be easily personalized with your own text or images.