Through the years, the Corvette emblem has undergone a lot of adjustments. Some of the adjustments are deemed minor, while others are more drastic. Although some of the elements of the Corvette emblem have changed much, there are also certain factors that have remained that same despite time. A lot of Corvette emblems feature the car flag with the checkered design. Other designs may include the maple leaf or the classic Chevrolet bowtie. The 1953 Corvette was the first vehicle to showcase the changed design of the emblem.
At first, Robert Bartholomew was said to be the one who made the Corvette emblem. He worked as an interior designer. Robert featured the crossed flags, although one of the flags was checkered, while the other included the flag of the United States of America. The company executives admired the design and the first Corvette model presented the design for the public to see for the first time.
A few days before the new Corvette was introduced to the world, the company executives suddenly decided that they would like to remove the American flag from the featured flags on the emblem, since it was illegal to do so for any commercial model. The final look only included the Chevy bowtie. They thought that it would be better to stick to the rules, instead of going for a look that would turn out to be prohibited and recalling all their models again. In the end, the public liked the emblem too, which led to the Corvette becoming one of the most famous car models even today.