This is the fifth entry in our Flickr countdown of Corvette generations ahead of Sunday's launch of the 2014 'Vette.
The lineage of modern Corvettes takes a significant branch with this, the fifth-generation unveiled in 1997. Built as a convertible first, with parts maximized for weight and cost, the Vette soon found a new home on race tracks, winning against global Grand Touring cars. It also cleans up nice, as demonstrated by this shot from Savage Land Pictures. If you have a Vette to share, add it to the Motoramic group on Flickr, or send us a message via Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. And if you haven't tried it yet, download the fantastic new Flickr app here.