Thousands of Corvette lovers on Saturday flocked to the Chapman Auto Center to ooh and ahh at nearly 100 corvettes line up in all their gleaming glory. Members of the Rim Country Corvettes meet regularly to share their passion for the General Motors sports car first unveiled in 1953. But Saturday, they shared their love of the iconic sports car with a much wider audience. Selected as the Indianapolis pace car 11 times, the 150-horsepower, 1953 show model was mounted on the chassis and suspension of a 1952 Chevy sedan. The Corvette underwent constant upgrades in the decades that followed through seven “generations” of design. The 2014 seventh generation model due out next year will feature a 376 cubic inch engine with 450 horsepower and a seven-speed manual (6-speed automatic) transmission. The new model will bring back the “Stingray,” with prices starting at about $52,000 — or $80,000 with all the bells and whistles.