4 October 2013

Louis Chevrolet, Co-Founder of Chevrolet honoured

A large metal sculpture in honour of automotive pioneer Louis Chevrolet, co-founder of the Chevrolet brand, was unveiled and inaugurated in the Swiss city of La Chaux-de-Fonds on Wednesday of this week. Louis was born in the town and spent the first years of his life there.

The abstract work was commissioned to mark the car brand's 100 year jubilee in November 2011. It has been formally handed over to Louis Chevrolet's native city by Dr Thomas Sedran, President and Managing Director o Chevrolet Europe.

The inverted bust of Louis Chevrolet was created by Geneva-based artist Christian Gonzenbach and is made of mirror-polished stainless steel so reflects its surroundings. It was made by a specialist team in a foundry in the Taiwanese capital of Taipei. It is the largest of its kind in Switzerland, over five meters high and weighing eight tonnes.

Chevrolet is known as one of the most iconic American car brands around the world.