About Zip Corvette: 45 years - Who we are and how we got here

The history of Zip Corvette has all the markings of the American Dream. In 1977, Wayne Walker, a Corvette owner and enthusiast, needed a gas line for his 1961 Corvette. A friend showed him how to bend steel tubing for the line and Walker's handiwork with a flaring tool was quickly noticed by other Corvette friends who began requesting that he make fuel lines for them. Virtually overnight, Zip Products was in business. 

What began as a part-time hobby headquartered in Walker's garage quickly grew into a thriving business. Hitting the road to attend every swap meet and Corvette show possible, Walker placed himself - and his products - directly in front of his customer base. During the first 10 years, Zip's single page list of inventory grew into a 128-page full-color catalog. The Corvette aftermarket was taking its first steps and Zip was leading the way.
Along the way, Walker's passion for, and knowledge of, Corvettes steadily grew as he personally restored some of the rarest Corvettes ever produced: a 1963 Z06 Big Tank Coupe, a 1967 L88 Convertible, a 1969 427 ZL1 and a host of fuel-injection, 396 and 427 Corvettes. As he set out to find the parts he needed to restore his own Corvettes, Walker was committed to making those parts widely available for other restorers, placing Zip at the forefront of the Corvette restoration hobby.
A brick and mortar address with walk-in and mail order capabilities was the next logical step, and Zip eventually found it's home at 8067 Fast Lane in Mechanicsville, Virginia, nestled right outside of the Richmond city limits. In 1994, David Walker, Wayne's son, gained the reins of leadership and set about building the company into one of the industry's leading purveyors of Corvette parts and performance accessories.
Today, Zip's warehouse includes more than 25,000 of the newest-available and best-quality Corvette parts to be had. Zip's inventory is showcased in seven different, generation-specific catalogs that often find a shelf life right alongside the manuals and guidebooks in a Corvette owner's garage. From early model restorers to C8 generation racers, fans of America's Sports Car rely on Zip to keep their beloved Corvettes on the open road.
In February 2021, Zip broke ground on a new building for the Mechanicsville campus. This new space triples Zip's capacity for mechanical work and provides additional on-site storage space so Zip can stock larger quantities of quality Corvette parts. The new building also provides room for Zip to expand its manufacturing capabilities, growing the list of Corvette Parts reproduced in-house.
When placing a call into our sales team know that you are not just speaking with an "order taker" but someone who is knowledgable about Corvettes. This group of Corvette parts professionals has accumulated over 100 years of Corvette experience, which they are glad to share with you while you work to restore or enhance your Corvette. Need help with something? Contact Us Here or call us toll free at 1-800-962-9632. Zip: Corvettes are all we do.
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