It all started on May 23, 1998 in Loves Park, Illinois.
Doug Schiller, a member of the Northern Illinois Corvette Club and proud owner of 1990
ZR1, was preparing to take part in the Memorial Day parade for the Young at Heart Festival
when the club's social director handed Doug two American flags to display on his Corvette.
He looked at the two flags and wondered how he could put these flags on this precious
Corvette without scatching or damaging it. Looking around at his fellow club members, he
saw that many of them were attaching their flags using tape and/or wire. There was no way
that Doug was going to put tape or wire on his car, so he decided to do the parade without
After the parade, he noticed that several people had lost their flags and thought that
there has got to be a better way to attach a flag to a Corvette that would not cause any
damage and would be able to last. Several weeks later he had the solution. Seeing that
everyone took the tops off their Corvettes for parades, why not attach the flags to the
roof latch brackets? This is when the fun began.
Two years of looking, measuring, and testing, Doug was now ready to start developing the
prototypes. Corey, Doug's oldest son, had access to a lathe and he would make the parts
that Doug designed. Their biggest obstacle to overcome was to make as few different
products as possible that would be interchangable with as many different years of Corvette
as possible in order to keep costs down. Another obstacle included what kind of material
would be best to use? So, to prevent from accidental scratching, Doug decided to use 6/60
Now that Doug had his product, the next step was to find a flag that would be able to fly
at low and high speeds without making a lot of noise and would last a reasonable amount
of time. Unfortunately, he was unable a sutable flag, so he decided to have his flags
specially made. More