The book covers the long industrial, technical and, why not, trend-setting story of Corvette in crisp, precise and accurate text, enhanced by an impressive array of illustrations from the archives of its parent company, General Motors.
The book reveals the elaborate and complicated history and secret origins of the legendary "split window" 1963 Corvette Sting Ray. In 1957 Brock was one of the youngest designers ever hired by GM Styling. He gives automotive enthusiasts his revealing insider’s look into what it was like working directly under GM’s famed executive team of Bill Mitchell, Harley Earl, Zora Arkus-Duntov and Ed Cole, who risked their careers by flaunting corporate mandate to create one of America’s most iconic designs. This profusely illustrated book, with previously unseen sketches and rare studio photographs, covers the unknown Italian influence that primed Mitchell’s design, right on through the many changes in direction, goals and sometimes outrageous political machinations that resulted in various full-scale models, racing prototypes, and even Mitchell’s personal race program before the production version was finally refined and brought to market in 1963. It’s a story not just for Sting Ray owners but all serious students of automotive history. With a foreword by Ed Welburn, GM’s current Director of Global Design, this special book will be a valuable asset to any library as well as a great read.
Corvette Masterpieces — with its large, lavish photos — captures at the most fabulous ’Vettes ever made. Author Jerry Heasley, lead photographer and feature writer for numerous Corvette magazines, shares his countless photo shoots of truly spectacular ’Vettes. His unmatched access to these cars and his library of images makes this book different than any other Corvette title ever published.
A scrapbook assembled by Art Evans, with remembrances by John Fitch and friends. Not intended to be a comprehensive treatment of the subject it is instead mostly about John Fitch and 3 events: 1956 Sebring, 1957 Sebring and 1960 Le Mans.Much of the text is comprised of remembrances written by John Fitch and others who were there.
If you are a Corvette owner or enthusiast, this book is a must for your personal collection. Most of the photographs containg in Corvette Racing Legends have never been published before, which will give even the seasoned aficionado a new and refreshing perspective of these historic racing Corvettes. The photographs in Corvette Racing Legends are authentic photographs from the 50s, 60s, and 70s. They are not photographs from current vintage races.
Corvette Racing Legends features all the major drivers and their Corvettes. Names such as DeLorenzo, Thompson, Yenko, Guldstrand, and more are all featured in this thick hardback heavyweight book. Your vintage auto racing collection or Corvette collection is incomplete without this book
Having this book in your pocket is just like having a real marque expert by your side. Benefit from the author’s years of Corvette C2 ownership, learn how to spot a bad car quickly and how to assess a promising one like a professional. Get the right car at the right price!
Beginning with the Real McCoy, a Zora Arkus-Duntov special raced at Sebring in 1956, this book draws on the history of factory-sponsored and private racing efforts, chronicling the history of the various Vettes that have been put to the test as racing machines. Noted automotive writer and renowned artist David Kimble delves deep into Vette’s on-track history to provide the most thorough Corvette racing history ever published. Corvette Racing is illustrated with rare images from GM’s media and design archives and complemented by Kimble’s own stunning cutaway artwork. For Corvette and racing fans, this book is the definitive word on Corvette’s nearly 60 years of competition.
The racing history of the Chevrolet Corvette. Ever since the Corvette first saw the light of day in 1953, owners have been racing them in both small and big-block form, culminating in their recent victories at Daytona, Sebring and Le Mans. Here for the first time is the story, seen through the eyes of the drivers, team bosses and mechanics of the Corvette through the years as it raced around the Globe.
Corvette is America’s sports car, the pride of Chevrolet and General Motors, and the dream car of millions of motoring enthusiasts. Before a new Corvette is introduced, its styling and mechanical features are rigorously evaluated in prototype form. Often, too, show cars are created for public display, permitting designers to sample the public’s opinion. The book features many of the prototypes and concept cars through which Corvette’s designers evaluated the styling and mechanical features -the ideas- that were considered for adoption on production Corvettes. A number of competition cars and modified production cars are also included, as often they also served as test rigs.
This is a new series created for younger gearheads ages 10 and up. They incorporate a flashy style that’s sure to keep a kid’s attention. For this title, young readers will take a spin in the American sports car, the low-slung, sleek-lined, hot-wheeled, revved-up Chevrolet Corvette. A book to stir the heart of young speedsters, the photo-filled, fact-packed Corvette gives readers a close-up look at the ultimate in street smarts and racing revs on four wheels. From the original roadster that debuted in 1953 to the shark-bodied Sting Ray to the hot 1990s ZR-1 all the way to today’s Z06, this book has the goods on the models that have made Corvette America’s most admired car. Over 50 years of style, performance, history, trivia-and fabulous, full-color photos-it’s all here, in the ultimate guide to the ultimate car.
Long, low, sleek, and powerful, the Corvettes mix of raw V-8 power and sports car elegance have made it a true automotive icon. After fifty years and five generations of design, the Corvette has come to be Americas pre-eminent sports car, offering the ultimate driving experience. Stunning photography combined with a well-researched history of the legendary model make this an essential book for anyone interested in the American sports car.
Take a wild ride through five decades of Corvette with this stunning photographic history! Inside you’ll find the classic Sting Rays, the Challenge series, ZR-1s, concept cars and more. Also features interviews with the creators of the cars as well as an in-depth look at the evolution of the Corvette, documenting changes in price, body style, engine size, interior design, dash instruments and much more. Packed with 150 photographs of mint condition classics in vibrant, detailed color.
This exciting portfolio of articles drawn from leading motoring journals covering the production of Corvette from 1997 up to 2002 includes history, road tests and complete specifications along with performance data. For the serious enthusiasts, the Portfolio series is an excellente reference for collecting, restoring or buying the car of your dreams.
This guidebook is the absolute authority for restoring, buying, selling, rebuilding, competing for prizes, judging and insuring your investment in America’s favorite sports car. The enthusiast, amateur or professional desiring to know everything can find it here—every detail and nuance that made one Corvette different from another at model-year changeover, at mid-model, early model-year production, and late model-year production. At your fingertips are the answers to whether a particular Corvette is authentic and what must be done to make it 100-percent ’assembly-line ideal Corvette.’ Hundreds of original factory diagrams and photos highlight this easy-to-read step-by-step guide, and each engine, chassis and body part is identified by its official GM number.
Ludvigsen painstakingly traces the evolution of its design, its structural engineering, and its power and performance-including extensive coverage of Corvette racing at both the amateur and professional levels. Technical drawings and colorful promotional photos of each production model are wonderfully balanced with superb shots of racing Corvettes and their drivers in action.
Also new for this edition are the author’s insights into competitors like the Bricklin and Pantera. Newly researched sidebars describe the influential LaSalle II concept cars, Bill Thomas’s Cheetah, Zora Duntov’s European years, custom bodies on Corvettes, the St. Louis plant, the author’s impressions of CERV II and Bill Mitchell’s personal views on the Corvette.
An artistic celebration of the Corvette, America’s most iconic and best-loved sports car. Chevy’s Corvette remains one of the most distinctive and beautiful American vehicles on the road today. With the launch of the 2014 Corvette Stingray, the seventh-generation model, Corvette fans young and old will be reminded why they love this vehicle in the first place. Featuring Corvettes from each generation, the book continues Motorbooks popular series by celebrating the iconic Corvette through high-quality studio portraits by veteran car photographers Randy Leffingwell and Tom Loeser.
With more than 50 years of advanced design and adrenaline-rushing power, the Corvette holds a special place in many car enthusiasts’ hearts. This revised edition of Corvette Milestones includes the milestones of Corvettes from the first generation to the newest C6 generation, including all of the Corvette models and years that have stood above the rest. Each model is profiled with information why it is set against the rest of the Corvette models, specifications, and photos.
The amazing history of the Chevrolet Corvette, told through photographs of the early planning and production stages plus a detailed text. This is the full story of the men and women who crafted the Corvette into America’s only true sports car. Chapters include: Tracing the Corvette’s Roots; Designer Carl Renner; Le Sabre and XP-300 Concept Cars; Code Name ‘Opel’; A Body of Fiberglass, and more.