Corvette Sixty Years

Corvette Sixty Years

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by Randy Leffingwell
     
 

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Through hundreds of rare and unpublished photos from GM's media and design archives and in-depth text by renowned Corvette historian Randy Leffingwell, Corvette Sixty Years celebrates the first six decades of America’s sports car, covering the revolution and evolution of America’s longest continuously produced nameplate, from Harley Earl’s

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Through hundreds of rare and unpublished photos from GM's media and design archives and in-depth text by renowned Corvette historian Randy Leffingwell, Corvette Sixty Years celebrates the first six decades of America’s sports car, covering the revolution and evolution of America’s longest continuously produced nameplate, from Harley Earl’s initial concept to the latest 60th anniversary edition built to celebrate the Vette’s 60th year. Created in cooperation with General Motors, the book focuses as much on the Corvette’s place in popular culture as it does on the engineering and design history. This book offers something for everyone who has ever lusted after a Vette. From the inaugural 1953 Corvette to today’s stunning sixth-generation car, Corvette Sixty Years touches on all aspects of Chevrolet’s iconic sports car: history, racing, period ads, posters, memorabilia, key designers like Bill Mitchell, engineers like the fabled Zora Arkus-Duntov, celebrity Vette fans, and more. For Corvette fans, it’s an ultimate celebration of America’s most famous car.

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"Mr. Leffingwell’s encyclopedic knowledge of the topic, and of the players, helps immensely here, in separating the seminal from the trivial and in conveying the information concisely.... a worthwhile addition." - The New York Times"

This book details well this saga in a lavish presentation, along with an equally well-researched text with all the details that an enthusiast could wish for." - Victory Lane
"Place Corvette Sixty Years on your coffee table and it’s bound to be a favorite page turner, but better yet prop it in your lap and turn the pages slowly and learn everything you’ve never known about the legendary two-seater." - Iveho.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760342312
Publisher:
Motorbooks
Publication date:
06/04/2012
Edition description:
First
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
451,677
Product dimensions:
10.10(w) x 12.10(h) x 1.40(d)

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From the Publisher
"This book details well this saga in a lavish presentation, along with an equally well-researched text with all the details that an enthusiast could wish for." - Victory Lane  "Place Corvette Sixty Years on your coffee table and it’s bound to be a favorite page turner, but better yet prop it in your lap and turn the pages slowly and learn everything you’ve never known about the legendary two-seater." - Iveho.com

"Mr. Leffingwell’s encyclopedic knowledge of the topic, and of the players, helps immensely here, in separating the seminal from the trivial and in conveying the information concisely.... a worthwhile addition." - The New York Times

Meet the Author

Randy Leffingwell wrote his first book, American Muscle, in 1989 while still on staff at the Los Angeles Times. Since then, he has authored another 47 titles for Motorbooks and its sister publisher Voyageur Press, including Porsche 911 50 Years, Corvette 60 Years, and The Art of the Corvette. Leffingwell is considered one of the top Porsche historians working today, and he enjoys a close working relationship with Porsche AG. He lives in southern California, about 100 miles north of Los Angeles.

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Corvette Sixty Years 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
bjg55 More than 1 year ago
great read on the history of the corvette
boo9 More than 1 year ago
great pics well written