Legendary Corvettes: 'Vettes Made Famous on Track and Screen

Legendary Corvettes: 'Vettes Made Famous on Track and Screen


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Legendary Corvettes: 'Vettes Made Famous on Track and Screen by Randy Leffingwell

Chevrolet has never built an ordinary Corvette. Even the most mundane coupe draws a crowd everywhere it goes. But through victory at racetracks, exposure in film and television, or other notable achievements, a select few Corvettes have attained mythic status. Twenty of the most legendary Corvettes of all time—from the first Corvette ever built for the 1953 model year to the late first generation Corvettes used in the classic television series Route 66 to the five Grand Sport racers built by Zora Arkus Duntov, the Godfather of the Corvette, to the fifth generation Corvette raced by the father and son team of Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt Jr. just before the elder Earnhardt’s tragic death—are featured in this book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780760337745
Publisher: Motorbooks
Publication date: 09/10/2010
Edition description: First
Pages: 175
Product dimensions: 9.40(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About 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 covering subjects from sports cars to motorcycles to farm tractors. Leffingwell is considered one of the top Corvette historians working today, and he enjoys a close working relationship with Chevrolet as well numerous other manufacturers. His  previous Corvette titles include Art of the Corvette; Corvette Fifty Years, Corvette 60 Years, and Legendary Corvette. He lives in Santa Barbara, California.

For over twenty years, Dave Wendt has captured the essence of all types of vehicles in photographic images, from exotic and classic cars to big-rig trucks and even trains and airplanes. He's developed unique lighting techniques that let him create studio-like photographs on-site. Dave lives in West Chester, Ohio.

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