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A
ABS-1, 137
ABS-2, 138
Acceleration Slip Regulation (ASR), 175
Active handling control, 173, 178
Active suspension, 37, 179
Advanced Concept Center, 243
Agner, Bud, 199
Allman, Scott, 226
American Sunroof Corporation (ASC), 143, 144, 145, 146
Anthony, Joe, 199
Arkus-Duntov, Zora, 25-26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 32, 35, 36, 39, 40, 42, 43, 45, 46, 48, 49, 52, 53, 54-55, 57-58, 59, 61, 62, 64, 66, 68, 71, 72-73, 96, 182, 244, 266, 270, 282
Audi Fox, 81
Audio systems, 127, 128
August, Arty (Arthur), 109
Austin, Addison, 22
AutoCar & Motor, 226
Automatic transmissions, 9, 18, 181-182
3-speed, 55, 77
4-speed, 80, 103, 185
5-speed, 185
Automobile Manufacturer"s Association (AMA), 33
Auto Motor und Sport (AMS), 212, 226
Auto-Union type D car, 57

B
Baker, Ken, 279
Baker, Kim, 149, 156, 158
Balsley, Dick, 241
Banning, Larry, 198
Beauchef, Alain, 219
Bertone, Nuccio, 132
Bierley, Bob, 258
Bilstein Selective Ride System, 178-179
Blessing, Tom, 283-284
BMW 328, 5
Bodnar, Al, 108, 241
Bond, John, 27
Bootleg turn, 163
Bosch, 40, 133, 137, 138, 140, 175, 177
Bose, Dr. Amar, 127, 128, 285
Bose audio system, 127, 128
Brabham, Jack, 58
Bragg-Smith Driving School, 256
Brakes, 9-10
antilock (ABS), 136-143, 153-154, 172-174, 205
disc, 54-55, 84, 122-123
Briggs Cunningham Automobile Museum, 67
Burger, Bob, 216
Burns, Ron, 88, 125, 249

C
Cadillac XLR, 255, 270
Cafaro, John, 248
Callaway, Reeves, 206, 207, 208-211
Callaway cars, 206, 207, 210
Car, 226
Caracciola, Rudolph, 261
Car and Driver, 116, 131, 132, 135, 210
Catalytic converters, 73-74, 79, 101, 102, 183-184, 188
CERV I, 46, 48, 58-59, 67
CERV II, 58-59, 67
Chaparral 2, 36-37, 54
Chapman, Colin, 37, 107
Chassis, 8-9, 59, 104-108, 125, 238-241, 250-252, 261-262, 272-273, 279-281
digital control, 172
targa configuration, 106, 123-124
Chevrolet
Engineering, 15
Research and Development Department, 7, 26, 27, 45-46
Chevrolet, Louis, 6
Chevrolet Experimental Research Vehicles
CERV I, 46, 48, 58-59, 67
CERV II, 58-59, 67
Cisitalia 202, 5-6
Cobra, 52, 53, 54
Colby, Al, 36
Cole, Ed, 6-7, 10, 17, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 36, 52, 63, 64, 65, 73, 89, 182, 229, 233, 263
Collins, Bill, 106, 107
Collow, Jean Phillipe, 218, 219
Computational fluid dynamics, 285
Convertibles, 68, 143-148, 238
Cook, Jim, 150
Cooling systems, 78, 189-192, 201, 204
Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE), 102
Corvette. See also Corvette models
defining, 263-266
emblem, 10
four-seat, 52
future developments, 255, 266-268, 269-282
heritage of, 1-3
initial development of, 4-8
naming, 10
production facilities, 12, 86
Corvette Challenge, 157-158
Corvette Indy, 240
Corvette models. See also specific models
1954 model, 8-20
1955 model, 20-23, 27, 55, 229
1956 model, 27-30
1957 model, 33, 41, 47, 55
1962 model, 40, 43
1963 model, 45, 46, 48-50, 53, 266
1967 model, 52, 59
1968 model, 52, 53, 55
1969 model, 69
1970 model, 69, 229
1973 model, 72
1975 model, 75
1976 model, 75
1978 model, 76, 78, 81
1980 model, 78, 83, 84
1981 model, 230
1982 model, 78, 79-80, 90, 103, 231
1983 model, 110-116, 118-132
1984 model, 46, 78, 81-82, 83, 89, 143, 149, 159, 185, 231
1985 model, 133-136, 150, 195
1986 model, 146-148, 172, 174
1992 model, 173, 175
SS model, 30-33
Z06, 159, 233, 274
C2 platform, 45-55
brakes, 54-55
styling, 48-50
suspension, 46-48
transmission, 55
C3 platform, 74, 82
C4 platform, 110-116, 118-132
braking system, 122-123
interior, 124-127
introduction, 130-131
structure, 123-124, 125
suspension, 170, 172
testing, 127-130
C5 platform, 237-255, 271
building, 249-250, 253-254
engineering team for, 241-242, 252
funding for development of, 242-243
market research, 245-249
stiffness of, 238-241
structure, 250-252
styling, 243-244
suspension, 170-172
yaw control, 178
C6 platform, 255
Crawford, Ray, 30
Cray I computer, 106
Curtice, Harlow "Red," 6, 11, 33, 34

D
Damping, 165-166
Darling, Rick, 129, 141
Daytona Beach, Florida, 28
Decker, Brian, 104, 106, 109, 118
DeLorean, John, 62-63, 68, 71, 106-107
Desert Proving Grounds, GM, 28, 110, 139, 177, 196, 205
Deutchel, Brian, 241
Deutschel, Brian, 251
De Vincent, Pat, 87
Dinkel, John, 279
Dive, 163-164
Doble, Ian, 198
Dolza, John, 40-41
Donohue, Mark, 54
Dropped-throttle steer, 163
Dudzik, Mike, 283
Dunne, Jim, 116, 129
Duntov, Zora. See Arkus-Duntov, Zora
Durant, William, 6
Dynaflow transmission, 181

E
Earl, Harley, 3-4, 5, 6, 7, 17, 32, 34, 49, 93, 95
Eaton, Bob, 221
Electromagnetic shock absorber, 179
Emerick, Bob, 89
Emission control, 78-79, 92-94, 102
Engines, 181, 182-183, 191, 193-194. See also V-8 engines
Lingenfelter Twi-Turbo II, 193-194, 275-277
twin turbo, 195-196, 206-212, 275-277
V-6, 94-96, 195-196
Wankel rotary, 63-65, 67, 263
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 102, 103
ERIM, 283
E-safety, 284
Estes, Pete, 38, 52
Ewald, Campbell, 10
EX-122, 7, 10, 11
Extended mobility tires (EMT), 167-168

F
Fangio, Juan Manuel, 32
Farina, Batista "Pinin," 5
Fenderson, Jerry, 250
Ferrari 330 GT, 99
Fiberglass, 10, 11, 14-15, 18-20
process, 12
springs, 86-88
Firestone, 81
Fishel, Herb, 149
Fitch, John, 29, 30, 32, 33
Forced induction, 192-193
Ford
AC Cobra, 52, 53, 54
&nsbp;Thunderbird, 20-21
Frank, Gerhard, 283
Fuel injection systems, 33, 40-41, 79, 101-102, 133-134

G
Gallash, Fred, 251
Gandini, Marcello, 100, 132
Gas Guzzler Tax, 102, 184
Gee, Russ, 92, 93, 197
General Motors (GM)
Assembly Division (GMAD), 85-86, 143
Desert Proving Grounds, 28, 110, 139, 177, 196, 205
Research Laboratories (GMR), 105
Styling, 3, 10, 34, 48, 49, 97-98
Geneva International Auto Show, 214, 217, 221
Gerbick, Jack, 145
Giugiaro, Giorgetto, 106
Goodman, Max, 30
Goodyear, 81, 120, 167, 202
Gordon, John, 52
Grand Sport (GS) Corvette, 53
Greenwood, John, 149
Gross horsepower (ghp), 70, 71
Grumman Aircraft Company, 105, 106, 109
Guldstrand, Dick, 18, 81, 150, 158

H
Haga, Henry, 64, 89
Hall, Jim, 36, 37, 54, 241
Hansgen, Walt, 30
Hatchbacks, 75
Heinricy, John, 135, 153, 227, 252
Heinzman, Ed, 34, 35
Hill, Dave, 252
Hoffman, Max, 5
Hufstader, Gib, 54, 64, 88, 200
Huzzard, Paul, 88, 144
Hydramatic transmission, 55, 77, 181

I
Indianopolis 500 pace cars, 76-77, 147-148
Indy Speedway Museum, 67
Ingle, Jim "Jingles," 112, 113, 116, 127, 139, 147, 196, 214, 219, 220, 221, 223, 226
Instrument panel, 124-127

J
Jacust, Carl, 27
Jaguar
D-Type, 31
XK120, 2, 4-5
Jenkins, Ab, 227
Jordan, Chuck, 4, 10, 97, 109
Juriga, John, 233
Justin Bell GT Motorsports Experience, 256

K
Kamm, Dr. Wunibald, 111
Kamm tail, 110-111
Keating, Tom, 6, 27
Kehrl, Howard, 110
Kelsey-Hayse, 137
Kenny, Charlie, 245, 247, 257-259
Kenny Associates, 245
Kenny & Associates, Inc., 257
Kimberley, Mike, 140
King, Paul, 93, 138, 174
Klassix Museum, 211
Knowles, Don, 153
Koenig, Gerhard, 283
Koenig, Ray, 214
Kramer, Ralph, 92, 147, 149, 214, 215, 217
Kulkarni, Anil, 205, 232

L
Lamborghini Muira, 100
Larson, Judd, 235
L"Auto, 226
Lechtzin, Ed, 218, 219
LeMay, General Curtis, 17
Licardello, Pete, 249
Linear region, 162
Lingenfelter, John, 208, 275, 276
Lingenfelter Twin Tubo Stage II engines, 193-194, 275-277
Liquid crystal display (LCD), 124-127
Lobell, Bob, 218
Longo, Steve, 241, 251
Lotus, 198, 239
Lotus 86, 37
Lotus 92, 37
4.0 liter Etna engine, 199-200, 201, 202
LS6 engine, 70, 233, 274
LT1 engine, 69-70, 71, 205-206, 232
LT5 engine, 190, 195, 203-205, 206, 217, 219, 232
development of, 197-202
Gen III compared, 233-235

M
Mako Shark I, 49, 50
Mako Shark II, 49, 50
Manual transmissions, 78
4+3, 104
3-speed, 27, 55
4-speed, 33, 41-42, 55, 103, 185-186
6-speed, 186
Marchart, Horst, 283
Market research, 245-249
Maserati Ghibli, 99
Mash, Dave, 146
McCagh, Mike, 42
McConnell, Bob, 153
McLean, Bob, 4, 7, 34, 35
McLellan, Dave, 1, 72, 73, 92, 208, 209, 212, 221, 222, 256
McPherson, Don, 73, 75
McWilliams, Bruce, 132
Mercedes-Benz
300SL, 262
W.125, 3, 261
Mercury Marine, 202, 237
MG TC, 2
Mid America Design Museum, 67
Mid-engine Corvette, 57-68, 96-97, 266
Midgley, Roy, 133, 134, 197, 198, 199, 203, 205
Milliken, Bill, 163
Minneker, Jim, 198, 217, 227, 241
Mireval Proving Ground, 215, 216, 221, 225
Mitchell, Bill, 30, 34, 35, 48, 49, 50, 52, 54, 61, 68, 73, 89, 90, 95
Morrison, Bob, 12
Morrison, Tommy, 150, 158, 227, 228
Morrison-Cook team, 150-152, 153
Mosler, Warren, 271
Mosler MT900, 271-273, 285
Moss, Jon, 252
Moss, Stirling, 32, 54
Motorama, 3, 10-11, 25
Motor Trend, 131
Mueller, Arv, 279

N
Nader, Ralph, 58
Nagy, Lalo, 240
Nagy, Laslo, 241
National Corvette Museum, 67, 254
National Corvette Restorers Society (NCRS), 19
Net horsepower (nhp), 70, 71
Nonlinear region, 162

O
Olley, Maurice, 7, 9, 13, 16, 26, 182
On center region, 162
Opel Project, 6, 7, 10
Overly, Lowell, 11

P
Pace cars, 76-77, 147-148
Palmer, Jerry, 64, 76, 82, 89, 93, 94, 95, 97, 109, 110, 111, 112, 115, 119, 202, 244
Partnership for a New Generation Vehicle (PNGV), 270
Penske, Roger, 54, 235
Perkins, Jim, 248
Peters, Tom, 198
Piggins, Vince, 148
Pike, Joe, 43, 52, 61, 89, 245
Pitch, 163-164
Porsche 928, 98, 100
Porsche, Dr. Ferdinand, 57
Powell, John, 142, 151, 152, 153, 157, 158, 205
Powerglide transmission, 9, 181-182
Product Policy Group (PPG), 115, 117
Project Opel, 6, 7, 10
Proving Grounds. See Desert Proving Grounds, GM

Q
Q car, 35, 45, 57

R
Race Car Vehicle Dynamics, 36
Racing, 149-158
1956 Corvette, 29-30
Corvette Challenge, 157-158
1985 season, 149-153
1986 season, 153-156
1987 season, 156-157
SS Corvette, 32-33
Reuss, Lloyd, 92, 98, 106, 123, 143, 144, 148, 195, 196, 197, 198, 216, 217
Rezanka, Phillip, 144
Rice, John, 132
Ride control, 164, 165, 178-179
Rippy, Doug, 152, 158
Riverside Raceway, 149, 151-152
Road & Track, 17-18, 21, 209, 279
Robinson, Bob, 63
Robinson, Doug, 146, 150, 205, 215, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 241
Rosenthal, Bob, 17, 22
Rotary engines, 63-65, 67, 263
RPO 684, 30, 39
Rudd, Tony, 197, 198, 199-200
Runkle, Don, 89, 94, 115, 116, 149, 206, 237
Rybicki, Irv, 97, 113

S
Savonuzzi, Giovanni, 5
Schaafsma, Fred, 127, 129, 221
Schefter, Jim, 252
Schinella, John, 243
Schroeder, Del, 87
Scott, Bill, 109, 115, 124
Scott, Myron, 10
Sebring, 29, 32
Shelby, Carroll, 52, 53
Shinoda, Larry, 53, 54
Shock absorbers, 124, 179
Siragusa, Ben, 144, 146
SledgeHammer, 208, 211-212
Slip angle, 160
Smith, Roger, 116, 247, 258, 259
Sports cars, defining, 262-263, 268
Springs, fiberglass, 86-88
Steering, 9, 28, 160, 162-163
Steering wheel, 75
Stein, Ralph, 13, 135
Stemple, Bob, 73, 92, 102, 115, 130, 174, 221, 231, 252
Stingray, 34-35, 53-54
Stingray III, 243-244
Supercharging, 192-193
Suspensions, 9, 83-84, 135
active, 37, 179
aluminum, 118-119, 121-122
de Dion rear, 47, 169-170
five-link rear, 121-122, 170
independent rear, 46-48
muli-link rear, 170-172
rear, configurations, 168-172
short-long arm (SLA) front, 48, 121, 164
solid rear axle, 42, 168-169
swing rear axle, 47, 170
tires and, 159-162
Z-51, 129, 131-132, 149

T
Targa structure, 106, 123-124
Taruffi, Piero, 32
Thompson, Dr. Dick, 21, 30, 34
Thunderbird, 20-21
Tires, 166-167, 202-203
Conti-Teves, 178
footprint, 160-162
radial, 81, 161-162, 167
run-flat, 167-168
suspension and, 159-162
Z level, 119-120, 166
Torosion, Ash, 89
Traction control, 173, 175-176
Transmissions, 78, 184-186. See also Automatic transmissions; Manual transmissions
Trenne, Rod, 271, 285
Turbocharging, 192-193, 275
Turner, Jack, 179
Twin turbo engine, 195-196, 206-212, 275-277

V
V-6 engines, 94-96, 195-196
V-8 engines, 20, 26, 229-235
big block, 54, 55, 183, 230
dual engines, 184, 186-188
Gen III small block, 233-235
Gen II small block, 231-233
LS5, 70
LS6, 70, 233, 274
LT1, 69-70, 71, 205-206, 232
LT5, 190, 197-206, 217, 219, 232, 233-235
small block, 36-39, 45, 183, 230, 231-235
transverse, 62
twin turbo, 206-212
Veranth, Joe, 128
Virtual aerodynamics analysis, 285
Vogelei, Bob, 50, 53, 75, 88, 144

W
Wallace, Tom, 243
Wankel, Dr. Felix, 63
Wankel rotary engine, 63-65, 67, 263
Warner, Dr. Gordon, 87
Weaver, Bill, 145
Werner, Earl, 252
Wheel, steering, 75
Wheel hop frequency, 165
Wheels, aluminum, 82
Whitehead, Dave, 198
Wilen, Stan, 109
Winchell, Frank, 36, 50, 54, 241
Wright, Peter, 37

Y
Yaw control, 173, 176-178
Yeager, Chuck, 148

Z
Zetye, Walt, 46, 53, 88
Ziomek, Joe, 283
ZR-1 Corvette, 1, 179, 186, 202-203, 237
components for, 203, 213
endurance records, 204, 227-228