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Corvette Engineering Limited Edition Boxed Set
Zora Arkus-Duntov: The Legend Behind Corvette
Each boxed set includes:
- Limited edition copy of Zora Arkus-Duntov: The Legend Behind Corvette with certificate of authenticity signed by author Jerry Burton
- Limited edition copy of Corvette From the Inside with certificate of authenticity signed by author Dave McLellan
- Both books elegantly bound in red bonded leather with gold lettering on spine
- Books housed in handsome blue bonded leather slip case
These two books contain 50 years of Corvette history - from the perspective of the car's first two Chief Engineers, Zora Arkus-Duntov and Dave McLellan. As a set, the two books contain a total of 736 pages, with 390 photos and illustrations that cover the birth of the Corvette right through Dave McLellan's vision for a Corvette ?supercar? of the future.
Both Jerry Burton and Dave McLellan have spent the bulk of their careers working within the Corvette community and are uniquely suited to write about the Corvette. Jerry Burton brought you the most memorable of Chevrolet slogans, ?The Heartbeat of America,? and is Editorial Director of GM's official Corvette Magazine, Corvette Quarterly. A member of the founding board of directors at the National Corvette Museum, Jerry's intimate involvement with all things Corvette led to a close friendship with Zora and Elfi Duntov and, ultimately, to his writing of Zora's authorized biography. Dave McLellan succeeded Zora in 1975 to become the second Chief Engineer in Corvette history. McLellan led Corvette Engineering throughout the development of the C4 and ZR-1 platforms and was the mastermind behind the genesis of the C5 Corvette.
Jerry Burton had full access to the Zora Arkus-Duntov Collection of letters, photos, and articles. Dave McLellan had his own vast collection of papers, photos and illustrations culled from over three decades as an engineer for General Motors. Both authors have filled the pages of their books with these rare photos and documents. The Corvette Engineering Limited Edition Boxed Set will make for an impressive addition to any library.
Zora Arkus-Duntov: The Legend Behind Corvette is a comprehensive look at the life of the colorful and often controversial champion of the Corvette. Zora became a legend in his own lifetime, and this authorized biography thoroughly and candidly traces the life that led to that legend. In researching his book, Jerry Burton had access to many hours of recorded interviews with Zora and spent hundreds of hours with Zora's widow, Elfi Duntov. He also had full access to the Zora Arkus-Duntov Collection of letters, photos and articles. You will not find a more authoritative biography of Zora Arkus-Duntov anywhere in print.
Corvette From the Inside is an in depth look at the creation and development of a car that has become iconic in the modern American landscape. Dave McLellan guided a signifant era in that development, beginning in 1975 when he inherited the underpowered C3 Corvette which had hit an all-time performance low and culminating in the formidible C4 and ZR-1 Corvettes with which McLellan will always be identified. Dave McLellan altered the Corvette dramatically during his tenure as Chief Engineer, and his book explains in powerful detail the revolutionary enhancements to performance, style, and handling that make the Corvette the unbeatable performance machine that it is today.
Praise for Zora Arkus-Duntov: The Legend Behind Corvette, by Jerry Burton
|"[Zora Arkus-Duntov is] a 400-page celebration of one of the most influential automotive figures of the 20th Century."|
|Detroit Free Press|
May 31, 2002
Praise for Corvette From the Inside, by Dave McLellan
|". . .[Corvette From the Inside is] thorough in its study of Corvette history - particularly during the era when [McLellan] was an active participant...?|
ISBN: 0-8376-0191-6 (ISBN-10)
ISBN: 978-0-8376-0191-5 (ISBN-13)