Available July 4, 2014
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Karl Ludvigsen - Corvette - America's Star-Spangled Sports Car
The Complete History - 1953-1982
Corvette - America's Star-Spangled Sports Car: The Complete History, 1953-1982 takes the reader behind the scenes during the early decades of Corvette design, engineering, brand development and racing competition. Award-winning automotive historian Karl Ludvigsen weaves together a technical examination of each model year with the compelling stories of the GM staffers and privateer racers who-through equal parts talent, passion and sheer force of will-kept the Corvette program thriving against heavy odds. Ludvigsen's up close and personal telling of the Corvette story captures the human drama and fierce rivalries that fueled the American car industry's golden age-and resulted in some impressive Detroit muscle.
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Chapter 36: Racing Four by Four
The author and Zora consult during test drive of CERV II in 1970.
Chapter 19: Mitchell's Motors
Tony Lapine airbrushes a rendering of the XP-755 in 1961.
Chapter 50: Happy Anniversary!
1980 Production Corvette illustrated by Steven Cavalieri.
Karl Ludvigsen with Corvette creators Zora Arkus-Duntov and Bill Mitchell
Author Karl Ludvigsen at his home with a Z06
ISBN: 978-0-8376-1659-9 (ISBN-10)
ISBN: 978-0-8376-1659-9 (ISBN-13)