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"My early education and inspiration related to Corvette history came from my original 1973 copy of "Star Spangled Sports Car".

After 40 years of use, wrinkles, torn dust cover, and dirt stained pages, it has served as the number one source to help tell the stories of the cars and people inducted into the Great Hall®.

It's rewarding to see Karl Ludvigsen, himself, now recognized as an important contributor to the Corvette Phenomenon."

- David Burroughs
Founder, Bloomington Gold

Karl Ludvigsen with Corvette creators Zora Arkus-Duntov and Bill Mitchell

Well-loved original edition of Corvette-America's Star Spangled Sports Car owned by David Burroughs. Yellow Post-it notes on the side denote passages that David has marked for ongoing restoration and preservation research.

Karl Ludvigsen
Karl Ludvigsen

In addition to his motor industry activities as an executive (with GM, Fiat and Ford) and head of a consulting company, Karl Ludvigsen has been active for over 50 years as an author and historian. As an author, co-author or editor he has some four dozen books to his credit. Needless to say, they are all about cars and the motor industry, Karl's life-long passion.

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