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"A great gift idea for Corvette lovers...In addition to great pictures, a well thought-out layout, and an easy to follow style, this book is full of technical information which we found to be very informative...Corvette - America's Star-Spangled Sports Car is sure to have a wealth of interesting material for Corvette enthusiasts and for those looking to share the mystique of Corvettes with others."

Corvette Online
August 13, 2014

"What makes this volume unique is not just the meticulous attention paid by the author to narrating the facts, but the depth he goes into when describing the success of America's favourite sports car.

Karl Ludvigsen tells us the story of the Corvette's design, its structural engineering, strength and performance through fantastic colour shots of every racing model produced."

Auto & Design
July / August 2014

"...the ultimate Corvette history book in size, weight and coverage...Ludvigsen strikes a good balance between the engineering facts, and the design gestation of each era of the Corvette, the C1, C2, C3, etc...Overall, this book is a magnificent achievement. A book you can sit on your coffee table and enjoy reading many a winter's night."

Legendary Collector Cars
July 28, 2014

"BOOK OF THE MONTH...this thumping 750-page redesigned edition is packed with fresh research and new photographs. Ludvigsen was closely involved with Chevrolet during the Corvette's evolution, and knew many of the key players including Bill Mitchell, John Fitch and Zora Arkus-Duntov. No one was better placed to write the full story."

Classic & Sports Car
July 2014

"Ludvigsen's complete history of the C1, C2 and C3 generations explores it all-from the tactical maneuvering of Harley Earl, Ed Cole and Maurice Olley to get the first Corvette Motorama cars built in the 1950s to the power struggles between John DeLorean, Ed Cole and Zora Arkus-Duntov over a mid-engined Corvette in the 1970s...Ludvigsen takes the reader behind the scenes to reveal an insider's view of the people and events that gave rise to America's favorite sports car."

Cars & Parts
June 19, 2014

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

David Burroughs - Founder, Bloomington Gold
February 2014

"Karl's concentration on the first three generations of Corvette in Corvette - America's Star Spangled Sports Car is compelling because it was early in the first generation that the Corvette was successfully defined for its enthusiast customers. It certainly wasn't instantaneous. The first Corvettes quite missed the mark, so much so, that Chevrolet was planning to quit Corvette production with the '55 model. But that's not what happened. Karl tells this story in fascinating detail."

Dave McLellan - Corvette Chief Engineer from 1975-1992
April 2014

"Our favorite book on Chevrolet's most legendary product..."

Automobile Magazine
November 2010

"Karl Ludvigsen's Corvette history remains the bible."

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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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