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"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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