Zora Arkus-Duntov: The Legend Behind Corvette
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"...Burton's comprehensive tome on the life and times of arguably the most fascinating personality associated with the Corvette is a must-read."
- Motor Trend
The name Zora Arkus-Duntov has long been inextricably linked with Corvette in the minds of automotive historians and enthusiasts. But the story of Zora Arkus-Duntov runs far deeper than his twenty plus years of professional involvement as both Corvette's primary advocate within General Motors and as the fiberglass sports car's first chief engineer.
Author Jerry Burton, founding editor of Corvette Quarterly, has written the only authorized biography of Zora Arkus-Duntov. In telling the complete story of this complex and fascinating man, Burton takes the reader from Zora's roots in revolutionary Russia to his relentless pursuit of the American dream amidst the backdrop of New York and Detroit during the height of America's love affair with the automobile.
"This book brings back in vivid detail the incredible life that Zora and I lived together."
"The life of Zora Arkus-Duntov never experienced a dull chapter. Nor does Jerry Burton's exhaustively researched biography. It's a masterful tribute to the godfather of the Corvette."
"Zora personified the real racer's 'can do' mentality. His focus was on getting to the finish line first, not whether he got all the paperwork done."
Publishing Note: Prior to June 2021, this book was published in a dust-jacket edition (ISBN 978-0-8376-0858-7)
Zora Arkus-Duntov, Manhattan, mid-1940s
Gold Medal winner for Biography at the 2002 International Automotive Media Awards
Zora at Le Mans in 1954
Zora tests a Z06 mule
ISBN: 0-8376-1777-4 (ISBN-10)
ISBN: 978-0-8376-1777-0 (ISBN-13)