Corvette Sixty Years

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Motorbooks, Jun 4, 2012 - Transportation - 256 pages
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Through hundreds of rare and unpublished photos from GM's media and design archives and in-depth text by renowned Corvette historian Randy Leffingwell, Corvette Sixty Years celebrates the first six decades of America s sports car, covering the revolution and evolution of America s longest continuously produced nameplate, from Harley Earl s initial concept to the latest 60th anniversary edition built to celebrate the Vette s 60th year. Created in cooperation with General Motors, the book focuses as much on the Corvette s place in popular culture as it does on the engineering and design history. This book offers something for everyone who has ever lusted after a Vette. From the inaugural 1953 Corvette to today s stunning sixth-generation car, Corvette Sixty Years touches on all aspects of Chevrolet s iconic sports car: history, racing, period ads, posters, memorabilia, key designers like Bill Mitchell, engineers like the fabled Zora Arkus-Duntov, celebrity Vette fans, and more. For Corvette fans, it s an ultimate celebration of America s most famous car.

 

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Contents

THE STATE OF THE SPORTS CAR ART
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THE BIRTH OF THE CORVETTE
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THE SECOND AND THIRD GENERATION
64
THE FOURTH FIFTH AND SIXTH GENERATIONS
120
BEATING THE WORLDS BEST
184
THE PEOPLE AND PLACES
238
EPILOGUE
254
INDEX
255
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Randy Leffingwell, best-selling MBI author and top-notch photographer, has earned a reputation as one of the most thorough Corvette historians working today. He has written and photographed over two dozen books on topics ranging from tractors to motorcycles to cars to barns.

www.randyleffingwell.com

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