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Legendary Corvettes: Vettes Made Famous on Track and Screenby Randy Leffingwell
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Chevrolet has never built an ordinary Corvette. Even the most mundane coupe draws a crowd everywhere it goes. But through victory at racetracks, exposure in film and television, or other notable achievements, a select few Corvettes have attained mythic status. Eighteen of the most legendary Corvettes of all time—from the earliest surviving Corvette ever built for the 1953 model year to the late first-generation Corvettes used in the classic television series Route 66 to the five Grand Sport racers built by Zora Arkus-Duntov, the Godfather of the Corvette, to a fifth-generation Corvette raced by the team that included father-and-son Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt Jr. just before the elder Earnhardt’s tragic death—are featured in this book.
Chevrolet has never built an ordinary” Corvette, but through racetrack victories, movie fame and other achievements, a select few have attained mythic status. This book features eighteen of the most legendary Corvettes of all time.
About the Author
Randy Leffingwell (Santa Barbara, California), MBI’s best-selling author and a premier photographer, has earned a reputation as one of the most thorough automotive researchers working today. He has written and photographed more than two dozen books on topics ranging from tractors to motorcycles to cars to barns, and is the author of the best-selling Corvette 50 Years.
See Randy Leffingwell interviewed by Jay Leno: http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/extras/book-club/jays-book-club-legendary-corvettes/
For over twenty years Dave Wendt has captured the essence of all types of vehicles in photographic images, from exotic and classic cars to big-rig trucks and even trains and airplanes. He’s developed unique lighting techniques that let him create studio-like photographs on-site. Dave lives in West Chester, Ohio.
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