Synopses & Reviews
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.
"Legendary Corvettes by Randy Leffingwell is a must for the Corvette Enthusiast" - Kansas City Star "You will find this book an enjoyable read as it gives a look at some of the most notable and significant Corvettes in existence. If there is a Chevrolet or Corvette fan on your holiday shopping list, this title is well worth consideration." - CanadianDriver.com "Any Corvette owner will tell you his car is special. Yet 18 of some of the most special Corvettes of all time appear here in vivid detail, thanks to the excellent research of the author and vivid Photoshop work of the photographer. If you bleed Corvette red, you must own this unique take on a very popular automotive subject." - Vintage Motorsport "Leffingwell takes the reader into the deep recesses of Corvette history, exploring areas that even the most avid Corvette fan may not know about...you'll be wanting more!" - Auto Trends Magazine
"Leffingwell's text is carefully researched and chock-full of Corvette history, facts, and behind-the-scenes chronicles. Complemented by Dave Wendt's superb studio-style photography, this book represents a fitting tribute to the awe-inspiring beauty and performance of the Corvettes if features." -VETTE magazine
Just when you thought that there wasn’t room on even the most accommodating of coffee tables for another Corvette book, this one arrives to demand a spot... this is a true connoisseur’s piece for sophisticated Corvette collectors." - New York Times
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.