Corvette-America's Star Spanged Sports Car takes the reader behind the scenes during the early decades of Corvette design, engineering, brand development, and racing competition. Award-winning automotive historian Karl Ludvigens weaves together a technical examination of each model year with the compelling stories of the GM staffers and privateer racers who,through equal parts talent, passion, and sheer force of will kept the Corvette program thriving against heavy odds. The story capturesthe human drama and fierce rivalries that fueled the American car industry's golden age.
When it was published in 1973, it broke new ground as the first book devoted entirely to a single car model.Fully revised, reorganized, andexpanded his Corvette bible, devoting 784 pages and 989 photos and illustrations to the complete history of the C1, C2 & C3 generation cars. As fast-paced and exciting as the cars it describes, this is a book for anyone who ever drove a Corvetteor wanted to.