The Complete Competition History from Sebring to LeMans!
Chevy’s Corvette is without
question one of the most recognized sports cars in the world. Since its
introduction at GM’s Motorama, Corvettes have been favorites for fans and
drivers in a wide variety of racing venues, including endurance events, hillclimbs,
Trans-Am, drag racing, and GT Racing. For six decades, Corvettes have battled
and defeated some of the the biggest names in the sports car world—Ferrari,
Porsche, Cobra, Jaguar—at storied road courses like Le Mans, Daytona, the
Nürburgring, Sebring, and Laguna Seca.
Beginning with the Real McCoy, a Zora Arkus-Duntov special raced
at Sebring in 1956, this book draws on the history of factory-sponsored and
private racing efforts, chronicling the history of the various Vettes that have
been put to the test as racing machines. Noted automotive writer and renowned
artist David Kimble delves deep into Vette’s on-track history to provide the
most thorough Corvette racing history ever published. Corvette
Racing is illustrated with rare images from GM’s media and design
archives and complemented by Kimble’s own stunning cutaway artwork. For
Corvette and racing fans, this book is the definitive word on Corvette’s nearly
60 years of competition.
- 1953-1957: Fiberglass Dream to Racing Success
- 1957-1962: The First Redesign and More Power
- 1967-1971: L88 The Ultimate Weapon
- 1972-1976: Cleaner Air and Wider Bodies
- 1977-1982: Tubular Frames Promise New Hope
- 1983-1989: All New Fourth Generation
- 1990-1996: Power Returns for the Street
- 1997-2004: A Complete Makeover and Racing Glory
- 2005-2012: More of the Same, Only Better
Hardcover, with 256 pages and hundreds of color and black/white photos.