Chevrolet Corvette – The first four decades of racing success 1956-1996

Chevrolet Corvette

The first four decades of racing success 1956-1996

This revised reprint of a classic title covers the history and development of the racing Corvettes, from the car’s beginnings in the 1950s with just 250 horsepower, through the Corvette GTP of the 1980s, with over a 1000 horsepower, and on to 1996 when the 4th generation cars gave way to the 5th generation. The Corvette was the only American sportscar to gain international acceptance in this period.

Included are many interviews with the drivers who raced these exciting, weighty and always fast cars, including John Greenwood, Dick Gulstrand, Jerry Grant and “Fast” Phil Currin, amongst others.

The book is copiously illustrated with many quality photographs, supplied by General Motors and well known motoring photographers, such as Louis Klemantaski, who followed the Corvette’s fortunes on the race track.

Several appendices feature photographs and specifications of the production sports cars, plus tests of Greenwood’s big block Corvette and Chevrolet experimental Corvettes.

Chevrolet Corvette: The first four decades of racing success covers the often neglected racing history of an American icon.

Price: Signed by the author copy: US$50.00 plus shipping. (Only 6 available!)
Price: (Unsigned) from Veloce Publishing, UK £40.00GBP Postage + P&P (eBook prices vary, and delivery is free)

About John Starkey
I started racing in an Elva-BMW in British Hillclimbs a long time ago; After spending all my parents’ and my friends’ money on this lark (which I thoroughly enjoyed), I settled down to marriage and two kids until age 30. An XK120 Jaguar just begged to be bought and so I promptly equipped this with a roll-over bar and damn read more...
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