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  • Date Of Publication: 2019
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Chevrolet Corvette: The First Four Decades Of Racing Success 1956-1996

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  • Barcode: 9781787114050

This new updated edition of Chevrolet Corvette 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 1000 horsepower, and on to 1996, when 4th generation cars give way to the 5th generation. 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 Curring, among others. The book is illustrated with many quality photographs, supplied by General Motors and well-known motoring photographers; it also contains detailed specifications of the production cars, and road test reports. This book takes a detailed look at the racing Chevrolet Corvette from it’s inception, through production, and it’s subsequent updates through the years. The Corvette was the only American sports car to gain international acceptance in this period. The book covers the often neglected racing history. Revised and updated for this new edition This new updated edition of Chevrolet Corvette 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 1000 horsepower, and on to 1996, when 4th generation cars give way to the 5th generation. 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 Curring, among others. The book is illustrated with many quality photographs, supplied by General Motors and well-known motoring photographers; it also contains detailed specifications of the production cars, and road test reports. This book takes a detailed look at the racing Chevrolet Corvette from it’s inception, through production, and it’s subsequent updates through the years. The Corvette was the only American sports car to gain international acceptance in this period. The book covers the often neglected racing history. Revised and updated for this new edition

Condition: NEW

Author: John Starkey

Author Bio: John Starkey began life in Birmingham, England. After school, with dreams of “rock stardom” in mind, he played guitar in several bands, along the way opening for the Beatles in 1963, before becoming Jasper Carrott’s manager. His father’s love of fast cars had passed down to him and, starting with a Jaguar XK120, bought in 1966 for £120, he started discovering this heady world. After a 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta, life was never quite the same again, and the racing bug bit hard when he first drove a Porsche RSR. This was followed by “a beast” of a 935, then a Lola T70 Mk 3b coupé, and a March 84G. These he raced across Europe and America. In 1997, John moved to America, where he began writing, naturally, about racing cars. After twenty books, John thinks he has now run out of subjects to cover, although he has recently begun a novel about the world of dealing in old cars. He also investigates the individual histories of old racing cars for clients, and together with Su, his wife, enjoys walking his dog Boomer.

ISBN: 9781787114050

Publisher: Veloce Publishing

Binding Type: Hardcover

Illustrations: 162 color & b/w photos

Pages: 192

Dimensions: 8.19 x 8.98

Weight: 0.0

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