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Corvette Racing: The Complete Competition History from Sebring to Le Mans

Kimble, David

Verlag: Motorbooks, 2013
ISBN 10: 0760343438 / ISBN 13: 9780760343432
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Titel: Corvette Racing: The Complete Competition ...

Verlag: Motorbooks

Erscheinungsdatum: 2013

Einband: Hardcover

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Since its introduction, Corvettes have been fan and driver favorites in a variety of racing disciplines. Automotive writer and artist David Kimble delved deep into the Corvette's on-track story to create this thorough racing history. Corvette Racing is illustrated with rare images from GM's photographic archive and complemented by Kimble's stunning cutaway artwork. For Corvette and racing fans, Corvette Racing is the definitive word on Corvette's nearly 60 years of competition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_0760343438

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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.



The shape of the Corvette is an unmistakable American icon, the shape of a legend forged in competition. For over sixty years, the Corvette has dominated the world?s racing venues.   Corvette Racing: The Complete Competition History from Sebring to Le Mans tells the inside story of Chevrolet?s top race car, with racing history, driver insights, technical details, and over 200 historic photos from the GM Media Archive, many never before seen in print.   Follow drivers like Grady Davis, Betty Skelton, Don Yenko, Dr. Dick Thompson, and Dale Earnhardt from the earliest days of Daytona and Sebring to the most recent American Le Mans victories as they shape racing history. Learn about the challenges and development of the LT-1 engine, and see firsthand how the L88 changed Corvette racing forever. Modern developments like the 2009 ZR-1 racing package are also covered, as well as exhaustive Corvette historical and technical details?everything you ever wanted to know about what goes on under the skin of Chevy?s top racing machines.       Gentlemen, start your engines?The history of Corvette racingis here!     David Kimble is a veteran motorsport illustrator who has worked with most of the current major car companies. Growing up in car-crazed southern California, he discovered his love of illustration in middle school. Kimble is a master of the cutaway drawing, and several examples of his work are featured in Corvette Racing.   Kimble graduated from Pasadena College in the early 1960s with a degree in physics. He worked with the U.S. Navy as a draftsman, and by 1965 had found work with Car Graphic magazine. Later clients included Road & Track magazine and General Motors, among others. He opened his own studio in Burbank, California, in 1976, and relocated in 1991 to Marfa, Texas, where he bought and renovated the old Palace Theater to serve as his new studio.

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