Automotive writer and photographer Richard Prince, who also serves as the official photographer for GM factory team Corvette Racing, has released a new book celebrating the 70th anniversary of the storied Chevy Corvette.
Prince’s new book, entitled Corvette 70 Years, was produced in cooperation with GM and comprises 256 pages spread across 30 chapters. Prince says the book covers nearly the entire seven-decade history of the Chevy Corvette, from its inception as an idea on the GM drawing board right up to the introduction of the C8 Corvette Z06 – a model that flips the traditional Corvette script on its head with its mid-engine layout and flat-plane crank, DOHC engine.
“I made a determined effort to tell the whole story, and to dig deep and go to original source material when possible to separate fact from fiction and solve some enduring mysteries, particularly with Corvette’s very early history,” Prince said of the new book in a post shared to his Instagram page this month.
In addition to tracing the history of the Corvette, the book includes extensive coverage of the various Corvette design and engineering concepts, such as the three CERV models. The book also features several hundred photos, some from the GM media archive and others taken from Prince’s own collection, and in-depth coverage of every Corvette Racing season from the team’s inception to the current day.
Corvette fans interested in getting their hands on Prince’s new book can purchase it for $60 from the publisher, Quarto, or “just about anywhere books are sold,” he says, such as Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million, bookshop.org and Amazon. Dedicated enthusiasts who want a signed copy can also buy a book directly from Prince by sending an email to [email protected].