New ‘Corvette 70 Years Book’ Celebrates Nameplate’s Anniversary9
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]
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Something for my kids to put under the Christmas tree.
Save the Wave.
I got my first Corvette in 1963 and have since owned a total of 13. Waiting for a C8.
Coincidentally I also got my first one in 1963 and currently own my thirteenth Vette. Not interested in the C8 however, guess I’m getting old!
Got my first one in 1969 which was a 63 SWC.
We just picked up our 2023. Did a tribute to the 1953. White, full red (dipped) interior, black convertable top. What a rocket!
does still people buy books ? we have internet now
I still buy books. Never at full price. Wait long enough and you can pay very little. There are millions of books available for next to nothing. Also get a library card and books are virtually free. I read at least 2 books per week. As for internet, you cant find many special books. A lot of people don’t like reading Epub. I have some only because I can find them for free.
Our family has owned 4 Corvettes, starting with a 1954 then a restored red “63 Split Window” that my dad bought later in life, then sold it for a Z-28 Camaro after a few years. In 2005 I bought my new red C6 with a six speed and my dad followed that with a red 2006 automatic that he only kept a few years as his health declined. I’m still driving my ’05, now with over 158,000 miles on it.
I always wanted one and now my dream car is here. Picked up a Iri White w/ grey stripes 70th Anniversary edition I designed. It is by far the best car I have ever driven…With all the press about the z-06 You can keep it I bought a car that rides as good as it looks Only does 189MPH with a wing, but I can live with that !!