Corvette Racing Book
424 Page Corvette Racing Book, Previously Unpublished Photos,
Over 500 Photos! If you are a lifelong Corvette fan,
then you need this Corvette Racing book!
This Corvette Racing Book gives you the story of how the Corvette began its humble racing career with a small block Chevrolet engine back in 1956, and how it progressed through the Corvette SS, Sting Ray racer, the Z06 Sting Ray and the Grand Sport prototypes. These Corvettes would eventually lead to the release of the L-88 competition engine option and its required option package. The engine which would power the Corvette to many International victories. These wins came as quickly as the L-88 was introduced and they continued for over 12 years of racing.
The L-88 option package for the Corvette was the result of years of developmental work which resulted in a factory racing option package that could be ordered from Chevrolet in a brand new Corvette. The L88 option was only available for three brief model years from 1967 through 1969. The L88 Corvette was so potent, that it could not only allow the new owner or driver to win a race in local competition, but it also could propel a properly prepared Corvette to stunning finishing positions in world class International races, such as the 12 Hours of Sebring and the 24 Hours of Daytona. These racing victories with the L-88 option package, made the Corvette an overnight hit. The L88 nomenclature became synonymous with Corvettes and with champions. Although only 216 L88 Corvettes rolled off the St. Louis Corvette Plant assembly line during these three model years, several of them were driven directly from the factory to garages for immediate race preparations. Most of the race prepared L-88 Corvettes that competed on tracks in the United States and Europe are featured in this book, and so are the predecessors that led up to the creation of the L88 factory racing option.
This Corvette Racing book not only tells the story of the racing side of the Corvette, but it also tells the real story of the Corvette, how and why it was developed, how it turned into a world class sports car, and who did it. This book is a must for all Corvette owners and enthusiasts alike.
Corvette Racing Legends contains over 500 color and black and white photos, most of which have never been published before. These rare photos have been obtained from the archives of collectors and enthusiasts who photographed these fantastic L88 Corvettes at the tracks when these Corvettes originally raced.
Original photos from tracks such as Daytona, Sebring, Le Mans, Watkins Glen, Riverside, Road Atlanta and others will be found here.
I am a member of the NCRS and it took me over 14 years of research to put this book together. I started with Corvettes back in 1976 and this book is one of my goals.
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