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Two New Books For Your Corvette Library

By September 21, 2010

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Legendary CorvettesMotorbooks has recently published a pair of new hardbacks of interest to Corvette enthusiasts - The first is a picture book, suitable for coffee table display, called "Legendary Corvettes: 'Vettes Made Famous on Track and Screen"

This book starts with 1953 Corvette #003 - the oldest known survivor of that year's production, and moves through 17 more significant Corvettes, including the 1960 Briggs Cunningham Le Mans cars, the only known 1963 Z06 convertible, the 1976 Greenwood Spirit of America Le Mans car, the C5-R race car, and the first of the 2009 ZR-1 Corvettes.

Leffingwell tells the story of each car, but the real highlight of the book is Dave Wendt's breathtaking photography. If you enjoy Corvette racing and history, this book is a must-have for your library.

The Corvette in the BarnThe second new book you may want to look for is Tom Cotter's latest installment in his barn-find series, "The Corvette in the Barn - More Great Stories of Automotive Archaeology."

This series of books chronicles the actual stories of people who found rare or significant cars laying in fields, stashed in warehouses, or just rusting in barns. Not too many of the stories involve absurdly low prices or perfect-condition cars - usually quite the opposite! But the stories are accurate and the book includes photos of the cars before and after their rescue. This is a feel-good book that includes several great stories centering around Corvettes - it's an inspiration to go out and find a neglected 'Vette of your own!

Both of these books are available at Amazon.com at a substantial discount from the cover price.

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