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Meet Peter Brock

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Larry Jewett

As Corvettes at Carlisle celebrates 50 years of the 1963 Stingray and 60 years overall of the Corvette, it’s only fitting that someone who played a crucial role in the design of Stingray is a part of it.  Corvette enthusiasts can meet Peter Brock, one of the driving forces behind what is now known as the ’63 “split window” Corvette Stingray at this year’s event, August 23-25 at the Carlisle (Pennsylvania) Fairgrounds.
Brock will be onsite promoting his new book, Corvette Stingray: Genesis of an American Icon, meeting fans and signing autographs all weekend. The book reveals the elaborate and complicated history and secret origins of the legendary “split window” car. In 1957, Brock was one of the youngest designers ever hired by GM Styling and he gives automotive enthusiasts his revealing insider’s look into what it was like working directly under GM’s famed executive team of Bill Mitchell, Harley Earl, Zora Arkus-Duntov and Ed Cole. These men allowed Brock to be creative and visionary, all while risking their careers by flaunting corporate mandate to create one of America’s most iconic designs. The book isn’t just a story for Stingray owners but all serious students of automotive history.
Along with Brock, guests can meet the Corvette Engineering team, along with special guest Dave McLellan. McLellan was the chief engineer for Corvette from 1975 until his retirement in 1992. Having joined GM in 1959 following his graduation from college, McLellan took over from the famed Zora Arkus-Duntov and actually worked side by side with him until Zora retired. McLellan is best known as the man behind the C4 Corvette, of which many will be onsite during Corvettes at Carlisle.

  Comments | By - July 10, 2013

Breaking the Bank: $600K 1967 Corvette 427 on eBay!

Given the price, this baby might need a little TLC. The eBay ad claims this example is the only ‘Vette of this vintage with Ermine White/Saddle Leather, radio delete, and most importantly, the potent 435HP L71. The seller is the original owner, and the beefy big block has seen a scant 35,344 miles. Also, the […] More »

  Comments | By - July 29, 2011

The Baddest Corvette of Them All: The L88 Stingray

Many people consider the L88 Stingray, manufactured between 1967 and 1969, to be the baddest and biggest Corvette ever built. This vehicle sported a comprehensive racing package, including big block V8 with solid-lifters and special Can-Am-spec cylinder heads. It was one of the first vehicles in the Corvette line to be manufactured specifically with racing […] More »

  Comments | By - July 11, 2011

1965 Corvette VIN 00001 Sells at Mecum’s Indy Auction

Content provided by Keith Cornett at CorvetteBlogger.com Here’s a 1965 Corvette that’s number 1 in our book. Actually, it’s the very first 1965 Corvette, VIN 194375S100001 and it crossed the auction block Wednesday evening at Mecum’s Spring Classic in Indianapolis. The Silver Pearl Coupe with the 327/365 hp engine was sold for $66,000 to Bidder […] More »

  Comments | By - May 20, 2011

A Brief History of the Corvette Emblem

While the Corvette emblem has changed with each new generation of Corvette, there is one mainstay that holds true: the crossed flags design sporting the checkered finish line flag. The original logo was designed in 1953 for the premiere of the first Corvette. Original Logo The original Corvette logo was designed in 1953 by Robert […] More »

  Comments | By - May 9, 2011

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