Sting Ray book by Peter Brock continues to draw fans

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When Peter Brock starts saying anything about Corvette history, it’s a good idea to listen up — that is, if you consider yourself a true fan of the car.

After all, as the last remaining member of the team that designed the Sting Ray, it’s pretty to safe to say he’s got an inside scoop that most fans would find interesting. In fact, he was charged with interpreting the vision of GM VP of Styling, William “Bill” Mitchell, to bring the 1963 Corvette Sting Ray to life.

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Lucky for us, he was gracious enough to share a lot of that history in a book he released last year called, Corvette Sting Ray: Genesis of an American Icon, that has quickly become a must-read for real Corvette enthusiasts.

The book delves into a lot of the things that went on behind the scenes with the first Sting Ray, like the inspiration for the design, and the politics that threatened to kill the idea of the car. Brock, who was only 19 when he was hired at GM Styling, even has a video series capturing some of the most captivating stories featured in the book.


It’s packed with stuff that has gotten rave reviews with everyone from Jay Leno to the Motor Press Guild: the book received the organization’s Dean Batchelor Award for best automotive piece among all mediums including film, books, articles and photography.

Yup, I’d say that qualifies it for a prime spot on the shelf right next to All Corvettes are Red.

Check out the clip of Peter Brock discussing the book with Jay Leno.

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