While working at GM and afterward as the author of the authoritative Corvette history, Karl Ludvigsen was close to the behind-the-scenes development of Chevrolet's Corvette. As a result, his collection contains many rare and unusual photos of the experimental Corvettes built both for the road and racing - exotic chassis, engines, styling concepts and designs. In this book he opens his files and takes the reader behind the scenes of Chevrolet R&D and Design Staff to show the rare and spectacular machines conceived by Bill Mitchell, Zora Duntov, Larry Shida and others in the car-crazy Corvette world at GM.
Karl Ludvigsen has a distinguished record of accomplishment at senior levels throughout the worldwide motor industry. He has received wide recognition for his work as an editor, journalist, historian and author. Not only has he been employed at senior levels with Ford of Europe, Fiat North America, and General Motors, but he has also been involved in editorial roles with Motor Trend magazine, Auto Age, and Sports Car Illustrated and Car and Driver. Ludvigsen is in demand from the press of North America and Europe as a source of information on industry trends, and he is a frequent speaker at conferences. Currently, Ludvigsen acts as Chairman of Ludvigsen Associates Limited (a consulting company), Managing Director of Euromotor Reports Limited and Director of Ludvigsen Library Limited.