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5 Fascinating History Books for Chevy Lovers

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Are you a longtime aficionado of the bowtie brand — or gift-shopping for someone who is? These five books are a great place to start learning about the fascinating history of Chevy and its vehicles.

Zora Arkus-Duntov: The Legend Behind Corvette by Jerry Burton

Product Details: 428 pages (hardcover)
Publication Date: Jan. 3, 2003
Publisher: Robert Bentley, Inc.

The legendary Chevrolet Corvette is perhaps the most quintessentially American sports car. This compelling, well-written biography dives deep into the archives to tell the story of how Russian-Jewish immigrant Zora Arkus-Duntov became one of the key figures in the Corvette’s development and dominance.

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Chevrolet: 1911-1960 by Michael W.R. Davis

Product Details: 131 pages (paperback)
Publication Date: Aug. 6, 2012
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

Part of the Images of America series, Chevrolet: 1911-1960 is a treasure trove overflowing with photos from the brand’s early history, portraying key personalities, vehicle models, advertising images, and more.

The Complete Book of Classic Chevrolet Muscle Cars: 1955-1974 by Mike Mueller

Product Details: 176 pages (hardcover)
Publication Date: May 12, 2017
Publisher: Motorbooks

During an era when American muscle cars dominated the scene, Chevrolet was at the forefront with models like the Impala Super Sport and Camaro Z28. This book delves into the history of these intimidating models with colorful photos, informative graphics, and in-depth analysis.

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Chevrolet Trucks: 100 Years of Building the Future by Larry Edsall

Product Details: 224 pages (hardcover)
Publication Date: Oct. 16, 2017
Publisher: Motorbooks

Today, trucks are the biggest sellers in Chevrolet’s lineup. Filled with vintage photos and insightful text, this book explores how Chevy pickups have developed over the years — from the earliest models to the modern Silverado.

Chevy Drag Racing 1955-1980: A Celebration of Bowtie’s Success at the Drag Strip by Doug Boyce

Product Details: 176 pages (paperback)
Publication Date: April 23, 2020
Publisher: CarTech

In 1955, Chevrolet debuted its compact OHV V8 engine in 1955, delighting racers and triggering decades of drag-strip dominance for the brand. Perfect for gearheads and race fans, this book recreates the golden age of drag racing with a look back at the impressive vehicles and colorful personalities that defined the era.