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Old 09-26-2013, 01:20 PM   #1
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Larry Edsall's Corvette Stingray book

Corvette Stingray: The Seventh Generation of America's Sports Car by Larry Edsall (he wrote CAMARO: A Legend Reborn) is available for pre-ordering on Amazon. Price is retail $40.00 discounted to $29.50 for pre-orders.

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Old 09-26-2013, 01:56 PM   #2
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Looks like delicious reading...
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Old 09-26-2013, 03:59 PM   #3
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Just ordered!
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Old 09-27-2013, 12:58 PM   #4
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Just placed my order on Amazon.
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Old 10-31-2013, 11:40 AM   #5
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Placed my pre-order at Barnes... $29.01 (+ tax) with free shipping. Expected release of this book is Jan. 2014
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Old 11-11-2013, 11:36 PM   #6
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I need to check this out.....
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Old 11-29-2013, 05:42 PM   #7
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Also placed an order this morning for the latest Corvette Black Book at Barnes & Noble online... Black Friday sale knocked off 30% (use coupon code BFRIDAY30 good until Dec 1st). Free shipping too... so $11 & change... hard to beat that!

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Old 11-30-2013, 10:19 PM   #8
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His Camaro book was pretty good.. So I'll probably end up buying his Corvette book.
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Old 12-04-2013, 08:41 PM   #9
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Thanks for the heads up. Just placed my order!
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:37 AM   #10
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Barnes and Noble has holiday coupons posted for 25% discount off books until 12/8. Use coupon code TPR445GUQBZVP.
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Old 01-17-2014, 11:27 AM   #11
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I ordered this from Amazon. It was supposed to ship this week, but now they are saying the middle of February.
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Old 01-17-2014, 12:46 PM   #12
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Is this book only about the C7 or from 53' on?
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Old 01-28-2014, 02:03 AM   #13
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This book follows the build of the new Stingray. The author had special access to people and places involved in the C7. It should be a great read. Ordered my copy from Barnes & Noble.
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Old 02-01-2014, 01:07 PM   #14
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My copy from Amazon is on its way! Should have it Monday, and will post more info as soon as I get it.
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Ok, Monday I received my copy in the mail, ordered through Amazon, and just finished reading it cover-to-cover.

The book seems well constructed and durable, and is hard-bound with a thick, glossy slip cover. Overall, the book is well presented, and breaks down the entire C7 development into ten general categories. There is a decent amount of insight into the designers' & engineers' thinking during the development process, though perhaps not as in-depth as some might wish for. There is a large number of photos taken throughout the design process, most never seen before by the public. Many of these really help one understand just how much work went into developing the C7, and the amount of detail everyone involved focused on. It is a far more visual depiction than "All Corvettes Are Red", describing the trials and tribulations the C5 Corvette went through to reach production. Every page is thick and medium glossy, as all coffee table books should be.

On a slight downside, there is a small, but glaring (to me at any rate) number of typographic errors that detract just a touch from the overall quality of the book. Larry Edsall probably shouldn't be blamed for this, but the editor(s) certainly should be. That is what an editor is for, right? Editing typos?

I certainly enjoyed reading it and seeing aspects of the car rarely experienced by those not directly involved in its creation. I even found myself looking closely at various photos, attempting to see if my very car was in one of the many plant images, as mine was built very early (sadly, no). Having taken R8C Museum Delivery and taking the VIP plant tour, I could readily relate to many of the things I saw in the book's many photos, enhancing my fun while reading. Overall, I do think this a great addition to any automotive enthusiast's library, and recommend it to all of you.
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Old 02-07-2014, 10:07 AM   #16
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Ok, Monday I received my copy in the mail, ordered through Amazon, and just finished reading it cover-to-cover.

The book seems well constructed and durable, and is hard-bound with a thick, glossy slip cover. Overall, the book is well presented, and breaks down the entire C7 development into ten general categories. There is a decent amount of insight into the designers' & engineers' thinking during the development process, though perhaps not as in-depth as some might wish for. There is a large number of photos taken throughout the design process, most never seen before by the public. Many of these really help one understand just how much work went into developing the C7, and the amount of detail everyone involved focused on. It is a far more visual depiction than "All Corvettes Are Red", describing the trials and tribulations the C5 Corvette went through to reach production. Every page is thick and medium glossy, as all coffee table books should be.

On a slight downside, there is a small, but glaring (to me at any rate) number of typographic errors that detract just a touch from the overall quality of the book. Larry Edsall probably shouldn't be blamed for this, but the editor(s) certainly should be. That is what an editor is for, right? Editing typos?

I certainly enjoyed reading it and seeing aspects of the car rarely experienced by those not directly involved in its creation. I even found myself looking closely at various photos, attempting to see if my very car was in one of the many plant images, as mine was built very early (sadly, no). Having taken R8C Museum Delivery and taking the VIP plant tour, I could readily relate to many of the things I saw in the book's many photos, enhancing my fun while reading. Overall, I do think this a great addition to any automotive enthusiast's library, and recommend it to all of you.
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Old 02-09-2014, 08:43 AM   #17
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My book came the same day I picked up my car. I'll read it on the plane on the way to Florida next month. Looks like a great read.
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