Blog from June, 2014

On Friday, June 27, 2014, author Karl Ludvigsen will be inducted into the Bloomington Gold Great Hall for his influence on automotive history and the enormous contribution made by his book Corvette - America's Star-Spangled Sports Car. This honor is bestowed on the 50 most influential people and 50 most significant Corvettes that pioneered, inspired, or contributed to the Corvette phenomenon. Bentley Publishers is very proud to congratulate Karl on his achievement.

Corvette - America's Star-Spangled Sports Car Book Launch Event - Friday, June 27 - 2:00 PM

In addition to accepting his induction into the Great Hall, Ludvigsen will be at the Bentley Publishers booth at Bloomington Gold for a series of book signings at the worldwide debut of Corvette - America's Star-Spangled Sports Car 1953-1982 in its significantly expanded new edition. The Bentley Publishers booth will be the only place to buy the book before it's July 4th street date.

Karl will appear at the Bentley Publishers booth at 2:00 PM on Friday, June 27 for the official book launch and a book signing. From there, he'll go straight into the Great Hall for the 4:00 PM induction ceremony.  Other appearances will take place during the weekend, which mark his only scheduled US appearances in support of the new book.

Bloomington Gold Author Appearance Schedule

The Bentley Publishers booth at Bloomington Gold will host three of our most illustrious Corvette book authors for book signings and Q&A:  

Visit the Bentley Publishers booth at Bloomington Gold, located adjacent to the Bloomington Gold Great Hall at the IHotel Conference Center.

Friday, June 27
  • Dave McLellan book signing: 10:00 - 11:30 AM
  • Karl Ludvigsen book launch and signing: 2:00 - 3:30 PM
  • Karl Ludvigsen Great Hall induction ceremony: 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Saturday, June 28
  • Great Hall Inductee Panel Discussion: 10:00 - 11:00 AM
  • Karl Ludvigsen, Jerry Burton and Dave McLellan joint book signing: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Karl Ludvigsen book signing: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Sunday, June 29
  • Karl Ludvigsen book signing: 10:00 - 11:30 AM
  • Dave McLellan book signing: 12:30 - 2:00 PM

For more information on Bloomington Gold or for tickets, visit www.BloomingtonGold.com.

 

Corvette - America's Star-Spangled Sports Car - 1953-1982

by Karl Ludvigsen

Available July 4, 2014

Hardcover, 784 pages, 989 photos, illustrations and diagrams
Full-color throughout and printed in the USA.

List price: $149.95

From now until June 25, 2014, we're offering a 30% discount on our Corvette and Chevrolet books, including any advance orders for the brand-new, expanded edition of Corvette - America's Star-Spangled Sports Car by Karl Ludvigsen. Place an advance order for your copy today and be first in line to get the book that Automobile Magazine called "our favorite book on Chevrolet's most legendary product." (Please note: Corvette - America's Star-Spangled Sports Car is scheduled to be released until July 4th and won't ship until then.)

We're also offering 30% off our other acclaimed Corvette and Chevy books, including:

Corvette from the Inside

by Dave McLellan

List price: $39.95

 

Zora Arkus Duntov: The Legend Behind Corvette

by Jerry Burton

List price: $39.95

Visit www.bentleypublishers.com/chevrolet to see our other Corvette and Chevrolet books. 

Enter the promotional code CORVETTE during checkout to take advantage of this special offer.

Act today! This offer is only valid until June 25, 2014 and cannot be combined with any other discounts.

 

 

Corvette - America's Star-Spangled Sports Car - 1953-1982

by Karl Ludvigsen

Available July 4, 2014

Hardcover, 784 pages, 989 photos, illustrations and diagrams
Full-color throughout and printed in the USA.

List price: $149.95


Calling it their book of the month, the British magazine Classic & Sports Car gave Karl Ludvigsen's Corvette - America's Star-Spangled Sports Car a terrific review in their July 2014 issue, just now hitting newsstands around the world.  In it, they said:

"...this thumping 750-page redesigned edition is packed with fresh research and new photographs. Ludvigsen was closely involved with Chevrolet during the Corvette's evolution, and knew many of the key players including Bill Mitchell, John Fitch and Zora Arkus-Duntov. No one was better placed to write the full story."

Click on the image below to see the whole review and check out Classic & Sports Car Magazine's website at www.classicandsportscar.com.


Corvette - America's Star Spangled Sports Car will be released on July 4th.  Pre-order your copy today here or wherever Corvette books are sold!


 

Corvette - America's Star-Spangled Sports Car - 1953-1982

by Karl Ludvigsen

Available July 4, 2014

Hardcover, 784 pages, 989 photos, illustrations and diagrams
Full-color throughout and printed in the USA.

List price: $149.95


 

On Saturday, June 7 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Memoirs of a Hack Mechanic author Rob Siegel will appear at the Northshire Bookstore in downtown Manchester, VT to sign copies of his book.  This event is taking place during the 28th Annual Manchester Antique & Classic Car Show, held in and around the downtown Manchester area. The book signing will wrap up just as the antique car parade through the town begins so get there early for the best viewing spot!

The Northshire Bookstore is located in the center of Manchester, VT at 4869 Main St.  For more information on the Northshire Bookstore event, visit http://www.northshire.com/event/manchester-signing-rob-siegal-memoirs-hack-mechanicFor more information on the Manchester Antique & Classic Car Show, visit http://manchestercarshow.com/

 

 

Memoirs of a Hack Mechanic

by Rob Siegel

Hardcover, 432 pages
37 photos
Bentley Book Code: GBRS

List Price: $29.95

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