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Nigel S Dobbie's definitive book on Corvette racing

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  1. This is a must have book for anyone with an interest in these great cars.

    Nigel provides a great story of how these cars came to be, a race by race recap of each season, and an overall history recount for every GT1 chassis.

    In essence, the author has provided enough gloss to keep the casual spectator engaged and enough detail to insure this book will be required reference material for auto racing authors and historians.

    I wish there were more books on auto racing written by folks with this type of interest and enthusiasm for their subject.

    -Chad

  2. Nigel

    I have posted a review on my new blog.

    http://www.doubledeclutch.com/?p=53

    jb

  3. Over the past few years, many books were written about racing sports cars – chassis and racing history but none is written with so much passion and details race after race. A must have for all Vette fans, GT Fans and Endurance lovers ! Glad I was able to work on this project with you ! Keep on the good work !

  4. I’ve been a regular at Le Mans since 2003, largely as a result of the author’s enthusiasm for the 24 Hours, so this book made a fascinating guide to Corvette’s decade of success. More a source of reference than a chatty narrative, all the facts have been meticulously assembled into this comprehensive guide. It includes some very fine photo’s of the famous yellow cars and the privateer teams as well – even one or two shots of the unlucky blue cars! This book makes a fine guide for dedicated fans.

  5. Nigel. Outstanding job capturing all of the details and facts about Corvette Racing since it’s early beginnings. I’m certain that all fans of Corvette and the team will truly enjoy the information and pictures, and gain further insight into the dedication and hard work that went into building a car that history will always remember.

  6. As a mechanic on the 3 or 63 corvette since 2000, I must say that the detail and completeness of the entire time is astounding . Looking back on all the years knowing and been there for the whole time, I must admit the amount of little things I have forgotten, that this book has in it . the pictures and facts are great . I can’t hardly wait for the next ten years (hopefully sooner)to get the next book .very well done and thank you for doing this .
    respectfully yours , Dave James

  7. Speaking as someone who has tried to categorize the C5R and C6R Corvettes, I can definitely say that Nigel Dobbie has done a masterful job of putting this exercise into print. His new book, CORVETTE RACING – the GT1 Years gets the story straight. The book itself contains just about everything you would want to know, either now or in ten years from now. Dobbie understands how complex and difficult the task of running a GT1 program can be. As a result he lays it out for the reader and freely gives credit to those involved, when and where required. But the difficulty of mounting a successful GT1 program also stems from the fact that there are competitors. And Dobbie illuminates their efforts (and their wins) too.The presentation for the factory effort is methodical comprehensive and is complemented by equal coverage for the privateer firms who purchased “last year’s” C5R and C6R cars and extended the ueful life of these now-famous cars.

  8. Speaking as someone who has tried to categorize the C5R and C6R Corvettes, I can definitely say that Nigel Dobbie has done a masterful job of putting this exercise into print. His new book, CORVETTE RACING – the GT1 Years gets the story straight. The book itself contains just about everything you would want to know, either now or in ten years from now. Dobbie understands how complex and difficult the task of running a GT1 program can be. As a result he lays it out for the reader and freely gives credit to those involved, when and where required. But the difficulty of mounting a successful GT1 program also stems from the fact that there are competitors. And Dobbie illuminates their efforts (and their wins) too.The presentation for the factory effort is methodical comprehensive and is complemented by equal coverage for the privateer firms who purchased “last year’s” C5R and C6R cars and extended the ueful life of these now-famous cars.

    Credit is due to all who contributed to book and to Nigel Dobbie for taking on this formidable task.

  9. Mr.Dobbie Has done A Comprehensive race by race book on The C5-R AND C6.R,The ONLY And The Best book out there on The C5-R And C6.R, I am Only Hope There is a Follow up Perhaps “The GT2 Years”?
    I have waited for years for A Book covering the Corvette Racing Program to no avail and Finally This Great book has come along,I Highly Recommend it to Corvette Fans and Racing Fans alike.

  10. I don’t often buy books – BUT this was a must as a concise history of Corvette Racing @ LeMans since I have been visiting this great race in support of the Corvette Racing Team.

    It’s superbly detailed and illustrated with tremendous photography from the author and other.

    Thoroughly recommend this to Corvette and LeMans fans alike.


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