The Father of the Corvette

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By Larry Webster and By Hagerty: For People Who Love Cars. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

If it wasn’t for Zora Duntov, the Chevrolet Corvette would probably have been just a footnote in GM’s history. But immediately after joining GM in 1953, Duntov bulldogged a series of changes through the GM bureaucracy that made the Corvette a legitimate sports car. Jerry Burton, author of Zora Arkus-Duntov—The Man Behind Corvette, joins us to explain how Duntov’s forceful personality was an instrument of good, and sometimes bad.

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