70 years Corvette

70 stories.
Two countries.
One book.

The first Chevrolet Corvette rolled off the assembly line in 1953. In 2023, the American sports car icon will celebrate its 70th birthday.

I’m a Corvette enthusiast and photographer myself. In order to properly spotlight the 70th anniversary, in the USA I will publishing my unique Corvette photo book 2024. A total of 70 Corvettes, their owners, and their stories are portrayed in this classy book. To do this, I traveled through the United States and Germany and got to know exciting cars and people. The focus of the book is not on the technical details of the cars, but rather on the personal Corvette stories and photography.

Interested? Stay tuned for updates.

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Facts about the book.

The projected release date is for the book in the US is 2024. With 70 stories gathered from all over Germany and the US, the book will be over 300 pages. This large, high-quality book will be the centerpiece of every coffee table with its myriad colored photos of the Corvettes and the entertaining stories of their owners.

Number of copies: approx. 3,000
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
Size: approx. 12 x 9 inch (31 x 23 cm)
Pages: approx. 304 , over 470 pictures
Language: English (got to German version)
Price: approx. 80 dollars
Release: approx. end of 2024
Order the German version on Amazon

The story behind the project.

In the summer of 2021, I had the idea of creating a photographic project for the 70th birthday of the Corvette. It was clear to me that this shouldn’t be about technical details of the cars, but rather about the men or women behind the wheel and their stories.

After my first photoshoots and interviews in Stuttgart and beautiful Lake Constance, it was clear that this approach would work wonderfully. I quickly reached out to other Corvette owners via internet forums and social media and began planning my trips through Germany and the US.

I’ve covered more than 5,500 miles on the roads of the US and Germany, shot thousands of photos, invested hundreds of hours, and got to know so many fascinating people. They told me stories about the first man on the moon, stories about family and friendship, stories racing and other professional careers, and even love stories. Of course, their stories all have one thing in common: the fascination for the only true American sports car and the community that is behind it.

This book can reach a wide audience: from car enthusiasts, to photography fanatics, to those looking for a heart-warming read.

Passion, not profit.

I’m not looking to make a big profit with this book. All of the photoshoots that I did were completely free of charge for the participants. I would be happy if the sales revenue covered my costs! Truly, traveling through the US and Germany was a very special, once-in-a-lifetime experience and a great privilege.

Story on corvettereport.com

My travel destinations.
USA: Bowling Green / Chicago / Detroit / Fort Myers / Hershey  / Lake Placid / Las Vegas / Los Angeles / Miami / Merrit Island / Paramus / Pittsburg / Sacramento / Saline / San Diego / San Francisco / Sebring / Toledo
Germany: Bad Hindelang / Berlin / Coburg / Essen / Frankfurt / Hamburg / Heidelberg / Kaiserslautern / Koblenz / Koeln / Muenchen / Neuss / Recklinghausen / Ruegen / Ruesselsheim / Schwerin / Stuttgart / Ueberlingen / Wuerzburg

Mario Brunner Corvette

And who am I? 
Photographer & Corvette Enthusiast from Germany.

Ever since I can remember, I’ve been fascinated with photography and vehicles from the 60´s and 70s, especially American classic cars.

My personal journey into the world of classic cars began 11 years ago with a `67 Chevy Camaro. Over the years I added, a ´64 Chevy Impala convertible and a Ford van from 1971. In 2019, it was time to go big or go home. I sold my three-car-collection to obtained my dream car: a Corvette C2 convertible.

At the beginning of 2020, I finally found what I was looking for in the US. The Corvette – which hit German ground a few months later – was located in the Denver area: a ´66 C2 Stingray convertible, painted in beautiful “Laguna Blue,“ and loaded with some extra options that were available back in the day. The fact that the Corvette bears the serial „number 6“ and is a rare, almost unrestored pre-production model, makes the car an absolute dream for me. Click here for more details.

Thanks to this special car, I quickly immersed myself in the subject matter and history the Corvette. Without this convertible, the idea for this project would have never been conceived.