Chevrolet Corvette chief engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov honored in Russia

By Jerry Burton, AutoWeek Magazine
5/19/2012


Belgian-born Zora Arkus-Duntov was the first chief engineer for the Chevrolet Corvette. But he is a new discovery to Russians, even though he lived in St. Petersburg through his teenage years.

Now Arkus-Duntov, who died in 1996 at age 86, is being honored in his parents' homeland with an exhibit at the Alexander Solzhenitsyn Center for Russian Emigres in Moscow. The exhibit contains photos, videos and other artifacts from the life of the man who turned the Corvette from a two-seat tourer into a high-performance sports car. The exhibit runs through June 10.

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