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By David McLellan
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Dave McLellan, retired Corvette Chief Engineer and author of a book on the Corvette brings you a podcast with an inside look at the Corvette. With almost two decade experience as Corvette Chief Engineer and then Engineering Director and his time spent with his predecessor Zora Arkus-Duntov he has a myriad of stories to tell that will be of interest any Corvette enthusiast. Some of these stories he told in his book, Corvette From the Inside, but many of them will be new. Dave will also discuss the newest Corvettes and their performance variants. He also plans to draw on Corvette engineers past and present, letting them tell about their contributions to this legendary brand.
||Clean022 Corvette Chief – Dave Cole||Click Red Play Button - In this episode, I share part 1 of an interview with Dave Cole. Dave's father was Ed Cole, the Chief Engineer and then General Manager of Chevrolet. Ed was one of the gentlemen responsible for bringing the Corvette to life. -||5/18/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean021 Corvette Chief – Corvette From The Inside – The Book||Click Red Play Button - In this episode, I share with you the genesis of the book I have written on the Corvette. It is written from the perspective of an insider who led the team and helped make it all happen for 17 years of Corvette history.||11/10/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean020 Corvette Chief – Bowling Green Plant – Beyond The Tour||Click Red Play Button Every Corvette enthusiast should talk a trip to the home of Corvette Assembly and the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY. The plant tour is a good visual experience, but there is so much more that is unseen.||11/3/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean019 Corvette Chief – Racing The Production Corvette||Click Red Play Button - This year Mid America celebrated the Corvette's that ran in the million dollar Corvette Challenge race series of 1988-9. I took this as an opportunity to share with you the genesis of these cars and how Corvette racing between...||10/28/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean018 Corvette Chief – Mike Yager of Mid America Motorworks||Click Red Play Button - Mike Yager Mike Yager is Chief Cheerleader (President) of Mid America Motor Works. As a thanks to its Corvette customers, Mid America hosts Fun Fest in mid September each year at it's Effingham, IL headquarters.||10/23/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||CleanVideo017 Corvette Chief – McLellan House||I’m going to change the subject on you and talk about architecture, specifically the McLellan House. Our home was designed for my wife Glenda and myself in 1969 by a student and lifetime colleague of Frank Lloyd Wright, John H. Howe.||9/18/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean016 Corvette Chief – Lance Miller Interview||Click Red Play Button - Lance Miller Lance Miller, son of the late Chip Miller. Like his dad, he is one of most respected and likeable guys in the Corvette hobby. - Right Click Here To Download This Episode In mp3 Form||9/10/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean015 Corvette Chief – Fuel Economy Part 02||Click Red Play Button This is Part 2 of 2 on Fuel Economy Corvette fuel economy is a topic that affects the pocketbook of Corvette drivers but one that too few of us want to talk about it when we can talk about performance. So, ready or not,||9/1/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean014 Corvette Chief – Fuel Economy Part 01||Click Red Play Button Corvette fuel economy is a topic that affects the pocketbook of Corvette drivers but one that too few of us want to talk about it when we can talk about performance. So, ready or not, here is the lowdown on fuel economy,||8/25/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean013 Corvette Chief Podcast – Reeves Callaway||Click Red Play Button - Reeves of Callaway Cars fame and I go way back to the time in 1986 when we made the decision to go for a naturally aspirated 4 cam engine (the LT5). We shared with Reeves the work we had done up to that point to develop a twin ...||6/23/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean012 Corvette Chief Podcast – Peter Wright||Click Red Play Button The biggest issue facing the Corvette into the future is being able to maintain its extraordinary performance against the threat of fuel economy legislation. In this Podcast, I interview Peter Wright,||6/18/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean011 Corvette Chief Podcast – Bill Milliken Speaks About Maurice Olley||Maurice Olley To Be Inducted Into Corvette Hall Of Fame - This episode is in honor of Maurice Olley. Dave gets Bill Milliken on the phone to tell us about Maurice Olley. Maurice is going to be inducted into the Corvette Hall of Fame this Autumn.||5/22/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
|13||CleanVideo010 Corvette Chief Podcast – Video Footage of NCRS Steamboat 1995||Video Footage of NCRS Steamboat 1995 - In this episode, Dave shares a video that was done at the NCRS National Event in Steamboat Springs in July of 1995. Video includes footage of some of those behind the scenes in Corvette History.||5/13/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean009 Corvette Chief Podcast – Interview With John Fitch||Click Red Play Button In this episode, Dave interviews John Fitch. During the 50s and 60s, John had a racing career that included driving for Mercedes-Benz and the Briggs Cunningham team. He celebrated major wins in the Argentina Grand Prix,||5/5/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean008 Corvette Chief Podcast – Sounds of Sebring 2008||Click Red Play Button In this episode, Dave is in Sebring, Florida for the "Twelve Hours Of Sebring" endurance race. Standing at turn seventeen, the last turn of the track before the cars head down the straightaway in front of the pits,||4/22/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
|16||CleanVideo007 Corvette Chief Podcast – Zora Arkus-Duntov, the Corvette SS and The 12 Hours of Sebring, 1957||Zora Arkus-Duntov, the Corvette SS and The 12 Hours of Sebring, 1957 - After Zora drove a 1956 Corvette at 150 mph on the sand beach at Daytona Florida, his Chief Engineer, Ed Cole, wanted him to take the Corvette racing.||4/14/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean006 Corvette Chief Podcast – Interview With Dick Guldstrand||Click Red Play Button - Dick Guldstrand races. Even at 80 he still races. He first started racing Corvettes in the late ‘50s when Zora began Chevrolet’s clandestine support of Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) racing.||3/24/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean005 Corvette Chief Podcast – Interview With Dave Ferguson||Click Red Play Button - Dave Ferguson is one of the National Corvette Restorers Society (NCRS) judges for his favorite Corvettes the ‘53 through ’57 models. Dave was imprinted with a love for the Corvette in high school. Two careers later he is back||3/16/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean004 Corvette Chief Podcast – New High Performance Corvettes||Click Red Play Button - In this fourth episode of the Corvette Chief Podcast, Dave shares his thoughts on the most recent High Performance Corvettes. We are very excited about the launch of the Corvette Chief Podcast and the response from each of you...||2/29/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean003 Corvette Chief Podcast – What Is A Corvette?||Click Red Play Button - In this third episode of the Corvette Chief Podcast, Dave answers the question, "What is a Corvette?" He says, "I think we all think we know what a Corvette is..." In this episode, Dave shares how the Corvette came into being.||2/16/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean002 Corvette Chief Podcast – Test Drive With Zora Arkus-Duntov||Click Red Play Button - In this second episode of the Corvette Chief Podcast, Dave shares audio from a 1960 Test Drive given by Zora Arkus-Duntov of the 1961 Corvette. - Please have a listen and be sure to leave a comment and let Dave know what you t...||2/7/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean001 Corvette Chief Podcast – Mid-Engine Corvette?||Click Red Play Button - Welcome to the first episode of the Corvette Chief Podcast. In this episode, Dave discusses the rumors surrounding a possible future mid-engine Corvette. He shares that rumors of a mid-engine Corvette have been flying since ...||2/1/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
Corvette Chief David McLellan
I found Mr McLellan's Podcast to be very interesting. His soft spoken presentation, in an unhurried informative way gives insight to a subject that is near and dear to my heart. If you have any interest in Corvettes, either past or present don't hesitate to give a listen.
Fangio, Moss, Fitch, Taruffi, and Arkus-Duntov at Sebring '57 on my iPod! Incredible! Thanks, Dave.
I was gonna say "The Cadillac of Podcasts" but this is much better......it is the CORVETTE of Podcasts! Dave is very informative, and easy to listen to. It is also quite and experience listening to a living legend. Like listening to history, while getting excited about the future. Dave, thank you so much for putting out this podcast and your great website! I shall tell others!