While still on staff at the Los Angeles Times, Randy Leffingwell authored his first book, American Muscle, in 1989. Since then, he's written 47 more books on everything from sports vehicles to motorcycles to farm tractors. Leffingwell is widely regarded as one of the best Corvette historians working today, and he maintains tight ties with Chevrolet as well as a number of other manufacturers. Art of the Corvette, Corvette: Seven Generations of High Performance, Corvette Sixty Years, and Legendary Corvettes are among his earlier Corvette titles. He resides in the state of California.