A member of the influential Chevrolet engineering team, Zora Arkus-Duntov became instrumental in transforming the Corvette from a docile boulevardier into a fearsome sports car by installing a succession of ever more powerful engines beginning in 1955 with the 195-horsepower small block V-8. He was best known as the driving force behind the development of mechanical fuel injection, which obviated the need for carburetors that would have subjected the engine to fuel starvation during spirited driving over winding road courses. The hits kept coming and Arkus-Duntov later spearheaded the development of CERV I (the 1960 Chevrolet Engineering Research Vehicle), the Corvette Grand Sports, the magnesium-bodied Super Sport, and numerous others.
In celebration of Zora Duntov, “the Father of the Corvette,” and his role in immortalizing the Corvette name, the Petersen will be hosting an exclusive two-day celebration led by a night of entertainment, food by Drago, and a Corvette display. The VIP reception will be followed the next day by a Corvette rally,cruise-in, and a once-in-a-lifetime panel discussion.
Upgrade to our VIP ticket and receive:
Exclusive lounge access
Network with speakers and other VIP's
Elevated seating area
Dedicated bar and food station
Events are subject to change.
Dress code: Cocktail Attire
This event does not included access to Museum or Museum Admission.