Vette Videos: Larry Shinoda and Peter M. De Lorenzo Talk About Corvette Design Legend, Bill Mitchell

Dateline: 4.1.12

Shinoda shares his Mitchell “fish story” and De Lorenzo shares his “”neighborhood kid on a bike” Mitchell story!

Here's Bill Mitchell with his two favorite fish - the 1959 Stingray Racer and the 1961 Mako Shark-I. Snappy coat, Bill!

Here’s one for the Kawinkydink Department. I thought we were all done with our look back and the life and career of Larry Shinoda – wrong! This morning while surfing around the net, I found a video about Bill Mitchell. Before I knew it, there’s Larry Shinoda telling stories about his former boss, Bill Mitchell!

Most of us in the Corvette community are very familiar with the unique “shark” paint style used on the Mako Shark-I, Mako Shark-II, and the Manta Ray concept/show cars. Larry shared a wonderful story about how the guys in the painting department perfected that distinctive paint scheme.

Also interviewed in the video is the late David E. Davis, former Campbell-Ewald Advertising man, former editor of Car and Driver, and founder and former editor of Automobile Magazine. Here’s the video…

The second video is hosted by Peter M. De Lorenzo, editor and chief of and son of former GM VP of Public Relations Anthony De Lorenzo. Peter has a somewhat monotone delivery, but his recounting of his childhood encounters with his neighbor, Bill Mitchell and how he got rides in the specialty cars Mitchell would have sent home for his weekend use, is a delight. Enjoy the video…


Related: Vette Videos: Driving The Night – A Corvette Celebration of Light & Shape – Feast your eyes on the lines and shapes of this classic Bill Mitchell Shark Corvette – HERE

Vette Video: 1960 Mako Shark-I Corvette At The Georgia Aquarium – What A Better Place To Show Off the Mako Shark-I – HERE

NEW Mako Shark Tribute Art Print From K. Scott Teeters – A Salute to the design the set the style for America’s sports car, the Corvette – HERE.

Be sure to check out our Mako Shark Corvette Tribute page HERE.

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