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A. J. FoytAnthony Joseph Foyt, Jr., or as he is universally known as in motorsports circles, A. J. Foyt (born January 16, 1935, in Houston, Texas), is a retired American automobile racing driver. He raced in numerous genres of motorsports. His open wheel racing includes USAC Champ cars and midget cars. He raced stock cars in NASCAR and USAC. He won several major sports car racing events. He holds the all-time USAC career wins record with 159 victories and the all-time American championship racing career wins record with 67.
ABSAnti-lock Braking System. Sensors monitored wheel rotation and prevented wheel lockup during braking by modulating hydraulic pressure. Corvette's ABS was standard equipment starting with 1986 models.
AC - Air ConditioningAir Conditioning. AC was introduced in the middle of the 1963 model with only 278 cars so equipped, making these the third most rare of '63s (36 gallon tank cars and Z06 being fewer) and more rare than many other cars. In later years, the number grew to where AC became standard equipment. No '53 to '62 Corvettes had air conditioning from the factory.
AerovetteThe Chevrolet Aerovette is a concept car created by the Chevrolet division of General Motors, beginning life as Experimental Project 882 (XP-882). It has a mid engine configuration using transverse mounting of a V-8 engine.
AFB (Carter AFB)A high performance 4 bbl carburetor built by Carter in the early '60s. It was used on the 327-300hp and the 327-340hp engines. Typically, they were about 600 cfm.
Air Box In the late '50s, part of the racing options included a box for channeling air through the body to the rear brakes for cooling.
AirbagAn inflatable bag deployed in front or side impact intended to cushion and restrain a vehicle's occupants. First installation of an airbag in Corvette came in 1990.
Anniversary EditionSpecial paint and/or trim to mark the anniversary model years of 1978 (25th), 1988 (35th), 1993 (40th), and 2003 (50th).
Arkus-Dontov, ZoraArkus-Duntov, Zora - (December 25, 1909April 21, 1996) was a Belgian-born American engineer. His work on the Chevrolet Corvette earned him the nickname "Father of the Corvette
ASRASR - anti-slip regulation, or something like that. Traction control.

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