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T. - Now, thirty-four years down the road, in retrospect does it surprise you that the car has achieved the status and recognition it has? L. - No, not really. I always knew it would be an important car. T. - Let's talk a bit about your relationship with Zora Arkus Duntov. Was he fairly easy to work with, too? L. - Well, sometimes yes and sometimes no. If he had some strange idea you couldn't talk him out of it. T. - Is that due to the fact that he was given free reign on the engineering side of things? L. - Yes, that's right. T. - Now that Zora has passed on his memorabilia and autographs are greatly sought after, and some forgeries are surfacing. Can you elucidate on that? L. - The only instances I know of were the certificates of authenticity for the leather jackets that were being sold by one of the major Corvette catalog houses a while back. Zora would sign them and then send them to me for me to sign. Well, I'd start signing them and then, maybe every eighth or ninth, I'd find a certificate he had missed. So, I just sign Zora Arkus Duntov for him rather than send them back and forth again, and I don't think anyone ever noticed the difference. He knew I was doing it, and he thanked me for signing the ones he had missed. The reproduced signatures on the jacket tags were the real thing however. T. - At 67 years of age you still manage to keep quite busy. I understand you're doing work with the ExtrudeHone company in Pittsburgh and discussing the possibility of producing a limited run of your C5 Split Window Prototype design. If that all comes about, when might we actually see something? L. - If it all comes together, we might be showing it at the Detroit Auto Show in January. T. - You've got a deal going with Cragar wheels, too, right? L. - Yes, they contacted me and I agreed to design a new product for Cragar. I designed a wheel that basically takes their old SS design and brings it into the modern era. They'll be doing 17", 18" and 20" wheels in my design, and it will be a Shinoda Design signature series. As our after-dinner coffee was being served, I asked Larry if there was anything further he'd like to say about his days at GM in Studio X, and he responded, "Of all the Corvettes, I guess the '63 Corvettes is probably one of my prouder jobs." Larry passed away while working in his home on November 13, 1997 of a heart attack.