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[PICS] Corvette Museum Unveils Hall of Fame Corvettes for Johnny O’Connell and Wil Cooksey

by Keith Cornett on August 30, 2013

[PICS] Corvette Museum Unveils Hall of Fame Corvettes for Johnny O'Connell and Wil Cooksey

The National Corvette Museum unveiled two special Hall of Fame Corvette Stingrays for two members of the 2013 HOF class. Former Corvette Racing driver Johnny O’Connell and former Bowling Green Plant Manager Wil Cooksey had their commemorative Corvette Stingray’s revealed at a special ceremony Thursday during the Museum’s 19th annual Labor Day Anniversary celebration.

Johnny O’Connell went first and under the special Stingray logo’d cover was a 2014 Cyber Gray Corvette Stingray. The doors have the No. 3 decals like we’ve seen previously on the Ron Fellows and Andy Pilgrim’s HOF cars. On the bottom of the doors in Velocity Yellow is a “TEAM CORVETTE” graphic with the new C7 style Jake. On the hood, there is a black stinger and then a new reversed-color Jake done in Cyber Gray graphics. Inside the Corvette, Johnny’s distinctive helmet design and his signature are embroidered on the headrests. A special dash plaque has the Corvette Racing name with a Jake logo. The Corvette was also outfitted with a “STINGRAY” banner on the windshield, yellow calipers and another Black/Yellow Jake under the hood.

Wil Cooksey’s commemorative Corvette Stingray mirrors the special 2008 427 Limited Edition Z06 that were signed and numbered 1 through 505 by Cooksey inside the center console. His Corvette Stingray is Crystal Red Metallic with a Black Stinger hood graphic and chrome Z51 wheels. Corvette Product Marketing Manager Harlan Charles said there are some aspects of the car that they can’t yet disclose. As Cookey’s previous C6 427 Limited Edition was a Z06, could it be possible that there is something more under the hood than the regular production 6.2L LT1? We’ll have to wait to find out.

Check out the two special Corvette Stingrays in this gallery of photos submitted by CS who was at the event:

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The Corvette Hall of Fame is the highest honor bestowed by the museum. The class of 2013 which also includes Corvette restorer Werner Meier was formally inducted at the banquet held Thursday evening, August 29th, 2013.

The Commemorative Corvette Stingrays will be displayed at selected Corvette events and other automotive events like SEMA and the large auto shows.


Related:
National Corvette Museum Announces 2013 Hall of Fame Inductees
VIDEO] A Tribute to John Fitch
Andy Pilgrim’s Hall of Fame Tribute 2013 427 Convertible Corvette
[VIDEO] Unveiling the 2012 Ron Fellows SEMA/Spring Mountain Corvette Z06

 

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