In baseball, it’s Cooperstown, New York. In football, it’s Canton, Ohio. In hockey, it’s Toronto, Ontario. For Corvette people, our heroes are enshrined in the Corvette Hall of Fame in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The National Corvette Museum recently revealed their 2014 HOF inductees and this year’s class includes a noted author, a former Assistant Chief Engineer, and a celebrated Corvette racing driver.
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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.
They don’t make them like John Fitch anymore.
The 95-year-old Corvette racing legend passed away early Wednesday at his home in Lime Rock, Connecticut after a life packed full of accomplishments on and off the track.
Betty Skelton, the former acrobatic pilot and Corvette test driver who was known as the “fastest woman on Earth” died Wednesday August 31 at the age of 85. For her contributions to Corvette which included roles as a test driver, car show technical narrator and one of the founders of Corvette News (which later became Corvette Quarterly), Betty was inducted into the Corvette Hall of Fame in 2001.
The National Corvette Museum has released the names of the 2011 Corvette Hall of Fame Inductees. Corvette race car driver Ron Fellows, GM Designer Clare MacKichan and NCM Member #1 Ray Quinlan will join the likes of Zora Arkus-Duntov, Harley Earl and Dick Thompson in the Hall of Fame. Once inducted, their names will be hung in the rotunda of the Corvette Museum’s Spire in Bowling Green, Kentucky.