Bob Bondurant (racing), Ralph Kramer (GM/Chevrolet) and Donna Mae Mims (enthusiast) will be inducted at the 19th Annual Corvette Hall of Fame ceremony scheduled for the NCM’s Anniversary Weekend in September 2016.
Last weekend at the National Corvette Museum’s 21st Anniversary Celebration, the three new inductees to the Corvette Hall of Fame were honored. This year’s inductees were Herb Fishel in the category of Racing, Rick Hendrick in the category of Enthusiast, and Russ McLean in the category of GM/Chevrolet.
For each of the inductees, the NCM prepares a special video showcasing the inductee’s story and how their love of Corvettes led them to becoming a member of the Corvette Hall of Fame. Here is the video for Chevrolet dealer and NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick.
Hey, Corvette enthusiasts, it’s time for all of us to help a humble legend from the early days of our favorite car’s history roll into a much-deserved berth in the National Corvette Museum’s Hall of Fame.
Fellow Corvette enthusiast Darwin Ludi has been busy for the past three months on a campaign to get Peter Brock inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Three individuals who have contributed to the success of Corvette during the past 50-plus years will be honored for their overwhelming dedication and love for America’s Sports Car when they are inducted into the Corvette Hall of Fame this fall.
It’s hard to think of three individuals who are more deserving of this honor than these three men, who have gone above and beyond in their love for the Corvette.
The 2015 inductees slated to be honored at the 18th Annual Corvette Hall of Fame Ceremony on Sept. 4 at the National Corvette Museum are Herb Fishel in the category of Racing, Rick Hendrick in the category of Enthusiast, and Russ McLean in the category of GM/Chevrolet.
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.
The Silver Pearl on Blue C2 was specially built for Corvette Hall of Fame member Joe Pike on April 7th, 1966.
Photo Courtesy of the National Corvette Museum
At the Corvette Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the National Corvette Museum for the class of 2013, Wil Cooksey, Werner Meier and Johnny O’Connell, each had a video tribute shown with interviews, testimonials and archival footage showcasing their contributions to the Corvette Brand. Each inductee came to the Hall of Fame following a different path but their passion for Corvettes are shared as the videos show.
So if you couldn’t make it to Bowling Green for the ceremony, we have the three videos so you can get know the Class of 2013 a little better.
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.
A living legend in the Corvette world will be honored this fall when he is inducted into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame.
Ron Fellows and five other Canadians – the late Bob Armstrong, Jimmy Carr, Tom Walters, and Jon and Sharon Fletcher – will be inducted during a ceremony in Toronto on Sept. 28, 2013.
The National Corvette Museum’s Bash kicks off later this week and one of the special events happening over the three-day event is the raffle of this Velocity Yellow 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible tribute to Andy Pilgrim, who was inducted into the Corvette Hall of Fame last September.