Mid America Motorworks CEO to be Inducted into Corvette Hall of Fame
Company founder Mike Yager to receive the honor Aug. 31 in Kentucky.
After a lifetime dedicated to Corvettes, Mid America Motorworks CEO Mike Yager will be inducted into the National Corvette Museum’s Hall of Fame in Bowling Green, Kentucky, on August 31. Induction into the Corvette Hall of Fame is the highest honor awarded by the museum and recognizes recipients for their contributions to the past, present, and future of the Corvette.
Following the National Corvette Museum’s induction ceremony, the celebration will continue with an after party at Sloan Convention Center hosted by Mid America Motorworks, the company Yager founded. The after party is free and open to all Corvette enthusiasts.
“Being inducted into the 2018 Hall of Fame is not something I take lightly,” says Yager. “This is the greatest achievement of my professional life. The induction is only possible because of the support I have received from the Corvette community since the beginning of Mid America Motorworks, 45 years ago.”
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Yager bought his first Corvette in 1970, when he was just 20 years old. When he saw there was no Corvette Club in his area, Yager started one. As the club grew, he noticed that there wasn’t a place where Corvette fans could purchase Corvette merchandise. To remedy that, he bought whatever he could find that related to Corvette and started making it available at Corvette club events and car shows. When that started to take off, he got a $500 loan to start Mid America Motorworks. The brand has since grown to become one of the world’s largest suppliers of Corvette parts and accessories.
Get more details and RSVP to the Hall of Fame after party on the Mid America Motorworks Corvette Facebook page.