NCM Names 2016 Corvette Hall of Fame Inductees
We’re now getting wind of the National Corvette Museum’s 2016 inductees for the Corvette Hall of Fame, and it’s a pretty varied list.
The three inductees include early Corvette racer Bob Bondurant, Chevy exec Ralph Kramer, and the late Donna Mae Mims, a longtime enthusiast who once raced Corvettes, as highlighted in a Fox Sports report.
Bondurant, one of Corvette’s early racers, won over 18 races in SCCA B Production, as well as the West Coast Championship in 1959 while driving his 1957 Corvette. He picked up another 30 wins in a 1959 Corvette and a 1963 Z06 Sting Ray from 1960 through 1963.
Kramer is actually credited with helping to build General Motor’s initial support for the NCM as an executive for the company. He served on the NCM Board of Directors from 1990 to 1998 and was instrumental in getting the one-millionth Corvette at the museum.
The late Mims, or “The Lady in Pink” as she was often referred to, was known for her ‘57 Corvette and a win in the B Production ladies race in 1961. Ironically enough, Mims earned her nickname for wearing a pink race suit, helmet, and full pink wig — not for the color of her Corvette. Apparently, her husband wouldn’t let her paint the car pink.
Corvette Forum would like to salute the three inductees and their families for all they’ve done in contributing to the legacy of the American icon.
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Via [Fox Sports]