Bowling Green, KY — The National Corvette Museum has postponed its Hall of Fame induction ceremony scheduled for Friday (Sept. 4) to April 2021. The Sept. 3 Vintage Motorsport eNewsletter contained incorrect information, and we apologize for the error.
When the ceremony takes place next April, the museum will honor Doug Fehan (Racing); Henry Haga (GM/Chevrolet); Dr. Mike McCagh (Enthusiast); and Wendell Strode (Enthusiast).
Fehan has served as Corvette Racing Program Manager since the program’s debut in 1999, helping Corvette Racing capture their first Le Mans win in 2001. Since then, they’ve gone on to win 107 races, 12 manufacturers championships, and eight class victories at Le Mans.
Haga, instrumental in the early days of the Corvette, began his career at the General Motors Design Staff in the experimental design studio. After gaining experience in all five car division studios, he was named Chief Designer for Chevrolet Studio in 1963 and was responsible for the designs of the Corvette, Camaro, Monza, special show cars, and the early Chevy II. He died in 1988 at age 57.
Dr. McCagh is a Lifetime Member of the National Corvette Museum and a National Corvette Restorers Society Member. A recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from NCRS, he has written many restoration and repair articles. He’s one of only 21 NCRS members to receive the Sam Folz Award, which recognizes the restoration, preservation and driving enjoyment of vintage Corvettes.
After encouraging the NCRS to build the Corvette museum in Bowling Green, Strode led a task force that secured the land and then became executive director of the museum in 1996. By the time he retired in late 2019, Strode had helped the museum pay off its initial debt, nearly double in physical size, add a world-class motorsports park, and grow its membership from 1,600 to nearly 36,000.