Donna Mae Mims Inducted
National Corvette Museum Hall of Fame
See article below reprinted from the NCM Web Page!
2016 Corvette Hall of Fame Announced
Former Steel Town Member, Donna Mae Mims,
will be inducted into the NMC Hall of Fame.
WHEN: September 1, 2016 – September 3, 2016 all-day
WHERE: National Corvette Museum 350 Corvette Dr
Bowling Green, KY 42101 USA
CONTACT: Karen Renfrow or Bryce Burklow
270-467-8804 or 270-777-4506
Celebrating 22 years of growth and changes, the 22nd Anniversary of the National Corvette Museum will be held September 1-3, 2016. As with past Labor Days this celebration is a member-driven event, which unites friends, family and enthusiasts for a look back on the Museum’s history and future! Those registered can enjoy the Museum with its many displays. Join us at the NCM Motorsports Park with scheduled parade laps around the road course. We will also offer scenic self-guided road tours to choose from, special video presentations and seminars, raffles, the annual open Membership meeting and more during this event in honor of your help and support! The event will also include the Lifetime/VIP dinner, 10-year/15-year/20-year member recognition, Ambassador Luncheon, and the “Corvette Hall of Fame” Induction Ceremony and banquet where we will induct new members into the prestigious and elite group of recipients who have made a significant contribution to Corvette history
Article Courtesy of the NCM Web Page
The National Corvette Museum has announced the following inductees to be recognized as part of the 19th Annual Corvette Hall of Fame Ceremony in 2016: Bob Bondurant in the category of Racing; Ralph Kramer in the category of GM/Chevrolet; and Donna Mae Mims in the category of Enthusiast. These three individuals will be recognized with the highest honor bestowed by the Museum for their contributions to the past, present and future of Corvette.
For Donna Mae Mims, a.k.a. "The Lady in Pink," it was love at first sight when it came to Corvette. After purchasing one brand new from Don Yenko Chevrolet, she soon joined the Yenko/Chevrolet race team that dominated A/Production and B/Production SCCA racing with Corvette. Mims served as Manager of Hi-Performance at Yenko Sports Cars, was a freelance writer for several car magazines, and inspired Adrienne Barbeau's character in the Cannonball Run movie. She was active in the Steel Cities SCCA Region, Corvette Club of Western Pennsylvania, Three Rivers Corvette Club (which she founded), Steel Town Corvette Club, and Tri-Rivers Car Club Council.
Bob Bondurant helped to validate the Chevrolet Corvette as a world-class sports car during its early years, winning on racetracks in both the U.S. and abroad. In 1959 he won 18 of 20 SCCA-B production races and from 1960-63 he won 30 of the 32 races he entered. Today, Bondurant has graduated over 500,000 students ranging from celebrities, military officers, professional race drivers, teens and driving enthusiasts to be better, safer drivers at the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving in Phoenix, AZ.
Ralph Kramer was one of the first Chevrolet executives to bolster GM support for the Corvette Museum in its founding years, helping establish connections, opening doors, and preserving history. Had it not been for him, the one-millionth Corvette likely would not be a museum display piece today. During his tenure in Chevrolet public relations from 1973-1995, he managed the brand's pace car and race engine presence at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, later becoming the Speedway's public affairs director and director of the Hall of Fame Museum.
The induction ceremony and banquet will be Friday, September 2, 2016. Read more about each of the esteemed inductees online at the National Corvette Museum Web page.
Donna Mae's Pink Corvette Makes Rare Appearance at the PVGP!
The annual Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix concluded on July 17 with a full slate of races at Schenley Park in Squirrel Hill. Organizers of the event estimated that over 200,000 spectators attended the Saturday-Sunday races. In its 34th year, the PVGP is billed as the only vintage car race on city streets! With vintage race cars from all over the world and over 3200 privately owned vehicles displayed on the Schenley Golf Course, spectators were treated to some very rare sites. In addition, the pink Corvette made famous by race driver Donna Mae Mims made a rare appearance. Donna Mae was one of the co-founders of Steel Town Corvette Club and will be inducted into the National Corvette Musuem's Hall of Fame in September (see article below).
Steel Town Corvette Club
1303 Raven Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15243
Dedicated to the Driving Experience of
America's only TRUE Sports Car!
Steel Town Corvette Club...40 years strong
Founded in 1972 by Corvette race car driver, builder and team sponsor Don Yenko along with champion driver Donna Mae Mims, the club has grown to nearly 200 members.
Many exciting events are held throughout the year which include cruises, trips, car shows etc. We also sponsor an annual club picnic each summer and an awards banquet. On our schedule are club dances, social parties, Auto Cross Racing, car shows, holiday parades, and guest speakers at monthly meetings.
Most recently we have organized trips to Carlisle and Annapolis, weekend trips to interesting locations, and many other special events.
The annual Steel Town Corvettes ALL CHEVY SHOW is held each July and hosted by the nation's oldest Chevrolet dealer, Colussy Chevrolet. The participant judged show, which is open to all Chevrolet automobiles including trucks, has run for 35 years and is second to none.
When you see a Corvette on the road, remember to
SAVE THE WAVE!!
Corvettes finish 1-2
in the GT Le Mans Class
of the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona!