The Corvette Hall of Fame Inducts 2022 Class
At a ceremony on Friday, September 2, 2022, the Corvette Hall of Fame inducted its class of 2022. Those inducted include: Enthusiast category inductee - Elfi Arkus-Duntov, The First Lady of Corvette
Elfriede “Elfi” Wolff married Zora Arkus-Duntov in February of 1939 just before the outbreak of World War II. Throughout his career with Chevrolet as the Chief Engineer of Corvette, Elfi was a constant companion, impressing everyone with her grace, enthusiasm, and knowledge of Corvette. After his retirement in 1975, Zora and Elfi would attend many Corvette shows together, often sitting for hours to sign autographs. After his passing in 1996, she became a source and principal enabler behind the definitive biography of Zora’s life.
Racing category inductee - Gary Pratt & Jim Miller, Founders of Pratt & Miller Engineering
In 1989, race car builder Gary Pratt and successful businessman/visionary Jim Miller, joined forces to form Pratt & Miller Engineering. In 1996, Chevrolet would approach them about building and campaigning a factory-backed racing effort beginning with the C5 Corvette. Since their debut in 1999, Corvette Racing has added up eight Le Mans wins and 15 Championships, while working with the Corvette production team to advance the street car development through technology transfer. Their efforts have not only advanced the reputation of Corvette but created a worldwide fan base along the way.
GM-Chevrolet category inductee - Ed Welburn, Retired VP, GM Global Design
Ed began working at GM in 1972 as an associate designer, and would rise through the ranks to become the first Global VP of Design ever, with a team of 2,500 people in design studios around the world. To foster a sense of teamwork and cooperation between studios, Ed invited all design staff worldwide to submit their ideas for the C7 Corvette. He held the bar high, encouraging his team to make a Corvette that could be called “Stingray” once again.
Video and photos of this event can be found here for your use. Videos include a a 6 to 9 minute video on each inductee, the overall ceremony, b-roll of banners and displays, and a intro video used for the ceremony. Full biographies of each inductee can be found here. For questions or if you need additional information about the ceremony, the inductees, or the Corvette Hall of Fame, please reach out to Mariah Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 270.777.4513.