by Wendell K. Strode, Exec. Dir. National Corvette Museum strode@corvettemuseum.org 270-467-8814
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FORMER CHEVROLET GENERAL MANAGER JIM PERKINS PASSES
We are sad to report that the Corvette world lost one of its greatest champions and friends with the passing of Jim Perkins. He started his career at GM, sorting through defective parts, sharing workspace with the janitor, but his drive, vision and leadership skills elevated him to one day become the General Manager of Chevrolet. From there he was able to save the Corvette from cancellation by marshaling resources and talent in ways that he freely confessed (with a grin) “could have gotten me fired or worse.” He accomplished much more than we can list here, but today we remember Jim as a friend and supporter of the National Corvette Museum, and a most-deserving member of the Corvette Hall of Fame. Read more and watch the tribute video→