Rick Hendrick’s first Corvette was a 1963 C2 convertible, which he quickly developed a passion for as he worked on it in his garage. Turning a few wrenches on his personal car quickly evolved into buying, repairing and selling Corvettes, effectively kicking off the General Motors dealer mogul’s long and successful career.
It’s that deeply rooted passion for everything Corvette and his wide-ranging Corvette collection that recently earned Hendrick a spot in the National Corvette Museum’s Hall of Fame. Hendrick’s collection is especially important as it serves as a preservation site for Corvette history, comprising of over significant 150 Corvettes ranging from C1s to C7s.
The NCM recently invited Hendrick to their facilities for his induction, where he and several of his long time Hendrick Motorsports employees discussed the beginnings of his Corvette passion and where it stands today. If you’re a Hendrick Motorsports or Corvette fan, you won’t want to miss out on what they have to say in the video above.