Wittine becomes Honorary Member of the Registry !
our great privilege to announce that Randy Wittine
recently accepted our invitation to join the Chevrolet Corvette
Pace Car Registry as an Honorary Member.
has been intertwined with Corvette since childhood. As a young
boy growing up in post-war Brooklyn, he had one burning ambition
- to design cars. He filled his school books with sketches
of chrome and metal instead of homework, and although he was
only 11 years old when GM rolled out America's first sports
car, Randy's attention was captured. He still remembers cutting
out a cardboard model of the 1953 Corvette from the Shredded
from Pratt Institute in 1964, Wittine was hired by GM and
went to work in the big car studio. But it was only a matter
of months before he was assigned to work with Larry Shinoda
on Corvette. During the course of his career Wittine has worked
for all five Corvette design chiefs and left his mark on all
six generations. He has sketched numerous prototypes and race
cars including the Corvette GTP, which he considers the highlight
of his design career. More recently he has been carving seconds
off the C5 and C6 models in the GM wind tunnel.
has been involved in the design of all Corvette Pace Cars
since the first in 1978. He was an invited speaker at our
3rd Pace Car Reunion and was inducted into the National Corvette
Museum Hall of Fame in 2005.
it all, the man known as Mr. Corvette to his colleagues has
been content to remain largely anonymous, but concedes, "I
like to think there's a little bit of every man in my Hall
of Fame induction. I like to think I represent [the] nameless