is our great privilege to announce that
Tom and Karla Wallace have been selected to be
our 2008 Honorary Members. Tom is past Corvette Chief
Engineer and Vehicle Line Executive (VLE) for performance
2008, Tom retired from GM just one month shy of having
run the Corvette program for three years. He was only
the fourth chief engineer in Corvette's 56-year history.
and his wife Karla are also Pace Car fans, owning
one of the 2007 Track Cars used during the race!
Tom's tenure, the Corvette team finished and launched
the ZR1--a supercar laced with racing technology,
from its carbon-fiber body panels to composite-material
brake discs and its supercharged 6.2-liter V8 rated
at 638 hp.
not one but two Corvette Pace Car replica editions
were produced during his era, 2007 and 2008.