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Daily Briefing: Another Mercury to be raffled for the Early Ford Foundation V-8 Museum; Corvette Museum Executive Director named to 2020 Corvette Hall of Fame

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Photo courtesy of the Early Ford Foundation V-8 Museum

The National Capital Region Group #36 of the Early Ford V-8 Club will be raffling off a 1957 Mercury Montclair 4-door hardtop, in an effort to raise funds for the Early Ford Foundation V-8 Museum. Last month, the club raffled off a 1956 Mercury Monterey which was won by Josh Porte of Fairport, New York.

This raffle will take place June 18, 2020 at the 2020 Eastern National Meet in Pennsylvania. Winner gets the Mercury or $10,000, with 2nd and 3rd prizes being $3,000 and $1,000 respectively. The Early Ford Foundation Museum is located in Auburn, Indiana. For tickets and rules, visit


Courtesy of the National Corvette Museum

National Corvette Museum Executive Director Wendell Strode will be included in the 2020 class of the Corvette Hall of Fame. Strode was involved in establishing the NCM when it was only an idea. In 1988, a banker at the time, Strode contacted the local Chamber of Commerce to propose building the museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. From there, the idea took off and he would spearhead the many initiatives needed to put everything together for the Museum’s grand opening during Labor Day Weekend of 1994. A quarter of a century later, the Museum is currently thriving as a must-see destination for all Corvette fans.

The Corvette Hall of Fame was established in 1997 and 74 individuals have been inducted. The 2020 recipients will be inducted September 4, 2020 during the NCM’s 26th Anniversary Celebration, scheduled for September 3-5, 2020. For more information about the museum and the HOF, visit