Kevin Mackay, Founder
Kevin's love for Corvettes blossomed in 1978, while he was working for a Chevrolet dealership at the age of 21. That year, the Corvette Pace Car came out and his dealer got one. He was in charge of preparing the car for sale, and his time with it left an indelible impression. He officially got the Corvette bug, but at that time he thought he'd never own a Corvette of his own, as they were too expensive. Well, after a few short years and much hard work, Kevin bought his first Corvette – a '64 convertible.
"I spent my life savings at 23 years old and never looked back," Kevin said. He restored that car and soon decided to open his own Corvette repair and restoration business, despite family advice against it.
Kevin officially opened Corvette Repair Inc, in 1985, renting a one-bay garage out of an auto repair shop in Valley Stream, NY. His current, custom-built facility opened in 1987, and it is currently being expanded to accommodate an ever-growing audience of Corvette collectors.
When it comes to finding, repairing, and restoring the most important Corvettes ever built, one man stands apart from the rest in terms of the sheer volume and importance of the cars he’s been involved with. Kevin, along with his team of expert restorers at Corvette Repair have won thousands of awards and been featured in hundreds of magazine articles and books. After more than 30 years in the Corvette business, his passion for America’s Sports Car has never waned.
In 2012 Kevin was inducted into the Bloomington Gold Great Hall. His knowledge and passion for Corvettes earned him NCRS Master Judge and Bloomington Gold Benchmark Judge status. Awards received for cars he has worked on are simply unprecedented, including NCRS Top Flight, Bloomington Gold, and Triple Diamond honors, as well as numerous others. In July of 2014, Kevin was invited to be the Grand Marshal of the Corvette Homecoming in Bowling Green, KY.