Cumberland's finest: Mike McCagh

Scott Harrison

"Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional"
Staff member
Contributing Member
Those who have ever participated in the Cumberland Auto cross, knows this Gentleman. Often hosting a BBQ at his home for participants, and competing in his restomod '62 Corvette or Willys truck, Mike McCagh gets inducted into the Corvette Hall of Fame.

"The oldest of nine children, and the father of four, family time was important to Mike McCagh, and as his family grew, he always made family outings car outings. The kids would spend time with their dad putting ‘budget buy’ vehicles together. As his kids reached driving age, he would let them choose one of the cars in the ‘stable of budget buys’ as their own. Daughter Chrissy selected a 1950 Chevrolet Convertible, daughter Casey a 1949 Chevrolet, daughter Marcy a 1947 Chevrolet, and son Michael a 1957 truck. All vehicles are still owned to this day.
Though Mike was a dermatologist by trade, his passion was always cars. A Lifetime Member of the National Corvette Museum, he is also a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Corvette Restorers Society (and NCRS member number 14), a technical advisor for the Vintage Chevrolet Club of America, member of the Antique Automobile Club of America and a member of the National Oldsmobile Club. He has authored dozens of restoration and repair articles and received the Sam Folz Award, which recognizes the restoration, preservation and driving enjoyment of vintage Corvettes. He is one of only 21 members in NCRS history to receive this award.
Terry McManmon, a Corvette Hall of Fame inductee who was instrumental in founding the National Corvette Museum, shares how instrumental Mike’s support was when they were working to get the project off the ground. “Mike was one of the first to step up and support the idea of a Library and Archives when first proposed in 1984. As President of NCRS, he promoted this idea when it was still controversial, even among NCRS members. His support allowed us the earliest of funding to file our IRS 501(c)(3) papers.”
In fact, Mike’s Museum membership number is misleading. He was among those first in line but insisted on number 1957 due to his lifelong attachment to that year of Corvette.
Fellow collector and enthusiast Rick Hendrick echoes Mike’s dedication to the brand, “If one were to look up Corvette Enthusiasts in the dictionary, they are more than likely to see a picture of Mike. Those having experienced Mike’s enthusiasm, knowledge and dedication to the Corvette hobby over the years would certainly be supportive on Mike being inducted.” "

Bill Magruder

Contributing Member
Excellent Bio. An amazing person and a credit to our hobby. Thankfully, I was not reading his obituary.



Crop Duster/FUMES
Contributing Member
I was fortunate enough to attend one of his after cumberland bbq's once. It was an absolutely enjoyable experience. He and his wife were the most gracious of hosts.


Ken Caniglia AKA Superfly
Contributing Member
So in that scenario is Doc the transvestite or the monkey :coolsmiley:

Either could work O0