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The Kraemer Story

Frank Kraemer

My name is Frank. 33 years after selling my 1964 Corvette at the age of 18, my wife, Barbara, and I decided it was time to add a Corvette to our family. After all, our children were grown, and although the grandchildren kept us busy, we felt that we needed to find a hobby to share in order to spend some quality time together. So, we tried golf. However, that didn't work out. Purchasing a Corvette and attending Corvette shows seemed like the natural solution!

We found our treasure, a 1993 Coupe with an all black interior, in July 2007. Shortly after, we became customers of Mid America Motorworks. I was already familiar with Mike Yager and his story on how he got started in the Corvette Parts and Accessories Industry and held high respect for him.

I loved thinking up crazy ideas about what I wanted to do with the Corvette, so I spent many late nights shopping online at to see if Mid America Motorworks offered such parts. Of course, Barbara had heavy influence over the decisions, too.

We started off simple, by adding little chrome accessories to the Corvette. Then in April of 2009, we had the Corvette completely re-painted. Barbara and I chose Competition Yellow.

Living in Pennsylvania made it convenient to attend one of the best Corvette shows, Corvettes at Carlisle. This year, our third year in attendance, we were pleased to see the Mid America Motorworks show team once again. I was impressed with their display.

While at Corvettes at Carlisle, we decided it was time to investigate getting some new Corvette seats. With the help from Eric Spiker, one of Mid America Motorworks’ finest sales representatives, we were able to discuss various choices and options. For example, Eric confirmed that we could easily have the 40th Anniversary logo embroidered on any seat we chose. It didn’t take long for us to choose exactly what we wanted, since every leather color choice was available to see and feel in the Mid America Motorworks’ display.

So on September 29th, we received our new custom Resto-Mod 2-tone leather seats on foam and two days later my friend easily popped in the new seats in less than 30 minutes!

We intend to keep our Corvette forever, and plan to rely on Mid America Motorworks for our continued parts and accessory needs. Mid America Motorworks’ customer support sets them apart from all the rest. Mid America Motorworks just needs to keep mailing me the catalogs and emailing me those great specials!