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Bloomington Gold_logoEvent officials announced today that they will hold their last event at Pheasant Run in 2012 and introduce an updated event in Champaign County in 2013—Bloomington Gold’s 40th  Anniversary.

“Although it will be hard to beat the beautiful fairways of Pheasant Run, input from Corvette owning customers wanted more opportunity for socializing and driving events as part of the entire Corvette show experience.  It needed to become more dynamic”, said Bloomington Gold CEO, David Burroughs.

He continued, “Our customers own Corvettes because they are fun to drive.  So, we needed a venue that not only served our exhibitors and customers who buy/sell and certify Corvettes, but also a venue that makes it easy and fun to navigate to/from and around the community before, during, and after the show.  Therefore, we needed a small town atmosphere with big town hotels, great facilities, and quick escape routes to miles of country roads. Champaign, IL has the smaller town atmosphere and the University of Illinois Assembly Hall grounds have everything else.” 

“This multi-day event creates millions in economic impact and showcases Champaign County on a national and international level,” said Jayne DeLuce President & CEO of the Champaign County Convention and Visitors Bureau.  “We are excited to bring an event of this magnitude here.”

Begun in 1973, in Bloomington (50 miles northwest of Champaign), Bloomington Gold is not only thelongest running national Corvette event but also is noted for innovations that have been commonly copied by many other automotive events.  Corvette auctions, swap meets, Certification, SURVIVOR®, educational seminars, and special museum-type displays all began at Bloomington Gold.  But what “lit the tires” for most Corvette enthusiasts were the awesome road tours when Bloomington Gold was located in Central Illinois.  One of those tours is recorded in the Guinness Book of Records as the longest continual road tour of 2,223 Corvettes.  That record still stands.  A feat simply not practical in the Chicagoland area.

“Even Corvette owners know we don't always do things by the books in Champaign, but for Guinness we'll make an exception," noted Champaign Mayor Don Gerard in regard to an impending World Record. “Downtown Champaign will be the final destination for the Bloomington Gold Road Tour and we'll have food, entertainment and a whole lot of fun waiting for the Cavalcade of Corvettes."

The event will begin with educational seminars on Thursday, June 27 and the Corvette show will run Friday and Saturday. The SURVIVOR® Collector Car event will follow on Sunday, June 30.  It isAmerica’s only car event devoted exclusively to un-restored original collector cars of all makes and models.  2013 will mark the sixth year for the SURVIVOR Collector Car event.  Visit www.bloomingtongold.com for more information.

Recent Blog Posts

  • Forest Grove Concours Weekend: A Celebration of Cars and People +

    There’s nothing better than a great car event that happens in your own backyard. No packing, no airports, no rental cars, no hotel rooms – just go into the SCM garage, pull out your favorite car (and a couple for your good friends) and head out. This was the 42nd Read More
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  • This Week's Classic Mystery Photo +

    The monthly Mystery Photo has been an SCM tradition for 25 years. Each week, we’ll share one of our “greatest hits” photos from the past and give you a chance to provide a new witty and provocative caption. Each week’s winner will be announced in the Newsletter. Share your caption Read More
  • September 2014 Cover Poll +

    Our Art Director, David Tomaro, has created three possible cover concepts, and we'd like to know which one is your favorite. Click here to cast your vote! In addition, please take a few moments and answer some questions about collector cars. It should all take less than a minute, and Read More
  • Keith’s Blog: Ferraris and Cobras — Behind the Wheel at RM +

    Last week, I savored a four-wheeled gourmet experience at RM headquarters in Chatham, Ontario (Canada). CEO and founder Rob Myers invited me to spend a couple of days at RM, and a generous buffet line of cars awaited my arrival. Gord Duff, one of RM’s top car specialists, showed me Read More
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Collector Car News

  • Monterey Star Car Roundup +

    The Monterey heavy-hitters are stacking up. Here is our roundup of the current headliners: RM Auctions will offer a 1964 Ferrari GTB/C Speciale by Scaglietti(pictured above) at their sale in downtown Monterey. The auction takes place August 15–16. View the current RM consignments here. A 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Read More
  • Gooding offers 1939 Alfa Romeo Tipo 256 Cabriolet at Pebble Beach +

    A very rare 1939 Alfa Romeo Tipo 256 Cabriolet with Pinin Farina coachwork has joined the lineup for Gooding & Company’s August 16-17 Pebble Beach Auctions. The Tipo 256 was a special competition version of the 6C 2500 SS from Scuderia Ferrari in Modena for the 1939 racing season. This Read More
  • Artcurial's Best Le Mans Classic Ever +

     Artcurial's July 5 auction in Le Mans, FRA, realized a total of $17,751,048. A third of the cars sold for over €100,000 ($135,942), and 82% of lots found new owners. TOP TEN PRICES OF THE SALE: 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster with hard top $1,516,574 1964 AC Cobra 289 Mk II Read More
  • Bonhams Offers No-Reserve 540K at Mercedes-Benz Sale in Stuttgart +

    Bonhams will sell a 1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K/540K Special Roadster without reserve at The Mercedes-Benz Auction in Stuttgart, DEU, on July 12. The car has a pre-sale estimate of $4.9m–$7.9m, and proceeds will benefit charity. Read more here. View all the Stuttgart consignments here. Read the online catalog here. Read More
  • Bonhams Adds Amelia Island Auction to 2015 Calendar +

    Bonhams is jumping into the Amelia Island scene in 2015. The auction house will host a collector car sale in Fernandina Beach, FL, a city at the north end of Amelia Island on March 10–12. Bonhams' auction will precede the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance festivities. The Concours events run March 12–15. Read More
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