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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

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Collector Car News

  • Cox Collection Joins Bonhams' May Auction Calendar +

    Bonhams will offer the Dr. Ralph W.E. Cox Jr. Collection at auction on May 10 in Cape May, New Jersey. The aviation pioneer’s intriguing collection includes such rarities as a San Francisco cable car, a Baldwin steam locomotive and a JB1 Buzz Bomb, in addition to fine antique automobiles, carriages, Read More
  • Motostalgia Offers 1955 Porsche 356 "Pre-A" Cabriolet Continental +

    A 1955 Porsche 356 "Pre-A" Cabriolet Continental (Motostalgia estimate: $365k–$405k) will cross the auction block on May 2 at Motostalgia's auction in Seabrook, TX. The car has matching serial numbers on its drivetrain and body panels, and it comes with original Certificate of Origin, Kardex, tool kit and owner's manual. Read Read More
  • HHI Motoring Festival Names 2014 Pinnacle & Honored Collectors +

    The 2014 Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance will include major international names in automotive collecting and racing when the event returns for its 13th annual celebration Oct. 24 – Nov. 2. Among those names are esteemed collectors Joseph and Margie Cassini and William and Christine Snyder, selected Read More
  • Italian Greats Swell the Ranks at RM Monaco +

    Recent highlights at RM's upcoming Monaco sale on May 10 include a 1956 Maserati 450S Prototype, a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C, a 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Pinin Farina Cabriolet Series I, a 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS and a 2006 Ferrari 575 GTZ by Zagato. Staged during the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique weekend, Read More
  • Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach +

    Barrett-Jackson's annual Palm Beach sale is just around the corner. The Florida auction takes place April 11-13. Among the featured early headliners are a 2005 Ford GT with 929 miles, a 1970 Plymouth Superbird with 440 Six Pack and a 1935 Packard Model 1207 convertible coupe. View all the current consignments here. Read More
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