Flagstaff, AZ. –-Bloomington Gold Tours based in Flagstaff, Arizona announced today that recently retired GM Corvette Plant Manager, Wil Cooksey is set to lead 200 of America’s greatest sports cars down America’s most favorite highway, Route 66. This 100 mile trip back in time will attract Corvette owners from across the country and retrace the Mother Road along the longest stretch left in America. The tour which begins in Kingman, AZ will head east through the historic towns of Hackberry, Valentine, Truxton, Peach Springs and Seligman, home of Angel Delgadillo and the famous Snow Cap Drive-In. At tour’s end, participants will display their Corvettes on Route 66 in downtown Williams, AZ, the last town on Route 66 to be bypassed.

Besides leading the Route 66 Tour, Cooksey will be the featured VIP for the 3-day Bloomington Gold Tours event slated for June 5-7. Participants will have a chance to rub shoulders with Wil Cooksey and enjoy a guest speaker presentation at the finale reception from the future chairman of the board of the National Corvette Museum located in Bowling Green, KY. “We are thrilled to have Wil join us in 2008,” said event owner & coordinator Cindy Bublitz. “Wil has had a big hand in making the Corvette the world class super car it is today,” said Dwayne Bublitz, Cindy’s husband who’s also an event owner and coordinator.

Wil Cooksey has had a long and distinguished career with General Motors culminating with 15 years of service as the Corvette plant manager in Bowling Green, KY. In 2008 Chevrolet is paying tribute to Cooksey by releasing a Wil Cooksey Limited Edition Z06 Corvette. Each of the 505 editions is signed and numbered and come with a certificate of authenticity.

Corvette owners interested in participating in the Bloomington Gold Tours Route 66 event or either of their longer tours can go to www.BloomingtonGoldTours.com or call 928-527-VETT (8388) for more information.

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