Article contributed by Steve Burns
A couple weeks back we told you about the newest batch of 10 people being added into Bloomington Gold’s Great Hall. Last week our friends at Bloomington Gold announced the 10 cars to be inducted during the June 23rd – 26th event in St. Charles, IL. The cars being inducted this year cover the full spectrum of the Corvette legend from race car, to styling car, to pace car.
The Great Hall began in 2010 and filled the spot formerly occupied by the Special Collection. Over the course of a 5 year run, the Great Hall will annually highlight 10 people and 10 Corvettes which have helped to transform the Corvette hobby into what it is today. Only 50 people and 50 Corvettes will ever reside within the Great Hall.
Here’s this year’s list of 10 honorees:
- 1955 Corvette – First V8
- 1956 SR2
- 1960 Lemans Racer
- 1960 Route 66 TV Show (Icon only)
- 1963 Harley Earl Design Vehicle
- 1965 396/425 “State of The Art”
- 1967 DeLorenzo L88 Racer
- 1969 Corvette ZL1
- 1971 Corvette ZR2
- 1978 Indy 500 Pace Car (Icon only)
Each year’s inductees are chosen by a selection committee based on their contributions to the Corvette hobby. All of the 2011 inductees will be officially honored on Friday, June 24th at 5pm during the Bloomington Gold show. The ceremony is open to everyone attending the show.
The 39th annual Bloomington Gold event runs from Thursday, June 23rd – Sunday, June 26th 2011 at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Il. (about an hour west of Chicago). For complete show information check out the Bloomington Gold website.
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