In just one month, classic Corvettes from across the country will converge on the campus of the University of Illinois in Champaign, IL for the annual Bloomington Gold Corvette Show. Unfortunately, those looking to buy a Corvette during the annual auction will have to attend another venue as Mecum has announced they have canceled the traditional all-Corvette sale due to lack of interest.
Here is the statement that Mecum has posted on their website:
As the number of successful auction events on the Mecum calendar continues to grow, the Corvette collecting community has regularly been opting to buy and sell Corvettes at other Mecum auction locations in their respective regions throughout the country as a matter of convenience. Mecum now holds auctions coast to coast all year long, and Corvettes are a significant segment at all Mecum events as witnessed by their results on the block.
Due to these and other variables, interest in the auction held in conjunction with Bloomington Gold Corvettes USA has waned, and subsequently, the auction had to be canceled. This late notice is regrettable, but it is only because of Mecum’s unwillingness to have to take such measures.
Bloomington Gold Corvettes USA will continue to offer its great services with expert judging in Gold, Benchmark and Survivor Certification, hosting a swap meet/vendor area, a car corral and providing top-of-the-line Corvette enthusiast entertainment.
Mecum Auctions will continue to move forward with its core business of hosting world-class auctions throughout the United States and broadcasting them live on network television.
The next classic and collector car auction will be the inaugural sale in Seattle held June 13-14, at the CenturyLink Field Event Center. Headlining the auction is a highly sought-after 1967 Corvette L88 Coupe, one of 20 produced, restored by the Naber Brothers, Bloomington Gold Certified, documented by its tank sticker, and factory equipped with side exhaust.
The good news is that Bloomington Gold will still be allowing Corvette owners to sell their cars directly in the show’s GoldMine. Sellers can park their Corvettes for sale in the GoldMine for a registration fee of $150 per Corvette, which also includes one weekend pass for the show. For more information about selling your Corvette in the Bloomington Gold GoldMine, call 309-888-4477 or email [email protected].