The granddaddy of all Corvette shows kicks later this week as Bloomington Gold returns to the University of Illinois campus in Champaign, IL. Our friends from Mid America Motorsworks let us know that three rare cars from Mike Yager’s MY Garage Museum will be on display with one of them being inducted into the Great Hall.
On Friday, June 27th, the historic last C4 Corvette will be inducted into Bloomington Gold’s Great Hall. The White 1996 Corvette has many unique options including Grand Sport flares and hash marks, ZR-1 Wheels and specially embroidered emblems for the seats. Also unique is that when the Last C4 was going down the assembly line in Bowling Green, each worker signed the car. Mike Yager purchased the Corvette new and its been in his collection ever since.
As the 1964 Corvette is enjoying its 50th Anniversary, Mid America will also bring two historic 1964 Style Cars to the show.
The 1964 World’s Fair Styling Corvette was pulled from the assembly line and modified by the Tech Center as Shop Order #10361. The Corvette features special customizations not found on regular-production Corvettes including an enlarged front grille, large side exhaust, dual sport side mirrors and a hood cut-out to accommodate the raised fuel injection unit. The interior is also red and has a stainless gauge cluster instead of the familiar black. The Corvette was first shown at the New York World’s Fair.
Also joining in the fun at Bloomington Gold is the 1964 Bunkie Knudsen Styling Corvette. Given to the head of Chevrolet General Manager Semon E. “Bunkie” Knudsen, this 1964 style Corvette sports a custom Fire Frost Blue paint from Cadillac. The car also features a special hood design, custom large grille, unique front bumpers and custom high-back bucket seats with an all white leather trim and custom Cadillac carpeting.
Mid America Motorworks is hosting a Cruise-In to the 2014 Bloomington Gold Corvette Show on Thursday, June 26th. This is a FREE event so have some fun with Mike Yager and the gang from Mid America Motorworks. Click here for details.
Bloomington Gold runs June 27-29th in Champaign, IL.
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