The final slate of candidates for Bloomington Gold’s Great Hall was inducted at last month’s show in Champaign, ILL. Over the last five years, Bloomington Gold has honored 50 people and 50 Corvettes who have positively impacted our hobby. This year’s inductees mark the final year of the Great Hall.
The Great Hall’s intent is to salute the pioneers of our hobby – the people, organizations, and the cars that helped create the phenomenon we know and love today. It’s their passion and drive that helped build the hobby for all of us.
The Corvettes of Bloomington Gold’s 2014 Great Hall
The class of 2014 is heavily tilted toward Corvette’s extensive racing legacy. Six of the ten inductees have seen track duty all around the world. The 1967 Sunray DX L88, 1968 Owens-Corning L88, and 1969 Rebel L88 racer all take a spot in this year’s Great Hall. Other track-ready cars include the 1963 Mark II Z06, and the Pratt and Miller C6.R Le Mans racer. Potentially the most significant car of this year’s class is Ex-87, the Duntov Mule. The final 4 inductees this year consist of the C4 (1984 – 1996) Corvette, the new C7 (2014 +) Corvette, the 1966 big block 427 coupe, and the 1967 small block 327 coupe.
The People and Organizations of Bloomington Gold’s 2014 Great Hall
The 2014 people and organizations to be honored cover all ends of the Corvette hobby including General Motors design, Corvette sales, collectors, and historians. We’re sad to admit that CorvetteBlogger didn’t make the list again this year, but those that will be honored at Bloomington Gold in June are listed below.
- Larry Shinoda – General Motors
- Vince Piggins – General Motors
- Karl Ludvigsen – Author
- The National Corvette Museum
- Terry Michaelis – ProTeam Corvette
- Dana Mecum – Mecum Auctions
- Irwin Kroiz – Collector
- Bob Gold – Corvette Sales / Auctions
- Al Grenning – Stamp Pad Guru / Historian
- Cypress Gardens
Congratulations again to all of the honorees. Here’s our photo gallery of the 2014 Great Hall at Bloomington Gold.
Corvette Vanity Plates from Bloomington Gold 2014
[PICS] Bloomington Gold 2014 – 1965 Big Tank Barn Find
[PICS] Bloomington Gold 2014 – 1953 Corvette VIN 009
[PICS] The 2014 Bloomington Gold Corvette Show