Bloomington Gold, the iconic “Granddaddy of Corvette Shows” has officially announced that they will be hosting the 2015 gathering (and beyond) at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The dates of the event in 2015 are June 25-27, which shifts the show to a more travel-friendly Thursday-Saturday format.
The show will be taking over the entire IMS complex for the three day show. That includes the tracks, the garages and even the golf course will be offered to attendees.
“Corvette owners will be able to experience the thrill of driving laps on the oval, high speed rides on the race course and more high speed events than any other car show has to offer,” says Guy Larsen, President.
Bloomington Gold was started in Bloomington, Ill. in 1973 and over the years the show has taken place at various sites throughout Illinois. The last two years, the show was held in Champaign, ILL but construction on the grounds was one of the reasons the show decided to look for a better venue.
“Chevrolet Corvettes have served as the official Pace Car for the Indianapolis 500 a record 12 times, so it’s a perfect fit for the nation’s premiere all-Corvette show to be showcased at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway,” said J. Douglas Boles, Indianapolis Motor Speedway president. “We’re looking forward to hosting Bloomington Gold Corvettes USA along with thousands of Corvette and automobile enthusiasts for a great three days at ‘The Racing Capital of the World.'”
Boles says the show is a chance for the Speedway to connect with car enthusiasts who may not be racing enthusiasts. Over 5,000 Corvettes are expected to appear at the Bloomington Gold Show when it comes to IMS.
Here is Bloomington Gold’s Guy Larson talking to the Corvette Nation TV show about the new venue: