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Corvette Lifestyles

This Day in Corvette History: George Swanson Laid to Rest
Photo Credit: TheAutomotiveIndia.com

On this day in 1994, the ashes of 71-year-old George Swanson were placed in the drivers seat of his beloved 27,000 mile 1984 white Corvette. A crane then lifted the sports car and lowered into the 4-plot grave site in Hempfield County, Pennsylvania. George’s widow Caroline Swanson said “George always said he lived a fabulous life, and he went out in a fabulous style.”

Read the entire account at History.com

 

Bloomington Gold Announces the 10 Cars to be inducted into 2011 Great Hall

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.

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[VIDEO] Monday Morning C3 Corvette Burnout

by Keith Cornett on May 23, 2011

[VIDEO] Monday Morning C3 Corvette Burnout

How about we kick off the start of this week right with a Monday morning Corvette burnout. Here is a black C3 Corvette laying down some rubber on a deserted stretch of two lane blacktop.

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Panama City Beach Run and Corvette Show

by Keith Cornett on May 18, 2011

Panama City Beach Run and Corvette Show

The Circle City Corvette Club out of Dothan, AL is doing their Run to the Beach this Friday with a Corvette show at the Panama City Beach Bay Point Marriott Beach Resort on Saturday, May 21st. The corvette show includes a live look at the 2012 Corvettes, seminars with GM engineers and designers from Bowling Green and an event shirt.

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Bloomington Gold to Host Cubic Knowledge Training Seminars at 2011 Event

Article contributed by Steve Burns

Ever wonder what takes to prepare a car for Bloomington Gold Certification? What to look for in a restoration shop for your Corvette? Need some detailing tips? Know the difference between NCRS and Bloomington judging? If you’ve ever asked these and other Corvette-related questions, then the folks at Bloomington Gold may have just the seminar for you. Click past the jump to check out all the classes being offered during this year’s event which runs June 23rd – 26th at the Pheasant Run resort in St. Charles, Illinois.

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Saint Bernard Classic Corvette Giveaway 2011

by Keith Cornett on May 10, 2011

Bloomington Gold Announces 10 Inductees into the Great Hall

For the last 23 years, the Saint Bernard Catholic Church in Southern Indiana has offered a classic Corvette raffle to raise funds for the Parish. The annual raffle has become an important funraiser for the church who uses the proceeds to help fund the school and daycare programs at their Rockport, Indiana location. This year’s raffle is a red 1965 Corvette Convertible and tickets are on sale now for $30 each or 4 for $100 with only 10,000 tickets offered.

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Bloomington Gold Announces 10 Inductees into the Great Hall

Article contributed by Steve Burns

We’re just about 6 weeks away from the annual summer pilgrimage of Corvette faithful to St. Charles, Illinois and the Bloomington Gold Corvette show. As the time approaches, we’re getting more and more information about some of the unique events that make up this great 4-day gathering. Started in 2010 in place of the Special Collection, the Great Hall will highlight 10 people and 10 Corvettes per year until 50 people and cars from each category have been saluted. This year’s list of people who helped transform the Corvette hobby into what it is today is just past the jump.

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NASCAR's Hendrick Builds His Own LS7 for a 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition

NASCAR team owner and Chevy dealer Rick Hendrick spent today at Wixon’s Performance Build Center to take part in the Corvette Engine Build program. Hendrick built his own 505 horsepower LS7 V8 which will go into his Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition.

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Corvette Museum's Motorsports Park Project Kicked into High Gear

At the Corvette Museum’s C5/C6 Bash, Executive Director Wendell Strode announced that the NCM’s Motorsports Park project was again moving forward after the board voted to acquire an additional 92 acres to add to their existing 70 acre parcel. The project will now be divided into Stages with Stage 1 being the construction of a two mile “west” road course and an autocross/skid pad.

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GoldTour Returns to Bloomington Gold Corvette Show

by Guest Contributor on May 4, 2011

GoldTour Returns to Bloomington Gold Corvette Show

Article contributed by Steve Burns

Bloomington Gold has announced that their popular GoldTour Corvette road tour will be returning to the event line up for the 2011 show coming up this June. The road tour through the rolling northern Illinois countryside was shelved in 2010 for the first time in recent memory. Held as part of the June 23rd – 25th Bloomington Gold Corvette show, the 30-ish mile GoldTour will stage at 5pm on June 25th, 2011 and leave at 6pm from the Kane County Law and Justice Center.

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