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[PICS] The Great Hall at Bloomington Gold 2013

by Steve Burns on July 5, 2013

[PICS] The Great Hall at Bloomington Gold 2013

Last weekend marked the 4th installment of Bloomington Gold’s Great Hall. The 4th class of honorees was one of the best yet. The Corvette inductees included the legendary 1963 Grand Sport, the first big block, and the mighty 2009 ZR-1. The people and organizations category featured the godfather of the Corvette, the founder of Carlisle Events, and the Flying Dentist among others.

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Owner Recounts 40 Years Behind the Wheel of His 1963 Corvette Coupe
Photo Credit: Prestige MotorCar Photography

John Mrock is one of those lucky folks who has owned the same split window Corvette since the late 1960s.

Not only that, but he also has some great memories of cruising in that 1963 ’Vette along some of the best beaches in the world while he was stationed in Hawaii during a stint in the Navy.

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[PICS] The Corvette Pace Cars of Bloomington Gold 2013

Each year at Bloomington Gold there are several special groupings of Corvettes on display. This year we were especially looking forward to seeing the 2014 Corvette Stingray Pace Car from this year’s Indianapolis 500. Little did we know that the Pace Car Registry was assembling a collection of 1 example of every Corvette Pace Car that’s led the field at Indy.

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[PICS] The 2013 Bloomington Gold Corvette Show

by Steve Burns on July 2, 2013

[PICS] The 2013 Bloomington Gold Corvette Show

Bloomington Gold’s long awaited move to Champaign, Illinois took place last weekend as the show celebrated its 40th anniversary there. It was a year of firsts in 2013: the first year in a new location, the first year for the GoldAutocross, the first year of a new judging schedule, and the first year for the C7’s to attend. Our wrap up from Bloomington Gold 2013 awaits you after the break.

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Chevrolet Details Limited Production Options for Customizing the 2014 Corvette Stingray

Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles likes to talk about all the ways you can customize the 2014 Corvette Stingray to make it your own, but details about how you can accessorize the seventh-generation sports car have been vague at best. Until now.

We recently got our hands on a dealership LPO card which details some of the accessories that are coming from Chevrolet for the 2014 Corvette Stingray.

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1963 Corvette Brings Old High School Friends Together
Photo Credit: Dave Hon – Newton Daily News

Sometimes a car is more than a car. Take Larry Clement’s 1963 Corvette convertible, for example.

A member of the Class of ’63 at Newton High School in Newton, Iowa, Larry brought the Corvette to their 50th reunion in June, and it immediately became a symbol of the successes enjoyed by the class in 1963 and ever since, including his two close friends, Tom Ross and Jim Getz.

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New Fisher-Price Power Wheels Corvette Stingray Coming this Fall

Well, Chevrolet has been saying all along that it wants to target a younger audience with the new Corvette Stingray.

Chevy may get its wish based on this just-announced Fisher-Price version of the 2014 Stingray that looks a whole lot like the new Corvette, only a lot smaller for little kids to get a dose of Corvette fever.

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Happy Birthday Corvette: America's Favorite Sports Car Turns 60 Today

In the early 1950′s, Harley Earl, GM’s head of styling, envisioned a low-cost American sports car that could compete with Europe’s Jaguar, MG and Ferrari. Codenamed “Opel”, the very first prototype made its debut in January 1953 at the GM Motorama show at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.

The great reviews and pubic acclaim for the little white roadster prompted GM to fast track the Corvette into production. Sixty years ago today on June 30, 1953, the world’s first production Corvette rolled off its Flint, Michigan assembly line.

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Four Ways to Celebrate Corvette's 60th Birthday this Weekend

Chevrolet’s Corvette officially turns 60 this weekend. It was June 30th, 1953 when that first Polo White two seater left the Flint, MI assembly plant. If you’re looking for a way to help celebrate Corvette’s 60 year legacy you’ve got several options this weekend. From Illinois to Kentucky to Detroit there are plenty of events taking place and we’ve neatly summarized them all for you after the break.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Museum to Raffle 2011 SEMA Jake Edition Corvette on Friday

The one-of-a-kind 2011 “Jake Edition” Corvette Grand Sport built for the 2010 SEMA show will be auctioned on Friday afternoon at the National Corvette Museum with proceeds going to the new NCM Motorsports Park. Tickets are just $20 and there are no limits on how many tickets will be sold.

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