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The Corvette Vanity Plates of Bloomington Gold 2012

by Steve Burns on June 28, 2012

The Corvette Vanity Plates of Bloomington Gold 2012

When it comes to custom license plates, Corvette owners are tops when it comes to unique characters, phrases, or sayings. We spent took some time this weekend wandering the grounds of the Pheasant Run Resort see what the all the Corvette owners had come up with. Click past the jump to see some of our favorite license plates from the 2012 Bloomington Gold show.

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[PICS] 2012 Bloomington Gold: The Great Hall

by Steve Burns on June 27, 2012

USA Today Wants a Picture of Your Corvette

Last weekend Bloomington Gold formally inducted the 2012 honorees into The Great Hall. The 3rd class of cars features the earliest known production Corvette, 2 very famous racecars, and arguably the most famous Corvette styling car of all time. The diverse list of people and organizations consists of a Lemans winning racer, the founder of Corvette Central, and a former Corvette Chief Engineer.

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[PICS] The 2012 Bloomington Gold Corvette Show

by Steve Burns on June 26, 2012

[PICS] The 2012 Bloomington Gold Corvette Show

The 2012 version of the Bloomington Gold Corvette Show took place last weekend in St. Charles, Illinois. Chamber of Commerce weather, a fantastic setting, and spectacular cars all combined to produce yet another memorable late-June celebration of Corvettes.

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Barrett-Jackson Brings in $1.2 Million in Corvette Sales at 2012 Orange County Auction

The Barrett-Jackson Collector Car auction held over the weekend in Orange County, California appeared to be another success. A final talley of 25 Corvettes ranging from a 1957 roadster to a 1996 Coupe were offered at the 3rd annual sale in Southern California and when it was said it done, sales of Corvettes totaled just over $1.2 Million.

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Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum at Bloomington Gold

by Steve Burns on June 22, 2012

Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum at Bloomington Gold

There’s a serious affliction slowly taking a hold of the Unites States which some people may not be aware of. This situation could very quickly turn into an epidemic. What is this serious concern? It’s the fact that hundreds of Chevrolet Corvettes are actively looking for a new, caring home. To help combat this problem, Mecum Auctions holds their annual Bloomington Gold all-Corvette auction each year in June. The 2012 version takes place this Saturday June 23rd at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, IL.

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[PICS] Canterbury Corvette Fest 2012

by Steve Burns on June 22, 2012

[PICS] Canterbury Corvette Fest 2012

We made a quick stop last weekend at the 8th annual Canterbury Corvette Fest hosted by the GMC Corvette Set club. Just under 100 Corvettes were spread out around the scenic property of Olde World Canterbury Village in Lake Orion, Michigan. A photo gallery of the event lurks just beyond the jump.

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Corvette Auction Preview: Barrett-Jackson Orange County

The Barrett-Jackson road show rolls into southern California this weekend for their annual Orange County auction. The 3rd rendition of the OC event takes place at the OC Fair and Event Center June 22 – 24. SPEED will have 16 hours of live coverage over the course of the weekend.

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Marine Arrives Home in a Classic Corvette After Tour in Afghanistan

Father’s Day took an especially meaningful turn this year for an Oak Lawn, Illinois family, and a classic Corvette was right there in the mix.

Escorted by a convoy of Warrior Watch Riders, Lance Marine L Cpl Joseph Harr came rolling up Sunday afternoon in a 1962 red Corvette, home for a few days from a tour in Afghanistan.

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[PICS] Eyeson Design Show Celebrates 25 Years with a Collection of 25 Silver Corvettes

Each year the Eyeson Design car show celebrates the best in automotive design from pre-war cars and motorcycles to modern tuner cars. This year the popular event turned 25 and celebrated its silver anniversary with a special circle of silver Corvettes.

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Corvettes on eBay: 1953 Corvette #244 Unrestored Survivor

June 30th, 1953: the very first Corvette reaches the end of the assembly line in Flint, Michigan. Just 299 additional cars would be produced that year. Although no firm numbers exist, it’s generally assumed that 200 or so still remain in existence today. They don’t come up for sale very often, so act quickly as here is your chance to score VIN #244 while it’s for sale on eBay.

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