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The Corvette Vanity Plates of Bloomington Gold 2013

At any car show we always enjoy taking a peak at what witty things owners select on their vanity plates. We all know that Corvette owners are the best when it comes to unique characters, phrases, or sayings on their license plates. So as we always do, set aside some time last weekend at Bloomington Gold to check out what the Corvette owners had chosen to adorn their rides.

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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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[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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Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum's 2013 Bloomington Gold Auction

It’s the last full weekend in June which means one thing to Corvette enthusiasts – It’s Bloomington Gold weekend. That also means it’s time for the annual Mecum auction at Bloomington Gold. At last check there were just over 100 Corvettes consigned for this weekend’s sale in Champaign, Illinois. Mecum Bloomington Gold will take place this Saturday, June 29th on the Assembly Hall grounds on the University of Illinois campus as part of the Bloomington Gold Corvette show.

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Truck Carrying Four Corvettes to Bloomington Gold Crashes into Low Bridge

Sometimes just getting to a car show can be more difficult than winning.

Take, for example, this case of a truck carrying four Corvettes to the Bloomington Gold show in Champaign, Illinois.

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Corvette History Through Ads: The Convertible Coupe

Most Corvette enthusiasts were in love in 1968 with the all new third generation Corvette, which wore a completely new body style based on Larry Shinoda’s Mako Shark II concept car. One of the new design features which created considerable excitement was the introduction of T-tops. The 1968 Chevrolet Corvette was the very first American production car to offer this innovative roof style and several buyers thought that it offered the best of both the hardtop and convertible.

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Corvettes on Craigslist: 1979 Custom Corvette Vibe

by Steve Burns on June 24, 2013

Corvettes on Craigslist: 1979 Custom Corvette Vibe

Great news! We’ve found yet another Corvette treasure on Craigslist. If you missed your chance to score the yellow C4 with a fake motor in the back and the Decepticons thwarted your attempted purchase of the Transformers inspired C6 you’ve still got a chance to take home a thoroughly modded Corvette. Tap the magical Read More button below to behold this bright yellow 1979 Corvette sporting the nose from Pontiac Vibe.

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Two American icons melded into one glorious tribute.

 

The Top 11 Corvette Sales of Mecum Indy 2013

by Steve Burns on June 11, 2013

The Top 11 Corvette Sales of Mecum Indy 2013

Mecum Auctions held their annual 2013 Spring Classic last month in Indianapolis. Over the course of the event, the Mecum team rolled 1,716 vehicles across the block. Of those, 1,156 were hammered sold for a 68% sell-through rate. We already told you about the black and blue 1967 convertible which sold for $610,000 to take top Corvette honors. Click past the jump to see the other top Corvettes from the 2013 Mecum Spring Classic.

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