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Bloomington Gold 2011: The Rest of the Story

by Guest Contributor on July 6, 2011

Bloomington Gold 2011: The Rest of the Story

Article and photos contributed by Steve Burns

In addition to Certification, the Great Hall, and the Mecum Auction, Bloomington Gold offers several other activities during their annual June Corvette-palooza. Click past the jump below to see highlights from the GoldMine, GoldMarket, GoldTour, as well as other parts of this years show.

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C4 Corvette Owner Dumps Supercharged 396 V8 for an Electric Motor

Wayne Bickley’s 1996 Black Corvette and its supercharged 396 cubic inch V8 was the epitome of performance. Unfortunately, it was also a target of California’s stringent emissions laws. So instead of fighting the man, Bickley went the opposite direction by dumping the gas-powered V8 engine for an electric motor and a batch of 16-volt batteries. How is the performance of that black Vette now? Check out these videos to see for yourself.

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[PICS] National Drive Your Corvette to Work Day

by Keith Cornett on June 24, 2011

[PICS] National Drive Your Corvette to Work Day

Today was the 11th annual National Drive your Corvette to Work Day. It’s the one day where we try to get as many Corvettes on the street as possible. The holiday gets people talking about Corvettes as well as the opportunity for Corvette owners to meet new Corvette owners. Did you drive your Corvette to work today? Send us a photo and well add it here to our growing collection.

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See Corvette Central's Cutaway C4 Corvette at Bloomington Gold

We got a message from our friends at Corvette Central that Chris Petris and the Cutaway C4 Corvette will be attending Bloomington Gold this week. Today, you’ll find Chris and the Cutaway Corvette doing seminar duty as part of Bloomington’s Gold Cubic Knowledge series. Petris will be answering your questions in the seminar entitled “C4-C5-C6 Maintenance Tips”.

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Mecum at Bloomington Gold: Race-Ready Corvettes

by Guest Contributor on June 23, 2011

Mecum at Bloomington Gold: Race-Ready Corvettes

Article contributed by Steve Burns

We continue our look at Mecum’s upcoming Bloomington Gold Corvette auction now by focusing on some of the race-ready cars being offered this weekend. Among the 400 or so cars for sale Friday and Saturday in St. Charles, IL are 4 rare birds that were born with the track in mind. These include a 1962 big brake fuelie, a 1970 ZR1, a 1971 ZR2, and 1990 R9G. You can check out all of them after the jump.

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[PICS] Canterbury Vette Fest

by Guest Contributor on June 20, 2011

[PICS] Canterbury Vette Fest

Article contributed by Steve Burns

It was a busy Father’s Day weekend here at CorvetteBlogger.com. We kicked off back to back car shows first by participating in the Canterbury Vette Fest held in Lake Orion, MI. This was the 7th annual event at this location hosted by the GMC Corvette Set club. Mother Nature and roughly 100 Corvettes made for a fantastic day on the grounds of Olde World Canterbury Village. Corvettes from all generations were sprinkled about the scenic streets, sidewalks, and green grass of the village. The event was free to spectators and raised over $3,000 dollars for the Leader Dogs for Blind. Check out some pics from the event after the jump.

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[PICS] Corvettes at Tampa Bay’s Cars and Coffee

by Keith Cornett on June 19, 2011

[PICS] Corvettes at Tampa Bay's Cars and Coffee

Here are some photos of cool Corvettes that were in attendance at the Cars and Coffee gathering in St. Petersburg, Florida at the home of the DuPont Registry. For kicks, I also threw in a few non-Corvette photos as well.

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Friday’s Featured Corvettes for Sale

by Keith Cornett on June 17, 2011

Friday's Featured Corvettes for Sale

Check out these great Corvettes we are featuring today from VetteFinders.com, the Internet’s original Corvette classifieds website. Each day thousands of buyers turn to our sister website to find the Corvette of their dreams as we have one of the best selections of both classic, preowned and new Corvettes available anywhere.

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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

 

Corvette Values: 1988 Corvette Coupe

by Keith Cornett on April 11, 2011

Corvette Values: 1988 Corvette Coupe

WP in RI submitted this 1988 Corvette to Corvette Values:

1988 Corvette Coupe, VIN #1G1YY2184J5121XXX. 1-owner, 42K Miles. Matching numbers 350/245 hp V8, 4-speed manual transmission. Bright Red with Saddle interior. Options include Power seat, auto climate control, defogger, heavy duty cooling/radiator and auxiliary blue roof panel. Documentation includes owner history and original window sticker.

Find out how we valued this Corvette after the jump.

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