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.
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.
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.
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.
We know that Corvettes are hot cars but this is not what we had in mind!
The center of this white C5 Corvette is black now after being struck by a fire on South Beach in Miami Beach, Florida.
Last week we ran an image from Getty that showed Shane Steelman’s red Corvette Z06 surrounded by the destruction from the tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma on Monday, May 20th. Shane saw the picture on our Facebook page and provided even more photos and video. Here is his account of what happened before, during and after the storm as well as the fate of his beloved C5 Z06.
“With great power comes great responsbility.”
That line from SpiderMan could have saved Battle Ground, Washington resident Ethan Cross a world of hurt.
According to KATU.com, the 42 year old cross has just purchased the light-colored Convertible when he crashed into a power line pole in Boring, Oregon.
If you see a white C5 convertible on Route 66 over the next few days, you might just be witnessing a dream coming true.
Bob Welborn, a 62-year-old Corvette enthusiast, was up before the sun last Thursday morning, heading west to live out a boyhood fantasy of driving cross-country, the way Tod and Buz did in the 1960s TV show “Route 66.”
Here’s some eyecandy from our friends at D2FORGED who hit us up on twitter yesterday to share these pics of a Pewter C5 Corvette Convertible riding on their CV2 concave wheels. I’ve always maintained that the wheels guys have the best photos and D2FORGED doesn’t let us down with their latest photoset.
Photo Credit: CorvetteImages.com
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced that they’re opening a preliminary investigation involving early C6 Corvette Headlights. They’ve received 30 complaints from drivers stating that the low beam headlights turn off on their own while driving at night.