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.
One of our favorite days of the year is once again upon us! For the last 12 years, Mid America Motorworks Chief Cheerleader Mike Yager has urged Corvette enthusiasts to drive their Corvettes to work to show the popularity of America’s Sports Car. The annual holiday is always on the Friday closest to June 30th, which of course is the official birthday of the Corvette, and so that makes this Friday, June 29th as the official day to drive your Corvette to work!
A writer at stltoday.com in St. Louis wonders, what baby boomer hasn’t dreamed of someday owning a Corvette?
He’s right. Older baby boomers grew up watching Route 66 on TV every week and quickly learned to drool over the new Corvette driven by Martin Milner and George Maharis (at least for 2½ seasons), two happy-go-lucky young guys who lived an exciting life out of their shiny sports car. If that doesn’t get a young man lusting after a car, what will?
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.
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.
They say that necessity is the mother of invention.
Corvette Central founder and CEO Jerry Kohn would probably agree with that.
Back in the 1970s, Kohn was a tool & die specialist and a Corvette enthusiast from Michigan who was looking for much-needed parts for a 1958 Corvette. It didn’t take long for him to discover that the parts he needed were either not available, poorly made, or overpriced.
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.
Photo by Justin L. Fowler of The (Springfield) State Journal-Register
What took a 65-year-old Staunton, Missouri man a lifetime to collect was destroyed overnight Thursday in a fire that gutted his two garages containing three Corvettes and related memorabilia.
“This was my whole life,” an emotional John Hibbeler told stltoday.com reporter Kim Bell. “It took me 45 years to get to this position, and I lost it all in one night.”
He lost it all thanks to a small brush fire that got out of control, fire officials said.