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2012 Bloomington Gold: Mecum Auction's Top 11 Corvette Sales

A key feature at any major car show is the opportunity to buy or sell a car. In addition to the GoldMine Corvettes for sale, Bloomington Gold also plays host each year to a Mecum auction comprised solely, of course, of Corvettes. Click past the jump to see the top 11 Corvette sales at the 2012 Mecum Bloomington Gold auction.

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Quad City Corvettes Raise Money for St. Jude Children's Hospital

A motorcade of Corvettes recently made its way slowly down the interstate from Illinois to Tennessee.

The hours racked up behind the wheel of the cars, however, were nothing compared to the emotions of their drivers and the joy of the children once they reached St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.

The Corvette owners were participating in the first-ever St. Jude Corvette Drive in early May and wound up raising $50,000 for the hospital.

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Our 1966 Corvette Is Featured in USA Today's 'Happy Birthday, Corvette' Photo Gallery

I normally don’t talk too much about my own Corvette, but this is just too cool for us to pass up. Yesterday, we posted that USA Today wants your Corvette Photos. Taking the plunge, I sent them this photo of our 1966 Corvette convertible parked at Davis Islands in Tampa.

This morning, USA Today has posted a story on their website called Happy Birthday, Chevrolet Corvette and our black Sting Ray is the 3rd image in the accompanying photo gallery.

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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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USA Today Wants a Picture of Your Corvette

by Mitch Talley on June 27, 2012

USA Today Wants a Picture of Your Corvette
Photo Credit: CorvetteImages.com

America is sitting up and taking notice that the Chevrolet Corvette will be celebrating a major milestone next year.

In fact, USA Today – “The Nation’s Newspaper” – is asking its readers if they want to show off their Corvette as “America’s Sports Car” turns 59 this year.

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[VIDEO] Sheriff's Use of Seized Corvette ZR1 Under Fire

You can’t please everyone – even when you take away a drug dealer’s car.

The Clayton County Sheriff’s Department in Atlanta, Georgia is under fire from some citizens for keeping a confiscated Corvette ZR1 that it is using for promotional and educational purposes.

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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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Drive Your Corvette To Work Day is Friday, June 29th!

by Keith Cornett on June 25, 2012

Drive Your Corvette To Work Day is Friday, June 29th!

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!

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Corvette Ownership Still a Dream For Many Drivers

by Mitch Talley on June 22, 2012

Corvette Ownership Still a Dream For Many Drivers

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?

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