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[POLL] Where Should the Bloomington Gold Corvette Show Move to Next?

Late last Friday we broke the news that Bloomington Gold is moving their show from Champaign to a new location to be announced. We had heard rumblings that another relocation could in the works, and that now looks to be a reality. But where should they go next?

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Bloomington Gold Corvette Show to Leave Champaign

by Keith Cornett on October 10, 2014

Bloomington Gold Corvette Show to Leave Champaign

Although a move has been rumored for the last couple of weeks, we’ve confirmed today that the Bloomington Gold Corvette Show will be leaving Champaign, Ill. where the show has been hosted for the last two years on the grounds of the University of Illinois.

A representative from Bloomington Gold tells us a new location will be announced soon.

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The People, Organizations and Corvettes of Bloomington Gold's 2014 Great Hall

The final slate of candidates for Bloomington Gold’s Great Hall was inducted at last month’s show in Champaign, ILL. Over the last five years, Bloomington Gold has honored 50 people and 50 Corvettes who have positively impacted our hobby. This year’s inductees mark the final year of the Great Hall.

The Great Hall’s intent is to salute the pioneers of our hobby – the people, organizations, and the cars that helped create the phenomenon we know and love today. It’s their passion and drive that helped build the hobby for all of us.

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Corvette Vanity Plates from Bloomington Gold 2014

by Steve Burns on July 7, 2014

Corvette Vanity Plates from Bloomington Gold 2014

One of our favorite things to do at the major Corvette shows is to walk both the show grounds and parking lots to look at the fun, witty and personality-descriptive vanity license plates that are adorned on America’s favorite sports cars.

We maintain the theory that there are two types of vanity plates. The first type describes the car while the second type is more focused on the owner. Lucky for us, Bloomington Gold offers a target rich environment where both types are on display.

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[PICS] Bloomington Gold 2014 – 1965 Big Tank Barn Find

They’re still out there.

That’s the mantra repeated by Corvette collectors and restorers continuously in search of the next treasure that’s been tucked away out of sight for years. Sometimes those finds are rarer than others like this 1 of 3 known black/black 1965 big tank coupe on display at Bloomington Gold last weekend.

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[PICS] Bloomington Gold 2014 – 1953 Corvette VIN 009

One of the great aspects of the Bloomington Gold show each year is seeing the rarest of the rare Corvettes. You never know what’s going to show up on that last weekend in June. This year’s big surprise was 1953 Corvette VIN 009. That’s right, the 9th Corvette ever built. It was being displayed for the first time since being discovered in Oregon in 2010.

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[PICS] The 2014 Bloomington Gold Corvette Show

by Steve Burns on July 1, 2014

[PICS] The 2014 Bloomington Gold Corvette Show

The 2014 edition of The Granddaddy of all Corvette shows, Bloomington Gold, took place last weekend in Champaign, Illinois. This year was the show’s the second year on the University of Illinois campus in Champaign. Our super fantastic photo gallery from the event awaits you after the break.

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Mid America Motorworks Bringing Three Rare Corvettes to Bloomington Gold

The granddaddy of all Corvette shows kicks later this week as Bloomington Gold returns to the University of Illinois campus in Champaign, IL. Our friends from Mid America Motorsworks let us know that three rare cars from Mike Yager’s MY Garage Museum will be on display with one of them being inducted into the Great Hall.

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Mecum Cancels Bloomington Gold Corvette Auction

by Keith Cornett on May 27, 2014

Mecum Cancels Bloomington Gold Corvette Auction

In just one month, classic Corvettes from across the country will converge on the campus of the University of Illinois in Champaign, IL for the annual Bloomington Gold Corvette Show. Unfortunately, those looking to buy a Corvette during the annual auction will have to attend another venue as Mecum has announced they have canceled the traditional all-Corvette sale due to lack of interest.

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Bloomington Gold Announces Changes to SURVIVOR Judging Program

Back in 1990 Bloomington Gold introduced their SURVIVOR award for original, unrestored Corvettes. Award winners would need to be 20 years old, complete a short road test, and be at least 50% unrestored in 3 of 4 categories. Now, as we count down to the 2014 show, they’ve announced some sweeping changes to their SURVIVOR judging program.

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