Bloomington Gold announced last week that Corvette aficionado Guy Larsen has purchased the show from the Mecum Family. According to the release, Larsen has already been involved with both the 2013 move to Champaign and the newly released judging criteria for engine stamps.
Larsen’s original philosophy is that “Corvettes are meant to be driven”, which was one of the motivating factors behind the site move for next year’s show. Read any of the major Corvette message boards and you can see that many attendees want more opportunities to drive their cars rather than show them or just look at other Corvettes. Hopefully this is another clue that more driving-type events are in our future.
Larsen acquired is his first Corvette at age 22 and hasn’t looked back since. He continuously improves his assortment with better and more desirable cars. According to Bloomington CEO David Burroughs “Guy is uniquely suited for this leadership role”….He can relate to all our customer segments because he has first hand experience with so many aspects of the Corvette hobby/industry. He’s personally done frame off restorations, had Corvettes Gold Certified, served as Director of all Bloomington Gold judges, owns a (non-automotive) national trade show business serving exhibitors and vendors, and drives a C6 ZR1 for the fun of it with his wife Beverly. Guy, not only has a great business mind, he also has good common sense, even temperament, and is a true reflection of the customers and enthusiasts Bloomington Gold has served for 40 years. He’s a true “Corvette Guy”.
Registration for the 2012 Bloomington Gold extravaganza is now open. If you’re looking to pursue Survivor, Gold, or Benchmark awards, follow the link to sign up.
The show takes place June 21-24, 2012 at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois.