Chip’s Choice Display at Corvettes at Carlisle to Feature the Best of Bloomington Gold


Chip's Choice Display at Corvettes at Carlisle to feature the Best of Bloomington Gold

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Two of our hobby’s biggest events have recently come together to highlight some of the top Corvettes out there. The Corvettes at Carlisle team announced earlier this week that they’ve partnered with Bloomington Gold for this year’s Chip’s Choice display. The theme will be Benchmark – The Best of Bloomington Gold.

“We’re excited to showcase some amazing Corvettes throughout this display,” noted Carlisle Events co-owner Lance Miller. ‘My father, Chip Miller, went to every single Bloomington Gold while he was alive. In fact, he was a long-time judge at each of the events,” continued Miller. “Corvettes at Carlisle continues to be represented year in and year out. I recall going with him on many occasions and enjoying the various events. I felt it was appropriate to showcase a taste of what Bloomington Gold has to offer during their events. So, for 2020, what better way to include them than this special Chip’s Choice display. I know my father is smiling down proud.”

Bloomington Gold is the oldest Corvette event out there, tracing its roots back to the early 1970’s. For the 2020 Chip’s Choice display at Carlisle, Bloomington Gold’s President Guy Larsen and Event Director Bill Locke will personally select 12 significant Corvettes that have achieved top honors at the Bloomington Gold event – the Benchmark award. This is the first time ever that at outside organization has taken control over the Chip’s Choice display. The dozen Corvettes will be prominently displayed all weekend long inside busy building T on the Carlisle Fairgrounds. You’ll also see the cars in their nearly 90-page event guide, online, and on social media.

“The 2020 Chip’s Choice display at Corvettes of Carlisle will feature a display of some of the very best Bloomington Gold Benchmark® Corvettes, the most prestigious Corvette award,” said Guy Larsen, President – Bloomington Gold Corvettes. “The Benchmark® award recognizes the very rare Corvettes that embody the ultimate in factory originality and condition,” continued Larsen. “Benchmark® Corvettes are highly unrestored and appear to be in ‘typical factory production.’ The Corvettes on display at Chip’s Choice 2020 will appear as if they were put in a time capsule when they left the factory and have been preserved. These Corvettes are the best examples for anyone doing a restoration or trying to learn about authentic Corvettes of that time, hence the name Benchmark®. Benchmark® cars are the sports’ best link to the past and preserving Corvette’s factory authenticity heritage in the future. It is an honor for Bloomington Gold Corvettes to present these fine Benchmark® Corvettes this coming August, 2020.”

The 2020 Corvettes at Carlisle event will take place August 27th – 30th at the Carlisle Fairgrounds in Carlisle, PA. For more information head over to their website.

Bloomington Gold’s 2020 event calendar includes their Indianapolis event June 25th – 27th at the world-famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway and their Charlotte event October 2nd – 3rd at the Hendrick Motorsports complex.

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