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Bloomington Gold’s Indianapolis event returns this week to its usual June timeslot after a pandemic-modified show in 2020. The Granddaddy of Corvettes shows is returning to the Lucas Oil Stadium this Friday, June 18th and Saturday, June 19th from 8am-5pm each day. With a full year to plan with the new location, the show looks to be slowly returning to normal, just like the rest of the country.
With Covid (hopefully) on the way out, many of the traditional Bloomington events are poised to return. The Gold School is back with 4 sessions each day. Topics include the 1971 LS6 Corvette, Origins of COPO, The Inside Scoop from Mecum’s John Kraman, and Proper Collector Car Insurance. The Gold and Silver Salutes also return after a brief absence. If you own a 1971 or 1996 Corvette you can get special recognition and VIP parking throughout the weekend. Additionally, C8’s and Camaros will get their own parking locations as well.
Previously we looked at some of the brand new activities like the Beer Garden, Griot’s Garage road tour, and the Gold theater. The Gold Theater will be showing short films and videos from past Bloomington Gold events, Mecum Auctions, the NCM Sinkhole, and more. Attendees also can compete for bragging rights on the new race simulator which will be set up on the stadium concourse. Should you get bored looking at Corvettes, Bloomington Gold will be certifying Camaros for the first time this year as well.
Finally, all the hallmark events that makeup Bloomington Gold are back. The best restored and preserved Corvettes will compete for Survivor, Gold, and Benchmark honors while restomod judging returns for its sophomore year. The ritzy Gold Collection will feature two dozen 1971 LS6 Corvettes as they celebrate their 50th birthday in 2021. Whether you’re looking for 1 part or many parts for your car, be sure to check out the host of vendors set up on the concourse and the lower level.
Below is a closer look at the full weekend schedule for Bloomington Gold Indianapolis. Presale ticket sales have closed, but you can still get tickets at the Lucas Oil Stadium gate for $30 per day. We’ve got our room booked and we’re ready to roll out to Indy. Will we see you there?