Heacock Happenings - Spring 2019
Monday April 15, 2019
Thu Jun 25
Bloomington Gold Corvettes USA, “The Granddaddy of Corvette Shows,” will make its inaugural appearance at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from June 25-27, 2015. The nation’s most prestigious and longest-running all-Corvette show will include a gigantic one-of-a-kind display of Corvettes with many of the world’s most valuable and collectable Corvettes available for judging on Friday, June 26, and Saturday, June 27.
“Chevrolet Corvettes have served as the official Pace Car for the Indianapolis 500 a record 12 times, so it’s a perfect fit for the nation’s premiere all-Corvette show to be showcased at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway,” said J. Douglas Boles, Indianapolis Motor Speedway president. “We’re looking forward to hosting Bloomington Gold Corvettes USA along with thousands of Corvette and automobile enthusiasts for a great three days at ‘The Racing Capital of the World.'”
Bloomington Gold began operations by hosting the Bloomington Corvette Corral in 1973 at the McLean County Fairgrounds in Bloomington, Illinois. The show became a hit when 1,500 people attended the event that featured 112 Corvettes. The event has grown substantially through the years, with 5,000 Corvettes expected to appear at the Bloomington Gold show at IMS.
New and used Corvettes will be available for purchase and attendees will be encouraged to visit the wide variety of Corvette vendors at the event.
“Corvette owners will be able to experience the thrill of driving laps on the oval, high-speed rides on the road course and more thrilling events than any other car show has to offer,” said Guy Larsen, Bloomington Gold president. “By renting the entire facility, all aspects of this iconic venue will be offered to show attendees including the race garages, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum and Brickyard Crossing Golf Course.”