Each year Bloomington Gold salutes 10 people and 10 cars that have significantly influenced the Corvette hobby in their annual Great Hall display. The class of 2013 was revealed last week and will be formally honored June 28-30, 2013 at the Bloomington Gold show in Champaign, Illinois. The 4th class of cars includes the first 327 Corvette, the first big block Corvette, and a pair of powerhouse C6’s. The diverse list of people and organizations consists of the godfather of the Corvette, the founder of Carlisle Events, and the Flying Dentist.
Bloomington Gold’s Great Hall will honor 10 people and 10 Corvettes annually until 50 people and 50 cars have been recognized. 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.
Here is the list of inductees in The Great Hall’s class of 2013.
The People / Organizations:
- Mike Antonick (The Corvette Black Book)
- Zora Arkus-Duntov
- Bloomington Gold
- Reeves Callaway
- Carlisle Productions
- Chip Miller
- William Mitchell
- Jim Perkins
- Dr. Dick Thompson
- Mike Yager
- 1953 s/n 003 (carried over from 2012)
- 1957 Fuel Injection Icon (1 HP per CID)
- 1961 Gulf Racing Icon
- 1962 First 327
- 1963 Grand Sport Icon
- 1965 First Big Block Icon
- 1967 L88 Daytona Racer
- Chevrolet Corvette Factory Series Racer
- Callaway Cars Icon
- C6 Z06 Icon (Factory production 500+ HP, 2006)
- C6 ZR1 Icon (Factory production 600+ HP, 2009)
You can see all of the 2013 members of The Great Hall next June at the 2013 Bloomington Gold Corvette Show. The event will take place June 28-30, 2013 at the University of Illinois in Champaign, IL. For more information on the show check out www.bloomingtongold.com or give them a call at 309.888.4477.
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