Tag: Great Hall

Terry Michaelis Selected for Bloomington Gold Great Hall

Michaelis with the Last Stingray

The Corvette hobby has millions of enthusiasts, but few as recognizable and well-known as Terry Michaelis, president and co-owner of Pro Team Corvette in Napoleon, Ohio, and a Corvette collector who has owned some of the most important Corvettes ever produced.

  Comments | By - March 14, 2014

Daytona Racer Enters Great Hall

Andy Bolig

The induction ceremony will be held Friday, June 28th at 4:00p.m.

Although not the last ’67 built, this is the last C2 Corvette to leave the factory.

Due to delays, it was stored in the factory until August when Cliff Gottlob drove it home.  That was the last time it was the last of anything. Entered in over 350 competitive events, it finished first over 150 times—winning 52 consecutive races. It finished in the top three over 75% of the time, including 2nd place at the 1970 Daytona 24 Hour. Unsponsored.
 
Not only did it complete the 1,940 miles of the Daytona race, it was driven 3,272 miles from Kansas to Daytona and back—in full racing livery. Try that today. Speeds reached 186 mph at Daytona and 203 mph at Talladega. This is the only known pre-C3 production Corvette to reach 200 mph.
 
Advice from Chevrolet engineer Vince Piggins prompted Gottlob to remove the original L88 engine with 138 miles and store it. David Burroughs re-installed it during his 1985 restoration. Not only does the block retain its original factory paint and stampings, volumes of factory paperwork remain perfectly preserved.

Don’t miss the induction of this great Corvette and many other cars and stars during the The Great Hall Event at the Bloomington Gold Show.

For Your Information

Induction Ceremony: Friday, June 28th at 4:00p.m.
Register: Online by June 1st
By Phone: 309-888-4477 or 309-888-2588
www.bloomingtongold.com

2013 Bloomington Gold Show
June 28 – 30
The University of Illinois Assembly Hall Grounds
Champaign, IL

 

 

 

  Comments | By - May 29, 2013

Bloomington Gold Announces 2013 Great Hall Honorees

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

  Comments | By - December 10, 2012

2012 Bloomington Gold: The Great Hall

Last weekend Bloomington Gold formally inducted the 2012 honorees into The Great Hall. The 3rd class of cars features the earliest known production Corvette, 2 very famous racecars, and arguably the most famous Corvette styling car of all time. The diverse list of people and organizations consists of a Lemans winning racer, the founder of

  Comments | By - June 27, 2012

The Cars of the 2012 Bloomington Gold Great Hall

Last week we told you all about the people and organizations being inducted into the 2012 Bloomington Gold Great Hall. As promised, we now present the 10 Corvettes to be included in this year’s Great Hall. The cars of the class of 2012 include the oldest production Corvette, a wildly popular styling car, and a

  Comments | By - May 18, 2012