Bloomington Gold to Offer Gold Autocross

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When Bloomington Gold announced that they were moving to Champaign, IL after 10 years St. Charles, IL they did so in order to facilitate bigger and better Corvette-related events like an improved GoldTour. Now they’ve taken the wraps off of their Corvette-only Gold Autocross making its debut at this year’s show. Participants can test their

  Comments | By - May 30, 2013

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

 

 

 

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Corvette History Through Ads: Banned Commercial

Corvette History Through Ads #11 The C6’s Banned Commercial By Rick Tavel? 2013 Before getting into third generation Corvette advertising, as we are awash in C7 media, I’d like to take a moment and revisit a TV commercial from the first year of the beloved C6. The ad was one of several produced to introduce […] More »

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GM Makes Wish Come True For Man with Terminal Cancer

Here’s what may be the most heartwarming story yet about the seventh generation Corvette. It’s a story about a dying Corvette enthusiast and the amazing love that his family and friends – along with total strangers and a massive corporation – showed him in the final weeks of his life. Chuck Sheldon is proof that

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From Basket Case to Show Car, 1960 Corvette Gets Second Chance

Talk about your extremes. Elsewhere on this website, you have read about one-owner 1960 Corvettes that are as stock and original as they come. Then we have this 1960 model owned by Gary Kuck, which has been transformed from a basket case with no engine and a mangled front clip into a wild one-of-a-kind custom.

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