Bloomington Gold Corvettes Charlotte 2016

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The 1st Bloomington Gold Corvettes Charlotte 2016 took place October 14-15.  This is the coverage that appeared in the February 2017 issue of Vette Vues Magazine.

Bloomington Gold Certified 1967 427/435 HP Chevrolet Corvette owned by Lawrence Sachs at the 1st Bloomington Gold Corvettes Charlotte 2016.
Bloomington Gold Certified 1967 427/435 HP Chevrolet Corvette owned by Lawrence Sachs at the 1st Bloomington Gold Corvettes Charlotte 2016.

As you have probably heard, Bloomington Gold held the first edition of Bloomington Gold Charlotte.  The new BG Charlotte event was held in conjunction with the fifth annual Queen City All Chevy Car Show put on by Queen City Corvettes and sponsored by Rick Hendrick’s City Chevrolet.

Queen City Corvette Club is one of the largest and most active Corvette Clubs in the Southeastern US with over 340 club members.  For additional information on this club, please contact their Membership Director at membership@queencitycorvette.com.

The additional venue for Bloomington Gold took place on October 14 & 15th, 2016 at the Hendrick Motorsports Complex.  Hendrick Motorsports is located in Concord, North Carolina, one mile from Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The new BG event consisted of Bloomington Gold Judging, Charlotte Gold Collection and private tours of various components of the Hendrick Motorsport Complex exclusively for Bloomington Gold guests.

In addition to our beloved Corvette, the Queen City All Chevy Show had several hundred Camaros, Novas, and Chevelles on display and full of awards.

Guy Larson, the owner of Bloomington Gold, said, “The event was a huge success, much to the thanks of the participants and our hardworking Bloomington Gold Judges & Staff.”

Vette Vues Magazine Associate Editor Emeritus, Bill Locke was once again in charge of the Gold Collection.  Bill reported that for this first-time event Bloomington, “certified 18 cars, some SURVIVOR, and Benchmark.  The Gold Collection was excellent.”

Much to our delight, Bill snapped some photographs of this inaugural group of Corvettes showcased in the Charlotte Gold Collection.  This historical group comprised of twenty Corvettes from 1954 to 2015.

After we look at the Charlotte Gold Collection, Photographer, Bob Cook assembled some random photos of the Corvettes that participated in the Charlotte outdoor car show.

1st Bloomington Gold Corvettes Charlotte 2016 in front of Mr. Hendrick's Heritage Center Museum. His personal collection of 200 automobiles, including over 150 Corvette. Saturday's Queen City All-Chevy Show with over 300 cars.
1st Bloomington Gold Corvettes Charlotte 2016 in front of Mr. Hendrick’s Heritage Center Museum. His personal collection of 200 automobiles, including over 150 Corvette. Saturday’s Queen City All-Chevy Show with over 300 cars.
Rare Corvette GTP IMSA Racer inside the Hendrick Motorsports Museum and Gift Shop at the 1st Bloomington Gold Corvettes event in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Rare Corvette GTP IMSA Racer inside the Hendrick Motorsports Museum and Gift Shop at the 1st Bloomington Gold Corvettes event in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Top photo of Bloomington Gold Benchmark Award 1967 Corvette owned by Christopher Piscitello. Bottom Photo Guy Larsen, Bloomington Gold President, and the Bloomington Gold Certification Judges at the 1st Bloomington Gold Corvettes Charlotte 2016.
Top photo of Bloomington Gold Benchmark Award 1967 Corvette owned by Christopher Piscitello. Bottom Photo Guy Larsen, Bloomington Gold President, and the Bloomington Gold Certification Judges at the 1st Bloomington Gold Corvettes Charlotte 2016.

 

Gold Collection at the 1st Bloomington Gold Corvettes Charlotte 2016.
Gold Collection at the 1st Bloomington Gold Corvettes Charlotte 2016.
Bloomington Gold Collection Charlotte 2016
Bloomington Gold Collection Charlotte 2016
Bloomington Gold Collection Charlotte 2016
Bloomington Gold Collection Charlotte 2016
Bloomington Gold Collection Charlotte 2016
Bloomington Gold Collection Charlotte 2016

5th annual, Queen City All Chevy Car Show 2016

As we look at the pictures of the cars that participated in this year’s 5th annual, Queen City All Chevy Car Show on October 14 & 15th we want to look back at what had happened in North Carolina just less than a week before the event.  The weather channel writes, “The southeastern United States was then hit hard by Hurricane Matthew as it moved very close to the coasts of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. Matthew made one official U.S. landfall on Oct. 8 southeast of McClellanville, South Carolina, as a Category 1 hurricane with 75 mph winds. In southern North Carolina, water levels on the Cape Fear River at Wilmington shattered a record from Hurricane Hazel in 1954.”

According to NOAA, there were some impressive rainfall totals for Fayetteville, North Carolina of 14.82 inches and Goldsboro topped out at 15.24.

In spite of the bad weather that had just hit the area, this did not keep some people from having a good time and bringing out their beautiful Corvettes to join in on the fun.

Bob Cook was kind enough to get us some photos of the cars on display.

Bloomington Gold Corvettes Charlotte 2016

 

1963 Chevrolet Corvette owned by Joseph H Verrillo at the Bloomington Gold Corvettes Charlotte event in 2016.
1963 Chevrolet Corvette owned by Joseph H Verrillo at the Bloomington Gold Corvettes Charlotte event in 2016.
1965 Corvette owned by Lee & JD Stigall and 1966 Corvette owned by Ronald Garabed II at the Bloomington Gold Charlotte event in 2016.
1965 Corvette owned by Lee & JD Stigall and 1966 Corvette owned by Ronald Garabed II at the Bloomington Gold Charlotte event in 2016.
1967 Corvettes owned by Chris Piscitello, Jim Jordan and Stephen Bahn at the Bloomington Gold Corvettes Charlotte event in 2016.
1967 Corvettes owned by Chris Piscitello, Jim Jordan and Stephen Bahn at the Bloomington Gold Corvettes Charlotte event in 2016.
Lawrence S Sachs brought two 1967 Corvettes at the Bloomington Gold Corvettes Charlotte event in 2016.
Lawrence S Sachs brought two 1967 Corvettes at the Bloomington Gold Corvettes Charlotte event in 2016.
Three 1969 Corvettes at the Bloomington Gold Charlotte event in 2016 owned by Brenda Loftin, Chuck Best and Donald Ghareeb.
Three 1969 Corvettes at the Bloomington Gold Charlotte event in 2016 owned by Brenda Loftin, Chuck Best and Donald Ghareeb.
1969, 1970 and 1971 Corvettes at the Bloomington Gold Charlotte event in 2016 owned by Robert Marotta, Ronald Froman and Eric Felix.
1969, 1970 and 1971 Corvettes at the Bloomington Gold Charlotte event in 2016 owned by Robert Marotta, Ronald Froman, and Eric Felix.
1971 & 1972 Corvettes at the Bloomington Gold Corvettes Charlotte event in 2016 owned James Sabia and Kaye Bulluck.
1971 and1972 Corvettes at the Bloomington Gold Corvettes Charlotte event in 2016 owned James Sabia and Kaye Bulluck.

Check out their press release for the Bloomington Gold Corvettes Charlotte 2017 Event

Bloomington Gold Corvettes Charlotte 2017

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