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.
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.
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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 twenty Corvettes from 1954 to 2015.
After we looked at the Charlotte Gold Collection, Photographer Bob Cook assembled some random photos of the Corvettes that participated in the Charlotte outdoor car show.
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, which was 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.