Bloomington Gold’s 50th Show Countdown!

Bloomington Gold’s 50th Show Countdown!

Corvette Events, Corvette News and Archives, Vette Vues Magazine Past Coverage of Corvette Events
Bloomington Gold's 50th Show Returns to Bloomington/Normal Vette Vues Magazine is getting ready for the Bloomington Gold Corvette show. It's finally here! The 50th Bloomington Gold Corvette show will be returning to its original location of Bloomington/Normal Illinois, where it all began 50 years ago. Bloomington Gold organizers want to bring the show back home this year in celebration of its golden anniversary. As we look at Bloomington Gold's 50th Corvette show, we look back at its history. It all began with a handful of friends gathering up some Corvettes for a day of fun. Now, 50 years later, it’s one of the premier car shows in the Mid West attracting Corvette and Camaro enthusiasts from all over the world! We’re so excited that they are returning to their roots…
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Circle City Corvette Club Beach Caravan to Panama City Beach

Circle City Corvette Club Beach Caravan to Panama City Beach

Corvette News and Archives, Vette Vues Magazine Past Coverage of Corvette Events
The Circle City Corvette Club held its annual Caravan from Dothan, Alabama, to Panama City. The weekend features a car show, seminars, a Corvette memorabilia auction, and special guests from the Corvette world. By Michelle Bryan - Circle City Corvette Club Secretary; Photos Charley Robertson Circle City Corvette Club Beach Caravan 2021 The Circle City Corvette Club in Dothan, Alabama, holds their annual Beach Caravan to Panama City Beach, Florida typically, in May each year for all the participants to enjoy the beautiful summer days. However, due to the Covid 19 pandemic, they had to cancel their event in 2020, which made this Caravan extra special on October 28-30, 2021. Registration for this year's event was held on October 28, 2021, at Solomon Chevrolet in Dothan, Alabama, where several Corvettes…
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2007 Corvette Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Edition

2007 Corvette Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Edition

2007 Corvette Information, C6 Corvette Information, Corvette Chevy Expo
Today on Vette Vues blog we are looking back at the 2007 Corvette Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Edition. We have the original Pace Car press release as well as some photos. Our featured Corvette is owned by Gary Chan and it is on display at the Corvette Chevy Expo in Texas in 2012. Gary Chan's 2007 Corvette Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Edition Replica is 1 of 500 Z4Z Pace Car Editions produced in 2007. Front Shot: Gary Chan's 2007 Corvette Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Edition Replica on display at the 2012 Corvette Chevy Expo in Texas. Engine Shot: Gary Chan's 2007 Corvette Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Edition Replica on display at the 2012 Corvette Chevy Expo in Texas. Side Shot: Gary Chan's 2007 Corvette Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Edition Replica…
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Dave Scott’s 1971 AstroVette Featured at the Corvette Chevy Expo 2021

Dave Scott’s 1971 AstroVette Featured at the Corvette Chevy Expo 2021

1971 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information, Corvette Chevy Expo, Corvette Features, Corvette History, Corvette News and Archives, Vette Vues Magazine Past Coverage of Corvette Events
On March 13 and 14, 2021, spectators will have a chance to view Apollo XV Astronaut Dave Scott’s 1971 AstroVette at the Corvette Chevy Expo held at the Galveston Island Convention Center, 5600 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Texas 77554. Show hours are Saturday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Sunday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Texas-based collector Danny Reed is a lifelong NASA enthusiast. His collection encompasses Astronaut Corvettes. It started when he spotted Alan Bean’s car on a GMAC lot in Austin. One of his most recent additions to his collection is Apollo XV Astronaut Dave Scott’s 1971 AstroVette. You can read about Dave's AstroVette on the Corvette Chevy Expo blog. Learn More Here are some photos of Apollo XV Astronaut Dave Scott’s 1971 AstroVette Apollo XV Astronaut Dave Scott’s…
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2009 “Nasty Red” Corvette Featured at Texas Expo

2009 “Nasty Red” Corvette Featured at Texas Expo

2009 Corvette Information, C6 Corvette Information, Corvette Chevy Expo, Corvette Features, Vette Vues Magazine Past Coverage of Corvette Events
Roger “Red” Eldor and Paula “Trigger” Lawson-Eldor’s 2009 Corvette and their Cowboy Up display will be featured on March 13 and 14, 2021, at the Corvette Chevy Expo held at the Galveston Island Convention Center, 5600 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Texas 77554. Chevrolet Show Cars from the Texas and Louisiana will compete at the Expo for Best of Show, Best in Class, 2nd and 3rd place along with People’s Choice and Best Display Awards, and the President’s Award. K. Scott Teeters recently wrote an article that appeared in the December 2020 issue of Vette Vues Magazine in which he interviewed the couple and got the story behind their stunning show car and display called “Cowboy Up.” K. Scott Teeters wrote an article that appeared in the December 2020 issue of Vette…
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Callaway Display at Corvettes at Carlisle 2007

Callaway Display at Corvettes at Carlisle 2007

Corvette Features, Vette Vues Magazine Past Coverage of Corvette Events
Today we are looking back at the Callaway Display at Corvettes at Carlisle in 2007. Our first article and photos appeared in the December 2007 issue of Vette Vues Magazine and were written and photographed by Wayne Ellwood in part of his coverage of Corvettes at Carlisle. After that, we have two press releases from Callaway for the debut of the Callaway C16. CALLAWAY DISPLAY AT CORVETTES @ CARLISLE 2007 The Callaway tent at Corvettes at Carlisle 2007. C6 SuperNatural Corvette 1995 Callaway LM ZR1 Rear 1995 Callaway LM R1 Supernatural 490 HP based on a ZR1. The only car in the Supernatural series fitted with this LM aero body. It also includes a full leather interior, Brembo brakes, coil-over suspension, and lightweight magnesium wheels. 1995 Callaway LM ZR1 1998 Callaway C12…
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Bloomington Gold at Charlotte 2019

Bloomington Gold at Charlotte 2019

Corvette Features, Corvette News and Archives, Vette Vues Magazine Past Coverage of Corvette Events
Due to the COVID-19 and so many people are home looking for something to do, we decided to share the Bloomington Gold Charlotte 2019 coverage from the April issue of Vette Vues Magazine. We hope you enjoy it and that everyone stays safe and healthy! It was finally October, which meant that it was time for another Bloomington Gold Show in Charlotte, NC. This was the fourth year that the Bloomington Gold organization had held Bloomington Gold judging along with a “Gold Collection” of Corvettes and other activities at the Rick Hendrick Complex. The Bloomington event was held in conjunction with Queen City’s 8th Annual Car Show sponsored by Hendrick City Chevrolet and also held at the Rick Hendrick Complex.
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1968 Corvettes at Bloomington Gold Special Collection

1968 Corvettes at Bloomington Gold Special Collection

1968 C3 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information, Corvette Features, Vette Vues Magazine Past Coverage of Corvette Events
In Vette Vues' blog post we are looking at some stock 1968 Corvettes and their history. Each one has a unique story told by its owners. The cars we are looking at are from the 2019 Bloomington Gold Special Collection. (Photo Credits: Bob Cook) If you are interested in attending the Bloomington Gold events or other Corvette Events, check out our Corvette Event Calendar. You can read Vette Vues Magazine's 3-part coverage of the Bloomington Gold Special Collection in the November, December 2019, and January 2020 issues. Our first 1968 Corvette is an L89 Convertible # 03554. Engine option L89 has Aluminum Cylinder Heads with L71 Engine. There were 624 with this engine out of the total production of 28,566. The option was an additional $805. The base 1968 Corvette…
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Amazing 2017 C7 Corvette Show Cars at the Corvette Chevy Expo

Amazing 2017 C7 Corvette Show Cars at the Corvette Chevy Expo

2017 Corvette Information, C7 Corvette Information, Corvette Chevy Expo, Corvette Features
Today on our Vette Vues Blog post, we are looking at 2017 Chevrolet C7 Corvette Stingray show cars.  Everyone has their favorite color and style for their Vette.  Some like stock Corvettes and some like customs.  In this blog post, we'll look at four stock 2017 Chevrolet Corvettes that are on display at the Corvette Chevy Expo. Jerry Rodriguez, Rick Roberts, Nathan Kranson, and Bridgette Willis' 2017 Chevrolet C7 Corvette Stingray Show Cars. The big news for the 2017 Corvette model year is the return of the Grand Sport. Chevrolet unveiled the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport at the Geneva Motor Show. Power is provided by a 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine that produces 460 horsepower.  It is connected to a seven-speed manual transmission but an eight-speed automatic is also available as…
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4th Bloomington Gold Charlotte

4th Bloomington Gold Charlotte

Corvette News and Archives, Vette Vues Magazine Past Coverage of Corvette Events
Today we are going to look at some photos Bill Locke sent from the 4th Bloomington Gold Charlotte event.  The event is held at the Rick Hendrick’s Motorsports Campus in Charlotte, NC.  On October 11 and 12, spectators enjoyed tours of the Hendrick Car Museum as well as the Gold Collection Tribute to Jim Perkins.  There was the usual certification judging and the Queen City Corvette Club Car show. Bob Cook will be bringing us extensive coverage of the event in a future edition of Vette Vues Magazine. First, let’s look at GM’s display 2020 Arctic White C8 Mid-Engine Corvette with Tension w/ Twilight Blue Dipped interior at 4th Bloomington Gold Charlotte 2019. 2020 C8 Corvette with Tension w/ Twilight Blue Dipped interior at 4th Bloomington Gold Charlotte 2019. The…
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