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The president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway says a car show relocating to the iconic venue in June will continue a line of recent additions that are "worthy of what the brand stands for." Doug Boles expects more than 5,000 Chevrolet Corvettes to be entered in this year's Bloomington Gold, which bills itself as "The Granddaddy of Corvette Shows." The event was started in Bloomington, Illinois in the 1970s and has taken place at various sites throughout the state over the years. Boles says the show is a chance for the Speedway to connect with car enthusiasts who may not be racing enthusiasts.
Last year, IMS launched The Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational, which Boles says generated an "overwhelming" amount of positive feedback.
That event will return to the World's Greatest Racecourse June 11-14, with Bloomington Gold scheduled for the last weekend in the month.
November 13, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Bloomington Gold Corvettes USA, "The Granddaddy of Corvette Shows," will make its inaugural appearance at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from June 25-27, 2015.
The nation's most prestigious and longest-running all-Corvette show will include a gigantic one-of-a-kind display of Corvettes with many of the world's most valuable and collectable Corvettes available for judging on Friday, June 26, and Saturday, June 27.
"Chevrolet Corvettes have served as the official Pace Car for the Indianapolis 500 a record 12 times, so it's a perfect fit for the nation's premiere all-Corvette show to be showcased at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway," said J. Douglas Boles, Indianapolis Motor Speedway president. "We're looking forward to hosting Bloomington Gold Corvettes USA along with thousands of Corvette and automobile enthusiasts for a great three days at 'The Racing Capital of the World.'"
Bloomington Gold began operations by hosting the Bloomington Corvette Corral in 1973 at the McLean County Fairgrounds in Bloomington, Illinois. The show became a hit when 1,500 people attended the event that featured 112 Corvettes. The event has grown substantially through the years, with 5,000 Corvettes expected to appear at the Bloomington Gold show at IMS.
New and used Corvettes will be available for purchase and attendees will be encouraged to visit the wide variety of Corvette vendors at the event.
"Corvette owners will be able to experience the thrill of driving laps on the oval, high- speed rides on the road course and more thrilling events than any other car show has to offer," said Guy Larsen, Bloomington Gold president. "By renting the entire facility, all aspects of this iconic venue will be offered to show attendees including the race garages, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum and Brickyard Crossing Golf Course."
For more information on the Bloomington Gold Corvettes USA show at IMS, visit the organization's website at bloomingtongold.com. When tickets go on sale for this event, fans will have three quick, convenient methods to buy tickets:
• Online: Visit www.ims.com/tickets. Tickets are available 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
• Phone: Call 800-822-INDY or 317-492-6700 between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday.
• In Person: Visit the IMS Ticket Office at the IMS Administration Building at the corner of Georgetown Road and 16th Street between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday.
Tickets for groups of 20 or more also are available. Contact the IMS Group Sales Department at 866-221-8775 for more information.
Information on parking and camping at IMS events is available at www.ims.com/tickets.
Source: The Indianapolis Motor Speedway