Guy Larsen, from Palos Park, IL, will lead Bloomington Gold into its fifth decade as America’s premiere Corvette event. He has already played a significant role in other changes recently announced—the move back to Central Illinois in 2013 as well as the new Certification standards. More improvements are envisioned.
At age 13, Larsen tried getting hired by a restaurant in order to buy a new car by the time he was 16. Foiled by his parents who made him spend the money first on college tuition, Larsen finally got his car. At age 22, he purchased his first Corvette and has had one ever since. Although Larsen continuously improved his collection with more collectible and authentic Corvettes, he has never strayed from his original philosophy, “Corvettes are meant to be driven.”
“Guy is uniquely suited for this leadership role”, said David Burroughs, CEO. “He can relate to all our customer segments because he has first hand experience with so many aspects of the Corvette hobby/industry. He’s personally done frame off restorations, had Corvettes Gold Certified, served as Director of all Bloomington Gold judges, owns a (non-automotive) national trade show business serving exhibitors and vendors, and drives a C6 ZR-1 for the fun of it with his wife Beverly. Guy, not only has a great business mind, he also has good common sense, even temperament, and is a true reflection of the customers and enthusiasts Bloomington Gold has served for 40 years. He’s a true “Corvette Guy”.