New Leadership for Bloomington Gold: Long time “Corvette Guy” purchases Bloomington Gold from the Mecum Family

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 Read More

Carmel-by-the-Sea Concours on the Avenue 2012 Application for Entry Now Available

Applications are now available for Carmel-by-the-Sea, the most recent addition to the prestigious group of events that make up the internationally known Monterey Peninsula ten-day collector car gathering.

Carmel-by-the-Sea’s whimsical architecture, inspired by Arthur Rackham’s illustrations for children’s fairy tales, provides a unique setting for the Carmel-by-the-Seas Concours on the Avenue. Carmel’s world-famous Ocean Avenue will be closed to traffic and eighteen blocks of downtown will be filled with collector cars and related motorized fun. A fascinating Read More

Three Time Indy 500 Winner Bobby Unser to Speak at MIRPA Winter Banquet

Legendary race car driver Bobby Unser will speak at the Meadowdale International Raceways Preservation Association (MIRPA) Third Annual Meadowdale, Motorsports & Memories Winter Banquet on Saturday, February 25th, 2012.

Unser, a three time Indy 500 winner and the undisputed king of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with 13 wins will give his perspective on a storied motor racing career and some insight on today’s motorsport world.

Great Views of LeMay – America’s Car Museum

LeMay – America’s Car Museum will open it’s doors in June 2012 as one of the world’s largest auto museums and attractions. Designed to preserve history and celebrate the world’s automotive culture, this spacious facility will house up to 500 cars, trucks and motorcycles. Photographer David Imanaka captured some beautiful shots of the new LeMay Museum last weekend, and we thought we’d share them with you here. Enjoy!

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1968 Shelby GT500 Convertible Consigned to Leake’s Oklahoma City Auction

– 427 CI medium riser engine built by Gus Davis of Orange, CA
– Fortified C6 automatic transmission
– Two year nut and bolt rotisserie restoration by David Randal
– One of 3 triple black GT500 per Marti Report with clarifying letter
– Complete owner history
– Shelby Registry documentation
– Build sheet
– Dual body tags, one from Ford and the other Shelby
– Car produced with steel wheels; now has 10-spoke Shelby wheels
– Shelby Interior Decor GroupRead More

National Corvette Museum Announces Endowment for Underprivileged Children

Lifetime Museum Member Eugene Nagowski shares his good fortune with the less fortunate and hopes to inspire other Corvette owners to do the same.

Eugene Nagowski never had any children of his own, but a few minutes around him is enough to confirm that he is something of a big kid himself. He loves life and likes to have fun in his 2010 Chevrolet Corvette, but his real joy comes from spreading happiness to others.

“I’ve been very Read More

Leake Auction Company Kicks off 40th Anniversary in Oklahoma City

Leake Auction Company will celebrate 40 years of car auction excellence when they kick off their Oklahoma City auction, February 17-18 in the Cox Pavilion at the OKC Fairgrounds. This year’s event will feature more than 400 cars including Cadillacs, Corvettes, Camaros, Shelbys, Thunderbirds, and other vintage, collector, muscle and specialty cars. More than 5,000 car buyers, sellers and enthusiasts are expected to attend the milestone event.

“For 40 years this auction has been an integral experience for car lovers Read More

Mecum Reaching $60 Million in Kissimmee

In the wake of the 2012 Mecum Kissimmee auction, the list of shattered records continues to grow. The Florida auction kicked off Mecum’s 25th year and a staggering 2,158 vehicles crossed the block, the most in company history. The six-day event, held at Osceola Heritage Park on January 24-29, 2012, achieved a 30% increase in attendance over last year. Hammer price sales for the week-long auction totaled $55,397,462, and factoring in Buyer’s premium, total gross sales are reaching close to Read More

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