At this year’s Bloomington Gold event the celebrated, or honored, year is the 1966 Corvette. Each year the honored year is based on that year of model that has reached 50 years of age. This year the Special Gold Collection hall was set aside for a magnificent array of 1966 Corvettes from convertibles to coupes along with a healthy does of famous race cars.
One of the more famous in the grouping is the Roger Penske's first race car he competed with as a team owner the blue Penske prototype L88 coupe. This car lost its complete front nose in a crash at the 1966 24 Hours of Daytona and still won its class when it was painted red. The team repaired the car and repainted it Sunoco Blue after Penske signed them on as a sponsor and the rest is history. This car went to Sebring and again won GT and Rodger never raced it again and it was sold.
Within the grouping of the honored Gold Collection is a gathering of ultralow mileage survivor 1966 Corvettes or ones with rare options or have been previously owned by significant people.
Bloomington Gold has many attractions from static displays, ride along, driving your own Corvette around the Indy track and, of course, there’s a wide area set aside for swappers plus manufacturers row with the latest in Corvette accessories be it dress or performance.