Bloomington Gold was our first national event
when Sandy started Corvettes Conquer Cancer back in 1998.
We returned every year through 2004, then took a break. We came back last year,
and again this year.
Wednesday, June 22
Decatur departure. Yes, 5:23am.
Arrival at our lake-front spot.
Thursday, June 23
What a great space! To the right is the food
court and the Mega Center.
To the left is the Mecum Auction and the display of four 2112 Corvettes that Tom
Hill brought from Bowling Green.
Friday, June 24
The details of our setup. Yes, everything you
see came out of the Vette - tables and tent included!
The four 2112 Vettes on display around the
corner. Silver ZR1 - VIN #2
Details of the Carbon Flash Metallic "Centennial
Edition" ZR1 - VIN #3
Spectacular "Barn Find" '57 fuelie in
the Great Hall collection!
The Miller family Le Mans winning 1960.
Great to see our buddy Dan Gale honored. Sandy
& I met Dan and Karen in 1978 at the first Corvette show we ever attended
after we got our first Vette. He was the first person Sandy called when she set
out to do what became Corvettes Conquer Cancer.
He opened many doors to make her dream become reality.
NCRS co-founder and Member #1, Gary Mortimer.
The Great Hall Induction Ceremony
Karen (Gale) Blandini accepts the award for Dan; Gary Mortimer accepts his.
Old(!?) friends from New England about to head
l-r, Karen & Tony Blandini, Al & Diane Dow.
Saturday, June 25
Early shadows, ready for another beautiful
& busy day!
Yes, it was busy! And across the pond, Mid
America had installed a lot of exhaust systems!
Sunday, June 26
Much quieter, so I could take in the view
around the pond before packing up.
Admirers came in all sizes...
Arrive home, 11:15pm
During the course of the weekend, 4 signatures
were added to the underside
of the hood, each one for a $25 donation to the American Cancer Society.
Jim During of Portage IN also got to sign it:
He was the winner of the 50/50 drawing
at the C5/C6 Bash at the NCM in April of 2010, and gave back his half of the
$1550 pot to the American Cancer Society!
Thank You, Jim!
In addition to the $100 from the hood, we collected $124 at the
table, so were able to sent the Kane County IL
office of the American Cancer Society a total of