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  • Started by TerryO Mar 19, 2008 at 8:31 am
  • Last post by TerryO Mar 19, 2008 at 8:46 am
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  1. #1 Mar 19, 2008 at 8:31 am

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    Hello Corvette Lovers,
    Is anyone planning to attend this years celabration of the 35th anniversary of the Bloomington Gold event? I am planning on taking my vacation and driving accross the country in my 88 Corvette to make the show. I have never been and may never go again as I plan to make a different national event each year for the rest of my life. It would be really cool to share the experience with like minded Corvette owners. I will be driving South to North through the Mississippi River Valley.

    Terry
     

     

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  2. #2 Mar 19, 2008 at 8:46 am

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    This is a question I emailed the officials up thee and the reply they sent me.

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    -----Original Message-----
    From: torg57@aol.com [mailto:torg57@aol.com]
    Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 2:06 PM
    To: david@bloomingtongold.com
    Subject: Message from BloomingtonGold.com

    Name: Terry A. Orgeron

    Message/Question:

    After reading the below, I am compelled to ask you a question. After I drive my 1988 Burgandy Corvette Coupe to the show, am I going to be required to pay the $300.00 entry fee to be quallified for the below.

    Terry A. Orgeron

    There is only ONE place to get a legitimate and authentic Survivor Certificate. That’s Bloomington Gold. Owners who earn the Survivor award are welcome to advertise or describe their cars that way. All others are not. That’s the value of having this Certificate.
    Survivors are cars that are at least 20 years old (1988’s and older) and judged to be over 50%unrestored, yet with finishes and condition good enough to use as a reference model for authentic restoration of a car just like it.



    Terry,
    Thanks for the email. If you want to drive your '88 Corvette to our show and pay the normal $15/person admission fee, you may park it for free on the golf course and go enjoy the show.
    On the other hand, if you want it judged to determine if it qualifies to be SURVIVOR Certified, then yes, that is the fee. Further, if you believe it is not only unrestored but also within 95% of the condition it was in brand new out of the factory, you may also want to try to have it BENCHMARK Certified. That's much more difficult for a 20 year old car but adds credibility to the car that separates it from the typical garden variety 20 year old Corvette on the road today. Expensive? Relatively. Adds more benefit than cost in terms of credibility? Probably. The older and rarer the Corvette becomes, the more this credibility is perceived as valuable to buyers and collectors.

    Your choice.
    Let us know if we can help or provide more information. You may want to go to www.survivorcarshow.com for more details.

    David Burroughs
     

     

    Terry.....classic cars & classic rock-on

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