Gold 2015 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway !
25th - 27th, 2015
Inaugural event is now history, what a Great time we had !
the years, Bloomington Gold has been promoted as the Premier
Corvette Show in the country. For 2015, the event moved to
one of the Premiere Venues in the nation, one of our favorites,
the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car Registry received great visibility
at this event, sharing a Formula 1 Garage with the National
Council of Corvette Clubs, reeling in some new members, catching
up with some old members, and successfully meeting our goal
of hosting the first known display of ALL 13 Indy 500 Corvette
Pace cars, including this year's 2015 Z06, thanks to assistance
from Chevrolet and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway!
evening we met for a Welcome Dinner- a gorgeous night out
at Rick's Cafe Boatyard Restaurant. Great food and friends
could have been better during the weekend, dodging rain thruout
the entire event, but we did enjoy our inside time touring
the 500 Museum and Photo shop, IMS gift shop, and attending
a Pace Car seminar presented by our own Bob Kirsch on Friday
was also the customary Bloomington Gold "Special Collection"
of this year's featured car, the 1965 Corvette and a huge
Vendor mall to pick up your favorite collectible, and the
Speedway took the wraps off the Brickyard Pace car during
the weekend also as it participated in Pacing some of the
track laps for those who attended.
afternoon we enjoyed taking our lap on the track (and it was
quite a few miles an hour faster than has been the tradition
in the past), followed by a 41 mile round trip Road Tour thru
the Indianapolis surrounding countryside with all roads closed
and a police escort leading the way.
morning we departed.... but with some exciting news - the
Speedway has announced an exciting and large all-model Indianapolis
500 Pace "Vehicle" Reunion that is being planned
in May 2016 during Qualification weekend in honor of the 100th
Running of the Indy 500 ! Our Registry has been asked to participate
and play a large role in the event, so planning begins for
that Celebration - more news to come as it develops, you won't
want to miss that one !
were 43 Registry members in attendance, including 9 new members
that were added to "the family" during the event!
Welcome ! Major Kudos to our on the ground organizers working
with the Speedway and our other venues Bruce Jeschke and LaVelle
to view our Smugmug photo gallery for more images of our fun
filled event !