The Corvettes and thousands of their enthusiasts have arrived in the Twin Cities

Published: Jun. 2, 2023 at 5:03 PM CDT
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MCLEAN COUNTY (25News Now) - A celebration of the original American sports car is underway at Illinois State University.

The 50th annual Bloomington Gold Corvette Show rolled into the Twin-Cities Friday.

Thousands of Corvettes and their owners from across the country have gathered for the longest-running all-Corvette event. Gold Corvette owner Guy Larsen says this greatly impacts the local economy.

“The folks come to town,” he said. “A lot of the people stay two, three, four days here and go out to eat every night. They just enjoy the town, have a good time, and spread the wealth.”

Around 15,000 attendees are expected to view the nearly 5,000 Corvettes on display this weekend.

You’ll find everything from early C-1 Corvettes to modern C-8 Corvettes - and even Z06 Corvettes.

One attendee shared why he has been participating in the show since 2001.

“Everybody has a different story,” said Tom Moulton, from Lockport. “Some people bought their cars brand new. Some people buy cars secondhand. But it’s all about the cars and the people.”

The show continues Saturday and tickets are $30.

It wraps up with a gold tour on Route 66 that begins at 5 p.m. And ends at the after-party in Uptown Normal on Beaufort Street.

More information about the gold corvette show can be found here.