Pheasant Run Resort; St. Charles IL
June 24-27, 2010
This was our first appearance at Bloomington Gold since 2004, having been a guest there since 1998, which was our first national event. Thanks to Ed Saari for helping make this possible.
This time was also a first: the East and West branches of Corvettes Conquer Cancer
would share the space for the first time!
Wednesday, June 23
Departing Decatur AL.
Sights along the way...
Another first: Bloomington Gold is now a DAY TRIP!
Thursday, June 24
For their $25 donation to the American Cancer Society, Jena & Toby
pay tribute to their late friend, Gary.
The sights of and from our lake-front property once we got set up.
Curtis Davis caught me cleaning up the car.
For another $25 ACS donation, Seth Wood signed the hood.
(2 weeks later, at a club party back in Alabama, his daughter, Kaitlyn,
added her signature below his!
Curtis Davis, manning the C5/C6 Registry booth right around the corner from ours.
Directions to some of the exhibits & activities.
Friday, June 25
Another $25 ACS donor: Jill Rosedale signs for her and Mike.
Together for the First Time!
Fresh from Colorado Springs, via a family function in Iowa, Adam Rogers arrived to balance our display. In addition to his "Day Job" and fundraising events, Adam's C5 sees a lot of track time. It sounds AWESOME!
Check his website: www.corvettesconquercancer.org
"The Twins" from the neighboring booth graciously posed for photos...
Saturday, June 26
Thanks again to Curtis for these shots.
Adam got to meet Tom Hill and the 2011 Grand Sport,
Carbon Edition, in Supersonic Blue.
Among others on special display were the original Motorama Corvette,
EX-122, and the Manta Ray concept car.
Outside I spotted this, from AAT.
Nearby were these stunning Mid-Year styled beauties
on C6 platforms, from Karl Kustom!
Sunday, June 27
The intermittent rain and threat of severe thunderstorms pretty much made this day a non-event. During a break from the rain we packed the Vettes, then wandered through the vendor areas. I made a point of introducing Adam to as many of them as I could find.
'Bye, Adam - It was great to finally connect with you!
Keep up the faith and the good fight against cancer.
The final stats, back in Sweet Home Alabama!