Who went to Bloomington?
I did and it was hot! I also got to see a few people I knew, but only a
I haven't been to St. Charles, going to Nashville for the 50th in 2003 and
having conflicts in 2004, so this was my first chance to see what they did
to recover from the downhill run and the problems that were happening. My
first impression as I walked in was, wow, they have grown, look how packed
it is! But then I realized that there was just the one parking lot of swap
area, a lot of car dealership displays (what's that all about, anyway?), and
the club areas were half a mile at least away from everything. Heck, the
club areas were further away from the action than where I parked in the
public parking area across the street. If I had paid for club parking, I'd
really feel screwed.
Of course, as many suggest going back to the old fairgrounds in Bloomington
to recapture the essence, it is impossible since Lowe's is sitting on top of
The Special Collection was nice, but that is about all I can say. Several
of the cars I have seen before, several times. I think they need to begin a
new polling of special cars. Now the '57 NASCAR speed trials car with the
rusted metalflake paint was neat to see, but I've seen the Penske Grand
Sport about a dozen times.
The very first Corvette was special, although I have seen it at Nashville.
Still, it is worth seeing just so people can see the very first one.
So what did anyone else think?