GoldREView / Survivor Special Edition 2014
Our first ever Special Edition unlocks the details behind the New and Improved SURVIVOR@ Corvettes. Maintaining the excellence you have come to expect, Bloomington Gold raises the bar on Corvette judging.
As the name implies, Corvettes that have never been restored have ‘survived’ intentional or unintentional loss of original markings, paint or components. Corvettes remaining over 50% unrestored or unmodified may qualify for a SURVIVOR® award if they remain in a condition that would serve well as a historic guide for others who want to restore a Corvette of that vintage and type. This award is designed to recognize those Corvettes that are “Worn in, but not worn out.” A SURVIVOR® Corvette is significantly unrestored, unrepaired, and unmodified so as to be useful as a historic reference. It is a Corvette that in the best interest of research should not be restored or improved. Again as with Certification, the cars are judged against a factory standard and not against one another. The Corvette must complete a 10 mile road test under their own power. Since the advent of this award, there is now a reason for further preservation of Corvettes whose histories and character may have otherwise been lost. SURVIVOR® judging is fun and the SURVIVOR® Corvettes become a member of an elite group of historically significant cars. SURVIVOR® Corvettes are the Corvettes that judges and restorers seek out to study. INELIGIBILITY The practice of replacing original manufacturer’s trim or VIN tags is inconsistent with Bloomington Gold’s philosophy, not to mention being illegal in many states. Any Corvette determined to have a nonauthentic manufacturer’s trim or VIN tag will be ineligible for any level of Bloomington Gold Certification. Furthermore, any owner who over time enters more than a single Corvette with replacement trim or VIN tags will be permanently excused from all future Bloomington Gold judging events. Regardless of how a Corvette scores in other sections, a Corvette deemed to have any of the following significant deviations will not be recognized as a Survivor®: • Engine Numbers are determined to be Non-OEM. • Trim/Paint codes do not match the presentation. • Significant deviation in the originality of either body paint or fiberglass. KEEPING IT STRAIGHT If the exterior is significantly repainted, the “SURVIVOR® Bronze Award” becomes the highest award attainable regardless of scores in the other three sections. If the engine stampings are not OEM, SURVIVOR®. the Corvette cannot be a If there is a deviation in typical factory production, owners have the responsibility of providing original Chevrolet documentation in support of the exception. There is no averaging of section percentages; each section must surpass the required percentage to attain a Bronze, Silver, or Gold Survivor® Award. The GOLDSTANDARDTM SURVIVOR® Certified GOLD•SILVER•BRONZE ® SURVIVOR GOLD Recognizing Corvettes that are 80% or more unrestored in all four sections (Engine, Exterior, Interior & Chassis) SURVIVOR SILVER Recognizing Corvettes that are 66% or more unrestored in all four sections. (Engine, Exterior, Interior & Chassis) SURVIVOR BRONZE Recognizing Corvettes that are more than 50% unrestored in three sections. (Engine, Exterior, Interior or Chassis) * All SURVIVOR® Corvettes will have OEM Engine, Trim Tag and VIN Tag. * A SURVIVOR® Corvette is more than 20 years old and has successfully operated on a Road Test. M A S E L P Quest ions Frequently Asked How long will it take? Judging will take approximately 20 minutes. Can my car get a Survivor Award with a replaced carburetor? (radiator, fender, valve covers lift kit, etc. -- ) Yes, generally a single item by itself can not deny a basic Survivor award. Does reaching Gold on the Certification Field guarantee that my car will meet the prerequisite for Survivor participation? No! Gold on the Certification field does not guarantee participation on the Survivor field. So, can a car with a declared replacement engine participate in the Survivor program at all? No! Will the judges review their evaluations with me? Why? Gold recognition on the Certification Field is possible with a declared replacement engine. All levels of recognition on the Survivor Field require an OEM engine evaluation. If Iâ€™m registered for both Certification and Survivor but my engine is not sustained on the Certification Field, will I get a rebate because of Survivor elimination? Yes, a portion of your registration fee will be returned! Yes! Will I get my score sheet back? Yes! If I receive a Bronze, Silver , or Gold SURVIVOR do I qualify for the Benchmark Award? No, only SURVIVOR GOLD and SURVIVOR SILVER qualify for the Benchmark Award. SURVIVOR Bronze does not qualify for the Benchmark Award. JUDGING SCHEDULE CERTIFICATION®/SURVIVOR®/BENCHMARK® THURSDAY, June 26 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. MAIN REGISTRATION Location: I-Hotel/Conference Center FRIDAY, June 27 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. LATE REGISTRATION Location: I-Hotel/Conference Center 10:00 a.m.-Noon CERTIFICATION® PARKING* Location: Judging Field - Corner of First St.. & Kirby 1:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. SURVIVOR® MEETING Location: I-Hotel/Conference Center 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. SURVIVOR® ROADTEST/PARKING* Location: I-Hotel/Conference Center 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. PARK THIS WAY RECEPTION For those who park on the Judging Field on Friday Location: Owners Tent - on the Judging Field *24/7 Floodlights/Security will be available in the Corvette parking area. REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 15! Gail Manahan • Operations Manager/Judging • firstname.lastname@example.org • 309.888.2588 SATURDAY, June 28 6:00 a.m.- 6:30 a.m. GOLD CERTIFICATION® RE-PARK CARS* If you remove your car Friday night, please be at the field by 6:00 a.m. for re-parking. Location: Judging Field 7:45 a.m. OWNERS MEETING Join us for a quick meeting to explain how the day will progress. Location: Owners Tent - Judging Field 8:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. SUNDAY, June 28 6:00 a.m.- 6:30 a.m. JUDGING - GOLD CERTIFICATION® The ending time is approximate. If cars are attending the awards ceremony on Sunday, we are requesting that they stay on the field overnight. Please speak to Field Operations staff if you would like to remove your car. Location: Judging Field SURVIVOR®/BENCHMARK® & AWARDS CEREMONY RE-PARK CARS* If you remove your car Saturday night, please be at the field by 6:00 a.m. for re -parking. Location: Judging Field 7:45 a.m. OWNERS MEETING Join us for a quick meeting to explain how the day will progress. Location: Owners Tent - Judging Field 8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. JUDGING - SURVIVOR® The ending time is approximate. If you are staying for the awards ceremony, please stay on the field. Otherwise, please speak to one of our Field Operations staff to be escorted off the field. Location: Judging Field THE AWARDS CEREMONY You don’t want to miss this! Location: Mecum Auction Tent *24/7 Floodlights/Security will be available in the Corvette parking area. Contact We want to hear from you! Let us know your thoughts, questions and comments for future issues of the Gold REView at email@example.com. www.BloomingtonGold.com 309.888.4477