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The 2004 Bloomington Gold Special Collection XX

Bloomington Gold Special Collection XX, retrospect by Luis Suau.

Only of a couple of days ago, I returned from one of the most spectacular Automotive events that I have had the pleasure of participating in, the 2004 Bloomington Gold USA Corvette show in St. Charles, Il. This, one of the most respected and attended of Corvette shows, featured the Special Collection XX, The Corvettes of Reeves Callaway. I was honored that my car, a 1991 Turquoise Metallic Callaway Twin Turbo Aerobody Convertible was one of the cars which comprised the Special Collection.

Though it was a lot of work to help set up for the show, clean my car, and then rearrange the cars on several occasions, I still managed to take an impressive number of pictures in hopes that at least a good portion of them would be of decent quality for the enjoyment of friends, family, and other Callaway owners and enthusiasts.

On this CD, you will find mostly pictures of Callaway Cars and the Special Collection from the time the ballroom was beginning to be set up. Due to the large amount of the original pictures (about 2.34 Gigabytes worth), I had to reduce the size and the quality of the pictures in order that they may fit on the CD.

There were an impressive number of Callaway Cars at this event, and some of the rarest ever created. There were also some very rare Callaway cars at the Auction and in the GoldField. Chris Chessnoe and Mike Zoner put on a very informative Callaway class which covered an introduction, overview, and details about Callaway Corvettes. And there was a special appearance by Reeves Callaway to present the Special Collection certificates and pins, and as always sign plenty of autographs, vehicles, and momentos as requested. The collection was dedicated to a great member of the Corvette hobby, the late Chip Miller who lost his battle with Amyliodosis on March 25, 2004, and which I had the pleasure of meeting in person at the Corvettes at Carlisle 2002 show.

I just want to Thank Chris Chessnoe, Mike Zoner, and William Locke for all of the hard work that went in putting together this event and for the support of the Bloomington Gold Staff, the Callaway Owners Group and Callaway Cars in making this spectacular event happen.

Enjoy the pictures,

-Luigi (Luis Suau)
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