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Thousands of Corvettes expected at Champaign event

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  • Roads around Champaign may get a little crowded this weekend and with just one kind of car.The city is hosting the 40th Bloomington Gold Corvette event Friday through Sunday and is expected to attract 3,500 'Vettes plus 35,000 spectators.

      Roads around Champaign may get a little crowded this weekend and with just one kind of car.The city is hosting the 40th Bloomington Gold Corvette event Friday through Sunday and is expected to attract 3,500 'Vettes plus 35,000 spectators.
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CHAMPAIGN -- Roads around Champaign may get a little crowded this weekend and with just one kind of car.

The city is hosting the 40th Bloomington Gold Corvette event Friday through Sunday and is expected to attract 3,500 'Vettes plus 35,000 spectators.

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The show will be at the newly renamed State Farm Center on the University of Illinois campus.

The cars will hit the streets too. On Saturday organizers hope to break the record for the longest continual road tour of Corvettes. They say the current mark is 2,223 cars.

Guy Larsen is president of the event. He told The News-Gazette in Champaign (http://bit.ly/19xngN2 ) the line of cars should be about 30 miles long. It will leave the arena and head west to the town of Monticello before turning back for Champaign.

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