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Daily Briefing: New attractions at Bloomington Gold; Etta Glidden to be honored at Drag Racing HOF ceremony

Published in blog.hemmings.com

Courtesy of Bloomington Gold

Bloomington Gold Charlotte is approaching next month and the two-day show is a must for Corvette enthusiasts. In addition to the over 500 Corvettes on display and the Bloomington Gold Certification, there will be a special collection of Corvettes inspired by Jim Perkins, the “savior of the Corvette” who died in December of 2018. The show will also allow for tours of the private Hendrick Heritage Center as well as, new for this year, the Hendrick Race Team buildings.

The event is scheduled for October 11-12 at the Hendrick Motorsports Complex in Charlotte, North Carolina. For more information, visit www.bloomingtongold.com.

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Courtesy of the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame

Racecar driver and engineer Don Garlits announces Etta Glidden has been selected to receive the 2020 Pat Garlits Memorial Award at the 30th Annual International Drag Racing Hall of Fame Ceremony coming in March. Etta was the long-time crew chief and wife of International Motorsports Hall of Famer Bob Glidden who died in December of 2017. The couple (along with their sons) forged an incredible racing career that included 85 NHRA wins and 10 NHRA championships including five straight from 1985-1989.

The Pat Garlits Memorial Award is given out annually to a woman who has “contributed to the sport of drag racing through their professional activities- at the track-and/or their personal activities-off the track-which promotes the sport in a positive manner or to the success of the sport.” The Hall of Fame Ceremony will take place March 12, 2020 in Gainesville, Florida. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/IDRHallofFame/.