or What Do These Names Have in Common... Terry Michaelis of Napoleon, Ohio and Hall-of-Famer Reggie Jackson"Mr. October"
Napoleon, Ohio - - Terry Michaelis, president of ProTeam Classic Corvette Collection, has been named to the selection committee for Bloomington Gold's The Great Hall, ie: Hall of Fame. Terry is in good company as some of the biggest names in the hobby sit on the eight member committee, among them is baseball hall-of-famer Reggie Jackson who is also a Corvette collector. Over the next five years, the committee will submit 50 of the hobby's most significant Corvettes and 50 of its most influential people that pioneered the Corvette phenomenon for induction to The Great Hall.
Bloomington Gold USA founder, David Burroughs, decided to put together a select brain trust to find the Corvettes and the people that have influenced and shaped the sport. A selection committee will name ten people and ten cars each year for the next five. The inaugural Great Hall class will be announced at the Bloomington show in June. The Great Hall's selection committee runs independently of Bloomington Gold making this more than a marketing gimmick for the annual show. Burroughs would like The Great Hall to "serve as a document that puts the Corvette phenomenon into print and serve as a historic document."
Terry Michaelis has been a recognizable figure within the classic Corvette hobby for 38 years. His lifelong connection to these Corvettes and the people passionate for these cars made him a natural for the The Great Hall selection committee. "The Corvette phenomenon was and is driven by passion and the love of the marque with many milestones along the way but it is more than just about the car." Michaelis continued, "Bloomington has always been about connections. It's renewing friendships. Reminiscing. First and foremost, it is the people that have chartered the course to the point of 'The Great Hall'."
Michaelis purchased a 1964 Corvette in 1971 and never looked back. Over the decades he has became synonymous for his over-the-top promotions and his encyclopedic knowledge of the Corvette. In 1987, he and his brother Fred opened ProTeam Corvette in Napoleon and are owners of the largest collection of classic Corvettes in the world. He's bought and sold over 10,000 Corvettes in nearly four decades with a current collection boasting several 1953 Corvettes, some 30 iconic 1967's, a stable of coveted L88's, and two GM Styling cars, one of which he was recently seen on Discovery Channel bidding to a successful purchase of $925,000.00.
Bloomington Gold USA will mark its 38th annual show on June 25th-27th, 2010. It has become a mecca for Corvette enthusiasts worldwide. It pays close and continual attention to both the die hard hobbyist and the everyday fan. An award from Bloomington carries much weight within the Corvette set, moreover, past Special Collections have generated unrivaled buzz within all collector car circles. These examples and much more have made Bloomington Gold the longest running national Corvette show. It has become affectionately known as "The Granddaddy of all Corvette shows". For more information, go to BloomingtonGold.com
ProTeam Classic Corvette Collection and Sales, based in Napoleon, Ohio, showcases the largest inventory of classic Corvettes in the world. More than $10 million worth of Corvettes are displayed in 60,000 square feet of showrooms and restoration facilities with over 100 classic Corvettes on display at any time. In addition, ProTeam offers more than 10,000 sq. ft. of used, new and hard-to-find parts. For additional information, write to ProTeam Corvette • PO Box 606 • 1410 North Scott Street • Napoleon, OH 43545 • toll free: 888-592-5086 • For more information, email: [email protected] or go to ProTeamCorvette.com