America's most prestigious Corvette award!



BENCHMARK Certification┬« - the ultimate standard for unrestored vehicles. 

In 1991, Bloomington Gold introduced the ultimate and most difficult judging category - The BENCHMARK Award. To achieve BENCHMARK status, an unrestored Corvette must attain GOLD Certification and excel in all four categories of SURVIVOR during the same weekend. To date, fewer than 200 Corvettes have received the prestigious BENCHMARK Award.  

 To learn more about achieving BENCHMARK Certification┬«, the following brochures will be helpful:  

Please click HERE for 2015 BENCHMARK Guidelines

Please click HERE for 2015 Certification Guidelines 

Please click HERE for 2015 SURVIVOR Guidelines

Please click HERE for the 2015 Owners Advisories

Please click HERE for the 2015 Engine Stamp Standards 

Please check back for 2015 Refund, Wait List and Letter of Credit Policies 

Please check back for the 2015 Judging Schedule.



2015 Registration Fees

$200 for each BENCHMARK registration

Remember! Entrants must be judged in both Survivor and Certification during the same weekend. Only Corvettes qualifying in ALL four of the four categories of Survivor, as well as the 10 mile road test and receiving Gold Certification at the same Bloomington Gold event will be awarded the highly coveted and prestigious Benchmark award. 

Registration for Benchmark will open Feb 15, 2015

Deadline for registration:  June 1, 2015


Inquiries:  309.888.4477 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.