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 5% of the Corvettes that have been Certified have received the prestigious BENCHMARK Award. 

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

Please click HERE for BENCHMARK Guidelines

Please click HERE for Certification Guidelines

Please click HERE for SURVIVOR Guidelines

Please click HERE for the Owners Advisories

Please click HERE for the Engine Stamp Standards 

 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 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. 

Click here to register online!

Click here for the 2018 Registration Brochure.

Questions? 309-888-2588 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Deadline for registration:  June 1, 2018