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Corvettes at Carlisle 2014: Celebrating the Past, Present and Future of America’s Icon

by Bruce Troxell on June 4, 2014

Corvettes at Carlisle 2014: Celebrating the past, present and future of America's icon

If you’re a Corvette fan and want to experience an unforgettable gathering of your favorite fiberglass automobiles, mark the weekend of August 22-24 on your 2014 calender right now and start planning your trip to Carlisle, PA. Corvettes at Carlisle will take over the Carlisle Fairgrounds and highlight the historic timeline, the present, and the future of America’s Sports Car.

In addition to special guests, displays and weekend happenings, this year Corvettes at Carlisle celebrates the 50th birthday of the 1964 Corvette, satisfies your “need for speed” with two race-themed displays, and gives you a chance to see rare Corvettes that you’ve never heard of or have only read about. It’s all at Carlisle!

Thursday, August 21 is the official vendor setup and display load-in day and Friday, August 22 is the official opening day when enthusiasts from nearly every state in the union and from countries around the world pour through the gates to experience the Fun Field, view the NCCC judged event, and see the NCRS Gallery XIV in Building G just outside Gate 1—all included in the price of admission.

If you’re looking for that special Corvette or need a rare part to complete your restoration, chances are you’ll find it at Corvettes at Carlisle. Their Corvette swap meet and car corral sales are unparalleled.

Corvettes at Carlisle 2014: Celebrating the past, present and future of America's icon

This year’s onsite displays will include the all-new Z06 coupe and convertible—these are pre-production models and will not available for sale until early next year. This is your chance to see them up close and personal. The Z06s are a perfect complement to the array of C7 Stingrays, Chips Choice, the Corvette Challenge showcase, the 1964 Corvette reunion, including the mid-engine CERV II, and the dedicated racecar showcase. The Corvette Challenge exhibit honors the 25th anniversary of the popular racing series, while Chips Choice is an annual display highlighting Corvettes that brought people closer together. The race car exhibit hosts a full array of Corvette racing history, including Jim Jefford’s famous Purple People Eater, the Le Mans class-winning #3 Cunningham Corvette, the Daytona and Sebring class-winning 1966 Penske Corvette, a 1968 factory L88 Sunray DX, and many more. In addition to the cars, some of the drivers, crewmembers and team owners will be on hand.

Special events for 2014 include a Racer’s Retreat Dinner and Gathering planned for Friday night August 22 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Lance Miller and the owners of the racecars on display and a Thursday event kickoff known as Chip Fest. Seminars will be held throughout the weekend featuring a variety of Corvette experts, including GM certified technician Paul Koerner of Corvette Repair, Inc. showcasing his talents. A nominal fee applies to Mr. Koerner’s sessions, but the money goes directly to the Chip Miller Charitable Foundation.

If that’s not enough to keep you busy, don’t forget the always-popular Carlisle Corvette parade and street party in which 400 cars from the fairgrounds cruise into downtown Carlisle on Saturday night for a few hours of music, dining, shopping and camaraderie. Should you feel compelled to dance in the streets, music will be provided by the M80s band.

The Saturday night parade and the Sunday awards showcase provide the perfect cap to a spectacular and unforgettable Corvette weekend.

Corvettes at Carlisle 2014: Celebrating the past, present and future of America's icon
The 1964 Corvette is the featured model year at the 2014 Corvettes at Carlisle

Registration details for the event can be found at www.CarlisleEvents.com or by calling 717-243-7855. There, you can secure a swap meet space, buy a car corral spot, register for the Fun Field, the parade, or get involved with special aspects of the event. In addition, three-day passes are available for just $35. Operators are standing by.

Oh, and rest up your hand a couple of days ahead of time — there will be nonstop Corvette waving throughout the Corvettes at Carlisle weekend.


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Corvettes at Carlisle

Related:
Corvettes at Carlisle to Feature Two Corvette Racecar Exhibits
Corvette America Named As Presenting Partner for the 2014 Corvettes at Carlisle
[VIDEO] 2013 Corvettes at Carlisle – Downtown Parade

 

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