We’ve closed the hood on yet another edition of Corvettes at Carlisle. Nearly perfect weather welcomed enthusiasts all weekend. Now the fun is over and we’ve since returned to our respective regional offices to sift through all of the memories from last weekend. The countdown to 2018 is already underway.
Over the course of the weekend we visited with our old Corvette friends and made some new ones. We drooled over the 8 1967 L88’s in the Chip’s Choice display and fantasized about Callaway’s from their 30th Anniversary display resting in our garages.
We scoured the for sale corral for the next addition to the Motor City Bureau’s garage, but came up short in our search. Next door in the never-ending swap meet we wandered the aisles looking for potential treasures hidden amongst the hundreds of vendors.
Friday afternoon we took in the annual burnout contest. While just 2 cars (and Ella Miller in her Corvette go kart) took part in the event, it’s always entertaining to watch Corvettes put on display of their raw power. Unlike last year, there was no need to open up the fire extinguishers.
Throughout the weekend GM engineers presented the 2018 Corvette, answered questions in the Chevrolet tent, signed autographs, and even announced the new color, Sebring Orange. Meanwhile the NCRS gallery recognized Corvettes from each of their judging classes.
Those looking to bolster their Corvette knowledge could attend one of the numerous seminars. This year’s topics ranged from Corvette buying and selling to general car care.
Our favorite seminar was the automotive design seminar by J.D. Orr. Easily one of the most dynamic public speakers we’ve ever seen, he captured the attention of the audience from the moment he began his session. While sharing his thoughts and humor, he sketched a car design which was ultimately donated to Carlisle events for future fund raising purposes.
Saturday also marked the selection of the highly coveted Keith’s Choice award and the traditional trip downtown for the 4-wide parade down Main Street.
There’s so much to do at Corvettes at Carlisle each year, there’s no way we can summarize it all here. Not matter what you’re into or looking for, odds are you’re going to find it there. Be sure to mark your calendars for the weekend before Labor Day 2018 and get your hotel reservations now as hotels fill up quickly. Now, enjoy our gallery from the 2017 Corvettes at Carlisle below. Keep it tuned here as we bring more from the show over the course of the week.
[GALLERY] Midyear Monday! Corvettes at Carlisle Edition (54 Corvette Photos)
[VIDEO] The 2018 Corvette Presentation and Sebring Orange Reveal at Carlisle
New Sebring Orange for 2018 Corvettes Announced at Carlisle