One of the hallmarks of any good sized car show is the opportunity to have your car compete for an award and Corvettes at Carlisle was no different. As one of the celebrity judges (my mom is so proud!) for the 2011 show, it was my job to wander the show field and find a Corvette worthy of the “Keith’s Choice” award.
With this weekend’s 30th Anniversary of Corvettes at Carlisle, GM honored Carlisle Events and Lance Miller with a special presentation prior to the start of the Corvette Team’s “What’s New on the 2012 Corvette” seminar on Friday afternoon.
Article and pictures contributed by Steve Burns
The Woodward Dream Cruise is held in mid-August each year. Countless automotive enthusiasts from around the globe converge on historic M-1 in metro Detroit to celebrate all things car and transportation related. What began as a fundraising event for a Ferndale baseball field has evolved into the world’s largest 1 day automotive event. Each year roughly 40,000 collector cars and 1.5 million people gather along the 16 mile stretch of road to relive years gone by when Woodward Avenue was the unofficial proving grounds for Detroit’s latest creations. Click past the jump to check out our Corvette pics from this year’s Dream Cruise.
On Sunday, over 40 current and former Corvette race cars gathered at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin for the Corvette World Tribute, a celebration of racing Corvettes as part of the Chevrolet’s 100 year anniversary. As the cars lined up to take a parade lap around the famous 4.08 mile circuit, youtube member HeyMark5 captured nearly three minutes of pure Corvette thunder as each of the corvettes sauntered past his camera and made their way onto the track.
This Thursday, attendees of the Corvettes at Carlisle show can watch an encore screening of “The Quest“, the documentary about the Le Mans winning 1960 Corvette and its famous owners, Chip and Lance Miller. If you’re not able to make it Carlisle, the good news is you can still watch The Quest by ordering the DVD which is now available for purchase.
As part of Chevrolet’s Centennial celebration, GM Performance Parts’ Dr. Jamie Myers was given the difficult challenge of putting together a list of models that has defined Chevy Performance over the last 100 years. It’s a difficult task for sure, so Dr. Meyers visits the GM’s Heritage center where he presents his list of six classic vehicles that defined street performance.
With its theaters, shows and restaurants, Times Square in New York City is the live entertainment capital of the world. Each day, hundreds of thousands of people visit the area around 42 Street and Broadway to take in the shows and see the sights. On one recent summer evening, onlookers watched as the driver of a Black Corvette Z06 put on his own show with a little help from a Times Square icon, the Naked Cowboy.
Carlisle Event’s Lance Miller and family visited Kerbeck Corvette in Atlantic City NJ over the weekend to pick up their new Carlisle Blue 2012 Corvette ZR1. In addition to sporting the special color paying homage to the 30th anniversary of Corvettes at Carlisle, the ZR1 also comes equipped with the new PDE Performance Package which adds the Cup wheels, Michelin PS Cup tires, full width racing style spoiler and the MH3 Close Ratio transmission.
This video of a driver doing donuts in his driveway is one of the best I’ve seen lately and it sure started my day with a smile. And what’s not to love about a burnout video with a rocking soundtrack, multiple camera angles and a slow-mo replay! Plus if you see that basketball hoop in the back, there is the element of danger that the backend of the Corvette would swing around and wack it. But this driver’s car control skills are excellent and the only “damage” was the burnt rubber left on the driveway.