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.
Corvettes at Carlisle provided GM’s Corvette Team the perfect backdrop to show off some new accessories, especially on the show’s new namesake color, the 2012 Corvette Grand Sport in Carlisle Blue. Shown on the Grand Sports were the new Torque 2 wheels and a stripe package which can be ordered at Chevy dealers through the Genuine Corvette Accessories catalog.
I was checking out the strong lineup of 2012 Corvettes at the Kerbeck Corvette tent when I saw EX-122 sitting in the center, surrounded by her much younger siblings. The Corvette that appeared in the extravigant Motorama display at the Waldof Estoria in January 1953 was now under a tent at a fairgrounds in Pennsylvania. And she was just as beautiful today as she was to those who first saw the fiberglass 2-seater 58 years ago.
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.
Last night the 1969 ZL-1 Greenwood Stars and Stripes Corvette that was campaigned at Sebring, Daytona and Le Mans crossed the auction block at RM’s Monterey auction. Early estimates of what this Corvette would sell for proved to be way off when the hammer dropped at $580,000.
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.