No one knows for sure what was going on at the General Motors’ Milford Proving Grounds Monday morning.
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.
By the time the 50th Anniversary of the Chevrolet Corvette came around in 2003, Chevrolet’s vision for celebrating the milestone came in an exclusive “Anniversary Red” exterior with shale interior on standard Coupe and Convertible models. There would be no performance upgrades as well as no exclusivity. Chevrolet would build 11,632 Anniversary Editions.
Well, we’ve got 2 reasons to be bummed out today. Reason number one is that it’s Monday again. Reason number is that Corvettes at Carlisle is over and we have to wait a year for the next one. The good news is that there’s a 3 day weekend rapidly approaching. While we tick down to Labor Day we kick off the week the best way we know how – celebrating the 1963–1967 Corvettes. Today we look back at some of the midyear gems seen last weekend at Corvettes at Carlisle.
One of the many advantages that Corvette has over its competitors is the ability for the team to interact directly with buyers and enthusiasts on a personal level. That’s one of the reasons why Chevrolet sends so many of its engineers and other team members to enthusiast events like Corvettes at Carlisle.
Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles was back in Carlisle for his 16th straight show and this year he brought with him the new 2018 Corvette Carbon 65 Edition as the featured model. But wait, there’s more! Towards the end of the presentation, the new Sebring Orange exterior was revealed and with the news that it will be available on 2018 Corvettes later this year!
Chevrolet, Corvette Racing bolster GTLM Manufacturer’s, Driver’s championship leads
ALTON, Va. (Aug. 27, 2017) – Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen won for the second straight year at Virginia International Raceway on Sunday as the No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R claimed victory in the Michelin GT Challenge at VIR. Garcia crossed the finish line to win by 12.031 seconds.
Each week, Criswell Chevrolet’s Mike Furman delivers new Corvette Stingrays, Grand Sports and Z06s to his customers who come from all parts of the country to work with the nation’s top individual Corvette seller.
In this week’s Delivery Dispatch, Mike takes a break from his daily routine of delivering new Corvettes to attend Corvettes at Carlisle. Mike took many photos with his customers, Corvette team members and long-time friends and many are shared below. There’s also a great section showing many of the Corvettes on display. As always, enjoy another great selection of throwbacks, barn finds and vintage Corvette photos.
Check out even more photos and videos of his deliveries on his facebook page, CorvetteFurman.
During Friday’s Presentation of the 2018 Corvette in front of the Grandstands at Corvettes at Carlisle, the Corvette Team’s Harlan Charles and Phil Minch introduced a new Corvette color that will replace the now retired Black Rose Metallic.