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.
Corvettes at Carlisle
We know it’s hard to believe, but this year Corvettes at Carlisle will celebrate its 32nd year of putting on one of the nation’s biggest and best Corvette shows. Led by the spirit of Chip Miller, the Carlisle staff outdoes itself every year and this year is no exception.
In addition to celebrating the long and storied history of the Corvette as a street car, this year’s show during August 22-24 at the Fairgrounds in Carlisle, PA will celebrate the power and success of Corvette on the race track with two racecar exhibits—one featuring the cars of the Corvette Challenge series and the other highlighting Corvette racing in general.
Since 2009, Corvette America had been the Official Fun Field Sponsor at Carlisle but now will expand its presence by becoming the Official Presenting Partner for the 2014 event, which will be known as Corvettes at Carlisle Presented By Corvette America. The event will be held Aug. 22-24.
One of the topics I love covering at the big Corvette shows are the vanity plates that owners put on their Corvettes. Corvettes at Carlisle is no exception as the thousands of Corvettes parked in the fun field and surrounding lots make for a target rich environment when it comes to seeing the fun and witty comments that owners put on their cars.
Over the weekend at Corvettes at Carlisle, select GM engineers in attendance gave a series of quickie seminars (5-10 minutes and then Q&A) at the top of each hour. On Saturday morning, Steve Grilli, Bowling Green Assembly’s Quality Manager spoke and confirmed that retail production for the 2014 Corvette Stingray is underway as well as some other interesting tidbits of Stingray news.
One of the highlights of Corvettes at Carlisle is the Saturday evening parade where hundreds of Corvettes make their way from the fairgrounds to downtown Carlisle. Leading the parade was Bill Miller in a classic C1 Convertible while Lance Miller was driving his 2012 Carlisle Blue Corvette ZR1.
Behind them was the GM / Corvette Team reps all driving the new 2014 Corvette Stingrays.
This beautiful 1965 Corvette Sting Ray Coupe was parked in the fun field at the 2013 Corvettes at Carlisle and when we first saw the restored we literally stopped dead in our tracks and started shooting away with our camera.
Corvettes at Carlisle, the world’s largest Corvette-only event, is only days away! Corvette America will be there all weekend, August 23-25, with a huge selection of Corvette products and a full compliment of staff to assist you. Plus, our expert seat cover installer and production supervisor will be on hand to answer questions on materials, patterns, assembly and installation. We welcome you to visit us at either of our two locations — on J Row and on the Manufacturer’s Midway.
Looking for that perfect gift for the Dad that’s into Corvettes? You cannot go wrong with The Quest Corvette Documentary on DVD. Centered around the three Corvettes that first raced at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, “The Quest” also tells the story of a young man and his relationship with his father and how the son sets out to fulfill his Dad’s dream.
Since its arrival on DVD, “The Quest” Corvette documentary has been one of our favorite “Corvette gifts” around the holidays and it’s the perfect gift for the Father’s Day.
The Chip’s Choice display for this year’s Corvettes at Carlisle continues to take shape. Back in February we told you about the George Barris-built Asteroid Corvette scheduled to appear. Now joining that custom 1963 is another custom 1963 – this one with an Italian flare. Corvettes at Carlisle announced in their most recent email newsletter that the Corvette Rondine built by Pininfarina will also be in the Chip’s Choice display this year.