Greenwood and Guldstrand Corvettes to be Honored at Corvettes at Carlisle

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Two legendary figures in the Corvette world who passed away in 2015 will be honored at this year’s Corvettes at Carlisle event.

One of the highlights of the show, which attracts more than 5,000 Corvettes and 50,000 spectators each year, is known as Chip’s Choice, which honors Chip Miller, the late co-founder of Carlisle Events, while at the same time providing a themed showcase about special Corvettes.

This year, Chip’s Choice will honor John Greenwood and Dick Guldstrand and their decades of work on Corvettes.

When Greenwood took his big block Corvette to Waterford Hills it marked the start of a remarkable career in SCCA and IMSA, a full blown race shop, a sponsorship program with the BF Goodrich Tire Company, a thriving cars and parts business, and three trips to the 24 Hours of Le Mans. His wide-body Corvettes, of course, with their patriotic paint jobs, quickly became American fan favorites in the 1970s, challenging the factory-supported customer teams of Porsches and BMWs that held a grip on GT racing John Bishop’s growing IMSA series.

Guldstrand, meanwhile, captured three SCCA Pacific Coast championships and established the track record at Le Mans in 1966. Two years later, he founded Guldstrand Engineering in Culver City, Calif., performing work for celebrities like James Garner, Bruce Springsteen, Nicolas Cage, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. He was inducted into the National Corvette Museum Hall of Fame in 1999.

On display in Building T at Carlisle will be the best of the best Corvettes that have been influenced by these two Corvette legends.

If you have the privilege of owning a Greenwood Corvette or a Guldstrand Corvette, e-mail Lance Miller at [email protected] today for consideration to have your car on display during the show, which has expanded to four days this year, Aug. 25-28.

The show also will feature a 1996 Grand Sport Reunion, and Carlisle organizers hope to see as many of the 1,000 special editions produced (810 coupes and 190 convertibles) during 20th anniversary festivities this summer.

Greenwood and Guldstrand Corvettes to be honored at Corvettes at Carlisle


You can find out more about Carlisle events at www.CarlisleEvents.com


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Corvettes at Carlisle

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