This year’s Corvettes at Carlisle is in the rearview mirror and what a weekend it was. Willard Scott himself couldn’t have dialed up better weather. All weekend the temperatures topped out in the lower 80’s with low humidity and calm winds. The weather was possibly the best ever for a Carlisle show. Of course, we were there for the Corvettes and the people and they didn’t disappoint either.
Over the course of the weekend we perused all the goods in aisle after aisle of the swap meet and then drooled over all the Corvettes looking for new homes in the for sale corral. The NCRS gallery once again showcased pristine cars representing each of the organization’s prestigious awards. The NCRS also demonstrated the judging process for their new Concourse division for modified Corvettes. Over at the autocross track owners competed to be named the first-ever King of the autocross and claim the $1000 first place prize courtesy of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering. This year’s Chip’s Choice display featured some outrageous restomod Corvettes.
Friday’s highlight was easily the Corvette American flag display made up of roughly 165 red, white, and blue Corvettes and the subsequent salute to the troops and first responders. The day concluded with the annual burnout contest which filled the air with smoke while tires begged for mercy. Most importantly, 1pm on Saturday marked the first-ever CorvetteBlogger seminar at Carlisle. Thanks to everyone that came out to see us.
Saturday we hit up Paul Koerner’s and Brittany George’s morning seminar in their new super tent. From there it was off the wander the Fun filed in search of the 2018 Keith’s Choice award winner. After that, it was time for the second CorvetteBlogger seminar. Saturday evening marked our annual trek downtown to take in the spectacle that is the downtown parade. We heard that somewhere around 400 Corvettes participated this year.
And just like that, our weekend was over. While Carlisle Events doesn’t publish exact attendance figures they did tell us that the car count was up compared to last year and that they expected around 60,000 people to attend. If you couldn’t make it, we’ve got you covered with our 2018 Corvettes at Carlisle gallery below.
Photos by Steve Burns and Keith Cornett
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