Greeting Corvettes friends. We hope your week is off to a roaring start as we recover from the extended holiday weekend. As we continue our coverage of this year’s Corvettes at Carlisle show we thought we’d try something a little different this time around.
In addition to bringing you the usual sights and sounds of the spectacle known as Carlisle, we thought we’d split our show coverage into different posts covering each of Corvette’s 8 generations. We’ve already brought you Midyear Monday so let’s now look at some of the first generation Corvettes we spied this year in PA.
Call them C1’s, straight axles, or whatever you want. We’ll just call them cool early Corvettes. America’s Favorite Sportscar made its debut in 1953 and its first generation ran in various forms until 1962. While these early cars aren’t terribly prolific anymore, we were happy to see so many of them last weekend. The majority were captured in the Straight Axle Corvette Club’s display right inside the main gate. We did see others in the Fun Field, the Midway, For Sale lot, and even in the Swap Meet. We were excited to see several make their way into downtown Carlisle Saturday for the evening parade.
There’s nothing quite like the first generation Corvette’s timeless styling so sit back, relax, and enjoy our C1 gallery from the 2021 Corvettes at Carlisle show.
Keep it tuned here as we’ll feature additional galleries from later Corvettes generations over the coming weeks.
Photos by Steve Burns