CARLISLE, Pa. – This
year’s Corvettes at Carlisle extravaganza brought a record 2,586
Corvettes to the Carlisle (Pa.) Fairgrounds over Aug. 26-28. The 24th
annual show saw 54,932 guests attend, and there were 1,305 vendors
selling all sorts of Corvette-related items.
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Carlisle team gave it 100 percent to keep Corvettes at Carlisle the
very best event of its kind,” said Lance Miller, Corvettes at Carlisle
event planner. “Carlisle is all about having fun, meeting new friends,
buying hard-to-find parts and enjoying the weekend with others who have
the same interest. I never saw so many smiles in one weekend; those
smiles put an enormous grin on my face – thank you!”
Miller Charitable Foundation raised an astounding $58,000 at Corvettes
at Carlisle, with $25,000 of that coming from a very generous match
from Bob Patrella of Guernsey Bank. Other significant items in the
auction included an autographed fender from a C6.R Corvette race car
from Pratt & Miller race team; an original Dana Forester Corvette
painting from Kerbeck Chevrolet; a helmet worn by Reeves Callaway and
John Lingenfelter when they captured the 254-mph speed record, donated
by Callaway; a Sheryl Crow autographed guitar, given by Mike Kaplan;
and a gift certificate to the Spring Mountain Advanced Driving School.
Auction sold more than 100 Corvettes during the event, including a
white 1967 convertible for $102,500 and a silver and blue 1958
convertible for $71,500. “I think our total dollar value was $3.4
million, it was encouraging to know that the Corvette market was really
hot,” said Dana Mecum, owner of Mecum Auction. “I think everyone who
participated in and watched the auction had a great experience. People
really had a lot of fun with the charity auction. The rain didn’t seem
to dampen the sales.”
Special exhibits included a 50th
anniversary celebration with select 1955 Corvettes; a Corvette Race
Reunion, featuring C4, C5 and C6 race cars and drivers; and 10th and
15th anniversary ZR-1 reunions. The Chip Miller Memorial Parade to
downtown Carlisle took place even in the drizzle, with many people
watching and waving to all the Corvettes driving through town. An
amazing moment at the show occurred at noon on Saturday, when thousands
of enthusiasts revved their Corvettes’ engines for 15 seconds, followed
by a moment of silence, in tribute to Chip Miller, co-founder of
“Since my father’s passing, I have accepted
the torch to carry on Corvettes at Carlisle, and I assure you it’s in
good hands,” Lance Miller said. “I’m dedicated to continuing my
father’s legacy and making Corvettes at Carlisle an event that people
will go home and rave to their friends about.”
invited to meet GM executives including Dave Hill, Corvette chief
engineer; Wil Cooksey, Corvette plant manager; Karen Rafferty,
marketing manager; Harlan Charles, product manager; and Dave McLellan,
retired engineer, and learn about all GM has to offer, including the
new Z06. Lance Miller displayed his Carlisle Callaway Corvette which
now has 477 rear-wheel horsepower, up from the stock 347 hp it started
with last year. It also won best in class at the Autocross, showing
that its handling and braking work just as well as its power.
National Corvette Restorers Society presented its unique Corvette
collection in a gallery. Sponsored by West Coast Corvettes, the NCCC
judged show field was hosted by York County Corvette Club. Many
Corvettes participated in the autocross, sponsored by Cumberland Valley
Donna Miller of New Freedom, Pa., a member of
York County Corvette Club won a low-mileage 1991 ZR-1 on Sunday. The
Corvette Enthusiast Magazine Dyno Challenge proved whose Corvette had
the highest horsepower. Rick Purdy’s 2005 coupe won on Friday by
putting out 463 hp. Saturday’s winner was Doug Connorton with his 2004
coupe that produced 482 hp. On Sunday, Ray Wood got a reading of 497 hp
with his 1997 coupe to become the overall winner of the weekend.
at Carlisle was fun for the entire family. The Women’s Oasis and free
kids’ activities entertained all members of the family. You can see all
the weekend’s winners on our Web site.
year’s Corvettes at Carlisle takes place Aug. 25-27, 2006. Visit
www.carsatcarlisle.com or call (717) 243-7855 for more information.
Carlisle Events welcomes Meguiar’s, eBay Motors and Advance Auto Parts,
official auto parts store of Carlisle Events.