Another successful year of Corvettes at Carlisle is in the history books!
Zip has been a longtime participant at Carlisle, but this year marked our first year in our new location on the Midway and we couldn't have been more impressed! We spent the weekend immersed in all things Corvette - and got to spend time with people who love America's Sports Car as much as we do!
Our friends at Corvette Online stopped by to visit us on the Midway - check out the video here.
2017 marked the second year of Carlisle's 4-day format, which proved to be a smashing success with cars and guests coming on-site as early as Tuesday. Along with cars spanning 1953 to 2018, Corvettes at Carlisle shined light on 1967 Corvettes, including the L88. With only 16 of the 20 produced known to exist, Carlisle Events welcomed eight (8) plus an engine. The display, valued at least $30 million, drew huge crowds and was yet another awesome tribute to Chip Miller, co-founder of Carlisle Events and name sake of the Chips Choice Display.
On the Fun Field, the NCRS hosted a nice selection of cars, even more 1967 Corvettes celebrated 50 years and NCCC hosted its 7 Sanctions Judging. Burnouts, beauty, a Corvette giveaway, downtown parade and more helped power the event for four days, much to the delight of all in attendance.
In addition, many Corvettes were for sale by owner via the car corral. One that sold carried a unique story with it. Going for nearly $10,000, a moss-covered barn find ’56 Corvette was the star attraction just inside of Gate 2. For anyone that missed it at the August event, word is, it may return to Carlisle as part of Fall Carlisle in September.
It's always one of our favorite weekends of the whole year - and Zip is already looking forward to next year's Corvettes at Carlisle August 23-26, 2018. Visit www.CarlisleEvents.com to register for next year's fun!