30th Anniversary to Showcase Carlisle Blue and More
CARLISLE, PA – Normally, 30 years doesn't mean much birthday-wise; another year older for most and another year wiser for many. In the car show world; however, 30 means more than three decades of automotive excellence. This year, Corvettes at Carlisle, August 26-28 at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds, will provide 30 years of celebrations wrapped up in a three-day fun-filled affordable family weekend.
On paper the event lasts just 72 hours, but at least four days of fun will be had by Corvette enthusiasts of all ages. With Corvettes of all eras coming on grounds throughout the day, Thursday marks the unofficial start to the weekend. Thursday night, the legacy of the late Chip Miller will be honored with an encore showing of "The Quest." The documentary film was produced by Michael Brown and showcases Miller's dream of finding, owning and restoring a classic racing car as well as his battle with Amyloidosis, the disease that ultimately claimed his life in 2004. The screening will take place at the historic Carlisle Theatre. Tickets are currently on sale online at http://questdocumentary.eventbrite.com/ for the cost of $15 in advance,
The Corvette is obviously the focal point of the weekend, but for 2011, the spotlight shines even brighter on General Motors' iconic car. With Corvettes at Carlisle turning 30, GM has named Carlisle Blue as a color option for all 2012 models. In honor of this unique distinction, the Fun Field will feature Carlisle Blue Corvettes courtesy of GM, co-owner Lance Miller and the Fun Field enthusiasts themselves. Further, a special "Road to Carlisle Blue" display will be paved with blue Corvettes representative of many of the 33 previous colors leading up to Carlisle Blue. Select blue Vettes and all Carlisle Blue Corvettes will be showcased as part of the downtown Corvette parade, Saturday night, August 27.
In addition to the blue Corvettes, the ZR1 will be prominently featured, including the one to be given away on Sunday. The ZR1 display will include at least one of every ZR1 ever created. Chip's Choice theme this year is "barn finds" with examples of both the restored and un-restored variety. Multiple "how to" seminars, industry guests, auto-cross, and installation alley also add to activity-packed weekend. As Corvettes at Carlisle turns 30, the 1961 Corvette celebrates its 50th birthday. As has been the case since 2003, a 50th anniversary display will be orchestrated, guaranteed to spark memories from the early days of Corvette production.
Additional aspects of Corvettes at Carlisle include the car corral and swap meet, burnout competition, beauty contest, 1991 ZR1 giveaway courtesy of www.AllVette.net, a special Corvette diagnostic session with Corvette technician Paul Koerner and much more. Families will enjoy Corvettes at Carlisle too with the Women's Oasis and Kids at Carlisle – two automotive alternatives designed to appeal to all ages and genders of enthusiasts.
At Corvettes at Carlisle more than 5,000 cars covering all eras of production will converge on the Carlisle Fairgrounds and thousands of attendees will take part in an event that the entire family can enjoy. Corvettes at Carlisle is one of the largest and most fun-filled events of its kind in the world and whether you spend a few hours or the entire weekend in Carlisle, you will enjoy special Corvette displays and anniversaries featuring concept, performance and historically significant vehicles that are second to none.
About Carlisle Events: Carlisle Events, host of 10 annual collector car, truck and motorcycle events, attracts more than half a million people to its 150-acre facility in Carlisle, Pennsylvania each year. Included in the annual events schedule are two huge automotive swap meets and auctions –Spring and Fall – and individual specialty shows featuring Corvettes, Fords, GMs, Chryslers, trucks, motorcycles, sport compacts and imports. Founded in 1974 by friends Bill Miller and Chip Miller, the "Cars at Carlisle" shows attract automotive enthusiasts from around the world. Information about Carlisle Events and Carlisle Auctions is available to consumers via the Internet at www.CarlisleEvents.com and www.CarlisleAuctions.com