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Corvettes at Carlisle 2013

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Andy Bolig

Corvettes at Carlisle, the world’s most popular all-Corvette-themed event, frequently highlights unique and very special cars, always honors its founder Chip Miller and annually welcomes some of the top names within the hobby. 

The 2013 event, August 23-25 at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds, continues the tradition and this time around, the unique cars are even more unique, the Miller tribute is even more special and the guest list is supersized.

With a three-day event that’s so popular it historically hosts four days of action, Corvettes at Carlisle is putting a heaving emphasis on the 50th anniversary of the 1963 production line of cars.  As was the case ten years ago when, as part of his final Corvettes at Carlisle, Chip Miller showcased 53 1953 Corvettes, his son and event manager Lance Miller will do him ten better this year with a 63 ‘63s display.  Along with this particular ’63 display, the 2013 Chip’s Choice display will also feature some of the best 1963 Corvettes.

One particular car that is coming to Chip’s Choice is very special as it’s a one-of-a-kind Corvette.  This car, a Corvette Rodine concept, was built for the Paris Auto Show and since its birth until at least 2008, was on display at the Pininfarina Museum in Italy.  At that point, the car was sold at the famed Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale (Arizona) auto auction.  What really makes this car special is that it is the ONLY steel-bodied Corvette ever created.  In addition, the car is based on the ’63 Corvette chassis and has a 327cid/360-hp V8 under the hood.

Joining this car at Carlisle will be the Asteroid Corvette.  This ’63 was delivered straight to the King of Custom cars George Barris of Barris Kustoms.  The new C2 Corvette was already a fresh redesign from Chevrolet and Barris made a radical transformation and redesigned the car with an extended nose cone that had headlights positioned behind the bladed grille and custom headers exiting behind the front wheels.  He also removed the split window, filled in the rear tail panel and opened up the rear wheel wells to accommodate big wheels. The paint job was out of this world and was painted in a heavy metallic copper finish that would blind you in the sunlight.

New to the event this year will be a showcase of the brand new 2014 Corvette Stingray.  With Corvette Engineers onsite, enthusiasts will be able to get their first up-close look at the car, plus talk directly with the designers of this machine.  There will also be walk around sessions focused specifically on the C7 and it will be one of the pack leading cars as part of the always-popular Downtown Carlisle Corvette Parade and Street Party.

  Comments | By - June 6, 2013

NCM Surpasses Fundraising Goal to Build Motorsports Park

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The sound of horsepower will soon fill the air across the highway from the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY. That’s because the NCM’s fundraising goal to raise an additional $1 million for the Motorsports Park by June 1st has come true. In fact, the Museum surpassed that amount by $95,471! With that goal

  Comments | By - June 5, 2013

Corvette Forum’s 2013 Father’s Day Gift Guide

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Father’s Day is June 16th, and since we know just how much most of our members love to shop, we’ve assembled a list of some gifts that’ll be surefire hits. There’s still plenty of time to have things delivered in time for Dad’s day, so get on the ball now and rest easy knowing that […] More »

  Comments | By - June 3, 2013

Donate to Help Victims of Moore, OK Tornadoes

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Photo Credit: Scott Olson (GETTY) We recently brought you the story of a Moore, OK man whose C5 Chevy Corvette Z06 was destroyed by the tornadoes that ripped through the community (along with his house, belongings, one of his neighbors, etc…). Apparently, there is now an online effort by the Corvette Community to help the […] More »

  Comments | By - May 30, 2013

Bloomington Gold to Offer Gold Autocross

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When Bloomington Gold announced that they were moving to Champaign, IL after 10 years St. Charles, IL they did so in order to facilitate bigger and better Corvette-related events like an improved GoldTour. Now they’ve taken the wraps off of their Corvette-only Gold Autocross making its debut at this year’s show. Participants can test their

  Comments | By - May 30, 2013

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