Billed as the “largest and most fun-filled Corvette event in the world,” Corvettes at Carlisle begins next Friday, August 23rd and will feature more than 5,000 (!) Corvettes, spanning all generations and types.
Of particular note are the George Barris-built Asteroid that features blinding metallic copper paint, a 352 ci engine with 13:1 compression, and a white pearl interior as well as the only steel bodied Corvette ever built—the Rondine (pictured). Built by Pininfarina in 1963 on a brand new C2 chassis the car had been housed in their museum until 2008, when it was auctioned by Barrett-Jackson.Additionally, GM Team members who helped to design and engineer the C7 will be on hand to answer questions so you can get a glimpse at the minds behind the machines. Carlisle also reports that Corvette greats Peter Brock, Wil Cooksey (longest running Corvette Plant manager in history) and Chief Engineer Dave McLellan (1975-1992) will be there for Q&A and autographs.
As if all of this isn’t enough, Chevrolet will be providing test drives of their latest vehicles at the Expo Center where GM product specialists will familiarize you with the newest cars and trucks and then send you off on your drive, make sure you bring your driver’s license! There is also a Corvette Parade scheduled for Saturday night. Carlisle residents come out en mass to watch this annual parade in the heart of the downtown historic district presented by the Downtown Carlisle Association. Corvettes parade from the fairgrounds to downtown Carlisle where they park in the area around the town square and have time to enjoy the downtown ambiance and many restaurants. It’s a huge street party – complete with a band – that you’ll want to make part of your Carlisle experience.
Regardless of your interests, there is something for everyone and we’ve just scratched surface. If you’d like to see a complete list of the Corvettes at Carlisle events, click here.
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