Sorry to say, but there will be 2 less zo6 corvettes going to Carlisle this year. This is the only event I have ever driven my corvette in the rain on purpose, but not this time. Latest Irene report has it hitting NJ saturday afternoon and then gets much worse. If you plan on leaving Carlisle sat evening or sunday to beat the hurricane home, your in for the scarriest ride of your life!!! 100mph winds, debris flying onto your vette, flooding, downded trees and wires. I love Carlisle, but its not worth risking my baby or my life. I was there for the big storm a few years ago and witnessed all the destruction. That was nothing compared to whats coming our way now! Call me a wimp, but I've lived down south before and have witnessed quite a few hurricanes and this one ranks as one of the largest. For those of you who are still going, I hope the Corvette Gods protect you and help you and your vette make it home safely!!!
living in the middle of hurricane alley, in south florida i concur. if you haven't ever been involved in one of nature's meanest happenings, you have no idea how bad it can be. nothing wimpy about your decision. right now the winds are blowing and it is raining so hard you can't see anything out the windows and we are only getting the fringes of the outer bands of irene. not even what is considered a tropical storm.
TRENTON, N.J. - August 25, 2011 (WPVI) -- A mandatory evacuation of Cape May County has been ordered starting at 8:00 a.m. Friday. There are some 800,000 people in Cape May County. A voluntary evacuation is in effect right now for Cape May County and other coast areas.
"Do not try to ride it out. It is not the smart thing to do," Gov. Chris Christie told a news conference Thursday at the State Police Regional Operations Intelligence Center.
He also told people who had been planning to visit the shore this weekend to stay home: "Do not go," he said.
He said it was especially important visitors leave the state's barrier islands. He and his family were leading by example, leaving the governor's summer residence on Island Beach State Park on Thursday.
After reading the other posts, i feel much better about my decision. Already made reservations with the hotel that we stay at for next year. They said they are getting other cancellations as well. See ya'll next year!
My Z and my brothers Z won't be making it down either. We are still going though. Hoping that Friday will have a decent showing. Beyond that it will be a crapshoot.
Been going tom the show for 16 years.
big rain in carlisle right now due to the front dropping through. friday is supposed to be perfect weather. sat. afternoon not so good. my gutters are overflowing due to the extreme downpours we're having. i'll still make it for tomorrow though, about a half hour's ride for me.