CARLISLE, Pa. – Corvettes at Carlisle, the largest Corvette event in America, celebrates its 26th consecutive year at the Carlisle Fairgrounds, August 24-26. Founded by Chip Miller in 1981, the annual Corvette extravaganza is a complete weekend full of entertainment, education, vendors, activities and even a parade.
In 1990, Miller created a showcase of cars that displayed his personal favorites, or a theme of cars limited to a few each year, offered to the viewing public. Named “Chip’s Choice,” the exhibition has been viewed by some 800,000 Corvette devotees throughout its run.
In 17 years, Chip’s Choice has presented 241 cars, beginning with a distinguished Larry Shinoda-designed Rick Mears Special Edition from 1990, that was marketed with a specific ground-effects package. With Lance Miller now managing the Corvette event for Carlisle Events, he has continued his late-father’s tradition of highlighting uniquely themed Corvettes for Chip’s Choice.
This year, the hunt goes on for 15 Corvettes that will grace a special section in Building T at the fairgrounds. This year’s theme is: “Cover Cars” from official GM publications such as Corvette Quarterly and from the earlier years, Corvette News.
Corvettes that fit that singular description are sought for this year’s tribute. Anyone with a car that has graced a cover of an official GM publication is invited to contact Lance Miller via e-mail at LanceM@CarlisleEvents.com, or by phone at (717) 342-7855, ext. 115. For more information on the event, visit the web site: www.CarlisleEvents.com