CARLISLE, Pa. – Thousands of Corvettes will make their way to Carlisle, Pennsylvania to attend the world’s largest gathering of Corvettes August 24-26, 2007 at the Carlisle Fairgrounds. Corvettes at Carlisle is always a special show for Corvette aficionados and the Carlisle Events staff as well, but this year promises to be even bigger and better.
General Motors just announced that it is planning to bring some rarely seen Corvettes from their fabled Heritage collection to the annual August gathering. The special Corvettes include a 1993 40th Anniversary Maroon ZR-1, a ’91 Gray Corvette convertible, a light blue 1989 DR-1 convertible, a red ’89 Corvette ZR-1, a black 1990 Corvette ZR-1 and a red ZR-12 with a Falconer engine. This is an important display that connoisseurs of fine automobiles won’t want to miss.
New in 2007 will be the addition of an auction at the Corvettes at Carlisle event Friday and Saturday, August 24-25. The plan is to auction 160 Corvettes. This is a Corvette-only auction and the first time ever that Carlisle Events has run the Corvette auction themselves. The event will take place in the Carlisle Expo Center, one block from the Carlisle Fairgrounds. To find out more information about being a consignor or bidder, go to the auction web site www.CarlisleAuctions.com or contact Dennis Baish, Auction Manager. He can be reached at 717-243-7855 ext. 167 or dennisb@CarlisleEvents.com
Do you own a red Corvette? If so, you might want to check out the “Go Red For Women” campaign, a nationwide movement to raise awareness of heart disease as women’s No. 1 killer. Heart disease and stroke claim more women’s lives each year than the next five causes of death combined, and nearly twice as many as all forms of cancer. A donation will be collected from those who participate in the gathering. Keep an eye out on the Corvette home page for more details.
Chip’s Choice this year will be cover cars from official GM publications. See 15 fine examples of Corvettes that have graced the pages of Corvette Quarterly or from earlier years, Corvette News.
Continuing the tradition of recognizing 50th anniversaries, this year the ’57 Corvette will be celebrated. Under a huge tent on the show field, we will be displaying some fine examples of the ’57s. Those interested can submit their car for consideration through the Corvette page on the Carlisle web site http://carsatcarlisle.com/corvette/details.asp Also celebrating a birthday is the Callaway Corvette. The Callaways will be hosting a gathering at this year’s event to celebrate their 20th.
All that plus an opportunity to meet top Corvette officials from GM, the Chip Miller Memorial Downtown Carlisle Parade, a huge car corral, interesting seminars, autocross, an ’88 Corvette convertible giveaway car, NCCC Concours-judged show field, NCRS Gallery, a huge Women’s Oasis, Kids at Carlisle and much, much more.