Records Fall and Guests Stand at Corvettes at Carlisle in 2018
National Coverage, Great Weather and a Red, White and Blue Tribute Draw Thousands to Carlisle
Monday, August 27, 2018
Perfect! Corvettes at Carlisle presented by Corvette America was just that in 2018, PERFECT! The weather was perfect, the cars were perfect, the people were perfect and the showcase of America and America’s Sports Car was also simply perfect! Four days of support from Mother Nature and 60,000+ guests from around the world helped make Corvettes at Carlisle one for the record books.
In recent years, the popular Corvette weekend was expanded to four-days and even with Thursday as an official show day, thousands of Corvettes were on-site Wednesday. Their presence set the table perfectly for what would end up being the second biggest Fun Field turnout of all time as part of the 2018 show. This year’s turnout topped all but the 2013 offering, which was the first year of the C7 and was less than 100 Corvettes shy of that year’s record turnout. With 5,000+ Corvettes at Carlisle and sunny skies with low temps, what more could the guests want?
Well, the vendors as part of the swap meet certainly offered attendees something special. Many vendors sold out of their products, while others reported great sales totals. The midway, packed with big named vendors, was bigger than ever and included some first-time vendors who vowed to return in 2019. But what was the draw for everyone this year?
Aside from the weather, THE draw was the Corvette American flag and salute to service on Friday, August 24. In the wake of the continued protests from professional athletes during the national anthem, Corvettes at Carlisle vowed to stand in force, and those at Carlisle did just that. 200+ Corvettes came together to form the flag, with a special salute to service ceremony taking place at the stage too. This service and showcase gained national attention via Fox News and their popular Fox & Friends program. It actually marks the second consecutive year that Corvettes at Carlisle was featured on the show.
In addition to the flag and swap meet, guests enjoyed seminars from Paul Koerner of The Corvette Mechanic Inc., walkarounds from the NCRS as well as Team Chevrolet and enjoyed an all-new autocross competition backed by Lingenfelter Performance. The King of the X event spanned multiple days and culminated in a bracket style race-off on Saturday where one top driver earned $1,000 for his efforts.
Corvettes at Carlisle wrapped on Sunday, August 26 and did so following an amazing Saturday night within the Carlisle community. The annual Corvette Parade and Street Party hosted over 400 Corvettes, offering an amazing sight as they cruised into downtown Carlisle. Spectators had a chance to see these beauties in motion, then walk around and shop, drink, dine and interact with the car owners.
With 2018’s event a wrap, plans are ongoing for 2019. Save the date, because Corvettes at Carlisle is already taking registrations for the four-day happening. Corvettes at Carlisle 2019 takes place August 22-25 at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds and interested parties can register today at www.CarlisleEvents.com.
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