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Corvette Themed Seminars Announced for Winter Florida AutoFest

Learn From the Experts in Lakeland Starting February 22
Friday, January 11, 2019

One of the biggest issues with personal car care, especially in the Corvette world, is the fact that everything is so technology based that it’s just easier for the masses to take their Corvette to an expert. As part of Winter Florida AutoFest, Carlisle Events is bringing the experts to the masses and it’s FREE! Winter AutoFest commences February 22 at the SUN ‘n FUN Campus in Lakeland and welcomes not only Corvettes and the enthusiasts who own/love them, but experts who will share their knowledge on America’s Sports Car multiple times throughout the weekend.

Announced for Winter AutoFest are GM Certified Technician and Corvette genius Paul Koerner and world-renowned Corvette restorer Kevin Mackay. Each will host seminars on Friday and Saturday, plus be part of the special Corvette dinner planned for February 22 and February 23 on grounds at SUN ‘n FUN.

Koerner has been a GM service technician since 1997 and has been specializing in Corvette care and service since 1999. He’s obtained the classification of GM World Class Certified Service Technician and in a nutshell, is fully tested and trained by GM to repair any system in any GM vehicle (sans Saab and medium-duty trucks). This background will offer guests a trio of free seminars and priceless education along the way. Seminars from Koerner include:

Friday and Saturday - 10 a.m. Corvette Collections and what is a Collectible in Today’s Corvette Market: This seminar will cover VIN breakdowns of Corvette models in the newer generations and how to inspect vehicles prior to auction. If you’re tastes are 1997 to modern day Corvettes, this one is for you!

Friday and Saturday - 1 p.m. GM V8 Engines Through the Years: This seminar covers engines from the very beginning (1953/C1) to the latest and greatest power plants available today. Paul will cover engines, power train management and other facets including development and how things have been shaped. This two-hour seminar offers plenty of time to learn, ask questions and get the answers you’re looking for.

Friday and Saturday - 3 p.m. Corvette Diagnostic Session: Corvette VIP participants have the opportunity to have their diagnostic review done by Paul one on one. While the seminar will be open to all attendees, only VIP’s will have the opportunity to sign up for this diagnostic session. Seminar participation space is limited.

Mackay has a long history with Corvettes and Carlisle Events. The lead restorer on the famed #3 Cunningham Corvette, Mackay has owned and operated Corvette Repair Inc. of Valley Stream, New York since 1985. Over the past 34 years he has built and re-built some of the most historically significant Corvettes in the world. For his efforts, Mackay was inducted into the Bloomington Gold Great Hall in 2012 and has earned countless awards and recognitions along the way. Mackay’s seminar times are 2 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday at the Cessna Building and will allow guests to spend time with Kevin as he shares some of his greatest stories. He’ll even have copies of his book, The Corvette Hunter available for sale and to autograph. Hear tales of perseverance, grit and cunning behind his restorations direct from the source.

Even more seminars will be announced, so learn more the event as well as sign up via the web at www.CarlisleEvents.com or by calling 717-243-7855.


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Journalist note: Information about Carlisle Events, its event listings, auction offerings and the Carlisle Expo Center is available to journalists by phone:


Michael Garland
Public Relations Manager
717-243-7855 ext. 133
michaelg@carlisleevents.com

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