For Immediate Release
Corvettes Invaded Carlisle
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
CARLISLE, Pa. – The 26th annual Corvettes at Carlisle was a huge success this past weekend at the Carlisle Fairgrounds. There was an awesome display of Corvette fever throughout the grounds. Guests saw Corvettes from every era.
General Motors brought some rarely seen Corvettes from their fabled Heritage collection to the annual August gathering. The special Corvettes included 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.
The Corvette and GM execs came to Carlisle in full force this year. Tom Wallace, Chief Corvette Engineer and Wil Cooksey, Corvette Plant Manager joined a number of other execs along with Reeves and Peter Callaway of Callaway Cars, to greet fans, answer question and sign autographs.
The list of winners from this year’s Corvettes at Carlisle have been posted on our website at: http://www.carsatcarlisle.com/highlights/winners_list.asp.
Carlisle Events hosted its first Corvettes at Carlisle Auction this past weekend. The inaugural event featured 84 Corvettes of all eras and models and brought $1 million in sales. Don’t miss the Fall Carlisle Collector Car Auction on October 5-6. For more auction information go to our auction web site at www.CarlisleAuctions.com or call our info line at 717-243-7855.
This year’s Miss Corvettes at Carlisle beauty contest winner was Michelle Vergilia, 33, of Webster, New York. Second place honors went to Ashley Rummel, 22, from Aspers, Pennsylvania. Taking the third place prize was Terra Mayfield, 25, from Lebanon, Pennsylvania.
The Burnout Contest is always a hit at Carlisle Events shows. Corvette was no exception. The winner of this year’s contest was Matthew Recabo from Mohegan Lake, New York. He smoked ‘em ‘til they popped.
At 3 p.m. on Sunday Bruce Jackson and Barbara Gross had their 15 minutes of fame. They held the lucky winning ticket in the Corvettes at Carlisle giveaway sponsored by Corvette Mike. They won a 1988 Blue Corvette convertible. Their ticket was the first ticket drawn. Bruce and Barbara hail from Little River, South Carolina. Congratulations to our winners!
Continuing the tradition of recognizing 50th anniversaries, this year the ’57 Corvette was celebrated. Under a huge tent on the show field, we displayed some fine examples of the ‘57s.
The “Go Red For Women” campaign, a nationwide movement to raise awareness of heart disease as women’s No. 1 killer was part of the event. A donation was collected from those who participated in the gathering to help support the awareness campaign. All red Corvettes were parked in a specially designated area on the show field.
The Chip’s Choice display this year featured cover cars from official GM publications. 15 fine examples of Corvettes that graced the pages of Corvette Quarterly or from earlier years, Corvette News.
Also celebrating a birthday was the Callaway Corvette. The Callaways hosted a gathering at this year’s event to celebrate their 20th.
All that plus the Chip Miller Memorial Downtown Carlisle Parade, a huge car corral, interesting seminars, autocross, NCCC Concours-judged show field, NCRS Gallery, a huge Women’s Oasis, Kids at Carlisle and much, much more.
Guests and vendors who attended this year’s Corvettes at Carlisle are encouraged to fill out the after-event survey at http://carsatcarlisle.com/corvette/index.asp
Don’t forget next year’s Corvettes at Carlisle August 22-24, 2008.
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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:
717-243-7855 ext. 133
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