2011 Chevrolet Corvette Carlisle Blue Grand Sport Concept Enlarge Photo
If you’re among the Corvette faithful, a trip to Corvettes at Carlisle is surely on your bucket list. Billed as the largest Corvette event in the world, the annual festival packs in over 5,000 Corvettes on display, plus tens of thousands of visitors.
It’s not just another car show, either. Sure, there are Corvettes of every generation to stare at, but there are also opportunities to buy Corvettes and parts of any vintage; win a 2012 Corvette; test drive new models; have yours diagnosed or tuned on-site and even head to the “Woman’s Oasis” for a massage or makeover.
We’re not stereotyping, we’re just passing along the info from Carlisle. Corvette owners of either gender can also take to the track in an on-site autocross sponsored by the Cumberland Valley Corvette Club. The autocross is open to drivers of all skill levels, and in-car instruction is available for novices.
This year also marks the 25th anniversary of the Callaway Corvette
, so Carlisle will join forces with the Callaway Owners Group to present a reunion of the brand, best known for its forced-induction development of C4 and later models .
Registering for the event in advance generally qualifies you for discounted admission, so head on over to the Corvettes at Carlisle website
for complete details. Owners of 2012 Carlisle Blue Corvettes (like the Grand Sport model
displayed by Chevrolet at last year’s SEMA show) get in for free, and you can’t beat that for a discount.
Carlisle plays host to a wide variety of car and motorcycle-themed events throughout the year, including the Spring Import & Kit Nationals (where you can win an original Fiat X1/9
), Bike Fest and national events for owners of Ford, GM or Chrysler vehicles. You may want to bookmark the Carlisle web page
, because chances are good you’ll find an excuse to visit.