Corvettes at Carlisle
Aug 23 - Aug 25, 2013
Adult Admission: Thurs-Sat $15 / Sun $7 / Event Pass $35
Child Admission: 12 & Under FREE!
Gate Times: Th.-Sa. 7am-6pm / Sun. 7am-3pm
Gate-N-Go Deadline: July 22, 2013 (register here)
The largest and most fun-filled Corvette event in the world, the annual Corvettes at Carlisle event features more than 5,000 Corvettes representing all generations of America’s classic sports car. Corvette enthusiasm is contagious with participation in autocross, burnouts and the parade through historic downtown Carlisle. In addition to the Corvette giveaway, the excitement continues with an incredible shopping experience, including a huge swap meet with a wide variety of vendors, an all-Corvette car corral, Manufacturers Midway and Installation Alley.
Registration for the 2013 Corvettes at Carlisle is open! Register online or call 717-243-7855 today. Pre-registration discounts are available now through July 22, 2013.
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CORVETTES AT CARLISLE 2013
SKIP THE LINES. AVOID THE HASSLE. ENJOY YOUR SHOW.
How to Save Time and Money: Details Below
Pre-register before July 22, 2013 get your window sticker early and drive right in when you get to the gate!
When you pre-register, you save time AND you save money. Everyone could use a little more of both and Carlisle Events wants to help!
Beat the July 22, 2013 deadline and we will mail your window sticker to your address of record via USPS. The sticker will go out weeks in advance of the event. When you get to the show, enjoy the VIP treatment of driving straight to Gate 3. No matter how long the lines of people are at the show field registration area, you won’t need to stop there. Rather, once you drive through the main gate, you will be guided straight to the designated parking area.
Pre-registering also helps keep that wallet a little fatter. When you pre-register, you save 10%! That’s more of your hard-earned money back in your wallet.
You deserve the preferential treatment. So don’t wait -- pre-register today! The July 22, 2013 deadline will be here before you know it.
Register for the 2013 show right now to save! Call today at (717) 243-7855 or register online!
More time and money – sign me up! Click Gate-N-Go to hit the gas on a better show experience.
Also, while you are registering for the event, don't forget to pre-register for the Downtown Carlisle Parade and Street Party.
TURN YOUR PARTS AND RELATED MERCHANDISE INTO CASH
Become a Vendor and Sell Your Corvette Merchandise
The Corvettes at Carlisle Swap Meet is the LARGEST of its type and your go-to spot to buy or sell the parts and accessories needed for upgrades and upkeep of your Corvette. If you are a seller, blow off the dust and display your wares in front of over 50,000 enthusiasts. Buyers, you can search for everything from parts to memorabilia, collectibles and literature. At Carlisle, you’ll find it all!
For more information or to purchase space, please contact us at 717-243-7855 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLASSIC TO LATE-MODEL CORVETTES FOR ANY BUDGET
Sell or Buy a Corvette in our Car Corral
Find classic to late-model Corvettes in all varieties of make, model and condition. You can shop, compare and make the deal directly with the owner. Notary services including temporary tags are available right in the car corral. All vehicles in the corral must be for sale, in running condition and cannot be displayed on trailers. For more information or to purchase a car corral space, please contact us at 717-243-7855.
An Extra Day and Extra Savings for Corvette Starting in 2013
Early Bird Thursdays and Half Price Sundays Highlight Event
Beginning in 2013 Sunday admission will be reduced by half for all specialty shows, joining Spring and Fall Carlisle where half-price Sunday has been in effect. In addition, parking just outside of Gate 5 will be free (Sunday only).
Also, for Corvettes at Carlisle, Thursday will be branded as an early bird day and is an opportunity for anyone interested in the swap meet, car corral and midway aspects of the weekend to get a jump on their shopping brethren. This feature costs full price at the gate, but there will be no parking fees in Carlisle-owned and operated lots.
Finally, all children age 12 and under will be admitted free at Carlisle. Get a jump on the event, snag a deal and save some cash while coming to Carlisle!
Extremely Rare Corvette on Display at Corvettes at Carlisle
See the Asteroid 50 Years Later
Special ordered new as a paint delete car by legendary speedboat racer Bob Nordskog, this '63 Corvette was delivered straight to the King of Custom cars George Barris of Barris Kustoms. The new C2 Corvette got a radical transformation and redesign from Barris. The car was given an extended nose cone that had headlights positioned behind the bladed grille, custom headers exiting behind the front wheels, removed the split window, filled in the rear tail panel and opened up the rear wheel wells to accommodate big wheels. The paint job was out of this world and was painted in a heavy metallic copper finish that would blind you in the sunlight. This helped give the car the name "Asteroid" since it looked like it was on fire and moving at 1000 mph sitting still!
The interior design was just as wild. It was finished in a pearl white Naughahyde complimented with copper accents to match the exterior paint. This Corvette was built with dual personalities and was as fierce at the car shows as it was racing down the quarter mile. It was powered by a 352 cubic inch motor with 13:1 compression and fed through six chrome Stromburg 97 carburetors. Everything under the hood was either painted gold metallic or chrome plated and was the topper for an already over-the-top car.
You've got to see this one to believe it and see it you will at Carlisle in August.
Covettes at Carlisle Lock Down One-Off Corvette for 2013
See the Corvette Rodine Concept Car
You know by now that the Chip's Choice display in 2013 will feature '63 '63s. Many are available to review on Facebook right now. As part of this display, you can see the one and only Corvette Rodine concept car. This car was built for the Paris Auto Show and since its birth until at least 2008, was on display at the Pininfarina Museum in Italy. At that point, the car was sold at the famed Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale (Arizona) auto auction. What really makes this car special is that it is the ONLY steel-bodied Corvette ever created. In addition, the car is based on the '63 Corvette chassis and has a 327cid/360-hp V8 under the hood. See it at Carlisle this August!
Own a Carlisle Blue Corvette?
If so, 2013 is FREE!
Calling all owners of a 2012 Carlisle Blue Corvette! If you own one of these gems, contact Jodi Morrison today for your FREE 2013 Funfield Registration.
Call 717-243-7855 ext. 113 or click the e-mail link below.
Calling the Next Generation of Corvette Enthusiasts
Be Part of a Special Experience in 2013
Corvettes at Carlisle is pleased to announce a special event catered to the next generation of Corvette enthusiasts. Spend the day with us as part of a package that includes admission to Corvettes at Carlisle for Saturday (8/24) only, lunch, private meet and greet with Lance Miller of Carlisle Events and other Corvette celebrities as well as the GM Engineers that are responsible for creating and building today’s Corvette.
In addition to having front row seats at the ever-popular Ms. Carlisle Contest, participants will also be joining us in the Downtown Carlisle Parade. This will be an experience no young enthusiast will want to miss! Space is limited to 25 enthusiasts between the ages of 13-20 so don’t delay! To register, please contact JodiM@CarlisleEvents.com or call 717-243-7855 x113.
TEAM CHEVY TEST DRIVES
Test Drive the Latest from General Motors
Visit the Chevrolet display located at the Carlisle Expo Center to test drive the latest products from General Motors and Chevy, including the Corvette. Take a short ride on the Team Chevy Shuttles to the Carlisle Expo Center located one block outside of Gate 3. Visit with GM's Product Specialists and learn more about GM's commitment to quality and safety. Free ice cream is available! Get in, buckle up, familiarize yourself with all the controls then enjoy the experience of driving today's new GM vehicles. Please be sure to bring your driver's license. Test drives are available on Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
THE CENTER OF THE CORVETTES AT CARLISLE ACTION
For 5th Consecutive Year Corvette America Presents the Fun Field
The Corvette Fun Field is at the center of the action and is the best way to experience the world’s largest all-Corvette event – Corvettes at Carlisle! Pre-registration for the Corvettes at Carlisle Fun Field is now open. Registration includes a goody bag –stuffed with Corvette magazines and special offers from our sponsors, admission for two people for the weekend, a parking spot in the center of the fairgrounds, easy in/out access throughout the weekend, we will pre-enter you to have the opportunity to win our Giveaway Corvette and the opportunity to be chosen by a celebrity to receive a Celebrity Choice Award. Corvettes at Carlisle Fun Field Package Value:
• Goody bag - stuffed with Corvette magazines, sponsor offers, a commemorative Corvettes at Carlisle dash plaque and a Corvettes at Carlisle t-shirt. There are plenty of other goodies too, just ask around (value: $50).
• Admission for two people for the action packed 3 day weekend (value: $90).
• Parking spot on the Fun Field with easy in/out access (value: $30).
2013 Corvettes at Carlisle Fun Field Pre-Registration: 10% Off regular Fun Field pricing. In addition to the savings, don’t forget about the people you'll meet, always the best part of Corvettes at Carlisle! Fun Field registration is now open. Register online or by calling our office at (717) 243-7855.
Back for 2013 - Calling All Clubs
Corvettes at Carlisle Welcomes all Corvette Clubs to Display!
What was the 2012 Club Tent all about? Fun, Friends and even wedding proposals!! Who wouldn’t want to do it again?!? Corvettes at Carlisle is happy to announce that we will be continuing the club tent program in 2013. Clubs who apply for the tent receive a 15 X 15 tent area for displays and club fun. The club tent will provide clubs the chance to network, showcase and display while enjoying the enthusiasm of Corvettes at Carlisle. Pre-registration of 35 or more Fun Field vehicles from your club earn you a FREE club tent space! (Club tent fees will be refunded following pre-registration cut-off date).
Come join us in 2013! For additional information and details on reserving your spot in 2013, please contact or submit the following application to Jodi Morrison at email@example.com or call 717-243-7855 ext 113.
Don't believe how much fun this can be? Here are just a few comments from those that participated in 2012.
“I think the tent was a great idea. The only thing that would have made the event better is to have been able to stay longer on Friday and Saturday night!. You went out of your way to make it a great event. I hope to see you next year and we can do it all over again except we will have 2 tents.” – Paul Miller, Star City Corvette Club
“It was a pleasure meeting you (Jodi and Lance) at Carlisle last weekend. My club had a blast and thoroughly enjoyed the club area! Our spot was particularly great because we had the opportunity to see all the Corvettes as they arrived and left. We enjoyed checking out the various cars and unique license plates. We also meet many interesting people as far away as Australia! Wow, that was great.” - June Owens, National Afro-American Vette.
Congratulations to our 2012 winners - Coolest Club (ZR1 Net Registry) and Largest Club (National Corvette Restorers Society (NCRS))
INSTALLATION ALLEY AT CORVETTES AT CARLISLE
Get Exhausted with A&A
If you’re not exhausted when you leave Corvettes at Carlisle, its your own fault! A&A Auto Stores on Installation Alley will be offering performance exhaust installations from the top manufactures. Don’t miss this opportunity to get exhausted at the event. Call Lewis today to schedule your appointment and make your Corvette sound great! Reach out now via phone at 570-313-0325 or by e-mail at Bloomsburg@aaautostores.com.
See What Your Ride Brings to the Table
Experience the FLY Performance Dyno
You drive and show your car with pride, but what is really under the hood? Join FLY Performance Innovations from Jefferson, Ohio during event weekend and experience their mobile dyno service. FLY utilizes a DynoJet 223xLC with a load controller.
The machine can handle any Corvette and is capable of telling you what type of horsepower and torque you have under the hood. Not only will you get to see for yourself what this dyno can do, you can watch the results and data unfold in front of you via a large screen TV. When it's all said and done with, you'll get a printout of the readings too.
A fee applies for each run, $75 for three pulls if paying by cash; $80 if using a credit card.
ENJOY LIVE MUSIC FROM THAT BAND SATURDAY NIGHT
Back by Popular Demand - Local Group to Play Corvette Parade
As cars roll into the streets of downtown Carlisle, thousands of enthusiasts will make their way there too. In addition to the shopping, dining and enjoyment of the cars, live music will entertain the masses.
From the time the cars park until around 10 p.m., you can enjoy the sounds of "That Band." That Band plays the latest dance hits of today's top artists including Adele, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Maroon 5, Black Eyed Peas, Pink and more. They've been referred to as a "party machine" with energy that is undeniable. You asked for them back and we are happy to accommodate your needs. The music is infectious, so don't miss out!
MEET THE TEAM THAT DRIVES YOUR PASSION
General Motors - Corvette Engineering Team
The GM team members that design, engineer and improve the Corvette every day will be once again be onsite to meet with the enthusiasts that drive their passion – you! Don't miss the 2013 gathering as the engineers conduct walk around seminars on the BRAND NEW C7 Corvette. This session and others like it will better educate you on the latest from Corvette. Don't miss the seminars, walk-arounds and a chance to talk with the people who drive and design the Corvette.
2013 Chip's Choice Announced
Display to feature the “Best of 1963"
The 2013 Chip’s Choice display will feature a very unique gathering of 1963 Corvettes. With the new C7 hitting the market in 2013, this display will showcase a select few of the 21,531 total cars produced in 1963. This special display will wow enthusiasts of all ages.
To apply for consideration, click the "Chip's Choice Application" link below. You can also contact Jodi Morrison at 717-243-7855 x113 or via email at JodiM@carlisleevents.com.
SHOW THE WORLD YOU’RE A CELEBRITY FAVORITE
Celebrity Choice Award Parade on Sunday
Celebrity Choice Award selections will take place on Saturday. All Corvettes registered for the Corvettes at Carlisle Fun Field, sponsored by Corvette America are eligible to be selected as a celebrity choice. The Award Parade will be held on Sunday Aug 25th at the Carlisle Stage. If your car is chosen as a "choice," the Celebrity will place a sticker on your windshield. During the parade, your name will be announced as you pull up to the stage to receive the award from the Miller Family. The parade is a great photo-op for family and friends and it is a true honor to be selected by the some of the biggest names in the Corvette world! Carlisle Events will be taking pictures of each car that is chosen as a Celebrity Choice winner as it drives through the parade. Don’t miss this opportunity to show the world your picture on our website!
BETTER THAN SHOWING A CORVETTE IS RACING ONE
Onsite Autocross Sponsored by Cumberland Valley Corvette Club
The only thing better than a show-ready Corvette is a show-ready Corvette on the race track! Test your Corvette on the Corvettes at the Carlisle onsite Autocross course. The autocross allows experienced drivers to put their driving skills and their Corvette’s performance to the test while also allowing beginners to learn more about the sport of autocross. Novice drivers will have the opportunity to learn from instructors and sharpen their skills with in-car instruction. Sponsored by Cumberland Valley Corvette Club, the fee for an autocross session is $20 for 1 hour. Each driver will get three or four chances to run the course. (Friday and Sunday Only)
LADIES, ENJOY A PLACE CREATED JUST FOR YOU….
The Women’s Oasis- Features Massage, Makeovers, Shopping and More!
We certainly have not forgotten about our female Corvette enthusiasts; the Women’s Oasis is an area devoted entirely to you! Whether you are a Corvette owner looking to do some souvenir shopping, a wife, mom or daughter along for the ride, the Women’s Oasis tent located on the Manufacturer’s Midway is your opportunity to shop and enjoy activities throughout the weekend. Spend some time shopping with our amazing vendors selling items from jewelry to handmade crafts and beauty products. Relax with a massage or enjoy a sample flavor from our featured winery. The Women’s Oasis plays host to activities throughout the weekend including seminars, workshops and free prize bingo.
In addition, we also offer off-site excursions for those who wish to take a break from the show and do some exploring! Excursions include a shuttle to The Outlets at Hershey as well as Hollywood Casino. Contact Jodi at jodim@carlisleevents or at 717-243-7855 x113 for more information on the off-site excursions.
FUN FOR THE KIDS
Kids at Carlisle Activities Include Crafts, Contests, a Play Area and More!
Corvettes at Carlisle is fun for the entire family and we have not forgotten the kids. In the Kids at Carlisle Activity Center Area, we have crafts for kids and parents to enjoy together. We also have lots of play activities that we think will “wow” the young ones. Come and check it out!
Activity Center Hours:
- Friday 12:00PM - 5:00PM
- Saturday 9:00AM - 5:00PM
- Sunday 9:00AM - 12:00PM
THE BEST OF THE BEST FROM THE NCRS
NCRS Gallery XIII – Building G, Just Outside Gate 1
The NCRS Gallery's Purpose is to present an ever-changing unique Corvette collection in a true gallery exhibit format. This enables non-NCRS members to have a better understanding of the National Corvette Restorers Society and the group’s goals and purposes. The collection is made up of 22 Corvettes. One Corvette will represent each of the 17 NCRS Judging Classes, along with a Duntov Mark of Excellence Award® winner, a McLellan Mark of Excellence Award® winner, an NCRS-Chevrolet Bowtie Award® recipient for Preservation Excellence, an American Heritage Award® recipient, and a Sportsman Award® Corvette. Be sure not to miss this phenomenal display!
CALLING ALL 1963 CORVETTES!
Showcase your ’63 in this year’s 50th Anniversary Collection
Lance Miller and Corvettes at Carlisle invites you and your Corvette to be part of our 1963 Corvette Reunion. The special gathering of 1963 Corvettes will be assembled to celebrate 50 years of Corvette production, and will be held in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, on August 23-25, 2013.
Be one of the first sixty-three 1963 Corvette owners to accept the invitation and your Corvette will be placed under a special display tent and you will receive a limited production recognition award for participating in the 1963 Corvette Reunion. All 1963 Corvettes, no matter their condition, are welcome to attend. Each Corvette will need to arrive at the fairgrounds on Thursday, August 22, and remain in the display until noon on Sunday, August 25.
To be part of this historical display, please complete the online application via the link below. You will then receive an email confirming receipt and approval of your application. A confirmation packet, which will include two complimentary weekend passes to the show will be sent the third week in July. This is your invitation to participate in a very significant display at one of the largest Corvette events in the country. We hope you will accept our invitation.
If you have any questions regarding the 1963 Corvette Reunion, please phone Jodi Morrison at 717-243-7855 ext.113 or email JodiM@carlisleevents.com.
TAKE YOUR CORVETTE TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Installation Alley – Here at the Event
If you are thinking about a new exhaust system for your Corvette, look no further than Installation Alley! The biggest names in the industry, including Corsa, MagnaFlow, Billy Boat, American Racing Headers, East Coast Supercharging, Mid America and A&A Auto Stores will be on hand all weekend, installing exhausts and other bolt-on items. Why bother getting dirty; let the companies that create the exhaust systems install it directly on your Corvette, while you enjoy the show!
NCCC CONCOURS JUDGED SHOWFIELD
Compete Against the Best Corvettes in the World and Win Cash Prizes
Although, the National Council of Corvette Clubs Concours Judged Showfield hosted by the York County Corvette Club isn’t a new feature- 7 Sanctions is! We are happy to announce that this year, participating Corvette owners are now part of a NCCC 7 sanctioned event. The NCCC Concurs Judged Showfield awards cash prizes to the “Best of Show” winner as well as five other categories. Compete against the best Corvettes in the world, representing Corvette clubs from across North America. The NCCC Concours Judged Showfield is limited to 175 Corvettes. Be sure to pre-register by calling our office at (717) 243-7855. Limited registration may be available at the event.
NCCC Concours Judged Showfield Awards:
- "Best of Show" - $500
- "Best of Concours Prepared" - $100
- "Best Modified" - $100
- "Best Street Prepared" - $100
- "Best Wash & Show" - $100
- "Best Custom/Race Prepared." - $100
CORVETTES PARADE IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN CARLISLE
Be Part of the Corvette Parade, Park & Party – Saturday Night
Carlisle residents come out en mass to watch this annual parade in the heart of the downtown historic district presented by the Downtown Carlisle Association. Corvettes parade from the fairgrounds to downtown Carlisle where they park in the area around the town square and have time to enjoy the downtown ambiance and many restaurants. It’s a huge street party - complete with a band – that you’ll want to make part of your Carlisle experience.
Participation in the parade is limited so be sure to take advantage of this first-ever chance to pre-register and save $5 too!
Day of Show/Onsite Registration:
• Friday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Saturday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (based on availability)
• $30 fee includes goody bag with T-shirt & special parade dash plaque
Please note: all vehicles must be staged prior to 6:30pm for departure.
Meet G. Gordon Liddy
Political Talker/Corvette Enthusiast to Show his ZR1
G. Gordon Liddy is many things to many people, especially in the world of politics. No matter your view of the man from a political standpoint, there is one thing he likes that you do too; the Corvette. Liddy and his C4 Lingenfelter ZR-1 will be at Carlisle in 2013. Not only will he enjoy the weekend as an enthusiast just like you, he'll be in the ZR-1 area all weekend, plus serve as a Celebrity Judge.
Don't miss out on a chance to interact with a man that loves the Corvette, has been on TV shows, in the movies, hosted a long running and successful radio talk show and will forever be in the American history books.
THE ALL-AMERICAN GIRL, THE ALL-AMERICAN CAR
Ms Corvettes At Carlisle
The Miss Corvettes at Carlisle contest takes place on Saturday afternoon on the Carlisle Stage. Contestants will answer questions about why they love America’s sports car and why they should be Miss Corvettes at Carlisle. Miss Corvettes at Carlisle contestants compete for cash prizes. Ladies can register at Guest Services by the stage Friday and Saturday prior to the event. Participation is limited to 15 contestants.
Congratulations to our top three in 2012:
1. Karin Noelle
2. Jannese Royer
3. Emily Kopp
LIGHT EM’ UP – CORVETTE BURNOUT CONTEST
Get an Exclusive T-Shirt and FREE Funfield for 2013
No Carlisle event would be complete without the burnout contest. “Carlisle King (or Queen) of the Hill” bragging rights are up for grabs at Corvettes at Carlisle. Pre-registration is required at Guest Services. A show sticker (i.e. registered for vending or funfield), driver’s license and proof of insurance are required. Limited to 15 vehicles, 3 minutes each.
Participants are encouraged to pre-register in order to be eligible for an exclusive t-shirt (only 15 available). The winner of the 2013 Burnout Contest will win bragging rights, Burnout trophy and a FREE funfield pass for 2014!
Congratulations to our winner for 2012, John Marshall.
MOMENT OF REVVING
A Tribute to Chip Miller and Other Corvette Friends and Family
On Saturday at noon, we would like for all drivers near their Corvettes to start their engines and give them a good rev for 15 seconds in tribute to Chip Miller (co-founder of Carlisle Events) and all of our other Corvette friends that have passed, followed by a brief moment of silence.