Friday, August 26, 2011

Corvettes at Carlisle 2011 With John Meyer

Today John Meyer and I went to Corvettes at Carlisle again this year and we met Steve and Mike Ferry.  Above is a 180 degree view from the hill at the fairgrounds.

Above is a 360 degree view with John Meyer to the left of the orange C6.
One of the cool things that John and I did was get in the autograph line of Corvette legends.  What makes Corvettes so cool are the people.   Here, in 2009, I am talking Tadge Juecther, Corvettes Chief Engineer,

These engineers who make and have made Corvettes love them as much as we do.  I got a chance to talk with Tadge Juecther, Corvettes Chief Engineer, Dave McLellan (the C4 Chief Engineer) Lance Miller, son of Chip Miller.  Chip Miller and Bill Miller (no relationship) were the two that started Corvettes at Carlisle.  Lance Miller and Michael Brown (Writer, Producer and Director of The Quest) were there signing DVD copies of the movie The Quest. As Corvette Racing stated:

"Last year's 24 Hours of Le Mans marked the 50th anniversary of Corvette's first participation in the world's most celebrated sports car race. Fifty years after Briggs Cunningham's No. 3 Corvette finished first in the large displacement GT category, the restored race car was reunited with one of its legendary drivers, John Fitch, at the fabled French circuit. Now the remarkable story of this milestone Corvette's return to Le Mans is told in a new documentary film, "The Quest."
The film recounts how the No. 3 Corvette disappeared into obscurity after winning its class at Le Mans. It follows the quest of renowned Corvette enthusiast Chip Miller to find, restore, and ultimately return this milestone automobile to France to celebrate the golden anniversary of its historic victory. Following Miller's untimely death in 2004, his dream of returning the No. 3 Cunningham Corvette to Le Mans lived on through his son Lance and the Miller family."
Below is the trailer. This is a classic and maybe the classic Corvette story.

This is me at the top of the fairground hill.

A big problem that John and I have every year are the young woman who follow us around and want their pictures taken with us :-)   Behind us was the new 2012 color that GM calls Carlisle Blue to honor the 30th anniversary of Corvettes at Carlisle.