Friday, September 1, 2017

Corvettes at Carlisle 2017

Every year like clockwork, I leave my house at 6am the third Friday of August to drive the almost two hours through the most beautiful country roads that VA, MD and PA have to offer to get to Carlisle PA Fairgrounds where me and 8,000 of my closest Corvette buddies meet.  In years past I have gone with fellow Corvette enthusiasts, or my wife or father, but this year was a solo trip as everyone had other plans.  It was a picture perfect day at 75 degrees and no humidity.

Here are a few photos and videos of the day.

Above is a 360 degree view from the top of the hill at the Carlisle Fairgrounds.

This is a view of a C7 with no body or seats so you can really appreciate the engineering.

Above is where I spend a good chunk of my time at the GM Tent with the Engineer and Marketing Teams.  

Above is Harlan Charles and team introducing a new and interesting color this year called Admiral Blue Metallic.  It is more interesting than the photo shows when you see it in person.  They also introduced Inferno Orange -- which looked like the orange on my old 240z.

Below is a view from the Grand Stands during the rollout.

Above is a cutaway of a 1953 Corvette with frame #3.  I talked awhile to the wife of the owner of this and I thought this was just very cool!  The actually drove it around Carlisle when they got here from Indiana.

I love the restomods :-)  (Restoring the older vehicles with modern parts)

Above is a 2017 Grand Sport with the classic blue and white color that marked the original Grand Sports.