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Corvettes at Carlisle sets New Standard for Corvette Themed Car Shows in 2022

Carlisle, PACorvettes at Carlisle presented by eBay Motors celebrated its 40th Anniversary in 2022 and its only fitting that the August 25-27 event also became the single biggest Corvettes at Carlisle ever!  With a Fun Field turnout of 2,926 Corvettes, this year’s offering topped 2019 and furthered the legend that is the biggest and best all-Corvette car show in the world!
 
Gates opened at 7 a.m. on Thursday the 25th for the three-day celebration of America’s Sports Car and it was obvious early on that the event would be history making.  Guests were on-site before the sun came up and not only was Canada represented for the first time since 2019, but nearly 40 other states were too.  There were even guests at Carlisle from the Netherlands.  They came for the camaraderie, they came to meet Team Chevrolet and see their new cars, they came to shop for parts, they came for the seminars and guests, and they even came to see the special displays.
 
Displays for 2022 included a Chip’s Choice collection that hosted a half dozen Pratt & Miller Factory Racing Corvettes plus retired Corvette Racing crew chief Dan Binks.  There was also a 50th spotlight of 1972 Corvettes, and even a 35th gathering of Callaway Cars.  Best of all, Pete Callaway and his dad Reeves were on-site to mix and mingle with their namesake cars and their owners.  The NCRS and NCCC also welcomed some of the best of the best Corvettes as part of their respective area. 
 
Competitions were also a big part of the show, including People’s Choice/Best of Show presented by Aerolarri Wheels, King of the X autocross presented by Lingenfelter Performance, a rolling exhaust contest, and some club contests for both largest and coolest club.  As was the case with the Callaway display, Ken Lingenfelter was on hard to be part of the recognition for the autocross winners. 
 
Other popular attractions included how-to seminars hosted by GM Master Technician Paul Koerner and his Corvette Mechanic team, a Cheers to 40 Years round table discussion, Team Chevrolet interactions at their tent, their flood of Z06 Corvettes and 70th Anniversary C8 Corvette walk-arounds at the stage, and the always well attended autograph sessions.
 
Corvettes at Carlisle also hosted some charity elements by way of the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation (CMAF).  On Friday, the CMAF held its annual benefit dinner where nearly $40,000 was raised by way of donations, door prizes, and raffles.  In addition, via a partnership with the Lancaster County Corvette Club, a 2022 2LT Corvette C8 was awarded.  Dollars raised from that giveaway supported both the CMAF and Clare House.
 
It all wrapped up with an awards presentation at the stage on Saturday afternoon for contest winners, followed by the on-site awards parade.  From there, nearly 500 Corvettes roared off grounds and into the community as part of the Downtown Carlisle Corvette Parade and Street Party.  An estimated crowd of nearly 5,000 spectators, including many children, watched in amazement as they not only saw the wheels in motion, but were able to pose for photos in front of or sit in the cars too.
 
While Corvettes at Carlisle has concluded for 2022, plans are ongoing for the 2023 event.  The showcase returns August 24-26 and will feature a 50th Anniversary of 1973 Corvettes, NCCC 7-Sanctions judging, the NCRS Gallery and a TBA Chip’s Choice display.  Registration is now open and complete info will be forthcoming online at CarlisleEvents.com.  

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