Thursday, August 21, 2014

Corvettes at Carlisle, PA

We came to Carlisle to attend THIS  event, Corvettes at Carlisle    We registered months ago


and this pass grants us admission for the whole weekend


Officially things don't start until tomorrow but today is the day that the vendors were setting up their stalls.  Lots of things for sale, seminars, used parts and tech sessions.  You can also buy a new Corvette from a dealer here


We started out mid Morning from our hotel in Harrisburg and drove the 15 miles down to Carlisle


We brought our canopy and our club banner.  There are many clubs from all over the area.  In fact two Corvette clubs are staying at our hotel so our parking lot is full of 'Vettes


Here we are trying to snap a photo of a butterfly


This butterfly seemed to like my friend


Even the travel Gnome was there


This beauty caught my eye.  I like mid series convertibles.  Maybe one day when I win the lotto


Did I mention there were many used parts vendors there.  If you are restoring a classic Corvette, you may find your parts here if you look had enough


Here's the GM Engineering tent full of  2014 new C7's   Later they displayed a cross section of a C7


so you can see how it is assembled





the transmission is on the rear axle


this may be the transmission cooleer


The battery is behind the right wheel


the oil reservoir is behind the right front wheel


There were lots of cars there even though things don't start until tomorrow.


we even had time to relax and enjoy the day BUT little did we know that there was an extreme storm warning and in less than an hour there would be torrential rains mixed with hail,  and it was still 30c,  Hot and Humid.   We rushed back to our hotel to take cover and have dinner.


9 comments:

  1. I like the mid series corvettes too Bobskoot, get one for me too when you win the lotto....

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  2. Bob, your storm may very well be close to the same system that was 'fast moving,' that blew through here yesterday and last night ... so much rain that the service road had to be graded and have the wash outs filled in this morning. Glad you were indoors enjoying dinner when it hit. I'm looking forward to seeing a sea of vetts ...

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  3. Have the others from your club made it there yet? It still looks like the four that were shipped…

    The C7 looks nice but not tempted at all. All the technology in cars these days is a real negative. (In my opinion)

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  4. Whatever Vette that last vintage one is, that's what I want. So please start buying lottery tickets.

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  5. Very nice showing so far. I can imagine how cool it will look when they are all lined up.

    Good thing you have experience with rain.

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  6. Aside from the computer problems, sounds like you are enjoying your trip. Keep having fun!

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  7. That cross-sectioned C7 would be very neat to see. But perhaps with all the other eye candy there it might lose some of its appeal. Please keep the pictures coming!

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  8. Bob, thanks for all of the cut-away views. I always appreciate the results of looking inside.

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  9. I sat in the 2014 Corvette Convertible at the auto show and my nose was right at the top of the windshield. I guess if I was to drive one I could always pretend I was a dog and hang my tongue out:)

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