Yes, Corvette owners are a bit obsessed, but what’s wrong with that?  (Debbie Gastelu photo)

Corvettes at Carlisle was truly a stars and stripes weekend with the event showing an 11% increase overall and an all-time high for car registration for the show that was launched in 1982. With everything Corvette, the show attracted new car buyers and vintage lovers alike and provided attendees with a vendor shopping experience second to none.

General Motors product specialists and engineers were also on hand, and test drives of the 2011 GM product line, including the Corvette Grand Sport, were offered throughout the weekend.

Underscoring the importance of the event, Harlan Charles, Chevrolet Corvette Product Marketing Manager, commented from Michigan, “I think it was our best Carlisle ever. The Corvette faithful were very excited to learn more about Corvette's technology and drive the new Grand Sport.  We were honored to be even a small part of Lance's dream by commemorating 50 years of Le Mans racing with a special 2011 Z06 one of a kind.”

The 2010 edition of the Corvettes at Carlisle is sure to be remembered for having one of the most unusual and exciting displays of Corvettes ever presented to the public: 155 red, white and blue Corvettes were strategically placed to create a dramatic, unique American flag design.  The patriotic-themed Corvettes in Chip’s Choice display also delighted attendees and gave tribute to all the men and women who have served our country and continue to do so today. A portion of the proceeds from the American Flag Corvette Display and donations throughout the event raised almost $5,000 for Homes for Our Troops, a national non-profit organization committed to helping those who have selflessly given to their country and have returned home with serious disabilities and injuries.