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Always one of my favorite events! Chip Miller first invited us in 1998, and Corvettes @ Carlisle has provided us with the space and lodging ever since!

Thanks to hood signatures, we were able to send $225 to the American Cancer Society's office in Lemoyne PA, the office that serves the Carlisle area.

Wednesday, August 21

Departing Decatur AL, 4:24 am

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Arrival on Carlisle Fairgrounds, 782 miles; 4:30 pm

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Thursday, August 22

As I was setting up in my usual spot by the Big Trees, these two one-of-a-kind Vettes went by:

The steel body Rondine.

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The driveable chassis XP819 rear engine Corvette concept.

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Original owner Steve Stone's 63, with 510,000 miles! I had met him at Corvette Adventures in Wisconsin Dells in June. Since the 63 was the featured year for 2013, I put Lance Miller in touch with him, and his car spent the weekend on the stage!

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Have you ever seen anyone wash their Corvette - with the top down???

Friday, August 23

Fully set up

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Note 2 C7 StingRays in the wash area

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2 donors of $100 or more to the American Cancer Society
got to sign the hood inside the oval!

Scott Sinclair

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Alan Arthur

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For his $50 donation, Rich Besitka signs the hood, for the second time in 3  years!

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You could hardly get near the C7 Stingrays in the Chevrolet tent! There were also several of them parked at random around the fairgrounds - VERY COOL!

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I also took the time to check out the "Chip's Choice" display.
(Click image to see them all)

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Friday evening: the C5/C6 Registry dinner

I got to speak to the crowd about our mission.

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Saturday, August 25
By the dawn's early light

In place, 6:01 am!

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While Gary minds the booth, I take the LONG walk to find my "Celebrity Pick" among a couple of thousand Vettes.

Success - here it is:

Larry Spilman with his beautiful 62! (I had also picked it in 2011 and 2005)

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Coincidently, it was only a few steps from my pick from last year,
Adam Ford's blue 54.

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Back at the booth, retired Corvette Chief Engineer, Dave McLellan,
and Gary were in their usual animated conversation.

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At the Celebrity Lunch, Lance Miller welcomes the group.

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Peter Brock, the author and designer of the
original Corvette Sting Ray, was a special guest.

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Sunday, August 25

A couple shots of the NCRS display. 

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After wrapping up our display and bidding farewell to Gary for his help,
it was on the road again.

Monday, August 26

Home again! Stats for the round trip:

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