We are only weeks away from Corvettes at Carlisle 2021. The dates are August 26-28, 2021. This is the largest Corvette event of the year and if you can make you are sure to love it! We have here the latest Carlisle Events updates and press releases. This is updated on a regular basis.
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Corvettes at Carlisle Welcomes Ciocca Corvette of Atlantic City to Corvettes at Carlisle
Formerly Known as Kerbeck Corvette, the Ciocca Family Proudly Supports the Hobby
Release Date – August 17, 2021
CARLISLE, PA – Corvettes at Carlisle presented by Top Flight Automotive (August 26-28) has always served as a beacon for the top names within the automotive hobby. In some cases, the name belongs to a person, while other instances bring a popular brand name to the event. All-new for 2021, Corvettes at Carlisle welcomes one of the top names in automotive dealerships to the event for the first time; Ciocca Corvette, also recognized as the World’s Largest Corvette dealer. The Ciocca name may be familiar to some, as it adorns multiple dealerships in the mid-Atlantic region. While they have long-standing brand awareness to many, it’s their newest dealership that brings them to Carlisle.
Long-time guests of Corvettes at Carlisle may recall Kerbeck Corvette being on-site for years, hosting a tent with a nice array of the latest Corvettes near the stage and grandstand. That display remains but will be rebranded with the Ciocca Corvette of Atlantic City name as the family of dealerships purchased not only Kerbeck Corvette but all dealerships under its umbrella earlier this summer.
“I’ve always had a passion for cars. I just love them, and I knew immediately that this was what I wanted to do,” said Gregg Ciocca, founder of the brand.
Today, Gregg is the proud owner of 24 dealerships with 16 unique brands including Ford, Subaru, Mercedes, BMW, Honda, and most recently the aforementioned Atlantic City market with the acquisition of Kerbeck in Atlantic City – which is currently celebrating its 27th straight year as the world’s largest Corvette dealership. Ciocca’s web page notes that they are “excited for the opportunity to be involved with the Corvette community and cites this as an iconic, once-in-a-lifetime acquisition.”
Along with Ciocca’s inclusion in Corvettes at Carlisle 2021, they’ll also offer registered Fun Field members a free shirt with joint branding of Corvettes at Carlisle and Ciocca on it. This gift is a long-standing tradition, now carrying the Ciocca name.
“I’ve been fortunate to grow up in Ocean City, New Jersey for many reasons, but most of all because of the friendships I’ve forged,” noted Lance Miller, co-owner of Carlisle Events. “I’m privileged to call the Kerbeck brothers my friends. In fact, I’ve known them all for many years, having lived a few houses down from George initially, and now my family lives a few houses from Charlie and Frank – small world,” continued Miller. “I’m eager to create a friendship with the Ciocca family. After all… for anyone that loves cars as much as I do, how could we not become fast friends? We are excited to have the Ciocca Chevrolet group with us as part of Corvettes at Carlisle weekend. By the way, be sure to stop by their tent and grab a complimentary poster for you or your friends!”
Corvettes at Carlisle starts at 7 a.m. on August 26 and runs through the evening hours of August 28, culminating with the return of the Downtown Carlisle Corvette parade and street party. In between, over 5,000 Corvettes will converge on the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds. In addition to the show cars, there are special guests, seminars, unique displays, and plenty of options to put the wheels in motion via parades, competitions, and more. Discounted spectator tickets are available online at CarlisleEvents.com. In addition, online Fun Field registration is available through Sunday, August 22 (in person from 8/23-8/28). In the meanwhile, interested enthusiasts can review the event guide, now available online or by way of the Carlisle Events app (available on iTunes or Google Play).
Corvettes at Carlisle Celebrates Corvettes of all Colors and Generations in 2021
Celebrate 50 Years of 1971 Corvettes, See the Grand Sports, Solid Axles, and More
July 14, 2021
Carlisle, PA – The world’s “largest” all Corvette-themed weekend returns August 26-28, 2021 to the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds, and this year, everyone is looking forward to simply being at Carlisle. Corvettes at Carlisle presented by Top Flight Automotive has been hosting Corvettes and Corvette lovers since 1982, but after a tumultuous 2020, so many are eager to come to Carlisle to simply celebrate the culture with their car, their friends, and the community. Not only does this year’s event offer that, but it also offers great displays, guests, charitable ventures, and a chance to bring the cars into downtown Carlisle once more.
Three days long and starting on August 26, Corvettes at Carlisle hosts the C8 and every other generation of Corvette on the grounds. Special features for 2021 include those focused on the Callaway AeroBody Corvette, a 50-year look back at 1971 Corvettes, a 25th anniversary of the Grand Sport Corvette, the Solid Axle Corvette Club National Convention, NCRS Gallery Display and the annual Chip’s Choice featured vehicle display.
As Chip’s Choice goes, the theme for 2021 is a salute to law enforcement. The hand-picked gallery brings together about a dozen Corvettes that are owned, driven, shown, or otherwise cared for by members of the law enforcement community. In addition, there will be an on-site law enforcement parade, a stage presentation that welcomes not only Corvette enthusiasts in law enforcement, but local officers from the surrounding counties and of course the Chip’s Choice cars.
Speaking of parades, Carlisle Events and the Downtown Carlisle Association are excited to share that the annual Corvette Parade and Street Party returns on Saturday, August 28. Cars will roll from the fairgrounds around 7 p.m. and cruise into the downtown area before parking for owners and community members to mix and mingle as the sun sets on the show.
Additional elements of Corvettes at Carlisle include a large swap meet and a Corvette-centric car corral, perfect for parts or car shopping, the chance to support the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation, giveaways, parts installs, and FREE seminars.
As giveaways go, the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation has partnered with the Lancaster County Corvette Club to raffle off a 2021 C8 Corvette with proceeds benefitting CMAF and Claire House. Tickets are just $125 each and the winning number will be drawn in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Lottery’s Pick 3 (000-999) on Saturday, August 28. Another C8 at Carlisle will be awarded later in the year, as the CMAF supports its second annual Corvette Contest. This C8 is a 60th Anniversary tribute to the legendary 1960 #3 Cunningham Corvette that won its class in the famed 24 Hours of Le Mans race in France. The CMAF also sees support on August 27 by way of its annual Corvettes for Chip dinner, held at the neighboring Carlisle Expo Center. LEARN MORE
On the seminar side of things, Paul Koerner and his Corvette Mechanic team return to host FREE diagnostic sessions and how-to tech talks on multiple Corvette generations, while Rick Malone of Spring Mountain Motor Resort/Ron Fellows Driving School offers driving technique tips.
Finally, the parades aren’t the only way wheels will be in motion. Corvettes at Carlisle hosts the King of the X autocross competition presented by Lingenfelter Performance Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and there’s even a rolling exhaust contest.
Carlisle Events is COVID-19 compliant and follows current guidelines suggested by state officials as well as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). A detailed Health/Safety Measures summary, as well as advanced arrival info, is available on CarlisleEvents.com. While on the web, be sure to learn more about the car show, register to become a vendor, sell in the car corral, or purchase discounted spectator tickets in advance of the event or call 717-243-7855 to learn more today.
Taking it to the Streets – Carlisle Events Parades Corvettes into Downtown Carlisle
Annual Parade Return to Downtown Carlisle in August
May 20, 2021
Carlisle, PA – Cars bring people together! It doesn’t matter if it’s a large-scale car show, parking lot cruise-in, or a drive down Main Street U.S.A., when automotive art is present, people pay attention. For 2021, Carlisle Events is proud to share that in conjunction with the Downtown Carlisle Association, two marquee events return to the main streets of America’s Automotive Hometown, Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Those events; the Ford Parade and Street Party and Chip Miller Memorial Corvette Parade happen June 5 and August 28 at 7 p.m. respectively and are back after a one-year COVID hiatus. Parades in 2021 are presented by M&T Bank. The premise of both sees registered participants from the Carlisle Ford Nationals presented by Meguiar’s and Corvettes at Carlisle presented by Top Flight Automotive cruise from the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds into the streets and square of downtown Carlisle. The best spots for parade viewing are from the intersection of Carlisle Springs Rd./Route 34 and North Hanover St. through downtown and along Main St. near the Courthouse. From there, parade participants park, while the community mixes and mingles with them and their show cars.
In addition, bringing cars and people into the downtown area has historically been an economic boom for the businesses that line North Hanover St., Pomfret St. and High St. Part of the mixing and mingling process means shopping in stores that may not otherwise be open later on a Saturday or checking out a restaurant that might not be a common stop for those who attend. The parades are also a large fundraising source for the DCA itself, so much so that after years of hosting the Corvette parade (launched in 1988), the Ford parade commenced in 2011. Each has occurred annually since (other than 2020).
“The Downtown Carlisle Association/LoveCarlisle is happy to have these parades returning to our wonderful downtown again,” noted DCA President Glenn White. “This partnership brings millions of dollars into downtown every year and it shows commitment from our regional stakeholders, like Bill Miller and Lance Miller of Carlisle Events who champion support in the community annually,” continued White. “This is a time where you can see great American engineering and re-live personal memories through these great cars in a historic downtown. Come down early and stay late! Sip, shop, and stroll to visit your favorite store or explore a new restaurant. Plus enjoy the sounds of downtown and this amazing tradition that has become an annual part of the downtown. These are all reasons why you will LoveCarlisle!”
Parade registration is an available add-on when registering for the respective events online at CarlisleEvents.com or by calling 717-243-7855. Parade fees go directly to the DCA, who will also be on-site during Ford and Corvette weekend to sign guests up in person, while slots remain. The Carlisle Ford Nationals run June 4-6, while Corvettes at Carlisle runs August 26-28. Complete details about both events are available via the aforementioned web page.
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