mille miglia red with oxblood interior
i just got the sunday paper and here are some bits from the article :
"17 people hurt, thousands without power in carlisle. one person was injured when a tree fell on his vette as he was leaving the fairgrounds. he was taken to the hospital (no name given) at least 5 five others were also taken to the hospital and 12 others were treated at the fairgrounds for injuries and released. most injuries were caused by blowing debris"
the last paragragh of the article reads: "weather service officials said there were no reports of a funnel cloud or tornado. Most of the damage is believed to be the result of powerful straight-line winds."
i'm going to keep an eye out for tornado reports and keep you all posted. I was at the parade when it hit and I know it was the craziest thing i've ever been in. My power came back on around 12:15 am. I think i was one of the lucky ones. there are still trees down everywhere.
the C3VR booth was destroyed and many, many other booths completely wrecked. we salvaged the parts we could of the C3VR tents and Adam headed home last night around 11:45.
that's all i have for now. i hope none of the 17 injured were C3VR people.
That's terrible news. I hope all the damage wasn't too bad. I'm lucky I went on Friday! There were some nasty storms that went through the area here yesterday with the heat index at 100*. Evidence of strong winds everywhere.
Vette(s): 1975, 4 speed, L48, NOW Silver mist, Oxblood inside
2003 50th Av Torch RED little brother to 75
ALCON; I hope everyone is OK I was there yesterday for about 4 hrs had to leave got too dang hot. Looked for the booth sorry guy couldn't find it. My frist trip and was totally lost looking around. I did not realize how big the event really is as in size I mean, will plan better next year. Hope all Corvette fans are OK all are in my prayers. Take care
Straight winds my Aunt Martha... I've lived in OKC for 47 years and those trees don't look like straight winds, they look twisted around.
The weather media anywhere doesn't want to call it a tornado if they don't get the warnings out on time. They will push for straight line winds when the damage is painfully obvious there were tornado's.
We had that situation out west of here last weekend. It took them a couple of days to really fess up about it being tornados.
Vette(s): 1978 Silver Anniversary L82 4spd (M21) Red Leather.
Pace Car is in the hands of a new caretaker.
Just got home and read this. We left Sat. about 1:00pm. Had no idea what happened until I read this. Just rain in the night at the campground we stopped at off I84. Hope everyone is OK. Hope this doesn't have a negative effect on the outcome of future events.
Vette(s): Silver 1974 Convertible - L82 4 speed
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2008 Jetstream Blue Convertible - DAILY DRIVER!!
Glad everybody is safe and well. It's a shame that things wrapped up early. Last year, I just happened to see the C3VR tent on Sunday (it was pretty slow and wet last year too), otherwise I wouldn't even know about this place!
I wanted a Corvette my whole life, but I never dreamed of all the wonderful people I would meet because of it!
Vette(s): 2004 Commemorative Edition Coupe, Auto w/HUD. 13K miles in 2015.
Sold 1982 Red Coupe
Got home about an hour ago. Good driving weather and no mishaps.
Like Hmel '74, I was in the parade also when it hit. It came up real fast, with strong winds knocking down trees and wires. Downtown Carlisle had no power. Streets were flooded for a short time. As the pictures show, lots of hit and miss damage at the fairgrounds. Some big tents were destroyed while smaller tents within 50 feet were untouched.
A pop-up trailer had the top half bent and pushed down.
I don't believe any C3VR members got hurt or had any car damage.
Many vendors pulled out Saturday night and Sunday morning, but the show went on. Fortunately, no more rain or winds. It actually turned out to be the best day, weatherwise.
Vette(s): 1974, 454 with 4 on the floor, matching numbers.
I was in Hersey PA when the storm came through there. I can assure you it was scary. The storm lasted about a 1/2 hour, but the worse part only lasted about 10 min.
A few trees went down and some places lost power less than a 1 mile north of Hersey. The local news did mention some reports of tornado's. I'm glad to here that Adam made it OK, and hope no one was seriously injured.
No matter how much damage was sustained, it can all be repaired or replaced.
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