C3 Vette Registry - The Best Resource on the Net for C3 Vettes! C3 Vette
Forums -> C3VR at Corvettes at Carlisle
Not Logged In! Login or Register!  Users Online: 6 / Help 
Features  Find C3 Parts on ebay in only 2 or 3 clicks!  | Add YOUR C3 to the Registry

Supporting Vendors
Mid America Motorworks
Bair's Corvettes
Volunteer Vette Products
CorvetteClothing.com
VetteBookStore.com

C3 of the Month
None Current
Enter Yours Today!
Online C3 Show
13
C3s are Registered

Vanity Plates
74 BB
74-454
Featured Links

Buy Now
The Corvette Factories: Building America's Sports Car (Hardcover)
The Corvette Factories: Building America's Sports Car (Hardcover)


GM Corvette 1963-82 (Chilton's Total Car Care Repair Manuals) (Paperback)
GM Corvette 1963-82 (Chilton's Total Car Care Repair Manuals) (Paperback)


Chevrolet Corvette Restoration Guide
Chevrolet Corvette Restoration Guide


Corvette by the Numbers
Corvette by the Numbers



| Hide Signatures and Profile Pics

 New Topic New Topic Post Reply Reply New Poll New Poll Search     Search Page 1 [2]  
 
Support C3VR!
Suport our advertisers
8/27/07 6:50am - Reply: 'Trouble at Carlisle'
Okie Dude Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
- Send Private Message


Eastern Oklahoma County, OK - USA

Vette(s):
1980 Black L48 T-Tops

Joined: 1/3/2006
Posts: 1560
Man, I hope no one was in that porta potty!

Seriously, glad you all were OK!


____________________________________
Dennis Smith
C3VR Lifetime Member #103

Click for larger view!
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
8/27/07 9:01am - Reply: 'Trouble at Carlisle'
Adam Wartell Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
C3VR Founder
- Send Private Message


Eagleville, PA - USA

Vette(s):
Used to own a 1979 Corvette now owned by JB79

Joined: 11/1/2001
Posts: 14712
Dave (or anyone that was there Sunday),
What was the crowd level like?
What percentage of Vendors left early?
What was the mood?
Should I have stayed?


____________________________________
-Adam Wartell
NCM Lifetime Member #1222
Founder:
C3 Vette Registry (Join C3VR on facebook)
C4 Vette Registry, C6 Vette Registry
C7 Vette Registry
Corvettes for a Cure

My first Vette, now owned by JB79:

 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
8/27/07 12:31pm - Reply: 'Trouble at Carlisle'
Bob Griffiths Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
- Send Private Message


Frederick, MD - USA

Vette(s):
Frederick County Corvette Club (Maryland) Tan 64 365 Hp Conv 4 sp Red 72 4 sp Conv ..running a '68 327 Blue 76 Coupe L 48 4 sp White 79 Coupe L 82 auto Silver 98 Conv, 6 sp 35th Anniv '88 vette

Joined: 2/20/2003
Posts: 548
Darn I lost my 1st reply....
Crowd level was normal for a Sunday...BUT quite a few  of the vendors were
NOT selling just salvaging... So I believe you did good by getting out of Dodge when you did...  Only complaint I really heard from one Vendor that
if SKIP Miller was Still alive he would have been out on the grounds talking to vendors all night long ..

He did say that Carlisle had plenty of people out there during the night BUT he was still waiting to catch a glimpse of Lance... He did NOT say anything about Bill Miller.. His mood was pretty upbeat it was just that I got the impression that he felt that Carllisle responded to this storm much as did the US Government did in New Orleans.. kind of a Corporate reaction rather then a Hands on response that would be expected if Skip was still around..

Ok...how do we get a fund raiser together to BUY a new Tent..and did much merchandise get destroyed...?  gota get something going ..

=============
I just came in from the yard..spent the morning using the chain saw in the yard then loading the limbs etc  into the pickup to haul away (Tomorrow).
Car is already up on the lift awaiting the WD40 and rags treatment to clean up the underside this afternoon...still have not unloaded it however..
1st things (the car) first ...

Ride home Saturday was a thrill...got hit by the storm about 10 miles from the Maryland line and I had to pull over then get off the highway.. Fighting the wind to say in a lane Is ok BUT I was having big trouble just staying on a 2 lane highway was a thrill I do not wish on anyone.. How the Big Semi's handles this wind is beyond me.. it pushed the 64 all over the place..

HEAT got to me by Saturday afternoon so I never got the scooter up and about much in the Afternoon..sat under my tent drinking beer with my loacl club members most of the time...  would have made the dinner on Friday
IF it were held outside, and the a good breeze was flowing. ..BUT I was soaked by perspiration by 6 PM and knew the only seat in the Restaurant t would have been right next to a fellow C3 member and I did not want to offend anyone especially a C3Vr member...   not quite that bad but you get the idea.. I was not very comfortable LOL

Bob G.


____________________________________
Bob
64,72 & 98 Corvette Ragtops
76 & 79 & qa 88 ANC Corvette Coupes

Click on any image for larger view!
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
8/27/07 12:43pm - Reply: 'Trouble at Carlisle'
Adam Wartell Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
C3VR Founder
- Send Private Message


Eagleville, PA - USA

Vette(s):
Used to own a 1979 Corvette now owned by JB79

Joined: 11/1/2001
Posts: 14712
Actually, it was "Chip" not "Skip".
When I was there around 10pm, I went over to look at the tent that collapsed on the collection of '57s, I saw Lance out there doing what he could to help out.


____________________________________
-Adam Wartell
NCM Lifetime Member #1222
Founder:
C3 Vette Registry (Join C3VR on facebook)
C4 Vette Registry, C6 Vette Registry
C7 Vette Registry
Corvettes for a Cure

My first Vette, now owned by JB79:

 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
8/27/07 1:28pm - Reply: 'Trouble at Carlisle'
Bob Griffiths Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
- Send Private Message


Frederick, MD - USA

Vette(s):
Frederick County Corvette Club (Maryland) Tan 64 365 Hp Conv 4 sp Red 72 4 sp Conv ..running a '68 327 Blue 76 Coupe L 48 4 sp White 79 Coupe L 82 auto Silver 98 Conv, 6 sp 35th Anniv '88 vette

Joined: 2/20/2003
Posts: 548
Brain FART Adam...

I know darn well it IS CHIP (not was.. as the man will never be forgotten)   Just beat dealing with my own storm damage...

But how about someone coming up with a way to fund a replacement tent

My wife does craft shows and I filled 3 foot section of 4" PVC pipe with concrete which we hang from each corner when we set up .. BUT even thise would have been completely useless at Carlisle this weekend.  The C2 registry tent is right next to the Mid America Tent...and the Mid America
Tent was off the ground more then a few times I understand.. They did NOT officially open for business on Sunday, but you could still buy something.. Their crew was packing things inside the Semi Tractor Trailer by about 11 AM

Bob G.
Now back to the car, this break has got my wife on my case...LOL





____________________________________
Bob
64,72 & 98 Corvette Ragtops
76 & 79 & qa 88 ANC Corvette Coupes

Click on any image for larger view!
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
8/27/07 2:26pm - Reply: 'Trouble at Carlisle'
rick jay Gold Member
Gold Member
- Send Private Message


Liverpool, NY - USA

Vette(s):
72 coupe, 350 4 spd, modified motor, exhaust, tires & wheels. '91 ZR1, modified exhaust.

Joined: 1/21/2003
Posts: 82
I left the show Saturday around 5. From what I saw many of the vendors started closing up around 4 and it looked like to me that the crowd was down that day. I'm guessing from the heat and humidity. I was in the shower at the motel I was staying at when the storm came through. When I headed NE on Rt. 11 to dinner, I could see the lightning in the distance. It was pretty wild. I did not know of any damage at the show field until I went to the show on Sunday. The pictures and videos speak louder than words. I hope that anyone who went to the show for their first time does not get discouraged by what happened. I've been going every year since around '95. It really is THE BEST show in the East. Ask anyone. Glad to hear that no-one was seriously injured. And, I don't know about anyone else but I can't wait 'til next years show.
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
8/27/07 4:12pm - Reply: 'Trouble at Carlisle'
dwright Gold Member
Gold Member
Moderator
- Send Private Message


Victor, NY - USA

Vette(s):
2004 Commemorative Edition Coupe, Auto w/HUD. 13K miles in 2015. Sold 1982 Red Coupe

Joined: 7/12/2004
Posts: 6757
[QUOTE=Adam Wartell]Dave (or anyone that was there Sunday),
What was the crowd level like?
What percentage of Vendors left early?
What was the mood?
Should I have stayed?
[/QUOTE]
 
crowd was low in my opinion
I would guess have the vendors were either gone or packing it up Sunday morning. Only the parts guys with the tarps on the ground can say they weren't effected.
Mood was down for the vendors, OK for the spectators. I understand they were charging full price to get in Sunday.
No, you made the right decision.


____________________________________
http://www.c3vr.com/member_uploads/6301_6400/6346/Copy-of-IMG_267720156754455r.jpg

Save the Wave!
Support the National Corvette Museum   
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
8/27/07 4:13pm - Reply: 'Trouble at Carlisle'
greypoupon69 Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
- Send Private Message


Irving, TX - USA

Vette(s):
#1 -1969 Corvette Coupe Riverside Gold, black interior,MN,A/C,350/350,PS,PB,window cranks. #2 -2000 C5, black/black, 6 sp, Bose system & lots of buttons.

Joined: 8/21/2004
Posts: 4273
ShockedShockedMan, I just saw this! ShockedShocked How awful and I hope no one is seriously injured.  Thanks for posting those links guys. Shocked

____________________________________
     
My Link


MICK - C3VR Lifetime Member #113

 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
8/27/07 5:45pm - Reply: 'Trouble at Carlisle'
Craig&Janet82
Former Member
- Send Private Message


Mason, MI - USA

Vette(s):
1982 Charcoal Coupe, 1993 Bright Aqua Metallic Coupe, 2004 LeMans Blue Commemorative Edition Coupe

Joined: 11/27/2005
Posts: 95
Wow. What a mess. I feel we were actually lucky having only about $5K worth of damage caused by that semi truck at the toll booth, and not being at the fairgrounds when the storm hit. It could have been worse. Anyway - we made it back to Michigan without problems, and we hope everyone else got home safe and didn't incur too much loss at the show. Living in Michigan we're used to changing weather at a moments notice, but that thing was a nightmare. Best wishes to all. Nice meeting you at the show! Craig & Janet Craig93andJanet822007-08-27 15:46:49

____________________________________
Craig & Janet
82, 93, 04 Coupes = All Stock
http://picasaweb.google.com/Vette.One


 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
8/27/07 6:28pm - Reply: 'Trouble at Carlisle'
BlueX2 Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
- Send Private Message


Joined: 3/9/2006
Posts: 2168

What a mess! 

 
Hope everyone from here made it home safely. 


____________________________________
Bryan

Click the pick for more BLUE


Lifetime Member #115
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
8/27/07 6:43pm - Reply: 'Trouble at Carlisle'
68vet427
Standard Member
- Send Private Message


macedon, NY - USA

Vette(s):
68 COUPE 454 HAS MOTION HOOD SCOOP, REVERSED GILLS ZL-1 FENDER FLARES AND MOTION REAR SPOILER, LEMAN'S GAS CAP, BUCKET HEADLIGHTS. CAN-AM FRONT RACING SPOILER. CHROME HOOKER HEADERS AND SIDE PIPES! 4 SPEED M20, LOOKS FAST STANDING STILL !!

Joined: 7/20/2006
Posts: 360
hi guys,
i was with 3 other guys trying to cover up mechandise when the storm hit.
the tarps kept blowing off and then the major wind blast hit!
the four of us grabbed on to the canopy poles to keep it from taking off ! a couple of times we almost got lifted in the air.
we got soaked, plus there was hail about the size off a dime that was pelting us along with the rain !! (PLEASE, you don't have to tell me how DUMB that was !!! BUT, it DOES make a great story !!!!! ) ( It was probably from having one too many beers from the 100 degree heat !! LOL anyways the canopy did survive but the 20 x 20 next to us landed on top of a tractor trailer !
well. here are some pics of that vette they talked about in the newspaper article where the tree and or tree limb fell on his car.
it's a 69 coupe out of long island. it happened right out side gate #1.
the guy drove it into the fairgrounds and parked it under a tent.
i watched as the ambulances came and checked him out, put a neck brace on him, (the t-top hit his head plus i hear there was shattered glass in his face.) of course they sent him to the hospital.
i spoke with his girlfriend/or wife? on sunday and she said he was doing fine but was still in the hospital.
well, i'm glad he's OK. it COULD have been worse had it been a larger limb !!
dave, (dwright), it was nice meeting you in person early saturday morning !
joe
ps. hope these pics come out !!!



68vet4272007-08-27 16:47:17

____________________________________

   DRIVE FAST-TAKE CHANCES !!! 

     

   CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT MY 68 VETTE MOTION CLONE RESTORATION

 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
8/27/07 8:21pm - Reply: 'Trouble at Carlisle'
crazcorkath
Former Member
- Send Private Message


columbia, NJ - USA

Vette(s):
1964,1972,2000

Joined: 3/14/2002
Posts: 133
Glad everyone is okay. I had left the fairgrounds and thought about returning, but rain was predicted. I read about the storm in the papers and heard about it on tv. Left my hotel at about 6:15 am Sunday to return home.
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
8/27/07 9:14pm - Reply: 'Trouble at Carlisle'
JPD1stVette Gold Member
Gold Member
- Send Private Message


Scotch Plains, NJ - USA

Vette(s):
1981 Corvette Coupe, Stock, Black on Black, 4 Spd

Joined: 1/11/2006
Posts: 211

Just reading the forums. Glad to hear everyone escaped harm.

I thought Friday afternoon was brutal. When I got in the truck to go home Friday about 4PM the thermometer in the truck read 110 degrees.
 


____________________________________
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
8/27/07 9:27pm - Reply: 'Trouble at Carlisle'
68vet427
Standard Member
- Send Private Message


macedon, NY - USA

Vette(s):
68 COUPE 454 HAS MOTION HOOD SCOOP, REVERSED GILLS ZL-1 FENDER FLARES AND MOTION REAR SPOILER, LEMAN'S GAS CAP, BUCKET HEADLIGHTS. CAN-AM FRONT RACING SPOILER. CHROME HOOKER HEADERS AND SIDE PIPES! 4 SPEED M20, LOOKS FAST STANDING STILL !!

Joined: 7/20/2006
Posts: 360
i had to make a run into town about 1:30, my car said 100 at that time !
the humidity was so high that every one you saw looked like they got sprayed with a hose !

joe


____________________________________

   DRIVE FAST-TAKE CHANCES !!! 

     

   CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT MY 68 VETTE MOTION CLONE RESTORATION

 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
8/27/07 9:46pm - Reply: 'Trouble at Carlisle'
kkfinch Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
- Send Private Message


Gresham, OR - USA

Vette(s):
1977 Maroon T-Top

Joined: 9/4/2006
Posts: 652
WOW!  And I was complaining about a few clouds!!!  I feel guilty now!  Glad everyone's OK!!!

____________________________________


Karen
*************
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did.
So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
                 Explore. Dream. Discover.

 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
8/27/07 10:03pm - Reply: 'Trouble at Carlisle'
dwright Gold Member
Gold Member
Moderator
- Send Private Message


Victor, NY - USA

Vette(s):
2004 Commemorative Edition Coupe, Auto w/HUD. 13K miles in 2015. Sold 1982 Red Coupe

Joined: 7/12/2004
Posts: 6757
[QUOTE=Craig93andJanet82]Wow. What a mess. I feel we were actually lucky having only about $5K worth of damage caused by that semi truck at the toll booth, and not being at the fairgrounds when the storm hit. It could have been worse. Anyway - we made it back to Michigan without problems, and we hope everyone else got home safe and didn't incur too much loss at the show. Living in Michigan we're used to changing weather at a moments notice, but that thing was a nightmare. Best wishes to all. Nice meeting you at the show! Craig & Janet [/QUOTE]
 
Craig and Janet,
Thanks for stopping by Row NJ to visit with us. It was nice meeting you and again sorry to hear about your accident with the semi. I hope everything can be fixed to your satisfaction. Glad to hear you got back home safely.


____________________________________
http://www.c3vr.com/member_uploads/6301_6400/6346/Copy-of-IMG_267720156754455r.jpg

Save the Wave!
Support the National Corvette Museum   
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
8/27/07 10:05pm - Reply: 'Trouble at Carlisle'
dwright Gold Member
Gold Member
Moderator
- Send Private Message


Victor, NY - USA

Vette(s):
2004 Commemorative Edition Coupe, Auto w/HUD. 13K miles in 2015. Sold 1982 Red Coupe

Joined: 7/12/2004
Posts: 6757
[QUOTE=68vet427]i had to make a run into town about 1:30, my car said 100 at that time !
the humidity was so high that every one you saw looked like they got sprayed with a hose !

joe
[/QUOTE]
 
Joe,
Thanks for stopping by and introducing yourself. It was great to meet a "neighbor".


____________________________________
http://www.c3vr.com/member_uploads/6301_6400/6346/Copy-of-IMG_267720156754455r.jpg

Save the Wave!
Support the National Corvette Museum   
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
8/27/07 10:05pm - Reply: 'Trouble at Carlisle'
ranger3 Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
- Send Private Message


North Charleston, SC - USA

Vette(s):
1975 L48 AT AC T-top

Joined: 3/20/2004
Posts: 4176
I am very happy that no one was seriously injured. I feel bad for those that were hurt and had their cars damaged. Glad all of our folks are safe.

Scott
ranger32007-08-27 20:06:25

____________________________________

C3VR Lifetime Member #114


 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
8/27/07 10:07pm - Reply: 'Trouble at Carlisle'
dwright Gold Member
Gold Member
Moderator
- Send Private Message


Victor, NY - USA

Vette(s):
2004 Commemorative Edition Coupe, Auto w/HUD. 13K miles in 2015. Sold 1982 Red Coupe

Joined: 7/12/2004
Posts: 6757
[QUOTE=crazcorkath]Glad everyone is okay. I had left the fairgrounds and thought about returning, but rain was predicted. I read about the storm in the papers and heard about it on tv. Left my hotel at about 6:15 am Sunday to return home. [/QUOTE]
 
Karen,
It was great seeing you again at the Friday dinner. Glad to hear you made it back home OK.


____________________________________
http://www.c3vr.com/member_uploads/6301_6400/6346/Copy-of-IMG_267720156754455r.jpg

Save the Wave!
Support the National Corvette Museum   
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
8/27/07 10:53pm - Reply: 'Trouble at Carlisle'
cilrah Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
- Send Private Message


San Tan Valley, AZ - USA

Vette(s):
1978 Indy Pace Car 4851 of 6502, Auto, L-48

Joined: 6/20/2005
Posts: 4057
Wow that is incredible, I'm really glad no one was seriously hurt.
 
My cousin from Connecticut was leaving Gate 1 in his 78 Pace Car (yes my cousin has the same car as me) right behind the parade when the storm hit. He said he was hit by a plastic trash can doing like 60mph, and a 5 foot branch landed on his T-Top, luckily he only recieved scratches to the car. 


____________________________________
MARK
LIFETIME MEMBER #117

Click here to see my new friend P-Racer
"Keep up the Pace"
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
 New Topic New Topic Post Reply Reply New Poll New Poll Search     Search Page 1 [2]  
 Forums -> C3VR at Corvettes at Carlisle
(Moderator: Adam Wartell, Norsky, Adams' Apple)
 

 
Official C3 Vette Registry Community:
Home | Forums | Email | Who's Online | Clubs | Events | Member Stats

Other Official C3 Vette Registry Areas:
Members | Research | Shop | My Account | About C3VR
 

Corvette is a registered trademark of the General Motors Corporation(GM) & Chevrolet Motor Division. Vette Registries, LLC is responsible for all site content (except for member submitted content or where otherwise noted) and does not claim or imply that Chevrolet or GM is responsible for Official C3 Vette Registry content. Vette Registries, LLC is independent from GM and is not affiliated with, sponsored or supported by GM.  Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended, or implied and are in fact used to support GM, Chevrolet and Corvette

Official C3 Vette Registry content is Copyright 2001-2017, Vette Registries, LLC. Content may not be reused without written consent. All Rights Reserved. NS

Corvette (Vette) Model Years on this site: 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 30