Corvettes at Carlisle Welcomes Pratt Miller Factory Corvette Race Cars
The Gems of Corvette Racing Anchor Chip’s Choice in 2022 Along with Dan Binks
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CARLISLE, PA – Since 1982 Corvettes at Carlisle has been THE destination for Corvette lovers from around the world. This year’s event will be no different and will offer new displays, special guests and partners to the mix. For 2022, Corvettes at Carlisle is not only celebrating its 40th anniversary, it is being presented by eBay Motors. The event (August 25-27) at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds will bring together ONE iconic Corvette Racing Crew Chief and nearly a dozen amazing Pratt Miller Factory Corvette Race cars.
The man (Dan Binks) and the display (Chip’s Choice) will greet Corvette enthusiasts of all ages within Building T and for Binks, this will be the first time in many years that he’s seen some of these cars. Chip’s Choice always showcases cars that embody the best-of-the-best within the Corvette hobby and this first-of-its-kind display does just that and then some.
As mentioned, the display welcomes Pratt Miller Factory Corvette Race Cars. These cars span decades of Corvette Racing and were conceived, designed, constructed, developed, and campaigned by Pratt Miller Engineering. Per the Pratt Miller web page, they’ve helped Corvette Racing dominate Ground Touring (GT) racing around the world for more than 30 years. Some of their most iconic Corvette works of art will be part of this display, including the legendary #3 Corvette racer that was co-piloted by Andy Pilgrim, Kelly Collins, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., and Dale Earnhardt, Sr. In fact, the aforementioned #3 is, unfortunately, the last car in which Dale Sr. ever finished a race, having passed just weeks later in the 2001 Daytona 500.
The display will also host a C5.R (Chassis #001) which achieved its biggest accomplishment by racing the 2000 24 hours of Le Mans where it marked the first Le Mans race for a factory-backed Corvette team, a 2013 ALMS winning C6.R GT2 (Chassis #005), and a C7.R (Chassis #004) which won both the 2016 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring.
With the Kings of GT Racing converging on Carlisle, it just made sense to also welcome the man who helped guide Corvette Racing during its dominance. In addition to the Pratt Miller cars in Building T, Corvettes at Carlisle welcomes retired Corvette Racing Crew Chief Dan Binks to the event. Binks career spans more than 40 years including his time with Corvette Racing from 2002 until his 2020 retirement. Binks will be part of Q&A sessions, photo ops, and more, all while enjoying the event just like the 50,000+ Corvette enthusiasts who call Carlisle home during the final days of August.
“We’ve all heard and seen these amazing vehicles throughout the many racetracks they’ve competed on and continue to compete at year in and year out,” noted Carlisle Events co-owner Lance Miller. “One evening I woke up in the middle of the night thinking about how amazing it would be to have some of these incredible cars hosted together in one location – better yet, imagine hearing these monsters all at one time,” continued Miller. “We’ve reached out to a few owners and already have some amazing cars that will be on display for 2022 Chip’s Choice.”
Complete event information, links to register for the Fun Field, register to be a vendor, or purchase discounted spectator admission tickets in advance can all be found at CarlisleEvents.com or by calling 717-243-7855. Kids 12 and under are admitted FREE and gates open at 7 a.m. daily for the grandest Corvette show of them all!
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Carlisle Events is a partner or producer of over a dozen annual collector car/truck events. Events are held at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds (Carlisle, PA), Allentown Fairgrounds (Allentown, PA), and the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus (Lakeland, FL). The season schedule includes four automotive flea markets of varying size, four auctions, as well as individual specialty shows featuring Corvettes, Fords, GMs, Chryslers, trucks, and imports. Founded in 1974 by friends Bill Miller and Chip Miller, events hosted at Carlisle attract enthusiasts annually from all corners of the globe. More information is available at www.CarlisleEvents.com or www.CarlisleAuctions.com.
Source: Carlisle Events