Early Saturday evening, enthusiasts were enjoying themselves at the annual Corvettes at Carlise event in Carlisle, PA. Their late summer evening, however, would be interrupted by a series of severe thunderstorms that wreaked havoc in the Carlisle area that evening. While it seems the storms cannot officially be called a tornado (no one mentioned sighting any funnels), many attendees who experienced the violent weather likened them to one.

The thunderstorms hit the Corvettes at Carlisle show around 7:30PM EST and injured at least 17 people while causing serious damage to many of the Corvettes in attendance. One man who was attempting to leave the show had a tree fall on his Corvette while he was exiting. From the picture above you can see much of the damage was the result of tents being blown over by the high winds, which reportedly reached over 70 mph. Fortunately, there were no fatalities, and while a field of damaged Corvettes sitting in mud puddles is certainly something over which we can all shed a tear, it could have been a lot worse.

You can check out more pics of the damage by clicking either the Corvetteblogger or Corvetteforum links below.

[Source: Pennlive.com, Corvetteblogger, Corvetteforum]