• Aug 27th 2007 at 3:24PM
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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]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      I didn't know that plastic attracted lightening.
        • 8 Years Ago
        Get out your dictionary James. Here's what you will learn about fiberglass.
        1 a reinforced plastic material composed of glass fibers embedded in a resin matrix.
        Glad to expand your vocabulary, James.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I'm in here Maryland just south of Carlisle and those storms were freaky strange here. The wind was howling like mad, the sound of rolling thunder and lighting in a purple sky, and just about no rain, here at least. It did sound like a tornado, something I witnessed when I lived in Virginia a few years go.

      Hate to see Corvettes get damaged like this though.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Probably the same reason tornados always hit trailer parks.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "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."

      Could have been a lot worse: It could have been Porsches.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Quarter Wit! Go back under your moldy rock and learn to spell! BIG KISSSSSSSSS!
      • 8 Years Ago
      No worries, the ford mustang will save the day.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "It's "Ivy" not "Ivey" you pompous jerk!"

      It's a pun, don't you see?
      • 8 Years Ago
      have these people never heard of a thing called the weather report?
      • 8 Years Ago
      I live an hour south of Carlisle, and I can further attest that Saturday's weather was nothing short of being in a hurricane!

      This also explains why I've been seeing corvettes by the dozens!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Lukely there low tech so fixing them won't be a problem.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I was at this show. I can attest to the wicked weather. Tents were blowing all over the place, an inch of rain on the road and some nasty thunder and lightning. Its sad to see some of the corvettes that were damaged. I've always been a corvette enthusiast and can only imagine how some corvette owners feel right now.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I'm surprised that the staff did not use 80's Vette's as sandbags or parts to make some sort of emergency structure.
      Oh, before I get any nasty responses the 80's C4's are by far my favorite Vette. I also realize that they get no respect. GM did not know what R&D stood for back then.
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