Despite some unwelcome rain, the 11th annual Corvettes for Chip event, held last month at the Carlisle Expo Center, in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, still raised $8,500 for the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation.
Regardless of weather, those who attended either as a spectator or were showing a Corvette did so to support the CMAF and Amyloidosis awareness. Their participation helped raise $8,500 for the CMAF, an increase from the previous year’s edition.
With the support of the York County Corvette Club, Corvettes for Chip hosted a few hundred guests and nearly as many Corvettes. The event honors National Corvette Hall of Famer Chip Miller. Miller passed away in 2004 due to Amyloidosis and beginning in 2009, this event was established to help honor his legacy and contributions to the Corvette hobby.
Being showcased for the first time in some time, CMAF President Lance Miller “dusted off” the Dale Earnhardt, Sr./Dale Jr./Andy Pilgrim #3 racer from the 2001 24 hours of Daytona race. This car has been part of the Miller family collection for years and was the last race car Dale Sr. ever finished a race in.
The York County Corvette Club and the Lancaster County Corvette Club both mades donation to the CMAF. Further fundraising came via an auction, the CMAF merchandise table, baked goods and more.
“The event had a torrential downpour all morning,” noted CMAF President Lance Miller. “We’re very fortunate we’ve got strong supporters because the people that made it to the event had large smiles and knew they were helping a wonderful cause,” continued Miller. “My father was smiling down with that genuine smile we all miss so dearly.”
Corvettes for Chip Chairman George Trocki also offered positive feedback on the day.
“We are so proud to be a part of the Miller team and the CMAF” said Trocki. “Despite the weather, our spirits continued at a high level of energy and professionalism. The day was nicely organized, winners appreciated their awards, the concessions were well received and of course all of the great sponsors who help make this event possible are greatly appreciated too.”
To donate or register to win a 2020 C8 mid-engine Corvette visit www.ChipMiller.org.