Corvettes for Chip fights against disease

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Some of the Corvettes for Chip participants | Carlisle Events photos

In 2004, Elliott “Chip” Miller, one of the founders of Carlisle Events, died from Amyloidosis, a rare disease caused by the buildup of amyloid proteins in a body’s organs. The Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation was founded both to inform people of the disease and to fight it.

One of the annual fundraisers for the foundation is the Corvettes for Chip car show at the Carlisle Expo Center. Several hundred people and plenty of Chevrolet Corvettes turned out this past weekend for the 2018 event.

The event has become a mini-Corvettes at Carlisle, the huge Chevrolet sports car gathering held each August.

And yet more Corvettes

“The day wasn’t just about showing off the cars, it was about honoring Miller and furthering the fundraising and awareness efforts of the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation,” organizers said in their news release.

Special guests this year included Toni Watson, who is the only person known to have the disease in her bones. She was returning to the Corvettes for Chip event following a long battle and series of treatments.

Another foundation event is scheduled for Sunday, November 11 at Millville, New Jersey, where a track day will be held at New Jersey Motorsports Park. For information, visit the foundation website.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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