If you were one of the Corvette junkies staking out Carlisle Fairgrounds in Pennsylvania this past weekend for Corvettes at Carlisle, you saw Mother Nature upstage the cars on display. A freak thunderstorm reportedly brought winds of up to 75 miles per hour, while heavy rains pounded the area with little regard to the buffing of finishes and the matching of numbers. Early reports indicated a tornado had touched down nearby, but local meteorologists say it was straightline winds that caused the damage. By all accounts, several people were injured, and one 1968 'Vette was crushed by a falling tree. Our hats are off. (Thanks to Rob for the tip.) [via Cajun Dude via Corvette Blogger]