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Carlisle Events Co-Founder dies
Pete D Offline
Chip Miller passed away at approximately 12:30am CST on March 25 at the Mayo Clinic from complications related to Amyloidosis. He was surrounded by loved
ones in his final moments.

Miller was diagnosed with primary Amyloidosis in December 2003. The rare plasma
cell disorder, which attacks the body's main organs, affects about 2,000 people
each year. Currently, there is no cure.

After the diagnosis, Chip and his wife, Judy, established a Web site at CaringBridge to keep
family and friends updated during diagnosis and treatment. Visitors to the site were able to read Chip's patient journal and leave words of support in the guest book. Chip and Judy used this site to communicate with the many, many well-wishers who had expressed their concern.

Chip and Bill Miller started the first automotive event at Carlisle in 1974. Their business has grown to 12 automotive events this year, including Chip's favorite, Corvettes at Carlisle. Each year, more than half a million people come to events at the Carlisle Fairgrounds.

His interest in automobiles began when, as
a child, he saw a magazine in a gutter
with a custom car on the cover. He became fascinated with Chevrolet
Corvettes after seeing an ad for a new
1957 Corvette. Chip has owned more than
80 Corvettes in his life, as well as many
other vehicles. He was very interested in
racing, especially vintage Corvettes.
Miller was a member of the Antique Automobile Club of America, Shelby Owners Club and
at least a dozen Corvette clubs.

Chip remained positive until the end and continued to think of others rather than himself. "It shows how selfless Chip is and the wonderful person he is," said Diane Vaughn, co-worker and friend of Chip's for more than 20 years. "He wants to widen the knowledge of this disease so that through him, others will live."

Memorial Services
Saturday, April 3rd at 1 p.m.
Otterbein United Methodist
647 Forge Road
Carlisle, PA 17013
Visit this Mapquest link for a map.

Memorial Contributions
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the
Chip Miller Charitable Foundation, 1000 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA 17013-1588.

Media Organizations
There is a press release and high resolution photography available in the media section of our
Web site.
Pete Dunham


rairbird Offline
Senior Member
Yes Pete, I received an email about that as well. Nothing more sobering than accepting the fact that we are not here forever. So let's stop bitching and complaining about how are T/C's, XR7's and what have you, are giving us a hard time. Thank God we are still here to enjoy the suddenly precious lives that we have.

rpratt Offline
Senior Member
I too received an email noting the loss of Mr. Miller.
I am glad that there are people like Chip Miller that make their mark on the world and make it a better place for us to build the communities that have been built.

That said, thank you to the moderators and all the people that continue to put their time and money into this site so that we can get to know each other and share experiences even though many of us have never actually "met".


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