‘The Quest’ tells tale of Ocean City native’s journey to honor his corvette-loving father

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Son of Chip Miller, Lance Miller, brings documentary chronicling Corvette racing at Le Mans to Music Pier

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City native Lance Miller returns Sunday, Sept. 22 for a screening of “The Quest Documentary,” an emotional story about the history of Corvette racing and his father’s dream.

This event takes place Sunday, Sept. 22 at the Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, following the Boardwalk Corvette Show. The historic 1960 No. 3 Corvette featured in the film will be on display at 5 p.m., followed by the screening at 6 p.m. and a meet and greet with the filmmakers at 7:45 p.m.

“The Quest” chronicles the beginnings of Corvette racing at the Le Mans 24-hour endurance race in France in 1960. All the Corvettes that participated in this race were lost for decades. Because of the historical significance of these cars, many tried to find them. Corvettes at Carlisle co-founder Chip Miller set a personal goal of finding the 1960 class-winning No. 3 Corvette, acquiring it, and restoring it. Finally, he wanted to return it to Le Mans in 2010, with one of the original drivers, racer John Fitch, to mark the 50th anniversary of the car’s win. His vision was cut short by a rare disease called amyloidosis. In 2004, just a few months after Miller was diagnosed, he died. Sharing his father’s passion for Corvettes and racing, Lance Miller set out to honor his father’s wish.

Since Chip Miller’s death, family and friends founded the Chip Miller Charitable Foundation to empower people with the knowledge and understanding of amyloidosis for earlier detection and to help science find the cure. This screening of “The Quest” and many others across the country benefit the foundation.

“Bringing ‘The Quest’ to my amazing hometown of Ocean City means so much to me,” said Lance Miller, CMCF board president. “Each summer, the Ocean City community comes together at an annual Surf Fest to support our foundation in our mission to raise awareness of amyloidosis. I’m so grateful for this continual outpouring of support from the community. Mayor Jay Gillian and the city of Ocean City continue to be very supportive and it’s truly a privilege to be part of a community that gives back.”

Kevin McKay, Chip Miller’s friend who found the car for him and restored it back to its Le Mans racing pedigree, and Michael Brown, the Oscar-nominated director of the film, will be at the meet and greet.

Corvette Enthusiast Corey Korpita will be creating two sand sculptures next to the Music Pier during the weekend. One will feature the No. 3 car and the other will portray the new C7 Corvette.

Tickets are $20 with all proceeds going to The Chip Miller Charitable Foundation. To purchase tickets, see http://chipmiller.org/th_event/the-quest-documentary/. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

This event is presented by the Jeff Quintin Real Estate Team, Copiers Plus, the city of Ocean City and Boardwalk Corvettes of Atlantic City.

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