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All-Ford Nationals rumble into Carlisle

Sat, 07 Jun 2008 14:38:00 UTC

2008-06-07T14:59:23Z

What's a summer weekend in Carlisle without beautiful cars? Some of the most iconic cars in U.S. history cruise into Carlisle for the All-Ford Nationals.

(image) The Yellow Mustang Club and The Black Mustang Club will be buzzing into Carlisle for the All-Ford Nationals.

What's a summer weekend in Carlisle without beautiful cars? Some of the most iconic cars in U.S. history cruise into Carlisle for the All-Ford Nationals.

Heed that rumble in the distance and check out some impressive rides. Preview some of what you might see below:

Phil Marshall's XR4Ti at Carlisle 2007 - Burnout on Dyno

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Carlisle All-Ford Nationals photo slideshow to the music of the Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Photo slideshow from the National Pinto meet at the 2007 All-Ford Nationals

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Vendors and hobbyists will be offering all sorts of automotive wares and tools for all makes and models of cars. Check out who is selling what here (PDF).

The festivities start on Friday June 6 and will continue into Sunday. Tickets are $9 for adults Friday and Saturday and $7 on Sunday. Children under 12 enter free.

Find directions to Carlisle Fairgrounds on our Maps page.

More:

- The Patriot-News: Carlisle Events' focus shifts to Ford

- All-Ford National Events list




She Said: Spring Carlisle 2008

Wed, 30 Apr 2008 18:14:58 UTC

2008-05-01T12:32:40Z

I'm going to coax my husband into trying out a new format for this year's Carlisle coverage where we will both talk about the shows in a 'He Said, She Said' format. So the year kicked off with Spring Carlisle last Wednesday with a ton of vendors and hopeful sellers toting their wares and cars up to Carlisle Fairgrounds... Photo by Ashley Z./PennLive editorial1951 GMC 100 pickup I'm going to coax my husband into trying out a new format for this year's Carlisle coverage where we will both talk about the shows in a 'He Said, She Said' format. So the year kicked off with Spring Carlisle last Wednesday with a ton of vendors and hopeful sellers toting their wares and cars up to Carlisle Fairgrounds with the hopes of unloading some 'projects' on ambitious buyers (and their wives...).*** Before this year, I had actually never been to a Spring Carlisle; I think I've attended just about every other show, but Spring Carlisle just never fit in my schedule. In my experience, most Carlisle events are fairly balanced between cars for sale & for show and vendors, but this show (swap, rather) is just a sea of vendors. We went on Friday evening and there were still several people there looking over random parts to see if maybe, just maybe that hard-to-find piece was there. I wouldn't doubt it wasn't...you just have to find it. Photo by Ashley Z./PennLive editorialOld spark plugs get a new life. I'm not a huge shopper (period...) so I wasn't very interested in the vendors - except for this very cool one who had sculptures made out of car parts. We made our way over to the far side of the fairgrounds, dodging cars and trailers (I honestly have never seen the fairgrounds packed so tightly with campers, trailers and trucks) and found the cars for sale. The first car we came upon ended up being my favorite of the event - "Shelby GT500" - mmm, let's pause and enjoy those musical words for a moment. This one was a 1969 convertible for $169,500. I nudged my husband and indicated that this would be a lovely anniversary gift; I even batted my eyelashes a bit, but I don't think he got it. Photo by Ashley Z./PennLive editorialOne word that'll always make me smile. A couple other 'for-sales' that caught my eye were an awesome 1940 Cadillac Fleetwood (totally not my style, but it was so architectural and really just stunning), a purple 1968 Plymouth Barracuda and a crazy 'Stars and Stripes' Chevy Bel-Air. There were a lot of nice cars, but nothing that really stood out to me. Granted, this was soon before the mass exodus out of the grounds to find some grub, so some people and cars were not there. However the field was pretty full. You can check out more of my photos here (I apologize for the quality; I ended up unintentionally having the white balance set on 'fluorescent light' - score!). Next up is a show close to my heart (my husband may be a Mopar guy, but I'm crazy about the imports) the Performance & Style show, where I actually will be entering my car for the first time into the non-judged field. *** I'm allowed to say that because my husband has had a 'project' (1968 Plymouth Roadrunner) collecting dust in the garage for two years now. Although it wasn't bought at Carlisle, I do believe it suffers the fate of many of the collector cars that are sold at Carlisle. It's well-loved, no doubt, just dusty if you catch my drift... [...]



Bike Fest motors into Carlisle

Fri, 20 Jul 2007 16:06:14 UTC

2007-07-20T16:10:30Z

Get all the info on the Bike Fest here (PDF). The event promises to be exciting with appearances by the FMX and StarBoyz stunt shows. Don't forget to meet and greet with custom bike specialists Jim Nasi, Hank Young, Doug Keim, Doug Gray and Brad 'The Wrench' Ruel.

Get all the info on the Bike Fest here (PDF).

The event promises to be exciting with appearances by the FMX and StarBoyz stunt shows. Don't forget to meet and greet with custom bike specialists Jim Nasi, Hank Young, Doug Keim, Doug Gray and Brad 'The Wrench' Ruel.




Carlisle Performance and Style Show

Fri, 11 May 2007 00:57:21 UTC

2007-05-21T14:14:40Z

My soon to be step-dad Jim and I went out to Carlisle on Saturday for the Performance and Style show. I didn't really know what to expect from the show since I've never been to this particular one. I figured it would be a lot different from the Spring and Fall shows that I'm used to. I was hoping... Photo by Rob Springer My soon to be step-dad Jim and I went out to Carlisle on Saturday for the Performance and Style show. I didn't really know what to expect from the show since I've never been to this particular one. I figured it would be a lot different from the Spring and Fall shows that I'm used to. I was hoping to see cars with some tasteful modifications, but prepared for a sea full of Honda Civics with cheap plastic ground effects and coffee can mufflers. I was definitely surprised by the cars I saw. As we walked in we did pass some Hondas but they were very well done. Ground effects that looked like they belong on the cars, big turbos and nitrous systems on the engines, and interiors that were clean and not cut up. Aftermarket gauges and racing seats were installed in many of them but enough time was spent doing the installations that the aftermarket equipment looked like it belonged there instead of just being added on and thrown in. Photo by Rob Springer After walking through a few rows of cars we walked up to the grandstand area to check out the Starboyz Motorcycle Stunt Team show that was just beginning. I've been riding a motorcyclle for about 4 years now so this really caught my attention. Some of the stuff that these guys were doing was absolutely incredible: Riding wheelies while sitting on the handlebars, hanging off the side of the bike while it's standing on its rear tire and spinning around in circles, and doing a burnout until the rear tire blows up. There was so much tire smoke, that the riders disappeared, then the grandstand, and then the stage, in a white cloud. We left the stunt show and headed up and down the rows of cars. I got some great photos of Supras, Celicas, WRXs, SRT-4s, and even some BMWs and Mercedes. The amount of money and time invested in most of these cars is mind-boggling. There was a Mini-Cooper that had more speakers and video screens in it then I have in my house and my cars put together. A few vehicles were so modified that I couldn't even tell what they began life as, and I work on cars for a living! I think a window sticker on one car said it best; "It's not a hobby, it's a way of life". Photo by Rob Springer The next event of the day was the Drift Expo being held at the Autocross track. I've seen plenty of different motorsports in person but never drifting. We were able to get right to the edge of the track to take photos as the vehicles went by. Being five feet away from a car that's sliding right at you is pretty wild. One slip and there would have been a speeding car taking out a group of photographers. One of the cars, a Nissan 240SX, had the wheel fall off; luckily he wasn't going very fast at the time and the wheel got stuck in the rear wheel well and brought the car to a quick halt. From the looks of it, the lug nuts had worn right through the holes in the wheel allowing it to slide right past them, bending 3 wheel studs and breaking one off in the process. When we left the Autocross track they were still trying to decide how to move the car off the track. A little bit of walking and a few pictures later we decided we had seen everything we came to see and started working our way towards the main gate. We both had a great time and I was impressed by everything we had seen. Next on my list is the Import-Kit/Replicar show May 18-20. That's another show I've never been to. Jim has always loved Corvettes so he will be back up for that show in August. [...]



Spring Carlisle 2007

Sun, 22 Apr 2007 18:36:46 UTC

2007-05-21T14:15:17Z

The weather couldn't have been better for a weekend of checking out beautiful (and some not so beautiful) cars at Spring Carlisle. Thousands of people walked the fairgrounds admiring the cars, trucks and motorcycles. As far as the eye could see there were vendors selling new parts, old parts, supplies, and accessories. Some people searched for the last piece... Ashley Zywusko/PennLiveCrowd at Spring Carlisle. The weather couldn't have been better for a weekend of checking out beautiful (and some not so beautiful) cars at Spring Carlisle. Thousands of people walked the fairgrounds admiring the cars, trucks and motorcycles. As far as the eye could see there were vendors selling new parts, old parts, supplies, and accessories. Some people searched for the last piece of the puzzle needed to finish their projects at home. Others looked for a new project to bring home and put in the garage. My fiancee and I went out to see the cars rather than the parts. I do have a project, a '68 Plymouth Roadrunner, sitting in the garage but I'll have to wait for the Chrysler show to go hunting for parts for it. The variety of vehicles at Spring Carlisle is simply amazing. You can walk down a row and see a '70 Chevy Nova sitting next to an '05 Ford F-150. Look even further down the row and you'll see a '77 Triumph motorcycle beside a '95 Corvette. Ashley Zywusko/PennLiveThis 1962 Chrysler 300 was meticulously outfitted in all flames, down to the window tint and license plate cover. One car that really caught our attention (and everyone else's) was a '62 Chrysler 300. The entire car was done entirely in orange and red flames. The paint on the exterior, the seats, even the windows were tinted in flames. Under the hood was a 440 c.i. motor with 440 horsepower! The car was a work of art from top to bottom. Ashley Zywusko/PennLiveEnlarge to check out that price tag... Its hard to believe what some of the classic muscle cars are selling for today. Back in '96 one of my best friends bought a '69 MACH 1 mustang with a 428 c.i. engine at Fall Carlisle for $11,000. That same car at this show would be selling for over $40,000. My fiancee pointed out a '68 Shelby GT500 with factory a.c. that we would have to mortgage our house to buy. His asking price was just shy of $150,000! That car was attracting a lot of attention. One car that seemed to be attracting the most people's attention was an '81 Delorean being sold for $25,000. All in all the show was a blast and I can't wait for the Performance and Style show coming up May 4-6. See the Spring Carlisle gallery | See your photos on PennLive Did you go? Comment below! [...]



Spring Carlisle is here

Fri, 20 Apr 2007 14:19:51 UTC

2007-05-21T14:15:29Z

What says spring better than rows of auto eye candy and car parts galore? Stay tuned for Spring Carlisle photos, blogs and more. In the meantime, send in your car shots and post a comment about your Spring Carlisle (present or past) experiences.

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What says spring better than rows of auto eye candy and car parts galore?

Stay tuned for Spring Carlisle photos, blogs and more. In the meantime, send in your car shots and post a comment about your Spring Carlisle (present or past) experiences.




All-Ford Nationals Come to Carlisle - June 1-3, 2007

Mon, 02 Apr 2007 19:19:36 UTC

2007-04-02T19:20:52Z

Press Release CARLISLE, Pa. - The 2007 Carlisle All-Ford Nationals come to the Carlisle Pennsylvania Fairgrounds June 1-3. The 13th annual Blue Oval event brings with it lots of excitement, great cars and interesting personalities. Press Release CARLISLE, Pa. - The 2007 Carlisle All-Ford Nationals come to the Carlisle Pennsylvania Fairgrounds June 1-3. The 13th annual Blue Oval event brings with it lots of excitement, great cars and interesting personalities. 2007 is the 40th anniversary of the legendary Mercury Cougar. Fans won't want to miss this fine exhibit of some of the nicest cars to ever come out of Detroit. Event manager Rick Markko noted that "We are looking for outstanding examples of this interesting automobile. We plan to have a special invitational display and a huge showfield of Cougars. If people are interested in showing off their Cougars, get in touch with us." If you own a Mustang Mach I, this will be a GIGANTIC event that you will want to attend! We would like to display your Mach I in a special area that will include all years of the famous Mach I. The cars will be assigned to various classes and participant balloting will determine first, second and third place for each class. Awards will be given to class winners and other selected awards will be a part of this event. Starsky & Hutch fans will be thrilled with the turnout of red and white Torinos. So far 25 of them are signed up to join the Ford fun at Carlisle. Ford only made 1,000 of these Limited Edition "Starsky & Hutch" Gran Torinos in the spring of 1976 recognizing the popularity of both the show and the car during the '70s. "A Rare Pair" will be on display together for the first time. A 1929 Model A Sedan and a '29 Model A Closed Cab Truck were purchased as siblings in 1929. They were separated for a number of years, and recovered and restored separately by current owner, Bob Luczun. Both are excellent examples of low mileage and fine condition for vehicles almost 80 years old. Come out and see David Pearson and Bud Moore, two legendary NASCAR icons as they sign autographs and chat with fans. Bud Moore Engineering will be bringing a 1967 Cougar prototype race car. Al Joniec of drag racing celebrity will join in the fun with one of his race cars. Beginning in 1990 Ford produced a series of convertibles and marketed them as "Feature Cars." These Mustang convertibles were green, red, triple white and canary yellow. For the first time, Carlisle Events will be displaying these rare convertibles and encourage all owners of these collectibles to join the party! Anniversaries abound at Carlisle this year. It's also the 50th anniversary of the Edsel and the Ranchero. 2007 is the 25th Anniversary of the Ford EXP and Mercury LN7. These two unique cars started out life as sporty two-seaters and this year Carlisle will join with the EXP/LN7 Owners Club in their celebration. If you have one, bring it out and show it off! Whatever you do make sure you check them out on the show field. As always we have lots of fun activities like burnouts, a beauty contest, dyno testing, wing-eating contest, a huge showfield and car corral, and plenty of great food. There's something for the entire family...while dad is walking the National Parts Depot Showfield, mom can go to the Women's Oasis and the kids can visit Kids at Carlisle. Don't miss the Sunday Giveaway at the stage at 3 p.m. The lucky winner will receive a great older car or $5,000 in cash. Must be present to win. Check our web site regularly for updates and additions to our roster of guests, cars and entertainment. www.carlisleevents.com Carlisle Events, host of 10 collector car, truck and motorcycle events each year, attracts more than half a million people to its 82-acre fairgrounds in Carlisle, Pennsylvania each year. Included in the annual schedule are two huge automotive swa[...]



Spring has sprung...it must be CARlisle!

Thu, 29 Mar 2007 14:45:08 UTC

2007-03-29T14:46:06Z

Press Release Browse 82 acres for parts, accessories and more, April 18-22 CARLISLE, Pa. - Don't miss the Spring Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet & Corral, April 18-22, at the Carlisle (Pa.) Fairgrounds. Admission is $9 daily Wednesday through Saturday and $5 on Sunday, or purchase a 5-day pass for only $25. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Call...

Press Release

Browse 82 acres for parts, accessories and more, April 18-22

CARLISLE, Pa. - Don't miss the Spring Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet & Corral, April 18-22, at the Carlisle (Pa.) Fairgrounds. Admission is $9 daily Wednesday through Saturday and $5 on Sunday, or purchase a 5-day pass for only $25. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Call (717) 243-7855 or visit www.carlisleevents.com for more information.


Guests at Spring Carlisle will see a wide variety of automotive accessories, parts and memorabilia in the 6,500 vendor spaces on the grounds. More than 1,600 vehicles of all makes, models, condition and price will be on sale in the Car Corral. All 82 acres of the Carlisle Fairgrounds will be full of everything automotive. Last year over 100,000 guests attended this event.

An exciting addition to the Spring Carlisle experience is the Collector Car Auction. The auction will be held on Friday, April 20 from 4-9 p.m. and Saturday, April 21 from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. at the new Carlisle Expo Center just one block from the Carlisle Fairgrounds. Carlisle Events Partner, Bill Miller, is excited about the new addition to Spring Carlisle. "The Spring Show is one of the premier events at Carlisle, and in the hobby, and now we also have this world-class auto auction adding another dimension to an already power-packed weekend." The auction will offer a wide assortment of vehicles, ranging from '50s classics to '60s muscle cars, including a number of museum grade, classic and one-of-a-kind cars and motorcycles. The auction web site www.carlisleauctions.com shows all the vehicles that are being sold this weekend.




2007 Carlisle Events Show Overview

Thu, 29 Mar 2007 13:44:20 UTC

2007-05-21T14:20:26Z

Get all the information on Carlisle Events. Courtesy of Carlisle Events Download the Event Card PDF. Get all the information on Carlisle Events. SPRING CARLISLE - April 18 - 21 If you're looking for automotive parts, accessories or memorabilia...you'll find them and more in the 8,100 spaces on the Carlisle Fairground's 82 acres. Come shop the Car Corral for more than 1,800 vehicles of all makes, models, conditions and prices, at this HUGE car enthusiast's mecca! During the Spring and Fall events again this year, are the Collector Car Auctions held in the Carlisle Expo Center. The auctions offer a wide assortment of vehicles that span eight decades and include '50s classics, '60s muscle cars, a number of museum grade, nostalgic and on-of-a-kind cars and motorcycles. CARLISLE PERFORMANCE & STYLE - May 4 - 6 P&S is an exciting event that will introduce the latest in all things hip, trick, dubbed, flipped, pimped and donked. Aftermarket tuning is becoming increasingly popular with enthusiasts of all ages. See show-quality compacts, modified trucks, SUVs and high-end luxury sedans, awesome tuner cars, resto-mod muscle cars, sleek sport bikes and much more. Highlights of this year's event include Magazine Alley, featuring cars that you've scene in magazines. Cool Cars Hydraulic Show, custom compact builder Neil Tjin, the ICE House offers some of the greatest in-car entertainment around, a drift demo, a Scion meet and some great contests including burnout, bikini and stereo competitions. CARLISLE IMPORT-KIT/REPLICAR NATIONALS - May 18 - 20 This show is always a crowd pleaser. The largest kit show in the U.S. joins a great display of popular imports. This year the Carlisle's import spotlight is on the Volvo. We plan to fill our special display buildings with everything Volvo from classic V-1800s to examples of one of today's most desirable and sought-after imported marques. Kit cars are always well-represented. All the big kit manufacturers will be displaying their newest designs. Carlisle Events is negotiating for some beautiful vintage imports in the 2007 show and plan to bring you more excitement from the SCCA, club gatherings, seminars and lots more. CARLISLE ALL-FORD NATIONALS - June 1 - 3 This year's Blue Oval meet will feature the 40th anniversary of the Mercury Cougar. Fans won't want to miss this great display of some of the finest cars ever to come out of Detroit. Another must-see special exhibit is the Mustang convertible Feature Cars. Beginning in 1990, Ford produced a series of convertibles and marketed them as "Feature Cars." These rare convertibles were green, red, triple-white and canary yellow. Red & White Starsky & Hutch Gran Torinos will be out in full-force. As always, the All-Ford Nat's will include interesting seminars, unique exhibits and other exciting events such as burnout, dyno-testing and the ever-popular beauty contest. 106 wds. CARLISLE ALL-GM NATIONALS - June 22 - 24 Carlisle will be taking you back to 1957 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the much-celebrated '57 Chevy. The 1957 Chevy earned its reputation as a legend and one of the most popular vehicles ever produced. The planners are anticipating a HUGE celebration of these vehicles with both a special indoor invitational display and an enormous gathering of all '57s on the showfield. All GM cars that were manufactured during that year will be featured in 2007. '07 is also the 40th anniversary of the F-Body Camaro and Firebird. GM is always well-attended by Camaro lovers, so don't miss this year! We're looking for lots of Firebird lovers. As always, the General promises an exciting weekend for all GM fans. Don't miss out on the excitement. CARLISLE ALL-CHRYSLER NATIONALS - July 6 - 8 Wing cars and convertibles are on the center stage at Chrysler this ye[...]



Camaro Convertible concept comes to Carlisle

Mon, 26 Mar 2007 20:16:56 UTC

2007-03-26T20:23:47Z

Press Release CARLISLE, Pa. - General Motors announced today that the exciting, new Camaro convertible concept car will be on display at the Carlisle All-GM Nationals June 22-24, 2007. The Camaro Coupe concept was the star of the '06 GM Nationals; GM literally blew the top off it and it appears that fans will be flocking in droves to see...

Press Release

CARLISLE, Pa. - General Motors announced today that the exciting, new Camaro convertible concept car will be on display at the Carlisle All-GM Nationals June 22-24, 2007. The Camaro Coupe concept was the star of the '06 GM Nationals; GM literally blew the top off it and it appears that fans will be flocking in droves to see the new convertible. Rick Markko, Event Planner for the Carlisle GM show predicts, "I'm really excited; the new Camaro convertible concept should draw an even larger audience than the Coupe did last year. This car just screams 'drive me hard'." He goes on to say, "Hey Pontiac fans! Can you imagine this car as a Firebird/Trans-Am? Come, gawk and dream with the rest of us, as we join forces to present 1000 F-bodies gathered at the All-GM Nationals!"


The Chevy Camaro convertible concept debuted at the North American International Auto Show this past January to rave reviews. Only minor changes were made to last year's design to accommodate the convertible body style. The Camaro Coupe will go on sale in 2009, with plans for the convertible later in the year.

In addition to the Camaro convertible concept, GM will be sending a number of other cars from their Heritage Collection. GM has some 600 automobiles in their collection of classics. Once it is decided which cars are coming the information will be posted on Carlisle Events web site. www.CarlisleEvents.com

The 2007 Carlisle All-GM Nationals has lots to offer. This is the 50th anniversary of the '57 Chevy and the 40th anniversary of the F-Body Camaro and Firebird. Firebird and Camaro owners are invited to come out and celebrate this milestone of their F-Body's history. Meet Neil Tjin of Tjin Edition Tour. Tjin is a widely known custom compact builder. He will be bringing several of his cars to display. As always, fans can expect a great showfield, car corral, informative seminars, and fan favorites such as burnouts and beauty contest.




All-Ford Nationals come to Carlisle in June

Mon, 26 Mar 2007 20:14:11 UTC

2007-03-26T20:23:27Z

Press Release CARLISLE, Pa. - The 2007 Carlisle All-Ford Nationals come to the Carlisle Pennsylvania Fairgrounds June 1-3. The 13th annual Blue Oval event brings with it lots of excitement, great cars and interesting personalities.

Press Release

CARLISLE, Pa. - The 2007 Carlisle All-Ford Nationals come to the Carlisle Pennsylvania Fairgrounds June 1-3. The 13th annual Blue Oval event brings with it lots of excitement, great cars and interesting personalities.

2007 is the 40th anniversary of the legendary Mercury Cougar. Fans won't want to miss this fine exhibit of some of the nicest cars to ever come out of Detroit. Event manager Rick Markko noted that "We are looking for outstanding examples of this interesting automobile. We plan to have a special invitational display and a huge showfield of Cougars. If people are interested in showing off their Cougars, get in touch with us."

If you own a Mustang Mach I, this will be a GIGANTIC event that you will want to attend! We would like to display your Mach I in a special area that will include all years of the famous Mach I. The cars will be assigned to various classes and participant balloting will determine first, second and third place for each class. Awards will be given to class winners and other selected awards will be a part of this event.

Starsky & Hutch fans will be thrilled with the turnout of red and white Torinos. So far 25 of them are signed up to join the Ford fun at Carlisle. Ford only made 1,000 of these Limited Edition "Starsky & Hutch" Gran Torinos in the spring of 1976 recognizing the popularity of both the show and the car during the '70s.

"A Rare Pair" will be on display together for the first time. A 1929 Model A Sedan and a '29 Model A Closed Cab Truck were purchased as siblings in 1929. They were separated for a number of years, and recovered and restored separately by current owner, Bob Luczun. Both are excellent examples of low mileage and fine condition for vehicles almost 80 years old.

Come out and see David Pearson and Bud Moore, two legendary NASCAR icons as they sign autographs and chat with fans. Bud Moore Engineering will be bringing a 1967 Cougar prototype race car. Al Joniec of drag racing celebrity will join in the fun with one of his race cars.
Beginning in 1990 Ford produced a series of convertibles and marketed them as "Feature Cars." These Mustang convertibles were green, red, triple white and canary yellow. For the first time, Carlisle Events will be displaying these rare convertibles and encourage all owners of these collectibles to join the party!

Anniversaries abound at Carlisle this year. It's also the 50th anniversary of the Edsel and the Ranchero. 2007 is the 25th Anniversary of the Ford EXP and Mercury LN7. These two unique cars started out life as sporty two-seaters and this year Carlisle will join with the EXP/LN7 Owners Club in their celebration. If you have one, bring it out and show it off! Whatever you do make sure you check them out on the show field.

As always we have lots of fun activities like burnouts, a beauty contest, dyno testing, wing-eating contest, a huge showfield and car corral, and plenty of great food. There's something for the entire family...while dad is walking the National Parts Depot Showfield, mom can go to the Women's Oasis and the kids can visit Kids at Carlisle. Don't miss the Sunday Giveaway at the stage at 3 p.m. The lucky winner will receive a great older car or $5,000 in cash. Must be present to win.




All in the family...the Carlisle family that is

Mon, 26 Mar 2007 20:13:06 UTC

2007-03-26T20:23:08Z

Press Release CARLISLE, Pa. - Chip Miller, co-founder of Carlisle Events, had a favorite saying, "Life is Good." His son Lance has carried on that tradition, and it appears he will continue to carry on a lot more at Carlisle Events with his long- time friend and companion Bill Miller III. In a recent employee meeting, Bill Miller, Jr.,... Press Release CARLISLE, Pa. - Chip Miller, co-founder of Carlisle Events, had a favorite saying, "Life is Good." His son Lance has carried on that tradition, and it appears he will continue to carry on a lot more at Carlisle Events with his long- time friend and companion Bill Miller III. In a recent employee meeting, Bill Miller, Jr., announced that Lance Miller and Bill Miller III, his son, will continue in their respective families' tradition of operating the Carlisle Events business at the Carlisle Fairgrounds. Chip Miller and Bill Miller, Jr., not related, but good friends with the same last name, started Carlisle Events in the fall of 1974 with the Fall Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet & Car Corral. The show was such a success that three years later they began Spring Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet & Car Corral. In 1981 they purchased the Carlisle Fairgrounds which is the home to Carlisle's automotive shows. Throughout the 34 years of existence, the Miller families continued to add specialty shows to their event seasons. Today, Carlisle Events produces eight specialty shows, plus the Spring and Fall events which also serve as bases for the Spring and Fall Collector Car Auctions. The specialty shows include Carlisle Performance & Style, Carlisle Import-Kit/Replicar, Carlisle All-Ford Nationals, Carlisle All-GM Nationals, Carlisle All-Chrysler Nationals, Carlisle Summer Bike Fest, Carlisle All-Truck Nationals, and Corvettes at Carlisle. When asked about the recent changes, Bill Miller, Jr., commented, "I couldn't be happier. Chip and I built our shows into a really successful and exciting business. We had a ball doing it, but I'm getting to the age where I want to pursue other interests such as family and grandkids. I'm just so pleased that Lance and Bill III have agreed to help me take the business to the next level and still keep it a family business going into our second generation. We love our business, we love our vendors and we love our visitors. We try to treat everyone as though they are part of the big Carlisle Events family. I like to think of ourselves as the Disneyland of automotive events. I know Bill III and Lance will carry on that tradition." Both of the younger Millers grew up with the business. Bill III recalls sitting at his kitchen table at the age of five with his parents. "Dad folded the fliers, Mom stuffed them, and I licked the envelopes and put on the stamp. Since that time, Lance and I have done almost every job there is at the fairgrounds." Although three years apart in age, the two boys followed similar paths growing up. Bill III attended Northwood University in Palm Beach, Florida. Four years later, after hearing good things about the school, Lance also attended. They both received degrees in Business Management. After school, the two Millers joined their families' business in event planning, worked for several years and branched out into their own pursuits. For the past seven years Bill III has worked at his European automotive business in Mechanicsburg, PA. He has a historically-significant collection of Audi race cars. Lance pursued a web design business in Ocean City, New Jersey, called Web Mods. When his father got sick and eventually passed away, Lance rejoined Carlisle Events as the Event Manager for Corvettes at Carlisle, which was his dad's passion. Lance and Bill III are both[...]



"Big Daddy" Don Garlits to visit Carlisle

Tue, 30 Jan 2007 21:06:22 UTC

2007-03-26T20:22:48Z

Press Release Drag Racing Icon to Attend All-Chrysler Nationals - July 6-8, 2007

Press Release

Drag Racing Icon to Attend All-Chrysler Nationals - July 6-8, 2007


CARLISLE, Pa. - Don Garlits, the Big Daddy of drag racing renown, will be visiting Carlisle at the All-Chrysler Nationals on July 6-8. Garlits has been dubbed the "King of Dragsters," and could be considered the patriarch of Top Fuel Drag Racing. In his storied career, Garlits accumulated 144 national event wins. Some of his highlights include winning the prestigious NHRA U.S. Nationals a record 8 times; he has 17 World Champion Titles; was voted to the Auto Racing All-American team in 10 different years; was voted in the Top 10 Drivers of the Century in 1999 and voted the No. 1 drag racer for the last 50 years by the NHRA. Also known for his innovative race car designs, Garlits produced 34 hand-fabricated black racecars in his Swamp Rat series.

While at Carlisle, Garlits will make himself available for autographs and chats with his fans and show attendees. He'll also join us at South Mountain Drag Strip for an additional public appearance and to enjoy the drag racing excitement. Garlits will be bringing one of his racecars to Carlisle, but will not be running it at South Mountain.

Continue to watch the web site for continued details on Garlits and other exciting events and celebrities. Visit us at www.carlisleevents.com for the latest up-to-date information or call our Info Line at (717) 243-7855.




CARlisle 2007: Bigger AND Better!

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Press Release: CARLISLE, Pa. - Carlisle Events is going the extra mile this year, in its effort to maintain its standard of delivering the best car, truck and bike shows in the world. The shows keep growing, with more than half-a-million guests expected to attend the 2007 events. Don't miss any of the excitement! Call (717) 243-7855 or visit www.carlisleevents.com... Press Release: CARLISLE, Pa. - Carlisle Events is going the extra mile this year, in its effort to maintain its standard of delivering the best car, truck and bike shows in the world. The shows keep growing, with more than half-a-million guests expected to attend the 2007 events. Don't miss any of the excitement! Call (717) 243-7855 or visit www.carlisleevents.com for more information. The Spring Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet & Corral kicks off the season on April 18-22. If you're looking for automotive parts, accessories or memorabilia...you'll find them and more in the 8,100 spaces on the Carlisle Fairground's 82 acres. Come shop the Car Corral for more than 1,800 vehicles of all makes, models, conditions and prices, at this HUGE car enthusiast's mecca! During the Spring and Fall events again this year, are the Collector Car Auctions held in the Carlisle Expo Center, just one block from the Carlisle Fairgrounds. The auctions offer a wide assortment of vehicles that span eight decades and include '50s classics, '60s muscle cars, a number of museum grade, nostalgic and on-of-a-kind cars and motorcycles. In it's second season, Carlisle Performance & Style will lead off the Carlisle Events calendar of specialty shows on May 4-6. P&S is an exciting event that will introduce the latest in all things hip, trick, dubbed, flipped, pimped and donked. Aftermarket tuning is becoming increasingly popular with enthusiasts of all ages. Come out and see show-quality compacts, modified trucks, SUVs and high-end luxury sedans, awesome tuner cars, resto-mod muscle cars, sleek sport bikes and much more. Highlights of this year's event include Magazine Alley, featuring a building full of cars that have been featured on the pages of your favorite magazines. Cool Cars Hydraulic Show will bring some of the best hoppers in the country, custom compact builder Neil Tjin will exhibit some of his great cars, the ICE House offers a "cool" display of some of the greatest in-car entertainment around, a drift demo, a new Scion meet and some great contests including burnout, bikini and stereo competitions. The Carlisle Import-Kit/Replicar Nationals, May 18-20 is always a crowd pleaser. This year the Carlisle's import spotlight is on the Volvo. We plan to fill our special display buildings with everything Volvo from classic V-1800s to examples of one of today's most desirable and sought-after imported marques. Kit cars are always - MORE - Carlisle Events' 2007 season - add one well-represented at the largest kit car gathering in America. All the big kit manufacturers will be displaying their newest products. Carlisle Events is negotiating for some exotic new European cars in the 2007 show and plan to bring you more excitement from the SCCA, club gatherings, seminars and lots more. Another exciting Carlisle All-Ford Nationals will be held on June 1-3, 2007. This year's Blue Oval meet will feature the 40th anniversary of the Mercury Cougar. Fans won't want to miss this great display of some of the finest cars ever to come out of Detroit. Another must-see special exhibit is the Mustang convertible Feature Cars. Beginning in 1990, Ford produced a series of convertibles and marketed them as "Feature Cars." These rare convertibles were green, red, triple-white and canary yellow[...]