Carlisle Chrysler Nationals
Jul 12 - Jul 14, 2013
Adult Admission: Thurs-Sat $10 / Sun $5 / Event Pass $25
Child Admission: 12 & Under FREE!
Gate Times: Th.-Sa. 7am-6pm / Sun. 7am-3pm
Gate-N-Go Deadline: June 10, 2013 (register here)
Welcome to a true Mopar-lover’s paradise. There’s nothing quite like it anywhere in the world with over 2,400 vehicles from all eras of the Chrysler brand, classics, muscle cars, high-performance new models all converge on Carlisle for a one of a kind weekend. You need to be here for the enormous showfield that is organized by year, make and model, special indoor displays, activities for the kids, industry guests, special prizes and NHRA drag racing. Interested in parts buying? Look no further! You’ll be amazed at the size of the swap meet, the variety of vendors, the car corral, and the Manufacturers Midway. Whether you prefer the A, B or E body style – this show has it all! Registration is available online or by calling our office at (717) 243-7855. Please note: refunds will not be issued less than 19 days prior to the beginning of the event and winners' lists are subject to change.
New to this event is Early-Bird Thursday. By attending on Thursday, anyone interested in looking for a deal as part of the swap meet or car corral can get a jump on those who may not arrive until Friday or later. Admission costs apply for Thursday, however; there is no charge for parking in Carlisle owned and operated lots.
showfield registration is available for the 2013
event. If you'd prefer, registration is also available
by calling our office at (717) 243-7855. Please note:
refunds will not be issued less than 19 days prior to
the beginning of the event and winners' lists are subject
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CHRYSLER NATIONALS 2013
SKIP THE LINES. AVOID THE HASSLE. ENJOY YOUR SHOW.
How to Save Time and Money: Details Below
Pre-register before June 10, 2013 to get your window sticker early and drive right in when you get to the gate!
When you pre-register, you save time AND you save money. Everyone could use a little more of both and Carlisle Events wants to help!
Beat the June 10, 2013 deadline and we will mail your window sticker to your address of record via USPS. The sticker will go out weeks in advance of the event. When you get to the show, enjoy the VIP treatment of driving straight to Gate 3. No matter how long the lines of people are at the show field registration area, you won’t need to stop there. Rather, once you drive through the main gate, you will be guided straight to the designated parking area.
Pre-registering also helps keep that wallet a little fatter. When you pre-register, you save 10%. That’s more of your hard-earned money back in your wallet.
You deserve the preferential treatment. So don’t wait -- pre-register today! The June 10, 2013 deadline will be here before you know it.
Register for the 2013 show right now to save! Call today at (717) 243-7855 or register online!
More time and money – sign me up! Click Gate-N-Go to hit the gas on a better show experience.
TURN YOUR PARTS AND RELATED MERCHANDISE INTO CASH
Become a Vendor and Sell Your Automotive Merchandise
The Chrysler Nationals Swap Meet is the perfect opportunity to sell the parts and accessories that have been collecting dust in your garage. The swap meet is also the place for the parts you need to finish a job. Parts, memorabilia, collectibles and literature –you’ll find it all in the Chrysler Nationals Swap Meet.
For more information or to purchase space, please contact us at 717-243-7855 or email email@example.com.
CLASSIC TO LATE-MODEL CARS FOR ANY BUDGET
Sell or Buy a Vehicle in our Car Corral
Over 300 Mopars were available for sale in the Chrysler Nationals Car Corral where everyone was able to touch the car, meet with the seller, drive the vehicle and/or negotiate their own deal. Services on the fairgrounds to aid in your transactions included notary services, financing, appraisals and insurance vendors.
If you want to sell a car in 2013, don’t miss this opportunity to put your vehicle in front of 44,000 Chrysler enthusiasts! For information or to purchase a car corral space, please contact us at 717-243-7855 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ATTENTION CAR CLUBS - COOLEST CLUB HANGOUT AWARD
Is Your Club Tent the Place to Be?
The Coolest Club award is based on the premise of the club tent being “THE PLACE” to be. The 2012 winner was the East Coast Car and Truck Club. Plan your theme and your decorations well for 2013 because there are a host of clubs vying for the honor.
If your club epitomizes the type of place where show goers and Carlisle staff alike want to hang out, then you stand a great chance of winning.
ATTENTION CAR CLUBS – COMPETE TO SEE WHO IS THE LARGEST
Will Your Club Measure Up? Take the Club Challenge
Mopar enthusiasts are some of the most social in the car hobby. With that fun and social enthusiasm, it should come as no surprise that there are many clubs in attendance at the Chrysler Nationals. In addition to the competition among the cars, there is a battle between clubs to see who has the most cars registered. As a bonus, we offer the use of a 20’ X 20’ tent to those clubs who register 25 vehicles or more. These tents are a great place to take a break and they make a great club headquarters for the weekend. Larger clubs may be eligible for a bigger tent. Contact us for details.
2012 Club Challenge Winners:
2. Northeast Hemi Owners Association
An Extra Day and Extra Savings for Chrysler Starting in 2013
Early Bird Thursdays and Half Price Sundays Highlight Event
Beginning in 2013 Sunday admission will be reduced by half for all specialty shows, joining Spring and Fall Carlisle where half-price Sunday has been in effect. In addition, parking just outside of Gate 5 will be free (Sunday only).
Also, for the Carlisle Chrysler Nationals, Thursday will be branded as an early bird day and is an opportunity for anyone interested in the swap meet, car corral and midway aspects of the weekend to get a jump on their shopping brethren. This feature costs full price at the gate, but there will be no parking fees in Carlisle-owned and operated lots.
Finally, all children age 12 and under will be admitted free at Carlisle. Get a jump on the event, snag a deal and save some cash while coming to Carlisle!
MAX WEDGE REUNION PLANNED FOR 2013
Special Display to Showcase Mopar Muscle
Isn’t it great when you can come to Carlisle and see or be part of something special? In 2013, you can do just that as part of the Max Wedge Reunion. This display will feature original Max Wedge cars in stock or race trim. Our hope is to assemble a great array of Max Wedge powered cars and best of all, we invite you out to nearby Quarter Aces Drag-o-Way for a Max Wedge Shoot Out. This will take place Friday night and it will be a great way to wrap up the first official day of the event. Use the link below to submit your car for Invitational Display consideration.
Enos Comes to Carlisle
Sonny Shroyer of Dukes of Hazzard Fame at Chrysler Nationals
You may not know the name Sonny Shroyer, but if you've watched an episode of the Dukes of Hazzard, you have heard of Deputy Enos Strate. Shroyer is Enos and he'll be at the Chrysler Nationals this summer to meet fans, sign autographs, pose for photos and reminisce about the Dukes of Hazzard.
Shroyer, 77, is a Georgia native who attended Florida State University to play football. When an injury ended his career, he transferred back to his home state of Georgia and ultimately graduated from the University of Georgia.
Since breaking into "showbiz," Shroyer has starred in countless films and TV shows, including the Dukes of Hazzard. Film appearances include the role of Governor Jimmie Davis in Ray and Coach Bear Bryant in Forrest Gump. Shroyer also has many notable TV appearances, including the Love Boat, Matlock, In the Heat of the Night, Alice, Hee Haw and Knots Landing.
Shroyer will be positioned in Building T Friday through Sunday. An autograph schedule will be posted outside of the building as well as within the event directory. Official times are TBD, but will likely include a pair of sessions Friday and Saturday, with a morning to mid-day session on Sunday. Your first autograph will be free on an item you've brought, however, fees may apply for onsite merchandise or additional autographs.
MOPAR COLLECTORS GUIDE HALL OF FAME RETURNS
See Legends Recieve a Top Industry Honor
Don't miss out on the second annual Mopar Collectors Guide Hall of Fame ceremonies as part of Chrysler weekend. The inductions take place on Saturday, July 13 at the Radisson Hotel in nearby Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. The inductees are Don Garlits, Buddy Baker, Bill Brownlie, Roger Lindamood, Bud Faubel, Bill "Maverick" Golden, "Akron" Arlen Vanke, The Golden Commandos Club and Tom Hoover will be recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
For details on being part of this great event, contact Shirley Bencaz at email@example.com or call 1-877-440-6725.
Celebrate 30 Years of Christine at Carlisle in 2013
Five Cast Members Plus a Movie Car Slated to Appear
2013 marks the 30th anniversary of the iconic Hollywood film, Christine. Join cast members, plus a car used in the film as part of Chrysler weekend and celebrate not only the film, but it's place in automotive history.
Given the popularity of the film, will you come to see the car or the stars that it helped propel into the spotlight? No matter the case, you'll get to see an actual car that was in the film (there were many) and meet film stars Keith Gordon, Alexandra Paul, William Ostrander, Malcolm Danare and Steven Tash. All five are scheduled to appear and sign autographs, meet fans and interact with patrons all weekend. In addition, car owner Bill Gibson will be close by to talk about his association with the film car and how he procured the famous Fury. Best of all, this is the first time EVER that four of the five stars have come to the east coast for a session like this.
All stars will be positioned within Building T and will available throughout the weekend. In addition, certain fees may apply per autograph or photo. Fees are at the discretion of each individual celebrity. Finally, all stars are confirmed, but their appearance is subject to change or cancellation based on professional commitments.
Collector Car Appreciation Day Returns
Celebrate on Friday of Chrysler Weekend
Carlisle Events is proud to support Collector Car Appreciation Day. This national event will be held on July 12 and will be celebrated and observed locally as part of the Chrysler Nationals. After all, Carlisle is the home of the term "Collector Car."
As part of the event, we'll recognize many who epitomize the Collector Car hobby. We'll even have some special awards and prizes available throughout the weekend.
Make a point to join us and celebrate the hobby with your automotive friends at Carlisle in 2013!
FREE THURSDAY EVENING KICK-OFF TO CARLISLE
Hosted By Mopar Rebellion at CVM Dodge
The weekend launches on Thursday with a Kick-Off to Carlisle party hosted by Mopar Rebellion and is held at CVM Dodge in Mechanicsburg. The Kick-Off features raffles, door prizes, inexpensive food, music, great Mopars and more. It is free for participants and spectators and is a great opportunity to socialize with friends in a relaxed atmosphere. Check out www.MoparRebellion.com for more details on a fun all-Mopar event.
THE RAMCHARGERS RETURN TO CARLISLE
Motorsports Legends Onsite Once More
2013 sees the return of Mopar Hall of Famers, the RAMCHARGERS. The RAMCHARGERS will make appearances in the MOPAR and Mancini Racing booths on the Midway all weekend. Enthusiasts can sit in on a panel discussion with original members of the RAMCHARGERS. RAMCHARGERS members include Tom Hoover, Tom Coddington, Mike Buckel, Al Adam, John Wehrly, Dave Rockwell and Barns Danials,
MOPAR TOP ELIMINATOR 2013
National Contest Returns to Carlisle
Does your ride have what it takes to be selected as the Mopar® “Top Eliminator” in 2013? If you answered yes, then you need to submit an application for consideration so that Mopar can find you in July. A link for the form and registration information will be available soon.
Each year the folks from Mopar select one car from the Chrysler Nationals to be placed on display at the annual SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Carlisle is one of only four "Top Eliminator" stops. Winners chosen are featured on Mopar Alley at the SEMA event.
Congratulations to the 2012 winner, Rich Gengo of Piscataway, New Jersey. Rich was named the third of four 2012 Mopar® “Top Eliminator” winners for his 1951 Dodge pickup truck.
Free Test Drives as Part of Chrysler Weekend
Experience the Latest from the Chrysler Group
Take the opportunity at the event to test drive a new Chrysler product as part of the 2013 Carlisle Chrysler Nationals. The Chrysler Group brings some impressive rides to take for a spin as well as great interactive displays for everyone to learn more about the cars and the brand.
Modern Muscle Motorsports Mobile Dyno Coming to Carlisle
Check Out High Performance Rides Taken to the Next Level
Carlisle is pleased to welcome to Modern Muscle Motorsports to the Carlisle Chrysler Nationals. These modern automotive performance enthusiasts specialize in modifying and tuning today’s high performance, fuel injected vehicles. Their mobile dyno will provide torque and horsepower readings for your ride and this year, they'll be onsite offering their services at the Carlisle Chrysler Nationals all weekend. Give them a run at Carlisle and don’t be afraid to ask them what you can do to get more out of your ride!
Your Car Could Be Featured on International TV
Mark Fletcher to Attend the Carlisle Chrysler Nationals
Have you ever wanted to see your ride earn an award, be featured in a magazine or covered as part of a TV program? If your answer is yes to any of those questions, your aspirations could be achieved at the event this year as the Australian TV show, Classic Restos will be filming at Carlisle.
Classic Restos is hosted by Mark Fletcher, or "Fletch" as he's known by his loyal followers. Fletch will be at back at the Chrysler Nationals for the first time since 2011 and he is looking to feature your car or truck on his program. Be seen in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and even here in the states.
Classic Restos airs on TUFF TV which is available in many major markets nationwide. When an episode is due to air, we'll post information on our Facebook page as to how you can watch. Welcome Fletch back to Carlisle and show your stuff to the world! Be sure to "like" the Classic Restos Facebook page too.
Daisy Duke Competition Returns to Carlisle
Shorts, Plaid Shirts, Boots and Beauty on Full Display
There are so many things that folks remember about the Dukes of Hazzard including the characters, the stunts and the cars. When it comes to the characters just about everybody remembers the shorts that Daisy Duke wore. In fact, they are so popular they took on her name. Back by popular demand, grab your best pair of Daisy Dukes, maybe a tied-off plaid shirt and be at the stage on Friday at 3 p.m. to see if you can win the title
and some cash. If you roll up to the stage in a yellow ’73 Road Runner you’ll probably earn bonus points!
GET EXHAUSTED WITH A&A
A&A Auto Stores Featuring Borla Exhausts on Installation Alley
If you’re not exhausted when you leave the Chrysler Nationals at Carlisle, its your own fault! A&A Auto Stores on Installation Alley will be offering performance exhaust installations from the top manufactures. Don’t miss this opportunity to get exhausted at the event. Call Lewis today to schedule your appointment and make your Mopar sound great! Reach out now via phone at 570-313-0325 or by e-mail at Bloomsburg@aaautostores.com.
MOPAR SURVIVOR DISPLAY
All-Original, Untouched, and Unrestored
Survivors are true time capsules and are the best way to see exactly how these vehicles were originally assembled on the line. They still have their original factory applied paint, interiors and drive trains; or at least a minimum of 85% of it. Thanks to Mel Major we were able to bring you great examples for each of the last several years. We're working to do it again this year.
If you have a Mopar that you feel might qualify as a Survivor please contact Mel directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
SEMINARS, TUNE UP YOUR AUTOMOTIVE KNOWLEDGE
Instructional and Informational Sessions
A common trait among the Mopar faithful is the do-it-yourself attitude. The Chrysler Nationals featured free seminars including information for both the seasoned veteran and rookie Mopar enthusiast. Previous topics have included performance, restoration and maintenance. Seminars were conducted by some of the biggest names in the business.
Order from the Carlisle Store
Get your Chrysler Nationals Event T-Shirt
Get your official event merchandise via the Carlisle Store. The Carlisle Store offers event specific shirts, memorabilia and more. Remember, the Carlisle Store and Brickel’s Racing Collectibles offer site to store and site to home shipping. Order any item online and have it mailed directly to the store at Carlisle for convenient pick up during the show or to your mail box at home. Please note, event specific t-shirts will ONLY be mailed within two weeks of its respective show. The event shirt for the Chrysler Nationals is NOW available.
Additional styles are colors are available. Click the link below for more options.
THE CARLISLE BURNOUT CONTEST
Bragging Rights are Up for Grabs
No Carlisle event would be complete without the burnout contest. “Carlisle King (or Queen) of the Hill” bragging rights are up for grabs at the Carlisle Chrysler Nationals. Limited to 10 showfield participants. Pre-register early with your driver’s license and proof of insurance at Guest Services during the event.
Congratulations to our 2012 winner, Ron Bloszinsky.
FAMILY FUN FOR UP AND COMING MOPAR ENTHUSIASTS
Enjoy the Kids at Carlisle Activity Center
The Chrysler Nationals is fun for the entire family and we have not forgotten the kids. In the Kids at Carlisle Activity Center Area, we have crafts for kids and parents to enjoy together. We also have lots of play activities that we think will “wow” the young ones. Come and check it out!
MS CARLISLE CHRYSLER NATIONALS
Compete to Win the Crown and Cash Prizes
Contestants for Ms Carlisle Chrysler Nationals compete for cash prizes on Saturday evening at the Grandstand.
Registration takes place at Guest Services, just to the west of the main grandstand.
Congratulations to our top three in 2012:
1. Chelsy Chaplin
2. Kayla Meyers
3. Brianne Roselle
YOUNG GUNS – THE FUTURE OF THE MOPAR HOBBY
Sponsored by Mopar Muscle Magazine
The younger generation is the future of the Mopar hobby and we want to make sure they have a home at the All-Chrysler Nationals. If you haven’t checked out the Young Guns classes yet, you might be surprised to see that what they are doing isn’t a whole lot different than what we “old timers” are used to. Young Guns classes are open to licensed drivers, age 16-25.
WOMEN’S OASIS – QUALITY ITEMS THAT WOMEN LOVE
Visit the Oasis for Relaxation, Shopping, and Activities
Ladies, stop by the Chrysler Nationals Women’s Oasis tent and visit our amazing vendors selling items from jewelry and accessories to handmade crafts and beauty products. Plus we have massages, seminars, and special services offered by the vendors. See the schedule in the event magazine or stop by the tent, located beside Building R.