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Corvettes at Carlisle is celebrating its 40th anniversary event August 25-27 and this year’s three-day offering, presented by eBay Motors, welcomes …
Corvettes at Carlisle is celebrating its 40th anniversary event August 25-27 and this year’s three-day offering, presented by eBay Motors, welcomes some very special guests; Team Chevrolet. The minds behind the machines as they are affectionally known, return to a place they know and love and to a place where they are treated like rock stars, the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds. In fact, this collective gathering of talent may be the largest such happening outside of their corporate headquarters.
So, who exactly is coming? A complete list is available online at CarlisleEvents.com and below too.
Phil Minch - Program Engineering Manager
Kelly Bellore - Business Planning Manager
Mike Bailey - Vehicle System Engineer/Chassis
John Albert - Vehicle System Engineer/Chassis
Tadge Juechter - Executive Chief Engineer
Garrett Kerns - Vehicle System Engineer/Powertrain
Dave Simpson - Transmission Quality Engineer
Mark Stheiner - Transmission Assistant Chief Engineer
Tom Toft - Vehicle System Engineer/Exterior
Mark Hooton - Program Purchasing Manager
Trevor Hall - Program Engineering Manager
Scott Bashford - Program Validation Manager
Mike Klakulak - Vehicle System Engineer/Interior
Dustin Gardner - Engine Assistant Chief Engineer
Mike Stouffer - Accessory Product Manager
Shelly Wingate - Central Engineering Business Manager
James O'Connor - Vehicle Performance Engineer
Matt Gratowski - Assistant Program Engineering Manager
Phil Zak - Executive Design Director
Wendy Miller - Model Option Forecaster
Harlan Charles - Product Manager
Katelyn Crane - Chassis Group Leader
Kirk Bennion - Exterior Design Manager
Devon Blue - Program Manager
Jeff Strausser - Brand Quality Manager
Josh Holder - Vehicle Chief Engineer
Rich Scheer - Design Director
Jeff Shevetz - Interior Quality Engineer
Ricky Croghan - Paint Shift Leader
Tim Campbell - Quality Manager
Ben Haller Material - Launch Coordinator
Not only will all of those fine folks be at Carlisle, but Team Chevrolet will be on-site all three event days. They'll also bring about 25 C8's with them, parking some within their tent and others "around the grounds." In addition, they’ll have TWO displays, including one with the engineers and cars, and another specifically focused on the Z06.
Team Chevrolet is also planning stage walk-arounds; allowing guests to see their cars first-hand. Don’t miss the planned Corvette lineup of cars, including the latest Z06, Stingray, and a 70th anniversary edition Corvette.
Team Chevrolet at Corvettes at Carlisle is just one of the many amazing elements of the world’s largest all-Corvette themed car show. Guests can also enjoy a 50-year reunion of 1972 Corvettes, the NCRS Gallery, NCCC 7-Sanctions judging, Chip’s Choice featuring Pratt & Miller/Factory Corvette Race Cars, and more. Online registration for the Fun Field is available through Sunday, August 21, with in person registration options available throughout the event. In addition, spectator admission is $20 for adults, with kids 12 and under admitted FREE. Call 717-243-7855 to learn more or visit Corvettes at Carlisle online today.
While the Carlisle Chrysler Nationals may be the biggest and best all-Mopar themed event of its type, there’s one popular feature …
While the Carlisle Chrysler Nationals may be the biggest and best all-Mopar themed event of its type, there’s one popular feature that guests have been clamoring for; the return of Dodge! At this year’s event, July 15-17 at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds, guests of all ages can experience first-hand the brand that drives their passion as Dodge has confirmed its return, not only to the midway, but to the track, too.
Everyone who treks to Carlisle in less than one month will have a chance to be flanked by a massive midway display from Dodge, plus enjoy time on the autocross track as part of their Thrill Rides. In addition, product experts from Dodge will be on hand to talk shop, both at their display and during the “State of the Hobby” address.
Not only will Dodge have a grandiose midway display, they’ll also be offering Thrill Rides on the track FREE for onsite guests who have visited the aforementioned midway showcase. The rides are unlike anything most guests will have ever experienced and they’ll be piloted by a team of professional drivers. This element of Dodge’s involvement has proven to be one of the most popular programs over the past ten years at Carlisle.
In addition to Dodge’s return, the Chrysler Nationals are also planning a “State of the Hobby” address on Friday at 10 a.m. on the stage. For the first time ever, guests can hear directly from a wide variety of people in the Mopar hobby regarding its current state, as well as its future. Those attending can also ask their own questions of the panel and get immediate feedback from them. Speakers include at least one of each of the following: a collector, a business owner, a restorer, a show promoter, media members, representation from SEMA, a racer, a celebrity, Dodge, and possibly more. This panel will share their honest, personal experience and knowledge regarding the hobby. Best of all, the address will conclude with the unveiling of some Mopars representing the hobby – past, present and future.
Learn more about the “State of the Hobby” address, Dodge’s involvement, and all that the Carlisle Chrysler Nationals has planned by calling 717-243-7855 or online at CarlisleEvents.com. In addition, online registration for the Showfield is available through the end of the day on Sunday, July 10, with discounted spectator admission tickets are available online through the event’s conclusion on Sunday, July 17.
With 1,148 show cars and trucks on the National Parts Depot Showfield at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds June 24-25, …
With 1,148 show cars and trucks on the National Parts Depot Showfield at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds June 24-25, the 2022 iteration of the Carlisle GM Nationals became one the top 5 GM Nationals Showfield offerings of all time dating back to the show’s inception in 2001. In fact, the total ranks this one #4! With special displays, parts vendors, seminars, activities, and more, there was something for everyone. Whether the biggest draw was the Featured Display cars or those who were part of the general display is debatable, what’s undeniable is the fun and excitement that everyone had while at the event.
Gates opened at 7 a.m. each day and one of THE first things guests did was visit the automotive flea market and the midway. After all, the early bird gets the worm, or parts in this case, at Carlisle. From there, it was a pass-through Buildings T and Y, the two Featured Display buildings. Along the way, showgoers experienced a vast mix of rare and unique builds in the Solid Lifter Show Room, 40 Years of the 3rd Gens, 60 Years of the Nova and Chevy II, and more. Trucks even shared a piece of the spotlight as 40 Years of the S10 were also recognized. In addition, two “shows within the show” brought Novas and Corvettes to Carlisle as part of the Nova Nationals and Corvettes for Chip respectively.
Displays also welcomed special guests in some cases. For the 3rd Gens, ambassadors Phil Borris, Gale Mains, and Dan Edwards held court, not only with their special display cars, but general knowledge on the car and seminars too. Borris’ 3rd Gen stood front and center on a retro Chevrolet display as it was the LAST 3rd Gen to ever roll off the assembly line at the Norwood plant. Other stars of the display included Kyle Tucker of Detroit Speed fame’s DSE-Z Camaro, a few Players Camaros from Canada, Firehawks, and GM’s 1991 SEMA show car built by head of GM Specialty Vehicles Group Jon Moss. This car is special because it’s the only non-Corvette to be factory equipped with an LT5 dual overhead cam ZR-1 engine.
As is the case at Carlisle, these cars don’t just show, they go and make the kind of noise that everyone wants to hear. UMI Performance had their cars on the track offering autocross rides, the Cumberland Valley Corvette Club supported open autocross runs and the real street shootout, plus there was a rolling exhaust contest, and all new, rolling exhaust and burnouts presented by Atturo Tires. The 3rd Gens also paraded around the grounds, including some from the Building T display, much to the delight of everyone at Carlisle.
From awards to seminars, charity elements, competitions and cool cars and trucks, the 2022 Carlisle GM Nationals had it all! Save the date because the 2023 Carlisle GM Nationals returns to the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds June 23-24. Planned special display themes include the 40th Anniversary of the Pontiac Fiero, Buick Regal 50th Anniversary, 4th Gen Camaro and Firebird 30th Anniversary celebration, 120 Years of the Buick Motor Company, and a Malaise Era Display. For details on this event or to check out the winner’s list and photos visit CarlisleEvents.com.
The Carlisle GM Nationals return to the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds next week (June 24-25) …
The Carlisle GM Nationals return to the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds next week (June 24-25) and with it, not only ushers in the summer season, but also continues Carlisle’s Summer of Muscle. For this year’s event, over 1,000 show cars will adorn the National Parts Depot Showfield and along the way, some of the rarest and most unique 3rd Gen Camaros and Firebirds known to exist.
There are many great anniversary displays planned for this year’s event, but one that is drawing extra attention is the 40 Years of the 3rd Gen showcase in Building T. There are some cars in this display that will turn heads and there are others that will be jaw dropping. As part of the 3rd Gen showcase, the Carlisle GM Nationals is happy to welcome the LAST Camaro to ever roll off the Norwood assembly line. In addition, there will be Players Camaros and Firehawks. There’s also a 1991 SEMA show car coming to Carlisle that was built by John Moss, head of the GM Specialty Vehicles Group. What makes the Moss car special is that it’s the ONLY GM commissioned (non-Corvette) vehicle with an LT5 Dual Overhead Cam ZR-1 engine.
Joining these cars will be Kyle Tucker of Detroit Speed. Tucker is bringing their famed DSE-Z Camaro build. In addition, YouTuber Stan Kennedy (Fireball Mullet) will be generating some content, while also showcasing his modified IROC-Z, and finally, don’t miss a slew of stock and modified Camaros and Firebirds too. Some of the options on these cars no doubt makes them some of the only of their kind.
This display will draw folks to Building T, but it will also send 3rd Gen enthusiasts looking for parts for their at home or in the shop projects. In addition to the display, there will be a nice mix of vendors in the automotive flea market in J-Row, just east of Building T. These vendors will have 3rd Gen specific parts and include Camaro Central, Detroit Speed, and Hawks Motorsports. Finally, there will be a number of 3rd Gen specific seminars taking place in a tent just outside Building T including some very special ones with on-site 3rd Gen ambassadors Phil Borris, Gale Mains, and Dan Edwards.
Gates open at 7 a.m. daily for spectators and participants alike. For anyone who hasn’t pre-registered for the NPD Showfield, in person registration also opens at 7 a.m. There are judged and non-judged options for showing a car, while spectators can pick up discounted admission tickets online in advance or with a valid military ID (ID holder only) at the gate. Call 717-243-7855 today with any questions or visit CarlisleEvents.com to learn more about the event and to view/review the 2022 Carlisle GM Nationals event guide.
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Players Camaro: https://carlislefeatures.com/carlisle-invitationals/uploaded_images/637871629123296047_11740.jpg
Last Norwood Camaro: https://carlislefeatures.com/carlisle-invitationals/uploaded_images/637805131550094710_11049.jpg
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The Carlisle Chrysler Nationals launched in 1991 and every year since, has grown to become the biggest and best < …
The Carlisle Chrysler Nationals launched in 1991 and every year since, has grown to become the biggest and best all-Mopar show in the world. Guests come from far and wide to show their cars, look at the cars, shop the automotive flea market, and/or to meet the special guests that appear annually. For 2022, one such guest will be appearing all weekend, with an added bonus on Sunday.
This year’s Chrysler Nationals is July 15-17 at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds and welcomes TV host and builder Cristy Lee. While Cristy was last at Carlisle in 2020, she wanted to be sure to come back so that she and the fans who come to meet her have the best experience possible.
Cristy is a true gearhead and has been hosting automotive TV shows for over a decade including All-Girls Garage, Barrett-Jackson auctions and Garage Squad. She has also appeared in several Dodge TV commercials and even hosted Roadkill Nights powered by Dodge.
Born and raised in Daytona Beach, Florida, Cristy grew up in a garage as her dad was a mechanic and shop owner. She was literally raised around cars and motorcycles. In addition to loving cars, she’s an avid motorcyclist, too. Her father was a mechanic and shop owner, so she was literally raised around cars and motorcycles. Growing up, she would help her dad in the garage with his projects and she spent time flipping the pages of his car magazines to further satisfy her taste for car knowledge.
She’ll be at Carlisle all weekend, including Sunday where she will be part of the awards parade. All award winners who participate in the parade will have a chance to have Cristy pose with them, making that moment truly award winning!
Gates open at 7 a.m. daily and kids 12 and under are admitted FREE. Spectator admission tickets are just $15 at the door, or cheaper online in advance or in person with a valid military ID. Finally, registration for the Showfield is available in person through the end of the event or online from now through event week. Learn more about Cristy Lee and the Chrysler Nationals online at CarlisleEvents.com or by calling 717-243-7855.
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