Beautiful weather influenced a record-setting turn-out for the recently held Carlisle Chrysler Nationals. It’s the second consecutive year the event set a new attendance record, and the fourth time since 2015. Total attendance for the weekend car show reached 2,803, according to officials.
“By mid-day Thursday, the grounds were coming to life as patrons were trickling in, along with the cars and vendors,” Carlisle Events stated in a press release. “Everyone onsite came looking to catch a glimpse of a bustling show-field in the making, plus beat the competition as it relates to parts shopping within the automotive flea market. Speaking of the flea market, it was beyond sold out for 2019. So much so that extra space was added on the east side of the grounds just to accommodate the demand from sellers—this has never happened before during Chrysler weekend.”
Building Y at the Carlisle Fairgrounds hosted the Summer of ’69 Showcase, with about a dozen of the best example vehicles from 50 years ago. Building T included A12 cars, an assortment of best of the best featured cars, Daytona & 500 cars and M-Codes.
Within the Dodge garage were RAM trucks, Hellcat Challengers, the Durango and the new 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody. Dodge thrill-rider Mike Burris also wowed the crowd with a meaty Hellcat Challenger burnout.
Dave Rea and Chris Jacobs, both with ties to MotorTrend TV, served as special guests at Carlisle Chrysler Nationals. In addition, the Ramchargers and Golden Commandos were represented, Mr. Norm returned to Carlisle and Herb McCandless offered a display of cars.
The dates for Carlisle Chrysler Nationals are set for July 10-12; event registration is now open.