Ford, Dodge centennials spice Carlisle Truck Nationals

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Nearly 1,700 vehicles turned out for the annual Carlisle Truck Nationals staged by Carlisle Events and its fairgrounds facility in Pennsylvania.

The turnout was nearly a record for an event launched in 1991. This year the features included the 100th anniversaries of Ford trucks and of Dodge/Ram trucks.

Other highlights of the three-day event included monster truck shows featuring Snakebite, Big Foot and rides in the Virginia Giant.

Big rigs also took “center stage” with several hundred haulers and other heavy equipment on display.

Carlisle Events has announced the show’s 2018 date — August 3-5 — and expressed hopes of exceeding the 2,100 all-time record for vehicles on display.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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