Record-setting 3,196 cars turn out for Ford Nationals at Carlisle

Cars attract nearly 60,000 people to the Pennsylvania fairgrounds

Spanning 112 years of vehicle production, a record number of vehicles — 3,196 — were on display this past weekend at the Ford Nationals, hosted by Carlisle Events at its fairgrounds facility in Pennsylvania.

Featured were Fox body cars, Mustang Mach 1, Boss and Eliminator, and the Maverick. 

Also showcased was the Ford Nationals Select display of 12 vehicles, including a 1982 Escort driven less than 900 miles since new, a 1959 English Ford, and a 1961 Country Squire.

Ford Performance chief engineer Carl Widmann discussed the new Shelby GT500, Roush and Saleen products. 

Fords to the horizon

Next up at Carlisle, Pennsylvania, is the Chevrolet Nationals, scheduled for June 21-22.

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