Record turnout for Carlisle Chrysler Nationals

More than 2,800 vehicles showcased at Pennsylvania event

The “Simply” car shows at Britain’s National Motor Museum at Beaulieu aren’t the only one-marque events setting records this year. The 2019 Carlisle Chrysler Nationals drew a record 2,803 vehicles to its Pennsylvania show field this past weekend, officials of Carlisle Events report.

In addition, vendor turnout set a record for the event, to the point that extra space had to be added on the east side of the fairgrounds to accommodate all those with things to sell to Mopar enthusiasts.

Arriving in style

Features at the car show included a Summer of ’69 showcase in Building Y with around a dozen of the best examples of Chrysler products from 50 years ago. Meanwhile, in Building T, display themes included A12 cars, Daytona and 500 cars and M-Code vehicles.

Dodge displayed its current lineup of vehicles, including the new 2020 Charter SRT Hellcat Widebody. It had thrill-ride driver Mike Burris doing burnouts in a Hellcat Challenger, and also offered rides to event guests.

Ramchargers, Golden Commandos and Mr. Norm had displays, and Herb McCandless, who hosted packed seminars, was being followed throughout the weekend by a video crew chronicling his life and success on and off the track.

If you want to mark your calendar now, the 2020 dates for the Carlisle Chrysler Nationals are July 10-12.


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  • Ryan Corman
    July 18, 2019, 5:37 PM

    IMO worst decision Chrysler ever made was discontinuing "B5 Blue" for the Challenger/Charger… Nostalgic and seemingly created for the modern body styles at once, and simply stunning on a sunny day.