Record turnout for Carlisle Chrysler Nationals

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A record number of vehicles were displayed at the 2019 Carlisle Chrysler Nationals | Carlisle Events photos

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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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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  1. 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.

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