It’s a Chevy showcase at Carlisle

Carlisle Chevrolet Nationals feature new ‘rolling exhaust’ competition

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Just a week after finally staging the Spring Carlisle show and swap meet, Carlisle Events was back at it June 26-27 with its annual Carlisle Chevrolet Nationals. More than 700 cars turned out for the event, which featured special displays on the Nova, Monte Carlo, GM vehicles of the 1970s and the LS6 454 engine.

A new feature was the “rolling exhaust” contest, featuring a dozen cars driving past a reviewing stand filled with members of the Capital City G8 Club, who were asked to pick the car with not the loudest but the “best sounding” exhaust note. The winners were Rachel Lynch and her 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer.

Contestants drove past the judging stand in the inaugural ‘rolling exhaust’ contest…
…which was won by Rachel Lynch and her 2006 Chevy Trailblazer

Also new to the show was Courtney Hansen, popular automotive television host who not only signed autographs, but was spotted doing some shopping in the automotive flea market.

The event also marked the start of a fund-raising effort for United Way and Project Share.

Although it won’t take place until June 25-26, 2021, plans already are underway for the next Chevrolet Nationals, which will feature the Carlisle Comic Car Con, spotlight on GM-themed TV and movie cars, and the 50th anniversary of the Chevrolet Vega.

First Generation Monte Carlo Club members arrive for the Chevrolet Nationals
Nova also was featured
One customer is paying and another couple is looking closely at swap meet treasures
1984 Monte Carlo SS
Cars had their own exercise area

Next up at the Carlisle Fairgrounds in Pennsylvania are the Chrysler Nationals, scheduled for July 10-12, and the Ford Nationals, July 31-August 2.

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For more information, visit the Carlisle Events website.

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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.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Hey Larry, could you make a few edits to the Article/Photo Captions?

    It was a Chevy National sponsored celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Monte Carlo, that is not mentioned in the article. The photo of the Monte Carlo’s entering the gate were from the First Generation Monte Carlo Club. The other photo of the row of Monte Carlo’s identifies them as cars for sale, that is not correct, as these Monte Carlo’s are owned by members of the First Generation Monte Carlo Club that were lined up for the show.
    Thank you.

  2. Hey Larry, could you make a few edits to the Article/Photo Captions?

    It was a Chevy National sponsored celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Monte Carlo, that is not mentioned in the article. The photo of the Monte Carlo’s entering the gate were from the First Generation Monte Carlo Club. The other photo of the row of Monte Carlo’s identifies them as cars for sale, that is not correct, as these Monte Carlo’s are owned by members of the First Generation Monte Carlo Club that were lined up for the show.
    Thank you.

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