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‘Mopar Madness’ sets attendance record for Carlisle Events

2,926 vehicles on display at Carlisle Chrysler Nationals

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One result of the coronavirus pandemic and the shelter-at-home orders is an outburst of participation at events this year. For example, Carlisle Events has reported near or record numbers for its shows this year and this past weekend broke the record again with 2,926 vehicles — cars, trucks and vans — on display at the Carlisle Chrysler Nationals.

In addition, the company reported a sold-out status for vendor space in the swap meet area.

Although scheduled for three days, the weekend started early with the Mopar Rebellion kickoff party on Thursday. 

“That get together was the perfect jumping off point for what would end up being three full days of energy, parts shopping and unmatched camaraderie,” according to the Carlisle Events news release. “Once the sun rose on the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds July 9 through the final load-out on Sunday, the place was hopping with special displays, vendors, guests and special attractions.”

Chrysler, ‘Mopar Madness’ sets attendance record for Carlisle Events, ClassicCars.com Journal
No a/c, no power steering, but it goes down the road with that big cartoon bird’s head on the hood
Chrysler, ‘Mopar Madness’ sets attendance record for Carlisle Events, ClassicCars.com Journal
Chrysler, ‘Mopar Madness’ sets attendance record for Carlisle Events, ClassicCars.com Journal
Chrysler, ‘Mopar Madness’ sets attendance record for Carlisle Events, ClassicCars.com Journal
The Coolest Club, quite literally
Chrysler, ‘Mopar Madness’ sets attendance record for Carlisle Events, ClassicCars.com Journal
The cutest club

Featured this year were Demons, 50-years of 1971 Mopars, Old Skool Paint, and Dirty ‘Birds. Forward Look vehicles also were featured in a display that included designers Gordon Davis and Diran Yazejian.

Other Chrysler personalities included Herb McCandless, Ramchargers Joe Zolper and David Rea, and the Golden Commandos. The weekend also marked the world premier of the documentary Mr. 4 Speed about McCandless’s career.

Among the vehicles on display were a salvaged 1971 Road Runner rebuilt after Hurricane Katrina, another ’71 Road Runner driven to the show with no air conditioning or power steering but with a big Warner Brothers Road Runner protruding from the hood.

Next up for Carlisle and its fairgrounds fields is the Carlisle Truck Nationals, scheduled for August 6-8.

Larry Edsall
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.

6 COMMENTS

  1. Its looks awesome, I live in Lewiston, Idaho and I have a 1969 Plymouth Fury 3 Convertable and I am ln major need of a Wondshield for her, Thanks for reading.

  2. I have a question: were any ’60-’61 Plymouths or Darts with cross-ram engines there (SonoRamic Commando for Plymouth; D-500 for Dart)?
    I have a ’60 Fury with that engine and I just wonder if any more get around.
    Joe Godec

  3. I have been looking for my 1968 dodge coronet 440 2-door sedan last seen in 1980. It was hunter green with black interior and a black vinyl top. It had coronet 440 on rear quarters. It originaly had a 440 engine ,but i had a 225 six cyl. under the hood. I would realy like to find one , even in not so good shape, as long as it was drivable.

  4. Thank you for showing a picture of my 77 Warlock. Seeing it on a site like this is exciting after 11 years of restoration work.

  5. Been going to Chrysler show for 16 years. It’s always a treat and I have met some of the best folks in the car hobby circle.
    Great to see a record number of folks and the most desirable muscle cars in the world. and yes I’m biased..lol.

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