Carlisle All-Ford Nationals, June 3-5, 2005
Fabulous Fords at Carlisle All-Ford Nationals
Join the fun at the Carlisle Fairgrounds, June 3-5
CARLISLE, Pa. ? Blue Oval fans can enjoy all that they?ve always wanted at the 2005 Carlisle All-Ford Nationals, June 3-5, at the Carlisle (Pa.) Fairgrounds. Visit carsatcarlisle.com/ford or call (717) 243-7855 for more information.
Among the features exhibited will be the Thunderbird Evolution. The Ford Thunderbird celebrates its 50th anniversary this year with one car from each year represented. An indoor presentation will feature 16 significantly rare Thunderbirds. Guest John Samsen, who worked on the creation of the T-bird, will sign autographs at the event.
More anniversaries are celebrated this year at the Carlisle All-Ford Nationals. In recognition of the 40th anniversary of a stellar year in Carroll Shelby?s auto racing history, an exhibit will feature six to eight memorable Shelby models. Merkur celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, with 200 of Ford?s German marque expected to gather at Carlisle.
One special Merkur is the 1986 Merkur XR4Ti with only 35,000 original miles that will be given to one lucky winner on Sunday at 3 p.m. No purchase is necessary, but you must be present to win.
Another exceptional exhibit is the Boss Car Nationals 2005: Boss Cars Reunited, sponsored by Mustangs Unlimited, expected to be the largest gathering of these cars ever assembled. The Boss 302 Registry helped to gather more than 200 of these rare vehicles. This will feature some of the most notable Boss cars in the world, including original Trans-Am race cars and the famous Tasca Boss Mustang.
Bud Moore, well-known in the racing world, entered the 1969-?70 Trans-Am season with the driving team of Parnelli Jones and George Follmer. This effort would propel the Boss Mustang 302 into racing history. For the 1967-?68 season, the Moore team was racing Mercury Cougars, one of which will be on display.
Moore and his son Greg will be on hand to talk racing and sign autographs. Also available for autographs will be Donald Farr, editor of Mustang & Fords and Mustang Monthly and author of the book ?Mustang Boss 302, Ford?s Trans-Am Pony Car.?
Enter your car in the All-Ford Nationals show field, sponsored by National Parts Depot, and you could win a participant ballot award or be chosen by one of the automotive celebrities in attendance for a Celebrity Pick plaque. See www.carsatcarlisle.com
to register. Also, put your Ford on the Axcelerated Motorsports dyno to find out how many horses it puts out. Find that classic or late-model Ford in the Car Corral, and visit the thousands of vendors selling all kinds of Ford parts, accessories and memorabilia.
Carlisle offers a fun family environment. New this year is a free children?s Ride and Drive area with battery-powered cars and trucks. Other new activities include a burnout competition, club cook-off and trivia contest. Returning to the show are drag racing action at South Mountain Dragway; a beauty contest; seminars by industry experts, sponsored by Mustang & Fords and Mustang Monthly magazines; and more. Wine tasting, basket bingo and free massages, manicures and pedicures will relax and rejuvenate women under the Women?s Oasis tent.
Gates open at 7 a.m. General admission is $7 Friday, $9 Saturday and $6 Sunday. Children under 12 years old are admitted free. Visit carsatcarlisle.com/ford for more information, to sign up for Carlisle Events? e-newsletter for all the latest updates, or to check out Carlisle Events? Web forum. You may also call (717) 243-7855. Call 1(877) 727-8573 for hotel information. Carlisle Events welcomes Advance Auto Parts, official auto parts store of Carlisle Events, and Meguiar?s.
Carlisle Events, host of 11 collector car, truck and motorcycle events, attracts more than half a million people to its 82-acre fairgrounds in Carlisle, Pa., each year. Included in the annual schedule are two huge automotive swap meets ? in the spring and fall ? and individual specialty shows featuring Corvettes, Fords, GMs, Chryslers, trucks, motorcycles, sport compacts and imports. Founded in 1974 by friends Bill Miller and Chip Miller, the ?Cars at Carlisle? shows attract automotive enthusiasts from around the world. http://www.carlislemediasite.com/content.asp?ArticleID=460