Bow-Tied Beauties Adorn the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds in 2018
Carlisle Chevrolet Nationals Wow Thousands in America’s Automotive Hometown
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Yenkos and Copos and Novas...oh my! The Carlisle Chevrolet Nationals have come and gone and in 2018 the bevy of special displays were jaw-dropping! Held June 22-24 at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds, the event hosted 118 years of production on the National Parts Depot showfield and all types of rides that are now recognized under the Chevrolet umbrella. From Team Chevrolet to Stacey David, automotive authors and, of course, the cars themselves, the show really did have it all.
Despite a less-than-favorable weather forecast, the show and guests persevered. Gates opened at 7 a.m. on Friday and from there, it was non-stop fun. The day opened with a sensory stimulating edition of Nitro Fest with NHRA legend Bruce Larson. From there, UMI Performance had folks going for the ride-of- a-lifetime on the autocross track. In addition, engines were revving non-stop via the on-site dyno machine.
What really had guests turning their collective heads though, was the amazing Camaro display showcased by Team Chevrolet. The “brass” from HQ brought 2019 models to Carlisle as well as the smoking hot Hot Wheels edition Camaro. There were other hot rides at Carlisle too, including special displays in the pavilion with the Nova’s at Carlisle show, in Building T as part of the 100 Years of Chevy Trucks showcase, LS engine display, 60 Years of the Impala and more. One of the real gems in T was a car that was a Riddler Finalist in Detroit earlier in the year. The Nickelback Camaro, as it’s known, was simply put AMAZING!
Of course, the Solid Lifter Showroom is a fixture at the Chevrolet Nationals too and Building Y was jam-packed with some of the best rides in the world! In fact, there was so much demand for space in the SLS that an adjacent tent was used to host even more cars.
As Friday transitioned to Saturday, it was all about competition. Friday wrapped with the annual Real Street Shootout on the autocross track and Saturday hosted even more runs on the autocross track, plus the always popular burnout and beauty contests at the stage. Plus, throughout the day, the cars on the showfield were judged via participant balloting, making way for hundreds of awards being doled out as part of Sunday’s awards parade.
Complete show info, including photos, a winner’s list and more can be found online at www.CarlisleEvents.com.
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