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|1708||2nd Annual Carlisle Hurst Nationals||The Hurst Nationals runs July 13-14, 2018 and will be held at the Carlisle Expo Center located just one block from the Carlisle Fairgrounds. During ...||
2ND ANNUAL CARLISLE HURST NATIONALS
All Hurst Built and Hurst Equipped Vehicles Welcome
The Hurst Nationals runs July 13-14, 2018 and will be held at the Carlisle Expo Center located just one block from the Carlisle Fairgrounds. During the Inaugural Hurst Nationals last year, the number one question was, “Is the show open to vehicles with Hurst products or is it only for Hurst built vehicles?” This year the show IS open to all vehicles with Hurst products! That means, if you have a car, truck, Jeep, SUV or van with a Hurst shifter, you’re welcome to register it for the Showfield. It can be a factory installed unit or one that was added after it rolled off the line. Other Hurst products like wheels, line locks, engine swap kits or anything else manufactured by Hurst are also included. If it’s Hurst and it’s on your ride, it’s eligible for the Showfield!
Hurst worked with all of the major domestic manufacturers including AMC/Jeep, GM, Chrysler, Ford and even International Harvester to produce specific Hurst vehicles like the Hurst/Olds, SC/Rambler, ‘68 Hemi Super Stock Darts & Barracudas and more. Hurst had a knack for performance and they started building cars for the OEMs when Oldsmobile needed away around GM’s corporate policy of no engines bigger than 400 cubic inches in mid-size cars. The result was the Hurst/Olds with the 455 in a Cutlass body. The rest is history!
Hurst Elite Series vehicles are also welcome at the show. These vehicles can be built by the owner as time and budget allows but must be fitted with the following Hurst “Elite Series” items: exhaust, wheels, springs, floor mats, graphics and a Hurst shifter. These vehicles then get a pair of badges and a numbered certificate from Hurst to authenticate the build.
Hurst tributes and “what-if” builds are also welcome to attend the show. A tribute can be any car built to replicate an original Hurst vehicle but is not an actual Hurst build. It can also be a variation of a true Hurst vehicle using your personal interpretation such as building a convertible version of a car that was only offered as a hardtop. A “what-if” vehicle can be a lot more outside of the box, so to speak. For example, maybe you wondered what your favorite car or truck would’ve looked like as a Hurst vehicle had one been built so you decided to build your own. We want to see it!!
Be sure to check out the Hurst Nationals’ page for more info and to register.
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