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Jun 3-5, 2016
Adult Admission: Daily Thu.- Sat. $12 / Sun $7 / Event Pass $25
Gate Times: Thu.-Sat. 7am-7pm , Sun. 7am-3pm

The entire family will enjoy the largest and most thrilling all-Ford event in the world. Ford, Mercury and Lincoln fans will have a showcase of over 2,800 vehicles to check out on the National Parts Depot showfield. During this event, you will enjoy great indoor displays of concepts, customs and historically-significant cars and trucks; test drives by Ford Motor Company, a burnout competition, activities for the kids, industry guests, giveaways, autocross for all skill levels and club gatherings. The excitement continues with a shopping experience you won’t soon forget as part of the enormous swap meet, car corral and the Manufacturers Midway for the best in parts buying.

New to this event is Early-Bird Thursday. By attending on Thursday, anyone interested in looking for a deal as part of the swap meet or car corral can get a jump on those who may not arrive until Friday or later. Admission costs apply for Thursday, however; there is no charge for parking in Carlisle owned and operated lots.



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A BRIEF REVIEW OF 2015
Thank You for a Record Breaking Celebration

The 2015 Carlisle Ford Nationals served up yet another amazing weekend! The grounds were active from early bird day on Thursday through Sunday when the final awards were issued. Guests came in droves to see...
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SKIP THE LINES. AVOID THE HASSLE. ENJOY YOUR SHOW.
How to Save Time and Money: Details Below

Pre-register before May 2, 2016 to get your window sticker early and drive right in when you get to the gate!

When you pre-register, you save time AND you save money.
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EXPERIENCE THE SECOND ANNUAL FORD NATIONALS SELECT DISPLAY
Unique Showcase Features Unique Ford Branded Cars or Trucks

In 2015, the Carlisle Ford Nationals debuted a display dubbed the Ford Nationals Select. This display is positioned within Building Y and features 12-14 cars that are unique to the history of the Ford...
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THE FORD GO FURTHER RIDE & DRIVE EXPERIENCE
Ford Branded Test Drives Return

The Carlisle Expo Center located one block outside of Gate 3 is once again the place to be for Ford test drives. Annually, thousands experience the latest lineup of new Ford products.

Ford’s
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JOIN GATEWAY CLASSIC MUSTANG FOR AUTOCROSS RIDEALONGS
Get Introduced to the Sport with Gateway Classic Mustang at Carlisle

Carlisle Events is pleased to welcome back to the Carlisle Ford Nationals Gateway Mustang of Missouri to the Carlisle Ford Nationals. Gateway is sponsoring the autocross track and it will be known all weekend...
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TAKE IT TO THE TRACK WITH THE AUTOCROSS REAL STREET SHOOTOUT
See what your Car Can do on the Carlisle Course

For 2015, be sure to participate in the Autocross Real Street Shootout, taking place Friday of event weekend. It will begin with registration at 5 p.m. followed by a driver's meeting. At the...
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NEW VENDORS PROGRAM NOW IN PLACE
Secure Vending Spaces and Earn Discounts

Our shows are successful because of our vendors and because of that, Carlisle Events is happy to announce a beneficial approach to vending at our events. The benefits include multi-show discounts that can save you...
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FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Increased Horsepower Offered by the Ford Performance Garage

The NEW Ford Performance Garage Powered by Ford Mustang and Ford ST can found on the Manufacturers Midway and offers upgrades for many Ford powered vehicles. Upgrades for your Mustang, Focus, Fiesta...
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INSTALLATION ALLEY AT THE FORD NATIONALS
Get Exhausted with A&A

If you’re not exhausted when you leave the Ford Nationals at Carlisle, its your own fault! A&A Auto Stores on Installation Alley will be offering performance exhaust installations from the top manufactures. Don’t miss this...
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GET FIT AND TRIM WITH CLASSIC DESIGN CONCEPTS
FREE Installs with Pre-Orders

Classic Design Concepts will be installing products for your ride ON SITE!!! Come see us at the Manufactures Midway and transform your car BEFORE the judging starts. Select product pre-orders qualify for FREE INSTALLATION. Call...
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FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Walk-arounds in Carlisle

Annually, thousands enjoy industry led “walk-arounds” by Ford’s specialists at the stage. These minds behind the machines take attendees in depth with stories behind the development of the newest and exciting Ford products. ...
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CLASSIC TO LATE-MODEL CARS FOR ANY BUDGET
Sell or Buy a Vehicle in the Car Corral

Over 250 Ford cars and trucks are annually available for sale in the Ford Nationals Car Corral. The best part about the car corral is that you can meet with the seller, drive the...
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PROMOTE YOUR CAR CORRAL RIDE ON OUR SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES
Pilot Program Allows for FREE Exposure to Help You Sell in 2015

Do you want to let thousands of enthusiasts know what you are selling in your car corral space at Carlisle? It doesn’t matter what show you’re attending, if you’ve purchased a car corral spot,...
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TURN YOUR PARTS AND RELATED MERCHANDISE INTO CASH
Become a Vendor and Sell Your Automotive Merchandise

The Ford Nationals Swap Meet is the perfect opportunity to sell the parts and accessories that have been collecting dust in your garage. The swap meet is also the place for the parts you...
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2016 FORD PARADE AND STREET PARTY COMES TO DOWNTOWN CARLISLE
A Limited Field of 400 Hit the Streets on Saturday Night

Carlisle Events and the Downtown Carlisle Association present the third annual Ford Parade and Downtown Street Party on Saturday, June 4.

Automotive enthusiasts, specifically those interested in the FOMOCO brands, will line the streets of downtown
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THE HISTORIC VEHICLE ASSOCIATION COMES TO CARLISLE
National Organization Presents 'This Car Matters' Award

There are lots of classics onsite during event weekend but only one will win a special award from the Historic Vehicle Association, or HVA. Once again this year, the HVA recognizes the importance of...
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ATTENTION CAR CLUBS - COOLEST CLUB HANGOUT AWARD
Is your Club Tent the Place to Be?

Are you ready for show season?

The Coolest Club award is based on the premise of your club tent being THE PLACE to be. Plan your theme and your decorations well for the show because there
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ATTENTION CAR CLUBS – COMPETE TO SEE WHO IS THE LARGEST
Will Your Club Measure Up? Take the Club Challenge

In addition to the competition among the cars on the Ford Nationals NPD Showfield, there is a battle between clubs to see who has the most cars registered. As a bonus, we offer the...
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ATTENTION “YOUNG GUNS”
If You Are 25 or Younger, Male or Female…

“Young Guns at Carlisle” is a class limited to owners age 25 and younger, male or female. The class is open to all makes & models of FOMOCO produced vehicles. Entrants must be the registered...
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FORD WEEKEND FEATURED ON INTERNATIONAL TV
Australian Based Program at Carlisle Ford Nationals

Have you ever wanted to see your ride earn an award, be featured in a magazine or covered as part of a TV program? If your answer is yes to any of those questions,...
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THE ART OF FOMOCO – AUTOMOTIVE ARTIST DAVID SNYDER
A Fantastic Display of FOMOCO and Automotive Art Available in Building T

David Snyder returns to Carlisle to feature his display of automotive art featuring products produced by FOMOCO. David displays his portfolio of automotive art work in Building T. Attendees can stop by to meet...
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THE CARLISLE BURNOUT CONTEST
3 Minutes to Show your Stuff

No Carlisle event would be complete without the burnout contest. Bragging rights are up for grabs once again at the Carlisle Ford Nationals. Join us as we crown the “Carlisle King (or Queen) of the...
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MS. CARLISLE FORD NATIONALS
Compete to Win the Crown and Cash Prizes

Gather around the stage and support the field of young ladies as they compete for cash and the crown of Ms. Carlisle. Registration is available Friday and Saturday leading up to the contest by...
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CARLISLE STORE IS OPEN FOR ORDERS
Ford Nationals Event T-Shirts Available

Get your official event merchandise via the Carlisle Store. The Carlisle Store offers event specific shirts, memorabilia and more. Remember, the Carlisle Store and Brickel’s Racing Collectibles offer site to store and site to home...
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HAVE YOU RACED A FORD LATELY – SUNDAY AUTOCROSS
Hosted by the Cumberland Valley Corvette Club

The only thing better than a show-ready Ford is a show-ready Ford on the race track! The onsite Carlisle Autocross allows drivers to run the road course and compare their times to each other. Registration...
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FIND OUT HOW MUCH HORSEPOWER YOU REALLY HAVE UNDER THE HOOD
Mobile Chassis Dyno Provided by Axcelerated Motorsports

Axcelerated Motorsports is the official Dyno of the Carlisle Ford Nationals in 2015! The Dyno machine will be running on Friday and Saturday only! Axcelerated provides mobile Dyno tuning for cars and trucks using their...
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WOMEN’S OASIS – QUALITY ITEMS THAT WOMEN LOVE
Visit the Oasis for Relaxation, Shopping, and Activities

Ladies and men alike always make a point to stop by the Ford Nationals Women’s Oasis tent and visit our amazing vendors, selling items from jewelry and accessories to handmade crafts and beauty products. ...
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FAMILY FUN FOR UP AND COMING FORD ENTHUSIASTS
Enjoy the Kids at Carlisle Activity Center

The Ford Nationals is fun for the entire family and we did not forget the kids. In the Kids at Carlisle Activity Center Area, we had crafts for kids and parents to enjoy together. We...
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AN EXTRA DAY OF SHOPPING FOR FORD ENTHUSIASTS
Early Bird Thursday Launches Event

When coming to Carlisle, expect an extra day to shop via Early Bird Shopping on Thursday of event weekend. Thursday is early bird day and is an opportunity for anyone interested in the swap...
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THE YELLOW, BLACK AND RED MUSTANG REGISTRIES ARE COMING TO CARLISLE
Imagine Rows and Rows of Solild Color Mustangs During Event Weekend

Imagine a sea of yellow Mustangs, Black or Red Mustangs all lined up along multiple rows on on the Ford Nationals NPD Showfield! These registries are back and better than ever! If you have...
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AWARDS PARADE – SHOW YOUR WINNING CAR IN STYLE
Join Carlisle on Sunday at 1PM to Honor Winning Vehicles

Whether it’s for bragging rights, showing your ride to the Blue Oval faithful, or a photo for your display, the Carlisle Events Award Parade is a must-do for winners and spectators alike. Professional photography...
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STAND-IN TO WIN WITH CARLISLE EVENTS
Find our Photo Stand-In, Snap a Photo and Tag it to Win

Say cheese, because Carlisle Events wants you to snap a photo within our new photo stand-in/selfie station and hook you up with $250! The concept is fun and the process is simple. Follow...
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MEET OUR NEW MASCOT DURING EVENT WEEKEND
Snap a Photo, Grab a Special Wristband and Help Name it Too

Carlisle Events is all about family, after all, we’ve been family owned and operated since our inception 1974. As we continue to grow, we’re also expanding our fun family offerings. Now, we have...
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