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Aug 1-3, 2014
Adult Admission: Daily Fri.- Sat. $10 / Sun $7 / Event Pass $20
Gate Times: Thu.-Sat. 7am-6pm , Sun. 7am-3pm

The Carlisle Truck Nationals and its show within the show, the Big Rig Show and Shine, are one of the largest and most action-packed truck events in the world. The weekend is a must-attend event and has been the epicenter for all things truck since 1991. Come to Carlisle for a great array of lowered mini trucks, lifted 4x4s, chromed out big rigs, SUV’s, custom vans and the perfectly restored classics. The weekend celebrates trucks of all kinds. Annually, more than 2,000 trucks are part of the judged showfield but more than judged excellence, there is something for the entire family to enjoy. Kids ages 12 and under are admitted free, allowing them and their families to enjoy monster truck shows. Better yet, attendees can climb in for a monster truck ride around the grounds. The family fun continues with the Kids at Carlisle Activity Center, shopping, parts buying at the Manufacturers Midway and much more. In addition to the family fun there will be various competitions with prizes awarded and celebrity guests. The pulse-pounding fun continues with special contests, including burnouts and beauty. The weekend features more than you can imagine.

Judging for the event takes place on Saturday only between 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This program is exclusive to participants who register for the judged competition. All who registered to be judged must be parked in their designated class, have the judging card available and truck prepared for judging by the 10:00 a.m. Saturday deadline. Judging cards can be picked up at the Guest Services building upon arrival.

Online showfield registration is available for the 2014 event. If you'd prefer, registration is also available by calling our office at (717) 243-7855. Please note: refunds will not be issued less than 19 days prior to the beginning of the event and winners' lists are subject to change.


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SKIP THE LINES. AVOID THE HASSLE. ENJOY YOUR SHOW.
How to Save Time and Money: Details Below

Pre-register before June 30, 2014 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. Everyone could
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JUDGED OR NON-JUDGE, BE PART OF THE SHOWFIELD
Truck Nationals Wants Your Ride on our Grass

The Carlisle Truck Nationals in 2014 are pleased to welcome a new team of judges. Come to Carlisle and join our friends at eJudged.com. We have been working with the team from eJudged for...
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TURN YOUR PARTS AND RELATED MERCHANDISE INTO CASH
Become a Vendor and Sell Your Truck Merchandise

The Carlisle Truck Nationals Swap Meet is the perfect opportunity to sell the parts and accessories that have been collecting dust in your garage. Spaces are 10 feet frontage by 30 feet depth which is...
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NEW VENDORS PROGRAM NOW IN PLACE
Secure Vending Spaces and Earn Discounts

Carlisle Events is celebrating 40 years in 2014 and what better way to celebrate than to save you money- BIG MONEY! Many of the Our shows are successful because of vendors and because of that,...
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MICKEY THOMPSON - OFFICIAL TIRE OF THE TRUCK NATIONALS
Renowned Company Partners with Carlisle Events

Mickey Thompson Performance Tires is known worldwide as a leader in high performance tires and wheels for use on the track and in off-road racing. The Carlisle Truck Nationals is pleased to recognize the legacy...
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VANARAMA @ CARLISLE
Making Van Plans for Carlisle Truck Nationals?

Introduced as a featured display in 2012, The Vanarama gathering of Vans at Carlisle hosted by CustomVan.com has made Carlisle Truck Nationals home. Vanners are nothing short of Imaginative and Creative with their custom work...
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CLASSIC TO LATE-MODEL TRUCKS FOR ANY BUDGET
Sell or Buy a Vehicle in the Truck Corral

Ready to turn your old truck into cash? Well you’re not going to find a bigger audience of truck enthusiasts and potential buyers than the 35,000 attending the Carlisle Truck Nationals each summer! The truck...
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WHO HAS THE COOLEST CLUB HANGOUT?
Finally, a Contest Where Everyone Wins

Clubs that receive a Carlisle Events supplied tent are encouraged to participate in the Coolest Club Hangout competition. There are no official rules and the process is simple: just decorate your tent in a manner...
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ATTENTION TRUCK CLUBS
Join the Club at Carlisle

Are you a member of a local, regional national or web based club? The Carlisle Truck Nationals want you if so. Annually, truck clubs enjoy a fun weekend at Carlisle, some even use...
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LTAA NEW PRODUCT SHOWCASE
The Light-Truck Accessory Alliance at Carlisle

LTAA or Light-Truck Accessory Alliance, is a council of the automobile industry’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA). Member companies manufacture, distribute, sell and/or install accessories for light-duty pickup trucks, vans and SUVs, or provide services...
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SYTYS IN Y
Syclone and Typhoon Invitationals Featured in Building Y

Prognosticators warn of an inevitable high powered event to hit Carlisle during the Truck Nationals. Syclones and Typhoons have unmistakably shown up on our radar, a storm system covering the entire northeast and reaching...
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REGISTER NOW FOR JEEPS AT CARLISLE
Showcase Your Jeep During Truck Weekend

In 1941 the first Willys rolled off the assembly line and since then, generations have enjoyed a very special lifestyle with an American made machine known as the Jeep. The Jeep culture has evolved...
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2014 TRUCK NATIONALS INVITATIONAL DISPLAY NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
Get Invited, Showcase your Ride

If you think you or your company have an extra special truck to share with enthusiasts at the Carlisle Truck Nationals, we want to hear about it. Be a part of the Carlisle Truck Nationals...
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ELIZABETH TRUCK CENTER
The East Coasts Premiere Rig Customizers

Elizabeth Truck Center and its sister company Car Craft Truck Works, combined, simply known as ETC, continue to raise the bar and set new standards in the trucking industry. Popular trucks include “The Beast,”...
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MODERN MUSCLE MOTORSPORTS MOBILE DYNO COMING TO CARLISLE
Check Out What Your Truck Can Deliver to the Ground

Carlisle is pleased to welcome to Modern Muscle Motorsports to the Carlisle Truck Nationals. These modern automotive performance enthusiasts specialize in modifying and tuning today’s high performance, fuel injected vehicles. Their mobile dyno will...
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BIG RIG SHOW AND SHINE
Sponsored by Progressive Commercial Insurance

All Roads Lead to Carlisle, one of the biggest trucking hubs in the country and home of the Carlisle Truck Nationals BIG RIG SHOW AND SHINE sponsored by Progressive Insurance. Rigs, show trucks, tow trucks,...
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FOR THE LOVE OF LUV
Unique Truck and Display Presented by Special Enthusiast

You pretty much know what to expect when you come to the Carlisle Truck Nationals. You know you’ll see trucks of all shapes, sizes and eras. But...what if you knew that you'd see...
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DROP IT AND DRAG IT - SATURDAY NIGHT FRAME DRAGGING
Throw your Sparks to Light up the Carlisle Night!

Saturday night the Mini Trucks take over by lighting up the Carlisle night skies with white sparks from their titanium blocks. If you like’em low and laid out, this is the spot to be on...
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VIRGINIA GIANT RIDE TRUCK RETURNS TO CARLISLE
Ride on the ONLY Truck that Takes You OVER the Cars!

Climb aboard the iconic Virginia Giant Ride Truck for a heart pounding, car crushing, no holds barred edge of your seat ride. Prepare for the ride of your life as the GIANT makes your...
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XXX – STATE OF DESTRUCTION MONSTER TRUCK COMING TO CARLISLE
See the Truck and Meet Female Driver Chrissy Moler

For the first time ever, you can see a female Monster Truck driver in action at Carlisle. Join truck lovers in August and support Chrissy Moler as she powers the XXX – State of...
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SEE THE VIRGINIA GIANT MONSTER TRUCK
Competition Truck Joins the Ride Truck at Carlisle in 2014

Edge of your seat fun continues as part of the monster truck program at the Carlisle Truck Nationals in 2014 as Diehl Wilson's Virginia Giant truck comes to Carlisle. With 1500 horsepower under the...
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TAKE YOUR RIG TO THE NEXT LEVEL
A&A Auto Stores

Give your ride an overhaul at Carlisle! Talk to the exhaust experts with A&A Auto Stores on Installation Alley and get the work done onsite. If you aren't "exhausted" when you leave the...
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IWHEELIE.COM
Experience the Wheelie Machine Simulator with iWHEELiE.COM!

What is it? A Wheelie Machine Simulator is an apparatus/activity where you can experience riding a wheelie, which you control, on a real motorcycle in a safe environment. Get On It with iWHEELiE.COM at the...
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AMERICAN TRUCK HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Showing at Carlisle Truck Nationals

The not-for-profit American Truck Historical Society was formed in 1971 to preserve the history of trucks, the trucking industry and its pioneers. ATHS has over 21,000 members in the United States, Australia, Canada and 20...
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MS. CARLISLE TRUCK NATIONALS
Compete to Win the Crown and Cash Prizes

Contestants for the Ms Carlisle Truck Nationals compete for cash prizes on Saturday evening at the Grandstand. In 2013, there were two rounds, a Country Girl competition as well as the standard swim wear...
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LIGHT EM UP - TRUCK NATIONALS BURNOUT CONTEST
Make the Crowd Scream

No Carlisle event would be complete without the burnout contest. The 2013 winner was Nick Szczerba and his lifted '79 Ford F250 Ranger! The truck wa also on display within Building T. Check...
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FUN FOR THE KIDS
Enjoy the Kids at Carlisle Activity Center

The Truck Nationals is fun for the entire family and we have not forgotten the kids. In the Kids at Carlisle Activity Center Area, we have crafts for kids and parents to enjoy together. We...
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EXPERIENCE WILDLIFE COURTESY OF BWANA JIM
Snakes, Gators and More May Appear

With over 25 years as an animal handler, Bwana Jim and his wife and fellow handler, Linda Moulton, travel the world presenting their unique wildlife show. Bwana Jim specializes in reptiles such as snakes, alligators,...
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WOMENS OASIS - QUALITY ITEMS THAT WOMEN LOVE
Visit the Oasis for Relaxation, Shopping, and Activities

Ladies, stop by the Truck Nationals Women's Oasis tent and visit our amazing vendors selling items from jewelry and accessories to handmade crafts and beauty products. Plus we have massages, seminars, and special services...
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