Carlisle Ford Nationals

May 31 - June 2, 2019 at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds

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May 31 - June 2, 2019

Event Hours

Fri- Sat: 7AM- 6PM
Sunday: 7AM- 12PM

Admission

Thurs (Set Up / Load In Day): $15
Daily Fri- Sat: $15
Sunday: $7
Event Pass: $30
Kids 12 and Under FREE

Location

1000 Bryn Mawr Rd
Carlisle, PA 17013

Come to the largest all-Ford show in the world which features Ford, Lincoln, Mercury and Euro Fords on the 3,200+ National Parts Depot showfield. Ford Motor Company and Ford Performance will be on-site offering new car test drives, installations and special displays. Cars, parts, tools, memorabilia, collectibles and more will be for sale in the world's largest Ford Automotive Flea Market, as well as the latest and greatest products within the Manufacturers Midway. Scroll down to learn more about what's going on at the Carlisle Ford Nationals!
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Event Activities

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Pre-Register Your Ford for the Showfield

Pre-Register Your Ford for the Showfield

Save Time and Pre-Register Online

Gate-N-Go has ended but you can still benefit from pre-registering early! Pre-registration remains available up until show week.
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What’s Fresh in 2019?

What’s Fresh in 2019?

Keep Reading to Learn More

We’re happy to announce some big time features for 2019 that should further enhance your experience at the Carlisle Fairgrounds for the biggest and best all-Ford-themed weekend in the world.
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Mike Finnegan of Roadkill Joins the Carlisle Ford Nationals

Mike Finnegan of Roadkill Joins the Carlisle Ford Nationals

Meet the star of Roadkill on Motor Trend and Finnegan’s Garage in June!

Mike Finnegan, co-host of Roadkill and staff editor for Hot Rod Magazine joins us for the Carlisle Ford Nationals.  
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See the NEW GT500 and the NEW 2.3L High Performance Package Mustang at the Ford Nationals

See the NEW GT500 and the NEW 2.3L High Performance Package Mustang at the Ford Nationals

Check out the Latest in Performance Mustangs from Ford Motor Company

The Ford Nationals is known as one of the first stopping points for new vehicles after their debut and this year is no different! 
 
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Take a "Hot Lap" in the 2019 GT350

Take a "Hot Lap" in the 2019 GT350

Experience the autocross course with a professional driver in Ford’s latest GT350!

Join our friends at Ford Motor Company along with Gateway Classic Mustang for a hairpin cornering ride in the GT350! 
 
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Special Display - Mach 1's Speed Into Carlisle In 2019

Special Display - Mach 1's Speed Into Carlisle In 2019

Celebrate the 50th Birthday of This Special Edition Mustang

For 2019 at the Ford Nationals we plan to honor the Mach 1 and its heritage within Ford. There will be a special showfield display tent for these unique cars as well as an indoor display!
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Special Guests – Former Ford Engineer Scott Hoag and Author Tony Alonso

Special Guests – Former Ford Engineer Scott Hoag and Author Tony Alonso

Join Them for a Look into the Mach 1’s Development and History
 

Join Tony and Scott throughout the weekend at the Ford Nationals as they take a deep dive into the Mach 1’s history in their new book Engineer + Enthusiast = Excitement.
 
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The Boss is Back in 2019

The Boss is Back in 2019

Join us as we Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Boss!

As part of the 2019 edition of the Carlisle Ford Nationals we intend to honor 50th anniversary by celebrating all things Boss!
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Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Eliminator

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Eliminator

Spoilers Held it Down - Nothing Holds it Back

Join us for the 2019 edition of the Carlisle Ford Nationals as one of the most hardcore high performance Cougar growls into the Carlisle Fairgrounds.
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Maverick/Comet Club International Celebrates the 50th of the Maverick

Maverick/Comet Club International Celebrates the 50th of the Maverick

Honor 50 years with a unique club celebration here at Carlisle

As part of the 2019 Carlisle Ford Nationals you can join the Maverick/Comet Club International (MCCI) as they throw a 50th birthday party for their beloved Maverick. 
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Foxes in the Barn in 2019!

Foxes in the Barn in 2019!

Celebrate not only the Foxbody but also the Fox Platform as a Whole!

Join us in June as we celebrate the Foxbody's historic place in time.
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Ford GT Gallery Returns to the Ford Nationals

Ford GT Gallery Returns to the Ford Nationals

See the old and the new of Ford’s Supercar

Have a new or old Ford GT and want to participate? We have a spot for you!
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Rare 2009 Matech Ford GT Prototype GT1 Announced for Ford Nationals

Rare 2009 Matech Ford GT Prototype GT1 Announced for Ford Nationals

Joining the Special Ford GT Gallery Display for Ford Nationals Weekend

This car has NEVER been on display in the United States at ANY car show and during Ford weekend, that WILL happen for the first-time.
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New in 2019 - Ford GT Track Takeover

New in 2019 - Ford GT Track Takeover

Calling All Ford GT and GT40 Owners!  Take some hot laps on the Autocross Course!
 

You saw the GT’s in 2017 when they made the parade laps around the grounds, now hear the GT’s as they takeover the track on Friday and Saturday!
 
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Online Ticketing Now Available

Online Ticketing Now Available

Purchase Single Day, Weekend or Season Passes

Tickets are cheaper online and that means the money you save can be used in the automotive flea market or can help you buy a car within the car corral.
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Ford Motor Company New Vehicle Walk-Arounds

Ford Motor Company New Vehicle Walk-Arounds

See the Latest and Greatest Products from Ford and Hear from the Experts

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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Experience the Annual Ford Nationals Select Display

Experience the Annual Ford Nationals Select Display

Unique Showcase Features Unique Ford Branded Cars or Trucks

This display is positioned within Building Y and features 12-14 cars that are unique to the history of the Ford brand.
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Buy a Piece of Boss History – Pre-Order Yours Today!

Buy a Piece of Boss History – Pre-Order Yours Today!

Special Die-Cast 50th Anniversary Boss Mustang from M2 Machines

These 1:64 scale collectible keepsakes are VERY LIMITED and are available at a $15 price point. You MUST pre-order your M2 collectible and then pick it up at the event. 
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STOP and Share Your Carlisle Experience

STOP and Share Your Carlisle Experience

Participate in the new Social Stops at the event for special anniversary stickers!

Show your friends and family what being at the Carlisle Ford Nationals is all about and get rewarded!  All-new to this year’s event will be the Carlisle Events Social Stops! 
 
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Special Guest - Al Joniec Comes to Carlisle in June!

Special Guest - Al Joniec Comes to Carlisle in June!

Joniec joins us as we Celebrate the Historic Boss!

Born and raised in Philadelphia and on his own since the age of 15 due to multiple family events, Al had to learn how to survive while continuing to go to school.  His love with cars started with his first job, working at a gas station. 
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Visit Author Charlie Morris in Building T with the Boss Celebration

Visit Author Charlie Morris in Building T with the Boss Celebration

Chat with and pickup a copy of one of Charlie’s famed Ford Books

 

 

Charlie Morris will be hosting book signings and seminars at this year's Ford Nationals.  Charlie is famous in many Ford realms and will be hosting book signings. 

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The Adventures of Al Joniec with Al Joniec & Charlie Morris

The Adventures of Al Joniec with Al Joniec & Charlie Morris

A Story of Mustangs, Cobra Jets, Batcars, Airplanes, Dragons, Hairy Ones and 2,000 Worms

Join Ford Drag Racer Al Joniec and Author Charlie morris as they explore what it was really like to live through the golden years of racing.  
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Special Guest - Catch Don Farr and Grab His New Boss Book

Special Guest - Catch Don Farr and Grab His New Boss Book

Meet Don on Saturday in Building T

With such an important Ford themed weekend, it’s only natural that important Ford themed people come to Carlisle to celebrate.  Be at the event to meet Mustang aficionado Donald Farr.  
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Special Guest - Meet Steve Saxty at the Carlisle Ford Nationals

Special Guest - Meet Steve Saxty at the Carlisle Ford Nationals

Author and Industry Expert Hosting Seminars and More in 2019

After a career spanning thirty years in the car industry - starting out at Ford - and encompassing Mazda, Porsche GB sales and then consulting for the likes of Rolls-Royce, Lotus, McLaren, Lexus, Toyota and GM, Steve has come full circle – back to Ford.
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Special Guest - John Clor of Ford Performance

Special Guest - John Clor of Ford Performance

Ford Performance's Enthusiast Communications Manager Joins You in Carlisle

 

Ford loves talking with you the enthusiast and they want to connect with you!  John Clor, Ford Performance’s Enthusiast Communications Manager joins us for this year’s Ford Nationals event weekend!

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Virginia Giant Smashes Into Ford Weekend

Virginia Giant Smashes Into Ford Weekend

Monster Truck Excitement Backs Annual All-Ford Showcase
 

The Carlisle Ford Nationals presented by Meguiar's honors 50-years of the iconic Summer of ’69; an era where many social happenings crushed the evening news headlines and dominated pop culture.  For 2019, Ford weekend welcomes another crushing piece of automotive pop culture history; the all-Ford powered Virginia Giant monster ride truck.
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Seminar - Mustang Club of America’s Occasional and Daily Driven Classes

Seminar - Mustang Club of America’s Occasional and Daily Driven Classes

MCA Judge Jake Jerrell to give demonstration on MCA Judging

MCA Judge Jake Jerrell will explain the  Mustang Club of America’s Occasional and Daily Driven Classes and what the judges look for.
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Attention Car Clubs – Compete To See Who is the Largest

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! 
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Attention Car Clubs - Coolest Club Hangout Award

Attention Car Clubs - Coolest Club Hangout Award

Is your Club Tent the Place to Be?

Plan your theme and your decorations well for the show because there are a host of clubs vying for the honor.
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The Yellow, Black and Red Mustang Registries are Coming to Carlisle

The Yellow, Black and Red Mustang Registries are Coming to Carlisle

Imagine Rows and Rows of Solid Color Mustangs During Event Weekend

If you have a Yellow, Black or Red Mustang and want to be part of the fun, or just want to see the cars at Carlisle, be sure to get involved!
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Attention “Young Guns”

Attention “Young Guns”

If You Are 25 or Younger, Male or Female…

All “Young Guns” are located together in an area reserved exclusively for them on the National Parts Depot Showfield.
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Team Shelby takes Ford Nationals by Storm in 2019

Team Shelby takes Ford Nationals by Storm in 2019

Registration for Team Shelby has OPENED and you'll want to be a part of it!

Join Team Shelby as they host a fun-filled club weekend here at Carlisle Ford Nationals. 
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Ford Parade and Street Party Comes to Downtown Carlisle

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 annual and always popular Ford Parade and Downtown Street Party on Saturday, June 1.
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Check out the New 2019 Roush Stage 3 Mustang and Roush F-150

Check out the New 2019 Roush Stage 3 Mustang and Roush F-150

Join Roush Performance for New Vehicle Walkarounds

 

Roush Performance, a staple in the Ford specialty builder market for many years wants to show you, the enthusiast, their latest vehicles. 
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Take it to the Track with the Autocross Real Street Shootout

Take it to the Track with the Autocross Real Street Shootout

See what your Car Can do on the Carlisle Course

Be sure to participate in the Autocross Real Street Shootout, taking place Friday of event weekend. 
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Join Gateway Classic Mustang for Autocross Ridealongs

Join Gateway Classic Mustang for Autocross Ridealongs

Get Introduced to the Sport with Gateway Classic Mustang at Carlisle

Gateway Classic Mustang will host FREE ridealong sessions between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
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Have You Raced A Ford Lately – Sunday Autocross

Have You Raced A Ford Lately – Sunday Autocross

Hosted by the Cumberland Valley Corvette Club

The onsite Carlisle Autocross allows drivers to run the road course and compare their times to each other. Registration is required and the fun takes place Sunday only.
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Installation Alley at the Ford Nationals

Installation Alley at the Ford Nationals

Get Exhausted with A&A

A&A Auto Stores, the Official Performance Parts Installer of Carlisle Events, will be offering performance exhaust installations from the top manufactures.
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VMP Performance Offering Dyno Tuning Services

VMP Performance Offering Dyno Tuning Services

Get the most out of your mods with VMP Tuning

Get your Ford tuned at this year’s Carlisle Ford Nationals!
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Turn Your Parts and Related Merchandise into Cash

Turn Your Parts and Related Merchandise into Cash

Become a Vendor and Sell Your Automotive Merchandise

The Ford Nationals Automotive Flea Market is the perfect opportunity to sell the parts and accessories that have been collecting dust in your garage. 
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Classic to Late-Model Cars for any Budget

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.
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Carlisle Events Wants You to Save $$$

Carlisle Events Wants You to Save $$$

Learn How to Maximize your Carlisle Experience and Minimize the Cost

For clear cut results in selling your merchandise, selling your car/cars or highlighted exposure for your company’s manufactured parts and/or accessories connect with Carlisle Events today to see if you qualify.
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Promote Your Car Corral Ride on our Social Media Pages

Promote Your Car Corral Ride on our Social Media Pages

Program Allows for FREE Exposure to Help You Sell Your Ride

Carlisle Events is offering you additional FREE exposure via our social media pages (Facebook and Twitter) to promote your presence at Carlisle.
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Win $69 with a 69 Second Burnout - The Carlisle Burnout Contest Returns to Ford Weekend

Win $69 with a 69 Second Burnout - The Carlisle Burnout Contest Returns to Ford Weekend

3 Minutes to Show your Stuff

Pre-registration for the burnout contest is required at Guest Services. A show sticker (i.e. registered for vending or show vehicle), driver’s license and proof of insurance are required.
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Ms. Carlisle Ford Nationals

Ms. Carlisle Ford Nationals

Compete to Win the Crown and Cash Prizes

Registration is available Friday and Saturday leading up to the contest by stopping by Guest Services, near the main grandstand.
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The Historic Vehicle Association Comes to Carlisle

The Historic Vehicle Association Comes to Carlisle

National Organization Presents 'National Automotive Heritage 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
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Auctions 101

Auctions 101

How to Buy and Sell a Ford at Auction
 

Auctions are the hottest rend in the market today and our experts will provide you with the knowledge you need to buy or sell your Corvette at auction.
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Awards Parade – Show your Winning Car in Style

Awards Parade – Show your Winning Car in Style

Join Carlisle on Sunday at 11AM 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.
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New Addition for Women's Oasis

New Addition for Women's Oasis

The 2019 Women’s Oasis would like to welcome Shears Cosmetology School!

Stop by the Women's Oasis and get a FREE manicure and/or pedicure throughout the show weekend
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Women's Oasis – Quality Items that Women Love!

Women's Oasis – Quality Items that Women Love!

Visit the Oasis for Relaxation, Shopping, and Activities

Join our amazing vendors and artisans selling items such as handmade crafts, jewelry and accessories, kitchen must-haves, unique clothing, treats to temp you, scents to relax you, beauty products and so much more! 
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Fun for the Kids

Fun for the Kids

Kids at Carlisle Activity Center Includes Crafts, Games, a Play Area and More

Draw on a real car, design their own poster or make their very own Kids at Carlisle Tee Shirt!
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The Art of FOMOCO – Automotive Artist David Snyder

The Art of FOMOCO – Automotive Artist David Snyder

A Fantastic Display of FOMOCO and Automotive Art Available in Building T

You'll witness first hand, as Dave demonstrates his artistic ability as he works on new paintings.
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Camp with Carlisle Events to Maximize Your Event Experience

Camp with Carlisle Events to Maximize Your Event Experience

Call Today to Ask How You Can Stay and Play

For the Carlisle Ford Nationals, camping is located off-site in the Clay Street parking area. The best way to find out complete details per show is to call Carlisle Events at 717-243-7855.
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Get Your Ford Nationals Event T-Shirt Via the Carlisle Store

Get Your Ford Nationals Event T-Shirt Via the Carlisle Store

Join Green Mountain Monogram in Building T as you Shop for Carlisle Gear

The Carlisle Ford Nationals 2019 Event T-Shirt is available ONLINE & at Ford Nationals in Building T!
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Order a Carlisle Ford Nationals Display Banner

Order a Carlisle Ford Nationals Display Banner

Indoors or Out, if it was a Banner You May Be Able to Buy it 

Visit CarlisleOverstock Store on eBay to browse the selection!
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Download the Carlisle Events App

Download the Carlisle Events App

Your Owner’s Manual to all Things Carlisle During Event Weekend

Available for Free Download on iTunes and NOW Google Play
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Get Your Summer of ‘69 Merchandise

Get Your Summer of ‘69 Merchandise

Cups, Stickers and Shirts Available (While Supplies Last)
 

It’s a once in a lifetime celebration in 2019 as we offer a season-long 50th celebration of the iconic Summer of ‘69.  As part of the special theme, you can pick up a souvenir cup, shirt and/or sticker to commemorate the theme. 
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Look Back on Your Carlisle Weekend with Rear View Mirror Sunday

Look Back on Your Carlisle Weekend with Rear View Mirror Sunday

Spend a Relaxing Sunday at Carlisle From 7AM to 12PM

This is THE perfect way to spend a laid back Sunday morning at Carlisle for those who have been around the show since the start.
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Handy Tips for a Successful Trip Through the Automotive Flea Market

Handy Tips for a Successful Trip Through the Automotive Flea Market

FREE Taxi Service and Parts Hauling Help Get You From A to B at Carlisle

The Carlisle PA Fairgrounds is a large footprint that can be a challenge at times, even for the most experienced attendee.  82 acres, 16+ miles of paved roadway, vendors and cars everywhere…it’s easy to understand how you may start wondering to yourself “where did I see that part or car I want to buy?”  “How do I get my purchase from its space to my truck?”  “How am I going to do this?” 

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Non-Denominational Worship Service

Non-Denominational Worship Service

Sunday Morning at 9AM

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend! We hope to see you there. 
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