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Jun 1-3, 2018
Adult Admission: Daily Fri.- Sat. $15 / Sun $7 / Event Pass $30
Thursday - Set Up/Load In Day - $15
Kids 12 and Under FREE

Event Hours Thu.-Sat. 7am-7pm , Sun. 9am-12pm


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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 3,000 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.

By popular demand, gates are open Thursday at a full-price admission, though parking is FREE. Thursday is a set up/load in day for both vendors and those showing cars. By attending Thursday, you just might find a steal of a deal within the swap meet or on the midway. You can also catch a glimpse of the action before anyone else.



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SPECIAL GUEST – MEET DAVE KINDIG OF KINDIG-IT DESIGNS
Bitchin’ Guest Slated for Carlisle Ford Nationals in June

Design award winner. Legendary master builder. Owner of Kindig-It Designs. THE face of one of Velocity TV’s most popular shows, Bitchin’ Rides. Making a rare East Coast event appearance at the...
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SKIP THE LINES. AVOID THE HASSLE. ENJOY YOUR SHOW.
How to Save Time and Money: Details Below

Pre-Register before the Gate-N-Go deadline of Monday, April 30 to save 10%! Why wait in line and lose time that you could be spending on grounds enjoying the event? Register today via Gate-N-Go...
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WHAT’S FRESH IN 2018?
Keep Reading to Learn More

The Carlisle Ford Nationals, presented by Meguiars continues to grow and it does so because of your passion for the hobby. As such, we’re happy to announce some big time features for 2018 that...
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CELEBRATE 50 YEARS OF THE BULLITT MOVIE + SEE THE ALL NEW BULLITT CAR
Movie and Car Take Center Stage Honors in 2018

It’s been 50 Years since Steve McQueen tore up the big screen in Bullitt. Combine that with the fact that Ford enthusiasts are loving all the hype that comes with Bullitt Mustangs, and 2018...
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HONOR 50 YEARS OF THE FORD TORINO IN 2018
From Movie Cars to Privately Owned Rides – It’s all at Carlisle

In 1968 Ford Motor Company introduced its intermediate line with a new body and new styling. Along with the new body and styling came a new subseries in the Fairlane line - the Torino. The...
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HEAR THE ROAR OF THE COBRA JETS
The Cobra Jet Parade Happens Friday AND Saturday at 2 p.m.

Who doesn’t love a parade? At the 2018 Carlisle Ford Nationals, as part of our 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Cobra Jet, we’re giving you a parade with a lot of horse power. ...
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READY, SET, SEE THE COBRA JETS
Building T Welcomes 50 Years of Cobra Jet Equipped Cars

In April of 1968 Ford Motor Company introduced the Cobra Jet engine to the world. Based on the 428 FE engine the Cobra Jet, or "CJ" for short was a beefed up performance version...
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SPECIAL GUEST - AL JONIEC COMES TO CARLISLE IN JUNE!
Joniec joins us as we celebrate the historic Cobra Jet 50th!

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...
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CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SHELBY GT500KR
The Kings of the Road Come to Carlisle with the Cobra Jets

In the late 1960's Shelby was a name synonymous with special edition Fords. Carroll Shelby and his team of engineers tinkered with a number of Ford Mustangs which would come to be adorned with...
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THE FORD FOCUS CELEBRATES ITS 20TH ANNIVERSARY
Spend 2018 with Ford’s Modern Compact Car

Focus your attention on this; 2018 will feature a display of Ford’s modern compact car, the Focus. The Focus, which originally debuted in Europe for the 1998 model year, took the small car...
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UNIQUE TRACTOR SHOWCASE PLANNED FOR 2018
See Additional Aspects for the Legendary Ford Portfolio

Did you know that Ford made more than just cars and trucks? It's true. Ford also produced tractors and for 2018, we’ll host a cool display featuring Ford tractors. See tractors big...
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ONLINE TICKETING NOW AVAILABLE
Purchase Single Day, Weekend or Season Passes

For decades, buying a ticket to a car show at Carlisle meant arriving the day of, pulling out your wallet and paying cash at the gate. While that will still be option, now available...
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MEET STEVE SALEEN OF SALEEN INC.
Hall of Famer Comes to Carlisle During Ford Weekend

A very popular name within automotive circles is coming to Carlisle courtesy of Saleen Automotive. Steve Saleen was born in California and attended USC, earning a degree in business. He parlayed his education...
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NEW RANGER, EDGE ST, BULLITT, FORD GT AND CALIFORNIA SPECIAL ANNOUNCED
New Ford Products Scheduled for Display Throughout Event Weekend

Sleek, fast, and all new! See the all-new California Special Mustang, Ford Ranger, Ford Edge ST, Bullitt Mustang, and Ford GT at this year's Ford Nationals. Our friends at Ford Motor Company have recently...
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FORD MOTOR COMPANY NEW VEHICLE WALK AROUNDS
See the Latest and Greatest Products from Ford and Hear from the Experts

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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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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ALL-NEW FORD PERFORMANCE GIVEAWAY PLANNED
Specific Details To Be Announced Soon

Annually Carlisle Events and Ford Performance partner for a spectacular giveaway. This year, the trend continues, but with an all-new prize. Keep an eye on this page as well as the ...
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FORD PERFORMANCE RACING PARTS SHOW SPECIALS
Schedule Your Show Installations NOW!!

The Ford Performance Garage Powered by Ford Performance Racing Parts can be found on the Manufacturers Midway, offering upgrades for your Ford powered vehicles. Upgrade your Mustang, Focus, Fiesta, Raptor and more with power upgrade...
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BUY A PIECE OF SHELBY HISTORY - LIMITED SUPPLY REMAINS
SPECIAL DIE-CAST 50TH ANNIVERSARY GT500 FOR SALE

Get them before they are gone forever! Carlisle Events is in the collector car business and as collectibles go, we’ve got a great option for you in 2017. Own one of 750 die-cast...
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SPEND THE WEEK WITH TEAM SHELBY LEADING UP TO FORD WEEKEND
Start with a Track Day at Summit Point, End with the Carlisle Ford Nationals

Team Shelby and HOD Northeast have joined forces to bring you a day of High Performance Driving at Summit Point Raceway (WV) on Thursday, May 31, 2018. This is the opening event of the 2018...
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EXPERIENCE THE ANNUAL FORD NATIONALS SELECT DISPLAY
Unique Showcase Features Unique Ford Branded Cars or Trucks

Since 2015, the Carlisle Ford Nationals has hosted 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...
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MEET SAM AUXIER, JR. AND SEE HIS FAMED ’65 DRAG CAR
Driver and Machine in Building Y’s Ford Nationals Select Display all Weekend

Sam Auxier, Jr., has been a guest at Carlisle in years past but never before like this. One of drag racing’s top drivers decades ago is coming back in 2018 to not only meet...
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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 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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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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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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2018 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 2.

Automotive enthusiasts, specifically those interested in the FOMOCO brands, will line the streets
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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

This year, 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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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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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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INSTALLATION ALLEY AT THE FORD NATIONALS
Get Exhausted with A&A

If you’re not exhausted when you leave the Ford Nationals at Carlisle, it's your own fault! A&A Auto Stores, the Official Performance Parts Installer of Carlisle Events, will be offering performance exhaust installations from the...
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VMP PERFORMANCE OFFERING DYNO TUNING SERVICES
Get the most out of your mods with VMP Tuning

VMP Performance has been in the Ford performance market for over 10 years. VMP was started by Justin Starkey in 1999 when he bought his first Mustang. VMP Performance has grown to include many different...
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GET TESTED….FOR TORQUE & HORSEPOWER!
Mobile Chassis Dyno Provided by Axcelerated Motorsports

Axcelerated Motorsports will be running their Dyno on Friday and Saturday of the Ford Nationals event. Axcelerated Motorsports provides mobile Dyno tuning for cars and trucks using their Dynojet 248 chassis dynamometer. Their wide band...
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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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CARLISLE EVENTS WANTS YOU TO SAVE $$$
Learn How to Maximize your Carlisle Experience and Minimize the Cost

Vendors are the back bone of all of our events and because of that, we want to make sure you’re getting the best bang for the buck. As such, we’ve implemented a few ways...
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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
Program Allows for FREE Exposure to Help You Sell Your Ride

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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THE CARLISLE BURNOUT CONTEST RETURNS TO FORD WEEKEND
3 Minutes to Show your Stuff

No Carlisle event would be complete without the burnout contest. Competitors battle for bragging rights and the title of “Carlisle King (or Queen) of the Hill.” Pre-registration for the burnout contest is required...
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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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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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AWARDS PARADE – SHOW YOUR WINNING CAR IN STYLE
Join Carlisle on Sunday at 11 a.m. 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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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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FUN FOR THE KIDS
Kids at Carlisle Activity Center Includes Crafts, Games, a Play Area and More

Ford Nationals weekend is fun for the entire family and we haven’t forgotten about our next generation! In the Kids at Carlisle Activity Area, we give the kids a chance to be a kid!...
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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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SPECIAL BOOK SIGNING PLANNED
Snag a Copy of Around the World in a Ford GT

If you've ever considered taking a trip around the world in a car that you love, then you'll want to swing by for a special book signing that deals with that exact topic. Join...
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NEW BULLITT/MACH 1 BOOK TO DEBUT AT THE FORD NATIONALS
Join Engineer Scott Hoag & Author Tony Alonso for the Launch

The 2001 Bullitt was launched in the spring of 2001, just 14 months after being displayed as a concept at the 2000 Los Angeles Auto Show. The 2003/04 Mach 1 was planned while the...
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CAMP WITH CARLISLE EVENTS TO MAXIMIZE YOUR EVENT EXPERIENCE
Call Today to Ask How You Can Stay and Play

Carlisle Events promotes multiple events annually and many of them have a footprint to host you and your camper, RV or tent. Rates vary by event, but if you’re a collector car enthusiast and enjoy...
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GET YOUR EVENT T-SHIRT NOW VIA THE ALL-NEW CARLISLE STORE
Join Green Mountain Monogram as you Shop for Carlisle Gear

When you come to a show at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds this year, you’ll notice the Carlisle Store has been overhauled! Carlisle Events is pleased to announce a partnership with an all-new apparel and...
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ORDER A CARLISLE FORD NATIONALS DISPLAY BANNER
Indoors or Out, if it was a Banner You May Be Able to Buy it

Just in time for the holiday season (and beyond), you can own your piece of the Carlisle Ford Nationals. Did you see a special display banner that caught your eye and you’d like to...
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LOOK BACK ON YOUR CARLISLE WEEKEND WITH REAR VIEW MIRROR SUNDAY
Spend a Relaxing Sunday at Carlisle From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

On the 7th day, we rest, right? Well, for the more than half a million guests and vendors that pass through the gates of the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds, that is very much true. ...
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CATCH THE HURST NATIONALS IN THIS SUMMER
One-of-a-Kind Show Runs July 13-14

You asked for it and we heard you! Carlisle Events is hosting the second annual Hurst Nationals car show. The event runs July 13-14 at the Carlisle Expo Center (down the street from the...
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