For Immediate Release
PERFORMANCE & STYLE A BIG HIT
Monday, May 07, 2007
CARLISLE, Pa. – Fans of aftermarket customizations, In-Car Entertainment (ICE) buffs and folks who just enjoy beautiful cars came to Carlisle in droves this past weekend. They saw some great tricked out cars and entertainment, and also enjoyed a beautiful Central Pennsylvania spring weekend.
The attendees were treated to some thrilling entertainment provided by The Starboyz motorcycle stunt team that performs exciting “don’t-try-these-at-home” stunts on their motorcycles. A new event this year was the Drifting demonstrations performed by local and national Drifters. Drifting is the ability to control your car through turns as the cars slides around corners. This event proved to be very popular. Event Manager Rich Dallas commented, “When you bring a new event to the show, you never know how it will be received. The drifting demo was well-attended and the crowds appeared to really enjoy it.”
The ICE House display showcased vehicles that demonstrated the art of in-car entertainment; in many cases, to the extreme. The Project Gotham car contained a total of 110 video monitors and some outlandish amount of sub-woofers. There was lots of neon and plenty of enthusiasm. Magazine Alley brought the spectators cars that have been featured in their favorite magazines. Two of the leading builders in the P&S genre, RJ deVera and Neil Tjin, were on hand to talk with fans and sign autographs throughout the weekend.
The popular wing eating contest, beauty contest and burnouts all took place at the stage on Saturday afternoon. The results are below:
Chomping down on 25 wings in record time, Mark Murphy of Pittston, Pennsylvania won the P&S Wing-eating Contest sponsored by the North Hanover Grill.
Mike Swartz of Carlisle “smoked ‘em” until they popped in the P&S Burnout Contest. His ride was a ’96 Acura Integra GSR. He managed to blow both tires!
Beauty was abundant at the P&S Beauty Contest. Winner Ashley “Nicki” Gerz from Gordonville, Pennsylvania took top honors. She was followed in second place by veteran winner Amanda Lawson of Carlisle. Jessica Link of Allentown, Pennsylvania took third place honors.
Awards for different classes and styles of cars were awarded on Sunday. The winners can be found on the P&S event details page http://carsatcarlisle.com/pands/details.asp
We encourage those who attended Performance & Style this weekend to take our after-event survey. It can be found at this address http://www.carsatcarlisle.com/pands/survey.asp Rich Dallas noted, ”This is your show. I hope you will give us your feedback on what you liked, what we could improve or what you’d like to see us add for next year’s event. We really want to know what you think.”
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Journalist note: Information about Carlisle Events, its event listings, auction offerings and the Carlisle Expo Center is available to journalists by phone:
717-243-7855 ext. 133
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