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LostDeere59
Posted 2018-05-14 1:31 PM (#563352)
Subject: Carlisle Chrysler Nationals . . . Questions



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Friends and I attended the first 2 or 3 years of this event, but then we all left the car hobby for one reason or another, and I haven't been back since.

I've also never taken a car - it was always just shopping the swap meet and critiquing every one else's cars.

I've read all over the Carlisle Productions website, and frankly didn't find much really useful information. I'm hoping that at least a few of the members here are planning to attend, and can provide some advice and information to help me plan and enjoy the event.

So . . .

1) The $55.00 show registration - I assume that covers me and the car, but are additional passengers also included (like my wife and/or brother)?

2) I know the event runs Fri/Sat/Sun with a Thursday load-in (and new for this year gate admission) but for me this is a 1-day drive out/drive back kind of thing. If I only attend one day, which is best? I'm interested in finding a few parts, hopefully seeing some similar cars, and meeting some of the members from this board. Or should I try to plan for 2 days?

3) What are the rules on the show field? I'm sure it'll be unreasonably hot for the event, so are tents/canopies allowed at your car? Where on the facility do they park the show cars? And as a one (or two) day attendee what are the rules regarding moving vehicles in and out during the day?

4) Looking at the "classes" on the show application - should I be with the "All Desoto" or the "55 to 61" cars? Seems either applies, but what do you guys think?

5) For those of you who spend 2 or 3 days at the event, do you leave your car on the Fairgrounds overnight - or take it with you to wherever you spend your overnight?


Of course any other tips, information, or suggestions you care to share would be very much appreciated.

Thank you

Gregg
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goldfin58
Posted 2018-05-14 3:20 PM (#563372 - in reply to #563352)
Subject: RE: Carlisle Chrysler Nationals . . . Questions


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Gregg,

1) $55 Show Registration is for the car, driver and 1 passenger only. All others in car have to pay the daily entrance fee per person.

2)Best day really depends on what is more important to you. If you are looking for rare parts before someone snatches them up your best bet is to go Thursday or Friday. If the car show is more your thing, Saturday tends to have the most cars. Some of which are only there one day. Friday does have a pretty full show filed as well. Sunday there is not much left of the flea market or the show field.

3) I have seen folks showing their cars have small pop up tents or umbrellas behind their cars. Never seen anyone make them take them down. The Forwardlook group usually has a large tent set up with our cars. Make sure if you register online to say your are with the "Forwardlook club". There is a drop down menu when you register with a list of clubs. The more participants you get registered wuith your particualr club helps to get the tent from what i understand.

4) You could register in either Desoto or the 55-61 class. Most of the Desotos do stay in the Desoto class from what I have seen over the years.

5) I usually attend both days. I drive a 120 mile round trip each day in my 58 Fury. I drive the same mileage back and forth to work all week so the drive is nothing to me. Some folks do leave their cars overnight. Some stay on grounds at the campsites, others go to a hotel. All depends on what is good with you.

Hope this helps,

Mike

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LostDeere59
Posted 2018-05-15 11:08 AM (#563430 - in reply to #563372)
Subject: RE: Carlisle Chrysler Nationals . . . Questions



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Hi Mike

Thank you very much - your responses are exactly the kind of information I was looking for.

I forgot to ask about the Forward Look association when registering, so I'm glad you pointed that out.

I'm coming from a bit south of the Bethlehem/Allentown area, so it's about 2 hours each way. Both days is tempting though . . .


I'd welcome any input/opinions from others as well if you care to add anything.

I'm looking forward to meeting a few of you.


Gregg
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