Chrysler weekend at Carlisle – it’s three days on paper, but much longer for those who experience it in person. Good weather mean …
Chrysler weekend at Carlisle – it’s three days on paper, but much longer for those who experience it in person. Good weather means vendors are setting up days in advance, great weather means show cars are on grounds at least two days prior to the official start date. Regardless of when someone shows up, the bottom line is that the annual Carlisle Chrysler Nationals is juggernaut within the Dodge/Chrysler/Mopar enthusiast base. 2020’s event should be no different and coming off a record 2,803 Showfield turnout in 2019, Carlisle Events is excited to share what themes and anniversaries will be showcased in America’s Automotive Hometown starting at 7 a.m. daily.
Running July 10-12, 2020 at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds, displays will offer a diverse snapshot of the brand. From indoor features within Buildings T and Y to those under a tent on the Showfield, there will be something for everyone. Can you believe 1970 was 50 years ago? It’s true…and with that milestone comes some amazing planned displays.
Though locations are TBD, what is confirmed is the amazing array of history coming to Carlisle. Chrysler weekend honors 50 years of the following: 50 Years of the Dodge Challenger, 50 Years of the AAR & T/A, 50 Years of the Plymouth Duster, 50 Years of the Superbird and 50 Years of Pro Stock.
The application for featured vehicle consideration is available online today and while every owner/applicant for one of the recognized celebrations won’t be selected, that doesn’t mean their vehicle isn’t welcome. With such a massive facility and show car layout, registering for the Showfield is very easy and in most cases, available at a discounted rate. A link to register for the event is available at www.CarlisleEvents.com. Once on the Chrysler Nationals portion of the page, event hopefuls can either register to show their car OR pick up single day/weekend tickets to enjoy the event as a spectator.
Seeing these great displays is just one aspect of the fun. There are product walk-arounds and FREE thrill rides from Dodge, on-site installations from A&A Auto Stores, automotive competitions like autocross, a real street shootout and a burnout contest, plus there’s a massive midway and automotive flea market. The midway and flea market are must-see/must-do aspects of the show and keep growing annually. Shopping is made easy at Carlisle!
To be involved with the 2020 Carlisle Chrysler Nationals as an automotive flea market vendor or midway partner, call 717-243-7855 to inquire about pricing and availability. Otherwise, to be part of the show as a spectator or by showing a vehicle, visit one of the following web pages to learn more.
General Info: http://www.carlisleevents.com
Event Info: https://www.carlisleevents.com/events/events-detail/index?id=chrysler+nationals
Featured Vehicle Consideration: https://www.carlislefeatures.com
Spectator Tickets/Weekend Passes: https://www.carlisletickets.com
Corvettes at Carlisle is the cornerstone of all things automotive at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds. The event, launched in 1982 by the late Chi …
Corvettes at Carlisle is the cornerstone of all things automotive at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds. The event, launched in 1982 by the late Chip Miller, honors America’s Sportscar each summer by welcoming over 5,000 Corvettes and 60,000+ guests to central Pennsylvania. For 2019, Carlisle Events and Corvettes at Carlisle were honored by Team Chevrolet to host and spotlight the all-new mid-engine 2020 Corvette, also known as the C8.
The hype surrounding the car is real and now, instead of just looking at a 2020 C8 at a car show or on a showroom floor (if you can find one), you have a chance to WIN ONE! The Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation is excited to announce that one lucky winner WILL drive home in a 2020 Mid-Engine C8 Z51 Corvette on May 1, 2020.
Entry for the sweepstakes runs August 24, 2019 through May 1, 2020 and while there are many price points for entry into the sweepstakes, packages begin at $25 (3 tickets) and go as high as $2,500 (375 tickets + 150 bonus tickets). In between the high- and low-end packages, tickets and bonus options span $50 through $1,500, making this a giveaway/sweepstakes priced for all who may want to own an instant classic!
With such anticipation, now is a great time to enter the sweepstakes; after all, the 2020 C8 Corvette is nearly sold out! Simply make a donation to the CMAF for sweepstakes tickets and a chance to win! The prize isn’t just a Corvette, it’s a machine powered by the all-new 6.2L LT2 V8 engine with 495 hp, 470 lb.-ft. and a top speed of 194 m.p.h. It also features continuously Variable Valve Timing which will further improve performance.
“We are extremely excited to work with Valley Chevrolet of Wilkes-Barre, PA to offer this all-new 2020 C8 Corvette as a prize for those who support the CMAF,” noted CMAF President Lance Miller. “The wife of Valley’s owner was recently diagnosed with amyloidosis and that makes this partnership extra special for me and the foundation,” continued Miller. “Much like the team at Valley Chevrolet, my father was very passionate about all things Corvette. Unfortunately, amyloidosis took him from us in March of 2004,” added Miller. “While it was too late for my dad, our goal since the launch of the CMAF is to help those afflicted with the disease and to raise awareness to offer the knowledge and understanding of amyloidosis for earlier detection. In turn, we hope to ensure a better quality of life for those afflicted with the disease and to help science find a cure.”
The chance to donate and get tickets as well as details on all events supported by the CMAF can be found online at www.ChipMiller.org or via the CMAF Facebook page, www.facebook.com/AmyloidosisAwarenes.
Carlisle Events and its staff have won numerous awards since its inception in 1974. …
Carlisle Events and its staff have won numerous awards since its inception in 1974. Founded by Bill Miller and the late Elliot “Chip” Miller, the events at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds entertain over a half a million guests annually, plus draw over ten thousand classic and collector cars to America’s Automotive Hometown each season. None of this would have been possible without the passionate efforts of two men who shared more than just the same last name. Their efforts and decades of work/contributions within the collector car hobby have earned them a VERY special honor – being named 2019 Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Museum Automotive Heritage Award recipients. The ceremony takes place at the AACA Museum’s “Night at the Museum” gala and silent charity auction on October 9 in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
There’s a bit of irony surrounding this award for Bill and Chip, as the October 9, Hershey based ceremony is also home to where it all started for the Miller’s (not related) more than 45 years ago. It was 1973 and Chip was selling a ‘50s era Corvette at the AACA’s big event in Chocolate town. What the young men didn’t realize at the time, was that while the Corvette in question seemed “old” to them, it did not classify as a classic car. As such, they were asked to remove the car from the grounds.
“We decided we needed a place for guys like us who liked the kinds of cars that we did,” said Bill Miller. With a rented fairground and some loan money, Bill and Chip set out to make history, and they most certainly did. Over the years, their efforts have resulted in billions of local economic impact dollars, countless jobs, thousands of dollars in charitable monies, dozens of cars given away, proposals, marriages, babies, generations of guests and a mecca for car lovers from around the world to converge and “talk shop” for a weekend.
After many years of hard work, the duo receives this amazing honor, albeit posthumously for Chip. The Automotive Heritage Award is designed to honor and provide public recognition for an individual(s) who made an exceptional contribution to the hobby by preserving antique automobiles and motorsports vehicles, exhibiting their vehicles, promoting the hobby, engaging in sustained, noteworthy activities that have positively impacted the hobby and using his/her position in the hobby for philanthropy and service to others. This is the third annual offering of the award. Past award recipients include race car driver Bobby Rahal and Gale Halderman, the man who sketched the first Ford Mustang.
This recognition is the latest in a line of honors for Bill and Chip since the inception of Carlisle Events. Past honors include the Meguiars Award, Central Penn Business Journal Persons of the Year (with Lance Miller), the Others Award from the Salvation Army and many more local and regional honors. In addition, Chip was posthumously inducted into the National Corvette Hall of fame in 2013.
Lance Miller, Chip’s son, will accept on his behalf, while Bill Miller will join Lance on the stage for this amazing recognition. Complete event information is available at www.aacamuseum.org/events or by calling the AACA direct at 717-566-7100.
Herb Houston of South Carolina has been named the Grand Prize Winner of the MotorCrush 100K Sweepstakes.
The public announcement came at the …
Herb Houston of South Carolina has been named the Grand Prize Winner of the MotorCrush 100K Sweepstakes.
The public announcement came at the IMSA Northeast Grand Prix—part of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship series—on Saturday, July 20, 2019, at Lime Rock Park just before 10:00am. MotorCrush users and Grand Prize-hopefuls were able to tune-in via Instagram Live to hear the winner’s name, but only one of them went home with a modified Nissan GT-R valued at $70,000.
Houston, who had been contacted prior to the event and was flown-in the day before, accepted the keys. “When I received the news, I asked myself, ‘Is this for real?’ There was disbelief, coupled with a lot of excitement,” he said. “I was sworn to secrecy up to this point, but now I can finally share this with my friends, family, and the MotorCrush community.”
Shortly after Houston got behind the wheel, he was asked to slide over to the passenger seat as professional sports car champion and ALIVE® founder Andy Lally took him out onto the track to show Houston the full capabilities of his new ride. The GT-R is outfitted with a 3.8L twin-turbo V6 engine, 6-speed dual clutch, and 480 horsepower—all wielded with the expertise of a pro driver.
The experience, and the car, were made possible thanks to MotorCrush’s partners, Lockton Motorsports Insurance® and Lime Rock Park, as well as the hard work of their build contributors, including:
The app serves to connect enthusiasts to all aspects of the motoring community. For Houston, this is what drew him to MotorCrush. “I've been into cars almost my whole life,” he said, “and grew up in a thriving car culture. But since I have been raising a family in a very rural community, it's all removed. With MotorCrush, I was able to interact with other enthusiasts in spite of the distance.”
Houston said his top priority after leaving Lime Rock Park will be to show his new ride to his father.
The sweepstakes, which ran from November 1, 2018 to May 15, 2019, may be over, but there is more to look forward to from the ALIVE Team. In the fall, Lally will be taking the six recipients of the Andy Lally Track Day for a ride of their own. The Team also plans to host sweepstakes for ALIVE’s two other products: Track Rabbit and Awesome Joe Auctions.
Life is Good – that’s what Chip Miller would always say. For a pair of recent fund-raising events hosted by the late National Cor …
Life is Good – that’s what Chip Miller would always say. For a pair of recent fund-raising events hosted by the late National Corvette Hall of Famer’s namesake foundation, not only was it good, it was great! On Friday, July 19, the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation welcomed hundreds of surfers and dozens more families for its 16th Annual Surf Fest and 4th annual Slide for Amyloid & Taste of OC.
In the days leading up to Surf Fest, the ocean was calm by surfing standards, but with Chip Miller looking down on an event he’d surely be proud of, King Triton rose up, offering perfect surfing conditions with waves not seen in OCNJ all summer.
Registration got things going at 7:30 a.m. with surfers of all ages and skill sets taking part in the fun. Nearly a hundred surfers took part with the top 6 being recognized in 7 different categories. Those categories included Girls 12 & Under, Girls 13 & Up, Boys 12 & Under, Jr. Men, Men, Longboard and Parent/Child. Category winners (in the same order) include Brynn Gallagher, Mia Gallagher, Cruz Dinofa, Tucker Collins, Stephen Zakroff, Kaiden Cameron and the Edington Family.
Complete results are available HERE.
As if cooling off IN the ocean wasn’t enough on a day when temps touched triple digits, the CMAF had more water themed fun planned for the evening. Just blocks from the surf beach sits the Ocean City Water Park and as the sun faded to the west, the 2019 turnout and subsequent festivities topped last year’s event. Earned money was well over $30,000 and surpassed last year’s totals, while sixteen restaurants and eateries in OC donated some of the best food anyone could want as part of the evening.
My father, Chip Miller was looking down on us this beautiful beach day,” noted CMAF president Lance Miller. “We haven’t had waves all summer and everyone couldn’t believe their eyes once they peered towards the ocean and saw some incredible surf pouring in for the contestants to enjoy. We couldn’t have asked for better surf and weather,” continued Miller.
Miller also noted that the weather (and his wife) played a key role in the Taste of OC/Slide for Amyloid event too.
“The weather couldn’t have been better for an evening at the OC Waterpark. My wife, Michele, really took the helm this year and worked diligently on getting local eateries behind the Taste of OC. I was simply stunned at the transformation she and her friends did to make the waterpark an elegant yet laid back setup. The food was out of this world! The outpouring of rave reviews were constant all evening long, people really loved the food. We couldn’t have done it without the amazing OC community.”
These two events are just two of many on the summer schedule for the CMAF. The next event happens Saturday, July 27 at the OCNJ Skate Park as part of the 3rd Annual Skate Fest. Following Skate Fest, the CMAF turns its attention to Carlisle Pennsylvania for Corvettes at Carlisle, the annual CMAF dinner and Corvette raffle giveaway hosted by the Lancaster County Corvette Club.
As with all events, prices and participation vary, but complete details on the 2019 season can be found online at www.ChipMiller.org or via the CMAF Facebook page, www.facebook.com/AmyloidosisAwarenes. Can’t make the event? Donate today via the CMAF web page. Either way, join in the fun and support a great cause along the way.
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