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      Known as one of the most influential and exciting shows in automotive history, General Motor’s Motorama was made popular during the 1950’s and early 1960’s. The journey of Motorama shows started in 1950, at the prestigious Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. For many who attended the great shows over the years, it was exciting, amazing, and even thrilling to look into the future of automobiles. Visitors could see a vision of what the potential American sports car looked like or take a tour of a beautiful showroom with cars that one could only dream of. It was the best of times in this country and General Motors, led the way with many great stage shows and production cars which visitors thoroughly enjoyed. ...
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      On September of 1988, BlackHawk Automotive Museum opened its doors to the public. One of the unique properties about the museum is that it is located in Danville, California unlike most automotive museums that reside in the state of Michigan. The museum began its journey in 1982 from the partnership between benefactor, Ken Behring and Don ...
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      Many automotive historians will refer to the GM 1963 split window Corvette design as the most beautiful Corvette produced during the 1960s. One man in particular who was highly involved with the popular 1963 Corvette development and styling theme was Mr. Larry Shinoda. His journey began in 1930 when he was born and raised in Southern California. When he was just a student ...
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      The production of the Shelby Mustang GT-350 models, later nicknamed the Cobra, were built and manufactured at the assembly plant in California. ¬The Shelby Mustang models were first introduced to the public on January 27, 1965 at Riverside Raceway among many fans and automotive enthusiasts. The models became an instant success for Ford Motor Company. Two individuals ...
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      In 1927, Mr. Harley J. Earl was Director of Styling of the newly formed Art & Colour department at General Motors. Before employment at GM, Mr. Earl previously worked with Cadillac Motor Car Division as a consultant in designing the 1927 La Salle automobile. The 1927 La Salle model was one of the first vehicles in the United States to be designed by a stylist. The model was designed with inspiration ...
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      Many automotive fans may recall the 1942 Cadillac model design being quite similar to the previous 1941 Cadillac version. This was mostly due to the fact that before the newer model became widely established, production had to come to a halt on February 4, 1942 as the United States of America entered World War II. Due to the war efforts, some of the model units were painted rather than plated trim which accounted for 2,150 models produced out of a total of 16,511 Cadillac models that were manufactured for the consumer market. Cadillac also started manufacturing components for the Allison aircraft engine along with the M-5 Tank models.

      The 1942 Cadillac models were under direction of Mr. Harley J Earl's and his creative team including the very talented Mr. Bill Mitchell who changed Cadillac's styling direction with the 1938 Cadillac 60-- Special models. In 1942, Cadillac celebrated its 40th year of fine car building designs. There were six new series offered for Cadillac consumers which including the Cadillac Sixty One, Cadillac Sixty Two, Cadillac Sixty Three, Cadillac Sixty Seven, ...
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      In 1958, the U.S. automotive manufactures had low retail sales due the recession. As a result of the decline in factory sales, Ford Motor Company operated at a loss during their second and third quarters of the year. Totals for the year equaled $4,130 million, 25% below sales of 1957. Net income, after taxes, amounted to $96 million, 66% below the net income of 1957. Although crippling, Ford Motor Company soon had a great turn around the year ahead with the development of their new 1958 product line.

      On September 4, 1957, the new Ford Edsel model was introduced to the public. The new model was intended to take advantage of the expanding medium price field and to fill a perceived void between Ford and Mercury vehicles. ...
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      Welcome to a true Mopar-lover’s paradise. There’s nothing quite like it anywhere in the world with over 2,100 vehicles from all eras of the Chrysler brand, classics, muscle cars, high-performance new models all converge on Carlisle for a one of a kind weekend. You need to be here for the enormous showfield that is organized by year, make and model, special indoor displays, activities for the kids, industry guests, special prizes and NHRA drag racing. Interested in parts buying? Look no further! You’ll be amazed at the size of the swap meet, the variety of vendors, the car corral, and the Manufacturers Midway. Whether you prefer the A, B or E body style – this show has it all! Registration is available online or by calling our office at (717) 243-7855. Please note: refunds will not be issued less than 19 days prior to the beginning of the event and winners' lists are subject to change.

      New to this event is Early-Bird Thursday. By attending on Thursday, anyone interested in looking for a deal as part of the swap meet or car corral can get a jump on those who may not arrive until Friday or later. Admission costs apply for Thursday, however; there is no charge for parking in Carlisle owned and operated lots.

      Online showfield registration is available for the 2014 event. If you'd prefer, registration is also available by calling our office at (717) 243-7855. Please note: refunds will not be issued less than 19 days prior to the beginning of the event and winners' lists are subject to change.
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      During the 1950s, sales of European sport cars were on the rise due to the popular interest among many American car buffs. It wasn’t long before General Motors, Ford, and Kaiser-Frazer generated their own automotive sports line to enter the competition. In 1953, General Motors introduced the Corvette model appearing at the Waldorf Motorama shows. In ...
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      Many automotive enthusiasts will state that one of the most popular and interesting automobile designs of all time was the Dodge Viper. The powerful design was generated in efforts to recapture the thrill of driving through open air. When it came to aerodynamics, the vehicle’s long hood design and swept back dramatic angles gave the car a classic yet, dynamic appeal.
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