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.
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.
For all vehicles 1972 and older, we offer the opportunity for you to participate in and display your vehicle at the show with a “Show & Shine Registration” good for all three days of the event. Your registration comes with space to display your vehicle as well as a Goodguys Goodie Bag, Tickets to the event, Children’s Passes, the chance to participate in Goodguys AutoCross, win a Goodguys Award and more! And if you register before pre-registration ends on 9/20/13, you’ll save $10 OFF the at-event price!
To display your vehicle in our Show & Shine, you need to be a Goodguys Member. If you’re currently a Goodguys Member, you can display your vehicle all three days of the show for just $55 or save $10 off the registration cost and pay only $45 if you pre-register before pre-registration closes for this event on 9/20/13.
It's never too early to talk about the 2014 Carlisle Ford Nationals, heck, we'll even mention a 2015 show activity before this e-news is said and done. Ultimately, the show is coming together quickly and we want you to not only know all about it, but be part of it. Registration is open now for all aspects of the weekend - showfield, swap meet, car corral and invitational displays. The event is June 6-8, 2014 so be sure to save the date and get involved.
Rockin’ Rob MacGregor ran the fastest qualifying time of the sponsor shoot out at the Goodguys Columbus Autocross in his Hurst sponsored ’69 C-10! On his qualifying run Rob ran 35.000. The next fastest time of the weekend was 35.8 – to say this was
BRAND NEW GIVEAWAY! Exclusive Carlisle Subscriber Special! Put the pedal to the metal, it's Hemi time! Get 5 BONUS TICKETS for the first ever 2013 Challenger Dream Giveaway – just use promo code RL0713H with any $20 or more tax-deductible donation! ENTER NOW and you could win a 1971 Original Plum Crazy 426 Hemi Challenger AND the matching supercharged 2013 Plum Crazier 426 Hemi Challenger!
Once again in 2013, the COMP Performance Group™ trailer and staff will present at every stop on the Hot Rod Power Tour - one of the biggest and best road trips in the nation for performance enthusiasts. A variety of special events are scheduled throughout the week, including a highly anticipated cruise night in downtown Memphis (home of CPG) on the evening of Tuesday, June 4th.
Among the special promotions slated for the week is the return of the popular Golden Ticket contest. In this program Long Haulers are rewarded for promoting and supporting CPG brands such as COMP Cams®, TCI®, FAST™, ZEX™, RHS®, Quarter Master®, Inglese™ and others. CPG event staff will scour the grounds at each location, and will hand out up to 25 Golden Tickets during the week.
The contest culminates in Charlotte on Saturday, June 7th, when one name will be randomly drawn to win a product certificate valued at $10,000. It can be used on a single purchase across any of the COMP Performance Group™ brands. Participants must be present to win, and all ticketholders must have their tickets in hand at the drawing.
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 2,200 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
By entering the 2013 Mustang Dream Giveaway your tax- deductible donation to WorldCause Foundation will fund grants that benefit veterans, health & humanitarian efforts like these:
DAV is dedicated to one single purpose: fulfilling our promises to the men and women who served. All DAV programs are provided free of charge to military, veterans and their families - empowering them to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity.
Carroll Shelby Foundation
The Carroll Shelby Foundation is dedicated to providing financial support for children and medical professionals to help overcome life-threatening health issues worldwide and promoting continuing educational development.
Paralyzed Veterans Outdoor Fund
The Paralyzed Veterans Outdoor Fund provides our
seriously injured heroes opportunities to enrich their lives through adaptive sports and outdoor recreational activities.