CARLISLE, Pa. – The 2007 Carlisle All-Ford Nationals come to the Carlisle Pennsylvania Fairgrounds June 1-3. The 13th annual Blue Oval event brings with it lots of excitement, great cars and interesting personalities.

2007 is the 40th anniversary of the legendary Mercury Cougar. Fans won’t want to miss this fine exhibit of some of the nicest cars to ever come out of Detroit. Event manager Rick Markko noted that “We are looking for outstanding examples of this interesting automobile. We plan to have a special invitational display and a huge showfield of Cougars. If people are interested in showing off their Cougars, get in touch with us.”

If you own a Mustang Mach I, this will be a GIGANTIC event that you will want to attend! We would like to display your Mach I in a special area that will include all years of the famous Mach I. The cars will be assigned to various classes and participant balloting will determine first, second and third place for each class. Awards will be given to class winners and other selected awards will be a part of this event.

Starsky & Hutch fans will be thrilled with the turnout of red and white Torinos. So far 25 of them are signed up to join the Ford fun at Carlisle. Ford only made 1,000 of these Limited Edition “Starsky & Hutch” Gran Torinos in the spring of 1976 recognizing the popularity of both the show and the car during the ‘70s.

“A Rare Pair” will be on display together for the first time. A 1929 Model A Sedan and a ’29 Model A Closed Cab Truck were purchased as siblings in 1929. They were separated for a number of years, and recovered and restored separately by current owner, Bob Luczun. Both are excellent examples of low mileage and fine condition for vehicles almost 80 years old.

Come out and see David Pearson and Bud Moore, two legendary NASCAR icons as they sign autographs and chat with fans. Bud Moore Engineering will be bringing a 1967 Cougar prototype race car. Al Joniec of drag racing celebrity will join in the fun with one of his race cars.

Beginning in 1990 Ford produced a series of convertibles and marketed them as “Feature Cars.” These Mustang convertibles were green, red, triple white and canary yellow. For the first time, Carlisle Events will be displaying these rare convertibles and encourage all owners of these collectibles to join the party!

Anniversaries abound at Carlisle this year. It’s also the 50th anniversary of the Edsel and the Ranchero. 2007 is the 25th Anniversary of the Ford EXP and Mercury LN7. These two unique cars started out life as sporty two-seaters and this year Carlisle will join with the EXP/LN7 Owners Club in their celebration. If you have one, bring it out and show it off! Whatever you do make sure you check them out on the show field.

As always we have lots of fun activities like burnouts, a beauty contest, dyno testing, wing-eating contest, a huge showfield and car corral, and plenty of great food. There’s something for the entire family…while dad is walking the National Parts Depot Showfield, mom can go to the Women’s Oasis and the kids can visit Kids at Carlisle. Don’t miss the Sunday Giveaway at the stage at 3 p.m. The lucky winner will receive a great older car or $5,000 in cash. Must be present to win.

Check our web site regularly for updates and additions to our roster of guests, cars and entertainment.

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