Show Capsule – The Carlisle All-Chrysler Nationals will host another spectacular three-day show, July 7-9, 2006. We will feature ’71 Hemi and six-pack cars, as 1971 was the last year of these “terrors of the highway.” Be there for a showdown between old school vs. new school, as we host a side-by-side display of concourse restorations vs. resto-moded models. An appearance by Bill “The Automaniac” Goldberg promises to be a lot of fun! Hemi legend Tom Hoover will be reunited with his ball stud hemi engine and his original Barracuda. Legendary Drag Racer Dick Landy will be there to sign autographs and answer your performance questions. DaimlerChrysler will once again display concept vehicles and the latest developments in their company. Celebrity guests will be on hand to sign autographs and answer questions. Special show cars, seminars and exhibits take place throughout the Chrysler weekend.
Concept Challenger Coming to Carlisle – A highlight of the Chrysler show will be the scheduled appearance of DaimlerChrysler’s Concept Challenger. On display will be a concourse restored hemi Challenger, a resto-modified ’70 hemi Challenger and the Concept Challenger. What more could a Mopar fan want?
Resto-moded Display – You will not believe the quality of these Mopars that blend the looks of the ‘60s & ‘70s with today’s technology. Come and see award winning craftsmanship and innovative designs on vehicles that were the highlight of the 2005 SEMA show. Steve Strope of Pure Visions Design will be there with his ’68 Charger. Matt Delaney of Delany Auto Designs will showcase his ’70 hemi Challenger convertible and ’71 hemi Cuda. Ken Nestor will display his Bobby Alloway-built ’70 hemi Challenger. Seminars by these experts will answer any questions regarding the building of these dream machines.
Bill Goldberg – Former WCW champion and Automaniac is a real car nut! He will be available to sign autographs, cruise the fairgrounds and meet friends and fans. On Friday night, he promises to “burn some tires” at South Mountain Dragway with his 700 hp resto-moded hemi Dodge Dart!
Tom Hoover –Godfather of the legendary Chrysler HEMI engine. Hoover was also involved in designing the next generation of the 426 hemi engine. He built the famous ball stud hemi motor that disappeared for over 20 years. John Arruzza discovered the motor and rebuilt it. John also purchased Tom’s ’69 440 Barracuda and installed the ball stud motor in the vehicle. Be there as Tom is reunited with his ball stud hemi motor and his original Barracuda.
’71 Hemi and Six Pack – The All-Chrysler Nationals pays a tribute to these legendary cars, as 1971 was the last year of these powerful performance options. Some of the best examples of these vehicles will be on display, many seen by the public for the first time. Legendary collectors Tim Wellborn and Bill Wieman have graciously agreed to show some of the world’s finest examples of these cars.
’71 hemi Cuda Convertible Discovered – The final and until now “missing” ’71 hemi Cuda Convertible has been found and will be on display for the first time in our Special Invitational Display. See this special ‘Cuda and other rare Hemi cars from the collection of Bill Wieman.
Dick Landy – Legendary drag racer Landry will be on hand for autographs and dialogue with his many racing fans. Dick will be reunited with his 1973 Pro Stocker now owned by Marco DeSaris.
Much More – There will be 104+ Dyno Challenges, seminars, exhibits, beauty contests and the infamous Carlisle ‘Burnouts’!
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