Carlisle Truck Nationals
Aug 2 - Aug 4, 2013
Fri-Sat $10 / Sun $5 / Event Pass $20
Child Admission: 12 & Under FREE!
Gate Times: Th.-Sa. 7am-6pm / Sun. 7am-3pm
Gate-N-Go Deadline: July 01, 2013
The Carlisle Truck Nationals and its show within the show, the Big Rig Show and Shine, are one of the largest and most action-packed truck events in the world. The weekend is a must-attend event and has been the epicenter for all things truck since 1991. Come to Carlisle for a great array of lowered mini trucks, lifted 4x4s, chromed out big rigs, SUV’s, custom vans and the perfectly restored classics. The weekend celebrates trucks of all kinds. Annually, more than 2,000 trucks are part of the judged showfield but more than judged excellence, there is something for the entire family to enjoy. Kids ages 12 and under are admitted free, allowing them and their families to enjoy monster truck shows. Better yet, attendees can climb in for a monster truck ride around the grounds. The family fun continues with the Kids at Carlisle Activity Center, shopping, parts buying at the Manufacturers Midway and much more. In addition to the family fun there will be various competitions with prizes awarded and celebrity guests. The pulse-pounding fun continues with special contests, including burnouts and beauty. The weekend features more than you can imagine.
Judging for the event takes place on Saturday only between 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This program is exclusive to participants who register for the judged competition. All who registered to be judged must be parked in their designated class, have the judging card available and truck prepared for judging by the 10:00 a.m. Saturday deadline. Judging cards can be picked up at the Guest Services building upon arrival.
showfield registration is available for the 2013
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
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ALL-TRUCK NATIONALS 2013
SKIP THE LINES. AVOID THE HASSLE. ENJOY YOUR SHOW.
How to Save Time and Money: Details Below
Pre-register before July 1, 2013 to get your window sticker early and drive right in when you get to the gate!
When you pre-register, you save time AND you save money. Everyone could use a little more of both and Carlisle Events wants to help!
Beat the July 1, 2013 deadline and we will mail your window sticker to your address of record via USPS. The sticker will go out weeks in advance of the event. When you get to the show, enjoy the VIP treatment of driving straight to Gate 3. No matter how long the lines of people are at the showfield registration area, you won’t need to stop there. Rather, once you drive through the main gate, you will be guided straight to the designated parking area.
Pre-registering also helps keep that wallet a little fatter. When you pre-register, you save 10%. That’s more of your hard-earned money back in your wallet.
You deserve the preferential treatment. So don’t wait -- pre-register today! The July 1, 2013 deadline will be here before you know it.
Register for the 2012 show right now to save! Call today at (717) 243-7855 or register online!
More time and money – sign me up! Click Gate-N-Go to hit the gas on a better show experience.
TURN YOUR PARTS AND RELATED MERCHANDISE INTO CASH
Become a Vendor and Sell Your Truck Merchandise
The Carlisle Truck Nationals Swap Meet is the perfect opportunity to sell the parts and accessories that have been collecting dust in your garage. Spaces are 10 feet frontage by 30 feet depth which is just enough to pull in your loaded truck and sale from the tailgate. Vendors have access to the event and their space for the entire weekend of the Carlisle Truck Nationals. Got truck stuff to sale, call us to reserve a space at 717-243-7855 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLASSIC TO LATE-MODEL TRUCKS FOR ANY BUDGET
Sell or Buy a Vehicle in the Truck Corral
Ready to turn your old truck into cash? Well you’re not going to find a bigger audience of truck enthusiasts and potential buyers than the 35,000 attending the Carlisle Truck Nationals each summer! The truck corral at the Truck Nationals is the place to sale your classic to late-model trucks, SUVs and Jeeps! Notary services including temporary tags, insurance, hauling and financing are all available to make your sale as easy as possible for selling and buyers. For more information or to purchase a car corral space, please contact us at (717) 243-7855.
Mickey Thompson - Official Tire of the Truck Nationals
Renowned Company Partners with Carlisle Events
Mickey Thompson Performance Tires is known worldwide as a leader in high performance tires and wheels for use on the track and in off-road racing. The Carlisle Truck Nationals is pleased to recognize the legacy and innovations of Mickey Thompson Performance as the Official Tire of The Carlisle Truck Nationals. Learn more about the products and passion for innovative product design that has helped to grow Mickey Thompson Performance Tires and Wheels into an industry leader with a network of thousands of dealers worldwide.
WHO HAS THE COOLEST CLUB HANGOUT?
Finally, a Contest Where Everyone Wins
Clubs that receive a Carlisle Events supplied tent are encouraged to participate in the Coolest Club Hangout competition. There are no official rules and the process is simple: just decorate your tent in a manner that would make the Carlisle staff want to hangout with your club for the weekend. Colorful displays, cool banners and people having lots of fun always attract our attention. Good luck and have fun!
Congratulations to our winners in 2012, the Purple Helmet Surfers!
ATTENTION TRUCK CLUBS
Join the Club at Carlisle
Are you a member of a local, regional national or web based club? The Carlisle Truck Nationals want you if so. Annually, truck clubs enjoy a fun weekend at Carlisle, some even use the event as the host to their national meets.
Be a part of the Club Tent Program and your group could earn the right to use a 20x20 tent for free. You'll need at least 25 registered trucks to be considered for the complimentary tent. These tents make a great location for the club headquarters and the ideal place to hang out and socialize. Larger clubs are eligible for larger tents. Plus, the three largest clubs will be recognized at the awards ceremony on Sunday. For more information, call (717) 243-7855.
Congratulations to our top three in 2012:
2. Mid Atlantic Ford Trucks (FTE)
3. Exceeding Limits
Enjoy Half Price Sunday During Truck Nationals Weekend
Better Show and even Better Savings
Beginning in 2013 Sunday admission will be reduced by half for all specialty shows, joining Spring and Fall Carlisle where half-price Sunday has been in effect. In addition, parking just outside of Gate 5 will be free (Sunday only).
Finally, all children age 12 and under will be admitted free at Carlisle. Enjoy great savings and fun for the entire family at Carlisle!
Have Some RC Fun During Truck Weekend
Road and Rock RC Brings Great Entertainment to Carlisle
No matter how old you get, RC cars always make you feel like a kid inside. This year, our event will feature special RC stunt shows, courtesy of Road and Rock RC. Bring the entire family and enjoy the shows put on by the Road and Rock crew. Afterwards, they'll let you drive the cars yourself. This will be a great feature for participants of all ages. Don’t miss this fast-paced RC show at this year's event. Tell your friends and come have some fun!
2013 Truck Nationals Invitational Display now Accepting Applications
Get Invited, Showcase your Ride
If you think you or your company have an extra special truck to share with enthusiasts at the Carlisle Truck Nationals, we want to hear about it. Be a part of the Carlisle Truck Nationals invitational display. The Invitational display(s) feature vehicles ranging from classic restorations to full-blown customs.
If you would like to have your vehicle considered for a Carlisle invitational display please submit your vehicle for consideration by applying online or by submitting the form below.
Vehicles selected to appear in the Invitational will receive free admission, on-grounds parking, a goody bag and recognition plaque. Your vehicle will be displayed indoors to the general public for three full days.
Elizabeth Truck Center
The East Coasts Premiere Rig Customizers
The Beast, Mayhem and The Punisher! ETC is Big Time in Big Rigs and a hit at the Carlisle Truck Nationals. Check out all that they have to offer at the event in 2013. For more details, visit their website below.
Modern Muscle Motorsports Mobile Dyno Coming to Carlisle
Check Out High Performance Rides Taken to the Next Level
Carlisle is pleased to welcome to Modern Muscle Motorsports to the Carlisle Truck Nationals. These modern automotive performance enthusiasts specialize in modifying and tuning today’s high performance, fuel injected vehicles. Their mobile dyno will provide torque and horsepower readings for your ride and this year, they'll be onsite offering their services at the Carlisle Truck Nationals all weekend. Give them a run at Carlisle and don’t be afraid to ask them what you can do to get more out of your truck or SUV.
Enjoy Live Music From Chris Woodward
Local Talent to Play Red 102.3 Stage Saturday
Live music will be a big part of Truck weekend and one of the first names inked for the weekend is Chris Woodward. Woodward, a Three Springs, Pennsylvania native (Huntingdon County), is an energetic performer with songs that will have you singing along.
Chris played Carlisle in 2012 as part of the Carlisle Ford Nationals and has also played at venues such as Hershey Park, the Bloomsburg Fair, the NASCAR Pocono 500 and many other fairs and events regionally. He’s opened up for country artists like Toby Keith, Montgomery Gentry, Jessica Andrews, Lonestar and many more. Spend some time at the event this year supporting a local act with some big time talent.
BIG RIG SHOW AND SHINE
Sponsored by Progressive Commercial Insurance
All Roads Lead to Carlisle, one of the biggest trucking hubs in the country and home of the Carlisle Truck Nationals BIG RIG SHOW AND SHINE sponsored by Progressive Insurance. Rigs, show trucks, tow trucks, haulers and more are on hand at the Carlisle Big Rig Show and Shine. If Rigs and Heavy Duty working trucks are your thing, check out the awesome pictures from this years event at Carlisle. If you want more than photos, mark your calendar to be a part of the 2013 edition.
Rigs may stay onsite all weekend to enjoy all of the Carlisle Truck Nationals. A great place to share your profession and passion with your family as well!
DROP IT AND DRAG IT - SATURDAY NIGHT FRAME DRAGGING
Throw your Sparks to Light up the Carlisle Night!
Saturday night the Mini Trucks take over by lighting up the Carlisle night skies with white sparks from their titanium blocks. If you like’em low and laid out, this is the spot to be on for Saturday night frame dragging.
Congratulations to our winner in 2012, Robert Dutt!
Megasaurus - The Fire Breathing, Car-Eating, Transformer!!
Don’t Miss Megasaurus – Performing Throughout the Weekend
Megasaurus is a monster of a machine that draws a crowd! With its path of devastating damage and destruction, combined with its ability to transform and breathe fire. This jaw dropping monster of a machine wows adults and kids alike.
Check out our Youtube channel to see Megasaurus rip cars in half like a sheet of paper, set them on fire, chew them into little pieces and leave the crowds wanting more.
Stone Crusher Booked for Destruction at Carlisle
Nationally Touring Truck Debuts at Carlisle in August
Monster Trucks have been coming to Carlisle for many years. This year, bring the family and enjoy the crushing excitement of Stone Crusher and driver Steve Sims. Stone Crusher and Sims got their respective starts after a 2005 business encounter with Dennis Anderson of Grave Digger fame. Since then, Sims and his truck have been a main stay on the truck circuit, including success on the Monster Jam tour.
Since '05, Sims has become one of the elite drivers in the monster truck industry, competing regularly on the biggest stages in the sport. In 2010, he was invited for the third straight year to compete in the Monster Jam World Finals in Las Vegas, thrilling fans with a fourth-place finish in freestyle. Strong performances like this brought Sims’ team, Monster Trucks Unlimited, back-to-back Monster Jam Team of the Year awards in 2008 and 2009 at the Monster Jam awards banquet in Las Vegas, solidifying their status as one of the top teams in the sport.
Grab your VIP Monster Pack and enjoy the fun all weekend long!
Get Hooked at Carlisle
Monster Truck Program Continues in 2013
Driven by Virginia native Steve Sims, Hooked makes it debut at the Carlisle Truck Nationals in 2013. This truck and driver got together for the first time in May of 2012 and has been wreaking havoc on the circuit ever since. A member of the Monster Jam tour in 2013, Hooked and Sims have also taken part in the Young Guns Challenge as part of the Monster Jam World Finals in Las Vegas, plus Hooked is guaranteed to showcase big air, a wheelie or two and invoke maximum destruction on everything in its way at Carlisle. Judging by some photos found online, Hooked isn't afraid to conquer its fellow monster trucks if need be.
Grab your VIP Monster Pack and enjoy the fun all weekend long!
Virginia Giant Ride Truck Returns to Carlisle
Ride on the ONLY Truck that Takes You OVER the Cars!
Climb aboard the iconic Virginia Giant Ride Truck for a heart pounding, car crushing, no holds barred edge of your seat ride. Prepare for the ride of your life as the GIANT makes your heart pound and feet sweat with white knuckle car crushing action. This truck is the only one of its type that takes you OVER the cars. Ride, crush, enjoy and repeat!
Be part of the car crushing, jacked up truck riding excitement this summer in Carlisle.
Catch a Pre-1970 Willy Jeep Display
PA Flat Fender Club and East Coast Willy’s Association Presents Willy’s Jeep Display
Carlisle is elated to welcome the PA Flat Fender Club and the East Coast Willy’s Association to the 2013 Carlisle Truck Nationals. They will be presenting an awesome display of Pre-1970 Willy’s Jeeps as part of our invitational display in Building Y of the event. Following its heroic service in World War II, the Willy’s four-wheel drive utility vehicles inspired many of the SUV’s of today, including of course the "CJ" civilian Jeep. We are excited to see this iconic off road vehicle at Carlisle this weekend.
The PA Flat Fender Club and East Coast Willy’s Association welcomes your Pre-1971 Willy’s as well. If you have one, please feel free to submit your Willy’s through our invitational forms invitational forms.
You may also reach representatives of the PA Flat Fender Club via email at email@example.com.
Vanarama @ Carlisle
Vanners Join the Carlisle Truck Nationals
Imaginative? Creative? Head Scratching? These words and more can be used to describe the special custom van get together this weekend. Vanarama returns to the Carlisle Truck Nationals! CustomVan.com are the proud sponsors of the van showfield classes and will be hosting a club gathering at Carlisle. These formerly stock vans have been overhauled in a major way by the minds of their owners and there is something special for everyone. Don't miss out on this club display and if you have a van, start asking around - you may even find a way to become a diehard vanner yourself! Register today for the van classes and join the fun.
GOT VAN PLANS?
Join CustomVans.com for a Weekend Conversion
Can a man come up with a plan to customize a van in one weekend at Carlisle? CustomVan.com says they can, so join us in the undercover pavilion for a weekend conversion as CustomVan.com turns a stock van into a themed palace on wheels.
TAKE YOUR RIG TO THE NEXT LEVEL
A&A Auto Stores
If you’re not exhausted when you leave the Truck Nationals at Carlisle, its your own fault! A&A Auto Stores on Installation Alley will be offering performance exhaust installations from the top manufactures. Don’t miss this opportunity to get exhausted at the event. Call Lewis today to schedule your appointment and make your Truck sound great! Reach out now via phone at 570-313-0325 or by e-mail at Bloomsburg@aaautostores.com.
AMERICAN TRUCK HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Showing at Carlisle Truck Nationals
The not-for-profit American Truck Historical Society was formed in 1971 to preserve the history of trucks, the trucking industry and its pioneers. ATHS has over 21,000 members in the United States, Australia, Canada and 20 other countries worldwide.
Carlisle is excited to welcome back the ATHS Susquehanna Valley Chapter to the Carlisle Truck Nationals in 2013 to showcase vehicles that are appreciated by every truck fan at Carlisle. Once again one of the finest collections of trucks from a great group of enthusiasts will be back.
Check out photos of these and more on our Big Rig Facebook or Carlisle Photo galleries.
If you would like to learn more, please visit their web site at at www.aths.org
Ms. Carlisle Truck Nationals
Compete to Win the Crown and Cash Prizes
Contestants for the Ms Carlisle Truck Nationals compete for cash prizes on Saturday evening at the Grandstand.
See a different type of beauty on display or be part of the contest to earn some cash. To register, contestants need to stop at Guest Services, located just to the west of the main grandstand. The competition is open to all ladies.
Congratulations to our 2012 top three:
1. Christina Simmons
2. Gwenn Keene
3. Jackie Younkin
LIGHT EM UP - TRUCK NATIONALS BURNOUT CONTEST
Make the Crowd Scream
No Carlisle event would be complete without the burnout contest. The 2012 Winner was Nick Nick Szczerba and his lifted '79 Ford F250 Ranger! Check out some video from burnouts past on the Truck Nationals YouTube channel.
Don’t just go, be the show! Join us in 2013. Winners are determined by the crowd after three minute burn out run. If you think you can be Carlisle King (or Queen) of the Hill bragging rights are up for grabs in 2013.
FUN FOR THE KIDS
Enjoy the Kids at Carlisle Activity Center
The Truck Nationals is fun for the entire family and we have not forgotten the kids. In the Kids at Carlisle Activity Center Area, we have crafts for kids and parents to enjoy together. We also have lots of play activities that we think will “wow” the young ones. Come and check it out!
Activity Center Hours:
- Friday 12:00PM - 5:00PM
- Saturday 9:00AM - 5:00PM
- Sunday 9:00AM - 12:00PM
WOMENS OASIS - QUALITY ITEMS THAT WOMEN LOVE
Visit the Oasis for Relaxation, Shopping, and Activities
Ladies, stop by the Truck Nationals Women's Oasis tent and visit our amazing vendors selling items from jewelry and accessories to handmade crafts and beauty products. Plus we have massages, seminars, and special services offered by the vendors. See the schedule in the event magazine or stop by the tent, located beside Building R.