Chrysler Nationals celebrates Mopar and Hurst anniversaries

The 2018 Chrysler Nationals, held July 13-15 at the Carlisle Fairgrounds in Pennsylvania, celebrates 50 years of the Plymouth Road Runner, Dodge Super Bee, 340ci engine, Hemi Dart, Barracuda, as well as 25 years of the LH platform.

The annual event, which typically attracts over 3,000 cars, will have a limited edition die-cast A12 Road Runner and the always popular Mopar Survivor display to enhance the celebration festivities.

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Carlisle Events says the event will include a wide array of special guests like Ramchargers and Golden Commandos, Herb McCandless, Linda Vaughn of Hurst fame, and Chrysler themselves.

For those who like to do a bit more than show n’ shine, participants can take part in the real street autocross shootout, thrill rides with Dodge, and a burnout contest. Other activities include the Daisy Duke contest and walk-arounds of the latest offerings from Dodge. Seminars will also be held throughout the weekend with a “restorers roundtable.”

The Hurst Nationals is held just across the street at the Carlisle Expo Center and is included in admission to the Chrysler Nationals. It is open to all Hurst-equipped vehicles and celebrates 60 Years of Hurst/Campbell, 50 Years of Hurst and Oldsmobile, and 50 Years of the 1968 Hemi Dart and Barracuda.

On Saturday of the show, Carlisle Events will honor the 2018 Mopar Hall of Fame Inductees. Additionally the Mopar Rebellion car club will once again host its annual event kick-off party at the Carlisle Expo Center.  This party starts at 4 p.m. on July 12 and hosts a few hundred cars.

For more information, see Carlisle Events

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