The 2020 Carlisle Winter Auto fest once again provided something for every automotive taste. The three-day event kicked off February 21st, at the spacious SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus in Lakeland under a glorious Florida sun.
Boasting its first auction of the year with a 400+ car offering, eager buyers and sellers lined up early to get a closer look at what could be their next dream car while car owners and supporters of the hobby enjoyed showcases featuring Corvettes, Mustangs and all things MOPAR.
Saturday mornings crisp air brought visitors an automotive overload ranging from the iconic and much sought after 1970 Richard Petty Plymouth Superbird, to the ultra-rare Ferrari FXX-K. “I’ve never seen anything like this” said James Butler, “This is what I always envisioned being a part of when I purchased my classic car.”
“Three of the biggest names in racing during the ‘60s and ‘70s were Richard Petty, Sox & Martin, and Dick Landy, so to have cars from all three at one event is amazing,” noted display coordinator, Ed Buczeskie.
“The 1968 Hemi Super Stock cars were one of the wildest factory offerings ever and the pedigree of these two cars makes them insanely desirable. Add in Richard Petty’s actual NASCAR Superbird and you have the trifecta of Mopar race history.”
With so many Mopar faithful flaunting their muscle, here are our five favorites from Carlisle 2020:
Michael Kreseski’s ’69 Super bee
Michael Bonadonna’s ’59 Chrysler New Yorker:
Synonymous with the brand, the Dick Landy and Sox & Martin display:
Steve Mader’s ’64 Plymouth Barracuda:
Magnum and her ’70 Plymouth ‘Cuda AAR:
So, there you have it. Those are our top-five Mopars from the show. Let us know what you think about our picks in the comment section below, and for more info on next year’s Mopar Nationals, check out www.carlisleevents.com.