CARLISLE, PA – Special reunions and displays are already slated for the 2016 Carlisle Chrysler Nationals and now, a special giveaway is planned too. The event runs July 15-17 at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds and on Saturday afternoon of the event weekend, one special enthusiast will walk away (so to speak) with the prize of a lifetime. Via a partnership with Muscle Motors, MoPar Muscle Magazine and Easy-Run Test Stands, Carlisle Events will award a 426 Hemi engine.
Not only are the aforementioned partners on board, but Carlisle Events will work with MoPar too. They are onboard this time around and have supplied the engine with a brand new MoPar iron block. In addition, Ross is supplying the pistons and Comp Cams will provide the valve train for this amazing prize. This is an engine that almost every MoPar fan will want and the build will see coverage in the pages of MoPar Muscle magazine, while the winner will be showcased in post event coverage too. The value of this gem is somewhere around $18,000.
Registration is very simple and best of all, hopeful winners will have multiple outlets to sign up. First and foremost, the contest goes live online April 18 at . From there, online entries will be taken until the registration cut off at 3:29.59 p.m. on Saturday, July 16. In between, there will be onsite options to register at Spring Carlisle and then again at the Carlisle Chrysler Nationals. The winning name will be drawn on the Red 102.3 stage Saturday of the event weekend not long after the entry deadline cut off. From there, the prize will be awarded and if the prize winner is present, will pose for photos on the stage with representatives from the giveaway partners.
“There has never been an engine from any manufacturer that’s as legendary as the Hemi,” said event manager Ed Buczeskie. “With this year being the 50th anniversary of the Street Hemi, what better way to celebrate than by giving one away? This one will be bored and stroked to 572 inches but power levels will remain very street friendly. I’ve seen Hemi giveaways before but this one is FREE to register. I encourage everyone to do so and to attend the event in July to see all that we have going on. It will be historic!”
In addition to the engine giveaway, guests coming to Carlisle in July can experience a unique all-MoPar themed weekend. There are historically-significant displays, a hall of fame induction Saturday night, special guests, thrill rides from Dodge, a massive swap meet, plus you can celebrate 50 Years of the Charger and Street Hemi, a showcase of C-Bodies and there’s also a Thursday kick-off party at the neighboring Carlisle Expo Center. Further, industry-specific guests will be onsite and as always, the popular FREE seminars return to better educate MoPar enthusiasts on a myriad of topics. In total, the 2016 weekend once again highlights the best from Detroit and beyond.
Carlisle Events is a partner or producer of 11 annual collector car and truck events. Events are held at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds (Carlisle, PA), Allentown Fairgrounds (Allentown, PA) and the SUN ‘n FUN Complex (Lakeland, FL). The season schedule includes five automotive swap meets of varying size, four auctions, as well as individual specialty shows featuring Corvettes, Fords, GMs, Chryslers, trucks, imports, tuners and performance sport compacts. Founded in 1974 by friends Bill Miller and Chip Miller, events hosted at Carlisle attract more than a half a million enthusiasts annually from all corners of the globe. More information is available via or .