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Re: So - How Was Carlisle? [Re: McCandlessboy] #2942285
07/12/21 09:29 AM
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I was finally able to watch the complete documentary on Yuu Tube. It was great. I learned so much about your dad;s career. There aren't too many people in the world that have exactly the right thiug fall in place at exactly the right time. I'm going to have to make a trip down to your museum.


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Re: So - How Was Carlisle? [Re: Roadcuda] #2942297
07/12/21 10:24 AM
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Some happy participants leaving Carlisle

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Re: So - How Was Carlisle? [Re: 11secdart] #2942372
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Originally Posted by 11secdart
I have been going every year ( except last ) for awhile now every time I make it a point to race at nearby South Mountain Dragways Friday evening Mopar race I dont understand how there's 3,000 cars at Carlisle and only 20 or so show up to support the Mopar race including hardly any spectators. It was disappointing that it rained out during time trials thus canceling the race luckily I found a wash it yourself place to clean my truck afterwards as my truck rarely sees rain. The show was good and it was great see a big turn out of trucks, I had a lot of people looking at my truck which was gratifying I made the bonehead move of not getting my goody bag until right before I left on Saturday so I didn't have my windshield paper with my number on it so people could vote for my truck. The swap meet was the same as always I didn't really need or want anything but I did deliver a fiberglass bumper I sold and did buy my annual case of Brad Penn 10- 30 for the race car there and got a K&N filter for my new truck courtesy of A&A Autos display I tried finding one before and wasn't successful they had one in stock at the show so I bought it. ( it fits I installed it in the hotel parking lot ) . IMO there were too many " political statements " for my taste its a car event not a campaign rally. But I understand freedom of speech so to each his own.
I was one of the few spectators at South Mountain.Yea, I was disappointed in the turn out also. I honestly don`t understand it. My thought was the threat of rain kept some away.

Re: So - How Was Carlisle? [Re: 11secdart] #2942405
07/12/21 05:52 PM
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Unfortunetly fat people are becoming the normal. Some people, like me, realize I need to lose some pounds. I am trying and I feel good when I do. I would never ride a scooter because I know my ass needs to walk. The day I choose to ride a scooter is the day I decided to give up on life.
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Re: So - How Was Carlisle? [Re: Schultz62] #2942423
07/12/21 06:48 PM
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I was told the tram was not running this year, so maybe that's why?

I used to understand that you have to have proof of the need for a scooter or whatever. Did that change?

Didn't go this year. Just like some, life got really busy and just didn't get to it.


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Re: So - How Was Carlisle? [Re: Magnumguy] #2942443
07/12/21 07:53 PM
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Myself and a few others laughed our butts off when a guy riding one of those carts (I think it was a 3 wheeled one) dumped it in front of my swap spot. I don't think he was even moving. It just kind of went over in slow motion.

Re: So - How Was Carlisle? [Re: Sunroofcuda] #2942450
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It was awesome. Wife and I were there Thursday AM until Saturday night. Car corral was smaller than usual. Show field was a mob scene for a good part of Saturday.
Joe Zopler from Garage Squad stopped by my car and signed the trunk lid and took a few pics with me and the wife.
Already have hotel reservations for next year.


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Re: So - How Was Carlisle? [Re: 70HemiGTX] #2942452
07/12/21 08:18 PM
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Re: So - How Was Carlisle? [Re: Magnumguy] #2942482
07/12/21 09:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Magnumguy


I used to understand that you have to have proof of the need for a scooter or whatever.




I didnt see or hear them ask for "proof of disability " or whatever, outside of gate 3 where there was a different kind of "corral". If you need it, you need it. It was sad to see and put some things into perspective for me. But my God, they were like a disabled Hellz angels rally there were so many

Re: So - How Was Carlisle? [Re: moparjim79] #2942580
07/13/21 09:41 AM
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Great show!!! It was packed with people, cars, and parts! Even the weather wasn't bad. Couple of hard downpours but they didn't last long. The clouds and mixed air temp made it more comfortable than many other years.
Only negative is when our 70 Challenger broke down on the 581 in ramp right before the big storm Friday evening! Vapor lock! Had it towed to the hotel.
Fixed the issue and it drove fine the rest of the weekend!

Re: So - How Was Carlisle? [Re: KGorney] #2942592
07/13/21 10:10 AM
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Has a good show but broke down again on the way home, had to rent a U-Haul van to get my parts home. Truck and trailer with car in it is still in Bedford, PA and will be until at least next week as the Dodge dealer said he won't even look at it until Friday. But I will borrow a friends Duramax truck and head out there again on Wednesday as I have another car still at Carlisle! Had a bait and switch at the hotel I stayed at too, cost over $700 for 3 days! eek But had a great time as always, brought a newbie to the show and he is overwhelmed to say the least! Great catching up with all the Moparites too, my 29th year at Carlisle!... up I had a better swap in 2020, people seemed to spend more money last year as they were freaking out if anything would ever happen again. Friday is always THE day to sell, people tend to get there early and buy parts, then check out the car show on Saturday, that's how it has always been. The show actually starts on Wednesday and ends on Saturday if you know what I mean... whistling

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Re: So - How Was Carlisle? [Re: mopars4ever] #2942595
07/13/21 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by mopars4ever
Did ABC moparts skip Carlisle this year?


He had no material to make his dash pads, all of it comes from China now as it is not made in the US. He had over 100 orders waiting...


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Re: So - How Was Carlisle? [Re: Rhinodart] #2942659
07/13/21 01:26 PM
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Largest turn out I've ever seen there, even without the Canadians.

Got a few decent deals on a few NOS parts on Wednesday.

Was a bit disappointed my car didnt even place in my class. I got a 2nd last year, made some noticeable improvements over winter and did worse. The #1 and #2 cars in my class were not that nice, but thats how it goes with that type of 'voting'.

Re: So - How Was Carlisle? [Re: usp4u] #2942670
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Was a bit disappointed my car didnt even place in my class. I got a 2nd last year, made some noticeable improvements over winter and did worse. The #1 and #2 cars in my class were not that nice, but thats how it goes with that type of 'voting'.
Honestly I haven`t filled out a ballot for years. I gave up on that years ago as too much of "buddy " voting going on.

Re: So - How Was Carlisle? [Re: mopars4ever] #2942671
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We had a great time again this year. Even though I didn't need any parts, it was good to see old friends and meet new ones in the swap meet area. We talked with quite a few people about their cars in the show field, and it's always interesting to hear the stories and history. Kudos to Ed and his crew for putting on a fantastic show, and we look forward to next year !

Re: So - How Was Carlisle? [Re: mopars4ever] #2942782
07/13/21 07:47 PM
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Originally Posted by mopars4ever
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Was a bit disappointed my car didnt even place in my class. I got a 2nd last year, made some noticeable improvements over winter and did worse. The #1 and #2 cars in my class were not that nice, but thats how it goes with that type of 'voting'.
Honestly I haven`t filled out a ballot for years. I gave up on that years ago as too much of "buddy " voting going on.

I think they used to call it a "fun field", not sure if that still holds. You can never get upset about participant judging or expect to win. Go to a real point scale judged show if you want that. Honestly the old Mopars at Englishtown show in the early 90s was probably the best judged shows I ever went to. I learned a lot from the guys that used to judge the A-body class. After the show they would go over each and every item with me on the scoring sheet and explain why I got the points I did and what I could do better. That's when I enjoyed showing and competing. Now I rather just hang out and walk around. Too many "experts" that annoy you.

Re: So - How Was Carlisle? [Re: 70HemiGTX] #2942808
07/13/21 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by 70HemiGTX
Myself and a few others laughed our butts off when a guy riding one of those carts (I think it was a 3 wheeled one) dumped it in front of my swap spot. I don't think he was even moving. It just kind of went over in slow motion.


I saw that!

The rain on Thursday was a bummer for sure and the humidity was ridiculous even for central PA in mid July. Had a great time as always though hanging with friends, combing the swap meet and walking the show. One of the highlights of my weekend was when Herb McCandless was casually talking to a bunch of us standing around the Demon for about 20 minutes, that was awesome!

I used to go to South Mountain every year and it was always well attended, bummer to hear no one came down. For me personally it's kinda hard to go down there when you have a vendor spot. Rain must have kept a lot of guys away.

I did OK vending, moved a bunch of stuff that I never dreamed would go. Went home with more money than I brought so that was good! Pricing things to sell seems to work for getting rid of worn out, take-off junk that's been collecting dust for 20 years or new parts that I never used. Didn't care what I sold things for was just glad to get rid of it. I even sold old broken tools and equipment.

Usual swap meet shenanigans still went on though. One slickster bought a single inside B body bucket seat bracket from me on Friday for $35, may have even haggled me down on it. I walked by his spot on Saturday and he literally put a 1 in front of the 35, same tag. Gonna hold on to that for a while Weasel.

Looking forward to next year.


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Re: So - How Was Carlisle? [Re: RMCHRGR] #2942817
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So, do you think next year will be even bigger once all the Canadians are allowed to come back down? Or did people have "cabin fever" to get back out there this year and may skip next? I also had to cancel this year at the last minute as my father was having some health issues. I can't wait to get back down next year as I'm bummed I missed out on the biggest turnout yet.


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Re: So - How Was Carlisle? [Re: formula_s] #2942903
07/14/21 04:47 AM
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Originally Posted by formula_s
Originally Posted by Frankenduster
Are the East Coast guys fatter and more out of shape than we are out her on the West Coast? I hardly ever see people in carts at shows out here. Our shows are not as big but that can't be the only reason.



Plenty of fat women too,but just as repulsive are the tattoos , totally freaking hideous,. especially on the women,especially on fat women. Great way to get hep C.


Same observations, lol

Re: So - How Was Carlisle? [Re: RMCHRGR] #2942923
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Originally Posted by RMCHRGR
[quote=70HemiGTX]M One slickster bought a single inside B body bucket seat bracket from me on Friday for $35, may have even haggled me down on it. I walked by his spot on Saturday and he literally put a 1 in front of the 35, same tag. Gonna hold on to that for a while Weasel.


so i guess if 'weasel' sells it for less then 35buck, u will eat the diff???

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