CARLISLE, PA – The National Parts Depot Showfield at the Carlisle Ford Nationals presented by Meguiar’s will host cool classics to modern marvels and everything in between, at the Comic-Car-Con event (June 4-6, 2021) in conjunction with teh Carlisle Ford Nationals. This year, event planners have cultivated a display that will draw the casual fan and family in addition to the car enthusiasts. That display, Comic-Car-Con, is planned for Building T, and we’re excited to announce the planned display cars. *Denotes screen used car (not a replica)
1964 Barris Dragula* – Munsters TV Show
This vehicle was made popular on the ‘60s show starring Butch Patrick as little Eddie Munster. The Dragula car was designed by the legendary George Barris and this particular car was THE car used on screen for the show.
1966 Ford GT40* – The Sound Car for the Movie Ford v. Ferrari
In the 2019 film Ford vs. Ferrari, there were many vehicles on screen. On such ride, the Ford GT40 piloted by Ken Miles, played a prominent role. While the machine in the movie had its own real life power source, it also had a “stunt” double. The ’66 Ford GT40 planned for this special display WAS that sound source.
1966 Ford Batmobile – Batman TV Series
Ka-Pow, Bang – na na na na Batman? Anyway…popularized by the ‘60s era TV show with Adam West and Burt Ward, this George Barris inspired Batmobile is coming to Carlisle and in addition, guests can have their photo taken with cos-play Batman and Batgirl characters.
1971 Ford Custom 500 Galaxie – White Lightning
The iconic Burt Reynolds starred in the 1973 film alongside Ned Beatty and Bo Hopkins of American Graffiti fame. This Galaxie is a replica of the ride that Reynolds drove in the film.
1973 Ford Galaxie PLUS TWO 1976 Ford Gran Torino’s* – Starsky & Hutch (TV and Movie)
Paul Michael Glaser, David Soul, Antonio Fargas, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Snoop Dog, the first three played Starsky, Hutch and Huggy Bear in the ABC drama Starsky & Hutch from 1975-1979, while the last three played the same roles in the 2004 movie. The show and the movie each spotlighted cool cars and they’ll be part of this great display. Confirmed is a 1973 Ford Galaxie replica of Hutch’s car from the TV show, while the ’76 Grand Torino’s are SCREEN USED from the TV show and movie respectively.
2005 Saleen Barricade – Transformers Movie
This franchise has spawned numerous toys, conventions and no shortage of replica vehicles. The ’05 Saleen Barricade made famous in the 2007 action flick Transformers offers no deception as part of this display. While it is a tribute car, it’ll still take enthusiasts back to the summer of ’07 when the Autobots and Decepticons clashed on the big screen.
In addition, the Carlisle Ford Nationals honor the Pinto with a 50th celebration as does the Big Horse Mustangs (’71-’73). There’s also a Stroppe Reunion and the annual Ford Nationals Select display within Building Y.
Carlisle Events is COVID-19 compliant and follows current guidelines suggested by state officials as well as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). A detailed Health/Safety Measures summary is available on CarlisleEvents.com. While on the web, be sure to apply for Feature Vehicle displays, register for the National Parts Depot Showfield or to be a vendor, purchase discounted spectator tickets in advance and more. Call 717-243-7855 to learn more today.
Carlisle Events is a partner or producer of over a dozen annual collector car/truck events. Events are held at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds and Carlisle Expo Center (Carlisle, PA), Allentown Fairgrounds (Allentown, PA) and the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus (Lakeland, FL). The season schedule includes five automotive flea markets of varying size, classic/collector car 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 enthusiasts annually from all corners of the globe. More information is available at www.CarlisleEvents.com or www.CarlisleAuctions.com.
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