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Carlisle Chrysler Nationals features stars and cars

Christine Car Club has special guest appearances
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CARLISLE, Pa. – The Christine Car Club is scheduling appearances of some of Hollywood's top "Car Movie/TV Show" stars in conjunction with the Carlisle Chrysler Nationals July 8-10 at the Carlisle Fairgrounds.

Slated to be together in one place, for the first time in Carlisle are John Schneider (Dukes of Hazzard), Cindy Williams (Laverne and Shirley), Paul Le Mat (American Graffiti) and William Ostrander (Christine).

John Schneider is best known for his role as Bo Duke on The Dukes of Hazzard, a program that aired between 1979 and 1985 on CBS and currently airs on Country Music Television (CMT) nightly in syndication. Schneider has also seen success as a country music artist, charting multiple #1 hits in the mid-1980’s

Cindy Williams will forever be linked to Laverne and Shirley, but she also co-starred as Ron Howard’s love interest in American Graffiti. Williams has recently been involved in the theatre and has appeared in national tours of Grease and Moon Over Buffalo.

Fellow Graffiti cast member Paul Le Mat will join Williams in Carlisle. Le Mat portrayed John Milner and won the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year for his efforts.

Keeping with the car/movie theme, William Ostrander is also scheduled to appear. Ostrander starred as Buddy Repperton in the 1983 horror flick Christine. Along with his work in Christine, Ostrander has appeared in Knots Landing, Touched by an Angel and the 1985 mini-series North and South.

In addition to the actors, their iconic autos will be on display, including an original General Lee Charger, an original T-Bucket from Happy Days and the original '32 Deuce Coupe that Le Mat drove in the climactic race scene in American Graffiti. A replica of the Christine car will also be on hand.

“We’re a car based club with a Christine focus,” noted Christine Car Club co-administrators Joe Caldwell, Wayne Degeorge, Chaney Ponton and Charles Sayre. “We’re huge fans of Christine but we’re also fans of TV star cars and actors. We’re having a multi-celebrity gathering at the Carlisle Chrysler Nationals because we feel people really enjoy seeing the stars and their cars together in one place. We couldn’t think of a better venue than the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds for this one-of-a-kind get together.

By attending the Carlisle Chrysler Nationals, you’re walking into a true Mopar-lover’s paradise. With over 2,200 vehicles from all eras of the Chrysler brand -- classics, muscle cars, high-performance new models and more -- you won’t want to miss the enormous showfield organized by year, make and model as well as fantastic indoor displays. In addition, there are a slew of kids’ activities, industry guests, car and engine giveaways as well as NHRA drag racing, not to mention the huge swap meet and car corral. Whether you prefer the A, B or E body style – this show has it all.

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