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Carlisle Events celebrates 100 years of Ford trucks

CARLISLE, Pa. _ Country music frequently sings about trucks and some very popular athletes and TV personalities have taken turns promoting the benefits of driving and owning a truck. Why? Because trucks help make the country go round. There’s a rugged impression of truck owners and who doesn’t love, as one time Ford pitch man Toby Keith sang about, a “Big Ol Truck?” For 2017, multiple truck brands are celebrating 100 years, but only one of those brands will be showcased at the Carlisle Ford Nationals June 2-4 and again from Aug. 4-6.

100 Years of Ford Truck - 2017

It all starts in June with the Carlisle Ford Nationals. This event historically hosts over 50,000 guests and some 3,000-plus Fords spanning automotive production. A special invitational display is planned, where truck owners will be showcased and be eligible for special awards too. Ford weekend also welcomes trucks to participate in the always popular burnout and downtown parade and street party. With 100 years of history available the anticipated showcase should be vast.

Two months after the trucks depart Ford weekend, many more return for the Carlisle Truck Nationals. Truck weekend is Aug. 4-6 and hosts over 2,000 trucks, including custom vans, haulers, big rigs and more. The Ford honors continue at the truck show with similar, yet different invitational displays featuring Ford trucks. You can expect to see Ford trucks represented throughout the event to include the manufacture midway, monster trucks shows, rides and from enthusiast clubs around the field. The event also features truck specific competitions including drop and drag, burnouts, low truck limbo and a high truck contest.

Together, both shows will focus on thousands of trucks spanning a century of production. Plans are in the works for truck specific guests, engineers, seminars, installs, product showcases and more.

“This will be a spectacular showcase of all things Ford Truck at Carlisle in 2017,” noted Ed Scholly, event manager of the Carlisle Truck Nationals. “Trucks of all sizes help move America and the Ford brand has historically produced some of the most reliable and unique trucks ever. The combination of Ford’s elegance and the love of the truck will make these two events something to experience in person.”

Registration is ongoing now for the Carlisle Ford Nationals and Carlisle Truck Nationals. In addition, special showfield discounts are available through the Gate-N-Go deadline and there is even an additional savings via multiple show and multi vehicle registrations too, so Ford truck owners can join us for both events. For Ford Nationals weekend, the Gate-N-Go deadline is May 1, while Truck Nationals discounts run through July 3. Online ticketing is also available for anyone looking to secure a day or weekend pass in advance of the shows. Complete information is available now at

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