Daytonas and Superbirds are here at the Carlisle Chrysler Nationals.

Daytonas and Superbirds are here at the Carlisle Chrysler Nationals. 

Auto Shows | July 11 2015

The State Fair of Mopar

The weather is ideal in Carlisle, Pa., this weekend and this is the place to be for all Mopar fans.

More than 2,500 cars have rolled into the Carlisle Fairgrounds for the Chrysler Nationals. And regardless of which Mopar vehicle is your favorite, you will find it here. We’ve seen plenty of classic Chargers, Challengers and Barracudas. But the show field also contains Neons, PT Cruisers, Durangos, Le Barons and more. You name it — it’s here (yes, even a Dodge Stealth).

Plenty of people are happy to wait in line for a thrill ride in the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, or take a test drive in a Dodge product. The Mopar display is filled with parts, accessories and a well-stocked merchandise trailer.

What’s most apparent here, though, is the passion that people have for our company’s products — past and present. And it’s great to see so many families here, dads and granddads taking boys and girls around to see all the cars. This is the future of the car hobby.

The air around the fairgrounds is a heady mix of car exhaust, burgers and funnel cakes. It’s easy to see that everyone is having a good time.

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Mopar or No Car!

Dale Jewett

Do you know your blood type? Mine is 100 octane (not your standard blood bank classification). At any given moment, I’m thinking about cars – driving one, fixing one, buying one or (in my dreams) restoring one. So I love to tell stories that involve horsepower, brake and wheel diameters
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Do you know your blood type? Mine is 100 octane (not your standard blood bank classification). At any given moment, I’m thinking about cars – driving one, fixing one, buying one or (in my dreams) restoring one. So I love to tell stories that involve horsepower, brake and wheel diameters and 0-to-60 times – and the people who make it happen. Because behind every awesome vehicle are amazing people with vision and the desire to make it a reality. I cover Mopar, Dodge, SRT and motorsports for FCA Digital Media. I learned to drive on a 1973 Jeep CJ-5 with the rare Super Jeep option package and three-speed manual transmission. I still belong to the dwindling club of people who prefer to shift their own gears, and think the best way to drive is with the top down!