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2018 Ford Nationals Carlisle
« on: May 11, 2018, 06:11:06 PM »
http://www.carlisleevents.com/carlisle-events/carlisle-ford-nationals/default.aspx

Can anyone tell me how this is to attend?  It's always been on my bucket list, but I've always have to work or something.  Is it really the end all for parts?  Looking for early inner quarter panels for the fastback latch area on my '67.  Is this where I need to go to find something like that?
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Re: 2018 Ford Nationals Carlisle
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2018, 09:40:13 PM »
It would be a good place to start. Have you tried a wanted ad on here?

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Re: 2018 Ford Nationals Carlisle
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2018, 12:23:13 AM »
The BIGGEST all ford show & swap in the world & cant be seen all in 1 day Sat.

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Re: 2018 Ford Nationals Carlisle
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2018, 12:51:25 AM »
The BIGGEST all ford show & swap in the world & cant be seen all in 1 day Sat.
So you are coming Sat?  Saturday is late even for you . Don't worry I will leave all of the Pinto parts for you. ;D 
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Re: 2018 Ford Nationals Carlisle
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2018, 06:58:05 AM »
Lots of stuff for sale and lists of cars. Also if I drive there it will rain at least a little bit
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Re: 2018 Ford Nationals Carlisle
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2018, 10:18:27 AM »
Brian,

Like all the other car show swap meets, the last 5-10 years have seen a downward trend in vendor attendance. You still never know what might show up there in those parts isles. I think the are six or seven rows about 1/8 - 1/4 mile long. They used to have every space filled with vendors. These last few years have seen lots of empty spaces by past comparison. Friday is best for parts hunters to get the best finds, although getting an early Saturday morning start isn't terrible.

Despite the decreasing size of the vendor area, the Carlisle Ford Nationals show, seems to just keep getting bigger every year. This place is a massive event for all things Ford. I don't really know the numbers, but figure at least 3000-3500 cars and trucks, all built by Ford. By comparison, the GM event only a few weeks later isn't even close to half the size in both show cars and vendors. Here's a photo I put together from the north west corner. This doesn't even show the vendor area at the southwest corner - to the south east corner that is behind the grandstands in the distance. It also doesn't show the entire truck and Mercury / Lincoln area to the east and north, up the hill.


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Re: 2018 Ford Nationals Carlisle
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2018, 11:55:08 AM »
Thanks Rich!
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Re: 2018 Ford Nationals Carlisle
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2018, 04:46:01 PM »
Definitely on my bucket list as well.  This and Mid America in Tulsa.
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Re: 2018 Ford Nationals Carlisle
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2018, 09:16:44 PM »
http://www.carlisleevents.com/carlisle-events/carlisle-ford-nationals/default.aspx

Can anyone tell me how this is to attend?  It's always been on my bucket list, but I've always have to work or something.  Is it really the end all for parts?  Looking for early inner quarter panels for the fastback latch area on my '67.  Is this where I need to go to find something like that?
Its a fun event... bring your best walking shoes. a rain slicker and a pile of cash:) everybody thinks they're the only one holding a specific part . Good luck finding a hotel room at this point though. Friday and Sat am are best shopping days.
Good luck

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Re: 2018 Ford Nationals Carlisle
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2018, 12:26:38 PM »
The way this spring is going Rain is a higher probability than normal. Might need a pair of mud boots for the vendor areas too.


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Re: 2018 Ford Nationals Carlisle
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2018, 09:49:48 PM »
Mixed weather Thursday, sun and rain.

Here's Rod pushing his KR into place in the "T" building...note the banner over his head has his car on it.

Stop by and say hello...

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Re: 2018 Ford Nationals Carlisle
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2018, 10:09:05 PM »
Mixed weather Thursday, sun and rain.

Here's Rod pushing his KR into place in the "T" building...note the banner over his head has his car on it.

Stop by and say hello...



Great looking KR!
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Re: 2018 Ford Nationals Carlisle
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2018, 02:41:19 PM »
Heading up there tomorrow, hope it doesn’t rain too hard
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Re: 2018 Ford Nationals Carlisle
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2018, 03:27:36 PM »
Have fun guys.
Wanna bring my B9 there someday
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Re: 2018 Ford Nationals Carlisle
« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2018, 03:58:34 PM »
I was planning to go, but the weather is looking like rain most of the day; ARRGHH!!!

80% chance 9am
90% chance 10am
80% till noon
70% by 2pm
60% by 3pm
finally ending around 3pm.

Also, a light rain early Sunday 6am -9am, then dropping to 30% the rest of the day
I'll check again early SAT am for any improvements before a final decision is made.