Rob Kinnan
Brand Manager, Mustang Monthly
April 2, 2015
Photos By: Ford Motor Company

Mustang Monthly will be covering the 20th Anniversary of the Carlisle Ford Nationals the weekend of June 5-7, 2015 at the Carlisle, PA Fairgrounds, bringing you all of the cars, displays, features, guests and attractions from one of the best Ford shows of the year. The weekend showcases the 50th Anniversary of the GT350 Mustang, the 60th Anniversary of the Thunderbird and a showcase of Ford’s ultimate Supercar, the much-anticipated GT. There are some 3,000 cars expected on the National Parts Depot show field and there are even ways to enhance a ride via A&A Auto Stores and other great midway partners who will handle onsite installs. Making these highlights even better is that back by popular demand, one person will win $2,000 in Ford Racing Performance Parts!

The contest officially runs April 1-June 6 and takes place online via as well as onsite at Spring Carlisle (April 22-26) and concludes at 1:59.59 p.m. on the drawing date of Saturday, June 6. In the time immediately following the conclusion of the contest, a name will be drawn and announced at the stage. Once selected, the winner can browse the massive Ford Performance catalog for the part or parts that they want. Ford Performance and the winner will then make proper arrangements to ship the merchandise, and the winner of the shopping spree does not even have to be present to win (though it always makes for a great photo opportunity when they are). This was the case in 2014 when the selected winner, a vendor, was onsite and was able to claim his prize.

Making the partnership with Ford even simpler at Carlisle is a working relationship between Ford and Fred Beans Ford of Boyertown, Pennsylvania. Fred Beans is yet another vendor that offers onsite work, in this case via the Ford Performance Garage. Enthusiasts looking for upgrades can browse the available accessories online and then lock down an appointment time with Fred Beans. At that point, the installations can take place onsite while the car owner walks the grounds and enjoys the event. A complete list of parts available for installs and vehicles on which they can be installed can be found via the Ford Nationals portion of the Carlisle Events web page.

In addition to the giveaway and onsite installs, the Carlisle Ford Nationals goes downtown into Carlisle for an all-Ford-themed parade and street party. Registration for the event is ongoing with a discount available between now and May 4th for those who wish to pre-register. The 20th Anniversary celebration of the Carlisle Ford Nationals combined with the other special displays and guests assure this year’s show to once again be one for the record books.