Mark Houlahan
Tech Editor, Mustang Monthly
April 21, 2016

Once again the Carlisle Events folks have announced that a single winner will walk away with a $2,000 shopping spree with Ford Performance Racing Parts at the 2016 Carlisle Ford Nationals. The annual contest is in conjunction with Ford Performance Racing Parts, and the giveaway has been the highlight of the event the last few years. This year’s show runs June 3-5, 2016, but the contest officially launched April 1, 2016. Simply visit to enter for free. Carlisle Events guests can also register for the giveaway starting April 20, 2016, in person at the Spring Carlisle event. The annual spring show runs April 20-24. Once it comes and goes, the contest goes back to online only until the Carlisle Ford Nationals weekend in June.

Photo: Carlisle Events

The contest will remain open, both onsite and online, through 3:29.59 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2016. In the time immediately following the conclusion of the contest, a name will be drawn and announced at the main stage at the Carlisle Events fairgrounds. Once selected, the winner can browse the massive Ford Performance Racing Parts catalog for a part or parts to add to his or her Ford vehicle. Ford Performance Racing Parts and the winner will then arrange for the selected part or parts to ship to the winner’s chosen location. Further, the winner of the shopping spree does not have to be present to win, though being there always makes for a great photo opportunity.

Ford Performance Racing Parts offers parts sales and installation every year at Carlisle’s Ford Nationals.

Making the partnership with Ford Performance Racing Parts even simpler at Carlisle is a working relationship with 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 installations and vehicles on which they can be installed can be found via the Ford Nationals portion of the Carlisle Events web page at

In addition to the giveaway and onsite installs, the Carlisle Ford Nationals offers a unique test drive experience with Ford, burnouts, beauty, autocross with Gateway Classic Mustang, and a massive show field backed by National Parts Depot. The cars even go into downtown Carlisle for an all-Ford-themed parade and street party. Registration for the event is ongoing with a discount available between now and May 2, 2016, for those who wish to preregister. The 2016 event, combined with its great guests, displays, and this giveaway, should ensure that the 2016 show will be one of the biggest and best of all-time.