Big Trucks, Little Trucks and Trucks of all Types in Between Propel Carlisle Truck Nationals
2013 Event Entertains Nearly 40,000 Enthusiasts - Over 2,000 Trucks
Shawn Hill of Ellicott City, Maryland brought his beautiful 1999 Peterbilt 379
to the Carlisle Truck Nationals. – Photo by Steve Pollock –
Just one of the many beautiful Big Rigs at the 2013 Carlisle Truck Nationals.
– photo by Steve Pollock –
Super nice looking Kenworth cabover at the Carlisle Truck Nationals.
– photo by Steve Pollock –
The Carlisle Truck Nationals is a parking lot party of epic proportions annually at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds. The 2013 offering, August 2-4, once again showcased trucks of all shapes, sizes, styles and eras. With lowered and lifted trucks, monster trucks, big rigs and more, those who came to Carlisle had a full weekend's worth of trucking excitement to keep them occupied. In addition to the trucks on display, there were club gatherings, activities for families and the show even wrapped with a pair of awards parades, one for the big rigs and one for every other truck owner.
Show weekend unofficially started Thursday with set-up day, allowing vendors and select truck owners to come onsite and get situated. It also allowed the midway to get set with great vendors like LMC Truck, Skyjacker, Mickey Thompson, the Light Truck Accessory Alliance (LTAA), RV 4 Wheel Parts, Ford Super Duty and many more. Speaking of the LTAA and RV 4 Wheel Parts, they were back in 2013 with another great partnership that saw a stock Jeep Rubicon get transformed into a show worthy, off-road gem. Joining the midway partners were Progressive Commercial Insurance who, for the second consecutive year, presented the Big Rig Show and Shine. Each rig, positioned on the east and southeast side of the grounds highlighted the trucking industry, the backbone of our society.
Additional weekend highlights included the off-road course with Rausch Creek Off Road Park, a van display via CustomVan.com, the Willys Jeep showcase within Building Y and, of course, the monster trucks were well represented with Stone Crusher, Hooked, Megasauars and Virginia Giant wowing adults and children alike. Family fun was also showcased in and around the Kids at Carlisle area with Road and Rock RC, BERG Toys and all the family thrills that come with spending time in the kids’ zone.
The weekend wouldn't be complete without live music and once again it was a big part of the show. Carlisle radio station Red 102.3 was the weekend stage sponsor and welcomed a pair of bands, the Cold Wilbur Band Friday and Chris Woodward on Saturday. Also on Saturday night, the Holt Twins and TwinSister blended Classic Rock & Folk Music to entertain the big rig owners, vanners and others who were staying late for the event and frequently make Carlisle a weekend home away from home.
Finally, the awards parade wrapped the weekend. Sunny skies on Sunday provided one final go around for guests via half price Sunday and the truck owners and vendors who made Sunday a part of their weekend all had a great time, with many owners taking home awards. In all, the Truck Nationals remained the family-friendly fun time that it's been since 1991. Next year's event is already in the planning stages so be sure to mark August 1-3, 2014 on your calendar.
About Carlisle Events: Carlisle Events is a partner or producer of 17 annual collector car, truck, motorcycle and outdoor-themed events. Events are held at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds (Carlisle, PA), Bloomsburg Fairgrounds (Bloomsburg, PA), Allentown Fairgrounds (Allentown, PA), Auburn Auction Park (Auburn, IN) and Festival Park (Zephyrhills, FL). The season schedule hosts a sports and outdoors event, seven automotive swap meets of varying size, six auctions, as well as individual specialty shows featuring Corvettes, Fords, GMs, Chryslers, trucks, motorcycles, imports and kit cars and tuner and modern customs. Founded in 1974 by friends Bill Miller and Chip Miller, events hosted at Carlisle attract more than a half a million enthusiasts annually from all corners of the globe. More information is available via www.CarlisleEvents.com.
Conventional Cab Over Tractor-Sleeper : 1st-Gary Gallerie, 2012 Kenworth 900L;
2nd-Wayne Scott, 2004 Peterbilt 379; 3rd-Jonathan Larick, 2007 Peterbilt 379
Conventional Cab Over Tractor-Day-Cab : 1st-Doug Simpson/Fearless Leasing, 2000 Peterbilt 379; 2nd Gary Miczak-2003 Peterbuilt 379; 3rd-Roy Pool/Tumleweed Express 1989 Peterbilt 379
Dump Truck - Triple Axle: 1st-Josh Riccio, 2003 Freightliner Classic; 2nd-Zach Gensimore, 2012 Caterpillar CT660; 3rd-Chad Brindle 2007 Peterbilt 357
Small Roll Back : 1st-Michael Falzone/Falzon Towing, 2012 Dodge Ram 5500
Medium Roll Back: 1st-Darrell Cornett/Simply The Best Towing, 2007 Peterbilt 335 Rollback; 2nd-Thomas Placer/Flashback F100’s 2008 Ford Truck F-650
Medium Wrecker : 1st-Hj Towing & Recovery 2000 Peterbilt 379
Large Wrecker: 1st-Pete Trimble/John’s Mobile Repair, 2012 Kenworth T-800 Wrecker; 2nd-H. J. Towing, 1995 Peterbilt 379; 3rd-Bozzuto’s Inc 1990 Kenworth T-600 Wrecker
Straight Truck : 1st-Jeremy Montgomery, 2012 Peterbilt 388; 2nd-Mark Humbert, 2014 Peterbilt 388
Box Truck : 1st-Chuck Gamber/Jack Of Arts 1958 Reo A632-03
Construction Truck : 1st-Zach Ziolko, 2012 Peterbilt 388
Service Truck : 1st-Vinnie Ippolito/Ippolito Industries Inc., 2000 International Eagle 9900i
Tractor Trailer Combo :
1st Tim Hough/TRH 2004 Peterbilt ; 2nd-Clifford Hay /Clifford C Hay Inc., 2007 Peterbilt Legacy ; 3rd-Dusty McCann, 2004 Kenworth W900l
Antique : 1st-Sichert’s Trucking, 1978 Peterbilt 359; 2nd-Eric Stear, 1947 International KB-6 ; 3rd-Mike Gouldey/Trinity Kustomz, 1974 Freightliner Coe
Movin' Out Magazine Choice : Clifford Hay, 2007 Peterbilt 379 Legacy
Best Of Show : Wayne Scott, 2004 Peterbilt 359
Best Interior : Jack Polchlopek, 2003 Peterbilt 379
Best Graphics : Gary Gallerie, 2012 Kenworth 900L
Best Custom Chrome : John Larick, 2007 Peterbilt 379
Best Paint : Roy Pool, 1989 Peterbilt 379
Best Fleet : Hj Towing
Best Truck Name : Twisted/Gary Gallerie, 2012 Kenworth 900l
Best Sleeper : Wayne Scott, 2004 Peterbilt 359
Largecar Magazine Choice : Tim Hough, 2007 Peterbilt 379
Best Lights : Darrell Cornett, 2007 Peterbilt 335 Roll
Elizabeth Truck Center: Tim Hough, 2004 Peterbilt 379
Elizabeth Truck Center: Wayne, 2004 Peterbilt 379