Proudly Serving The American Truck Driver Since 1975     Contact    Advertise    Digital Print    Archives

​Cool Breezes And Hot Trucks At The 2017 Carlisle Truck Nationals!

By Pam Pollock

October, 2017

Previous Next

There’s no doubt that the Carlisle Truck Nationals is one of the hottest truck shows around! Over the years, that has literally been the truth, as the August heat and humidity have been known to warm up the show. This year, after a stormy start with a torrential downpour on Friday evening, the weekend brightened up with sunny skies with delightful breezes and cooler temperatures, making for a perfect truck show.

Hundreds of stunning Big Rigs were on display at the Carlisle Fairgrounds, including car haulers, tow trucks, and antique trucks. When the sun went down on Saturday night, the fairground was awash with the illuminating shine of the big rigs’ Glow Show.

The Carlisle Truck Nationals is family-oriented with monster truck shows featuring Snakebite, Big Foot. The Virginia Giant was giving rides throughout the show. Optimus Prime also made an appearance and was very popular with both kids and adults. The world-champion Disc-Connected K9 Frisbee dog team offered eight shows. Speranza Animal Rescue brought some adorable furry friends, who were available for adoption. And as always, the popular Phantom Fun Zone provided nonstop fun for kids of all ages.

Tim Wright, a Vietnam Veteran had his Mid-Atlantic Wall of Fallen Heroes at the truck show. This was truly such a powerful display to view. Delicious food and a Vendor Midway, along with hundreds and hundreds of 4 wheel trucks made for a great show.

The 2018 Carlisle Truck Nationals is slated for August 3-5.

Caption:

Mark Hollen’s 2013 Peterbilt 389 won Best of Show at Carlisle Truck Nationals. Photo by Pam Pollock

Visit our gallery for more show coverage.

    <div class="page" title="Page 1">
        <div class="layoutArea">
            <div class="column">
                <p><strong>CARLISLE TRUCK NATIONALS BIG RIG WINNERS

Name

B100 CONVENTIONAL CAB OVER TRACTOR-SLEEPER 1ST VASSALLO, RON

2ND DAVID F BICEK JR

Vehicle

        <div class="layoutArea">
            <div class="column">
                <p>GEORGE MIELKE / TRENTON MILL FARMS

2013 PETERBILT 389 2016 KENWORTH 900L 1995 PETERBILT 379

1973 KENWORTH W900 2000 PETERBILT 379

1998 PETERBILT 379 2017 PETERBILT 389 2005 PETERBILT 379

2008 FORD F-750
2002 KENWORTH DUMP TRUCK

2017 KENWORTH FLATBED 2014 FREIGHTLINER
2004 CHEVY KODIAC

2008 FORD F-650 CREW CAB 2016 FORD F650
2015 INTERNATIONAL 4300

1973 PETERBILT 352

2016 KENWORTH #15 T880 2015 KENWORTH #30 T800 2016 KENWORTH #80 T880

2016 PETERBILT 348 2005 PETERBILT 379

2015 KENWORTH T-270
2006 PERTERBILT PETE HOOKLIFT 2016 KENWORTH #67 T300

2003 PETERBILT MINI
2017 MOTORCOACH IND. J4500 2015 MACK GRANITE

1999 KENWORTH W900L 2009 KENWORTH W900L 2002 KENWORTH W900L

3RD
1ST CHAD WORDWARD / LENNY’S TRANSPORT

RHODA MEILKE/TRENTON MILL FARMS

2ND

B104 DUMP TRUCK - TRIPLE AXLE & UP 1ST BRYANT MANN

2ND SHAUN FLEMING / FLEMING TRUCKING 3RD JIMMY SHYNE,

B105 DUMP TRUCK - SINGLE AXLE & UP
1ST CHARLIE BRAKE / CHARLES E BRAKE TRANSPORT 2ND JESSE TOMS / J TOMS TRUCKING

B108 SMALL ROLL BACK
1ST JUSTIN TUFFY / LARICK’S TOWING 2ND RON GILL / LARICK’S TOWING 3RD PAUL IRRGANG

B110 MEDIUM ROLL BACK 1ST FLASH BACK F-100S

2ND JAMES ELLERMAN / RIVER DRIVE SERVICE CENTER 3RD CLAY HERMAN / JOHN’S MOBILE REPAIR SERVICE

B114 SMALL WRECKER 1ST DARRELL GRESS

B118 LARGE WRECKER
1ST PETE TRIMBLE / JOHNS MOBILE REPAIR SVC 2ND RONNIE WOOLF / JOHNS MOBILE REPAIR SVC 3RD JAKE RICHCREEK / HJ TOWING & RECOVERY

B120 STRAIGHT, BOX & FLATBED TRUCK 1ST MIKE SANTARO / LARICK’S TOWING
2ND MITCH BEWLEY

B122 CONSTRUCTION & SERVICE TRUCK 1ST ROBERT JETT / LIEBHERR

2ND JASON AXT/AXT WELDING & FAB 3RD COLIN OCKER/JOHNS MOBILE REPAIR

B124 SPECIAL INTEREST 1ST MARK HOLLEN

2ND FULLINGTON TRAILWAYS
3RD ALAN HULSIZER/MACK TRUCKS

B126 TRACTOR TRAILER COMBO
1ST JOHN & KIM JAIKES/PRECISION TRANSPORT 2ND CRAIG ROSENBERGER,/NOLAT TRANSPORT LLC 3RD KEVIN HUNTER/HUNTER CONTRACTING LLC

B102 CONVENTIONAL CAB OVER TRACTOR-DAY CAB

    </div>
    <div class="page" title="Page 2">
        <div class="layoutArea">
            <div class="column">
                <p>B128 ANTIQUE 25YEARS & OLDER

1ST DAMIEN MINTEER

2ND CHRISTOPHER LEE 3RD BOB BEATTY

B130 MILITARY 1ST HAKIN MILLER

B132 CAR CARRIER
1ST ANDREW SCOTT/SCOTT TRANSPORTATION 2ND ANDREW SCOTT/SCOTT TRANSPORTATION 3RD ANDY VASQUEZ

BEST INTERIOR

ANDREW SCOTT/SCOTT TRANSPORTATION

BEST CUSTOM CHROME

SHAUN FLEMING/FLEMING TRUCKING

BEST GRAPHICS

PAUL IRRGANG

BEST FLEET

FINE LINE TRANSPORT

BEST TRUCK NAME

HERB GREGG

BEST SLEEPER

MARK HOLLEN

BEST OF SHOW

MARK HOLLEN

BEST PAINT

DAVID F BICEK JR

BEST LIGHTS

BRYANT MANN

MOVIN’ OUT CHOICE

MARK HOLLEN

LARGECAR CHOICE

CRAIG ROSSENBERGER

BILL MILLER’S CHOICE

FINE LINE TRANSPORT

1955 KENWORTH NEEDLE NOSE
1985 MACK MAGNUM
1985 PETERBILT CLASSI SLEEPER 359

1989 AM GENERAL H1 HUMMER

2018 PETERBILT 389 2018 PETERBILT 389 2015 PETERBILT 389

2018 PETERBILT 389 2017 PETERBILT 389 2004 KODIAC

            </div>
        </div>



    </div><p class="p4">2000 KENWORTH W900L

2013 PETERBILT 389 2013 PETERBILT 389 2016 KENNWORTH 900L 1998 PETERBILT 379 2013 PETERBILT 389 2009 KENWORTH W900L