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