Record Setting Events Are Becoming … A Broken Record At Carlisle Nationals In 2022

Pam Pollock
October 2022

Carlisle, PA … The Carlisle Truck Nationals presented by A&A Auto Stores has been taking place at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds since 1991.  During that time, participation has fluctuated, with the occasional new Showfield record being set.  What’s occurred for this event spanning the last ten years and more so the last two, has been nothing short of amazing.  Dating back to 2013, this gathering of all things truck has more than doubled and in 2022 (August 5-7), a new Showfield record was set with 2,595 registered rides, including a new record of 213 big rigs as part of the Big Rig Show and Shine.  This is the second consecutive year a truck Showfield record was set and overall, the event has seen a nearly 900 truck increase since 2019.

 Gates opened at 7 a.m. daily for families, truck owners, and truck lovers from the region to enjoy all that the event had to offer.  This included a low truck “skate parade,” tractor parade, multiple competitions for drivers, and displays indoors and out that featured some of the coolest trucks on the planet.  Many first-time participants marveled at the diverse make up of the Showfield; from tractors to mini trucks, cool custom vans to fire trucks, lifted monsters to chopped originals, the event really had it all.  There were even parts shopping options within the automotive flea market and midway, plus installs by way of A&A Auto Stores

 In addition, the Monster Truck showcase with Diehl Wilson and his crew packed the grandstands for multiple shows between Friday and Sunday.  Wilson, known for his time piloting the Virginia Giant, served as host to rides with his truck, plus emcee as Full Boar and Bad News Travels Fast soared through the air and crushed cars.  Further, there were motorcycle stunt shows withFreestyle FMX riders and Moto Motion riders too.  The freestyle riders soared through the area showcasing their daredevil skills, while Moto Motion’s riders used their trials bikes to exhibit amazing balance and showoff some stunts of their own.

 On the Big Rig side of things, not only were the trucks on display, but companies were onsite hiring and looking to fill out staffing needs.  Jobs didn’t just involve driving or having a CDL.  Companies like Lily, NAPA Transportation, S&H Express, New Enterprise Stone & Lime Company, Inc., NHH Services, Inc., FIT Transportation, and UPS were on site also looking to hire dock workers and other staff for their warehouses.

 Rigs also served as the backdrop and soundtrack for Saturday’s Carlisle after dark showcase.  This evening celebration included a drop and drag contest by the low trucks, a laughter and fun filled party with the Vanners, and the Big Rig glow show.  The glow show allows guests a chance to check out the cool light displays, interiors, and sounds of the rides that help move America. 

 There were a trifecta of locations spotlighting displays too.  This included Building Y (SyTys at Carlisle), Building T (S10’s, antique fire trucks, and featured display trucks), plus the pavilion (Vanarama 10).  Finally, the S10 got a little extra love at Carlisle in 2022, with a two-show spotlight as part of its 40th anniversary (also featured at the Carlisle GM Nationals in June).  

While the Carlisle Truck Nationals have concluded for 2022, many owners and guests are making plans for 2023.  This includes vendors who saw much success within the automotive flea market and show truck owners who were part of the record setting Showfield.  Planning is already underway for the 2023 show, so save the date.  The Carlisle Truck Nationals presented by A&A Auto Stores returns to Carlisle August 4-6!  Call 717-243-7855 or online at for details about this event and everything else happening in America’s Automotive Hometown, Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

2022 Carlisle Truck Nationals Big Rig Winners

Conventional Cab Over Tractor-Sleeper: 1ST-James Brown, Jones Motor Co, 2007 International; 2nd: Rolan Nolt, 1983 Freightliner FLC20; 3rd-  Chet Ciaglo, Pine Oaks Trucking, 1984 International 1656

Conventional Cab Over Tractor-Day Cab: 1st -Walter Agens Agens, Stone Inc, 2015 Peterbilt 389; 2nd-Randy Whisler, 2018 International Lonestar; 3rd- Gerald Hart, 1998 Peterbilt 378

Dump Truck - Triple Axle & Up: 1st-Joan Hobbs, J&J Motoring Inc , 2021 Peterbilt 389; 2nd-Kyle Visoky, Pinhead Leasing Corp, 2007 Peterbilt 379; 3rd-Jim Hobbs, Hobbs Trucking Inc, 2022 Peterbilt 389

Dump Truck - Single Axle & Up: 1st-Jason Gill, 2018 Peterbilt 389; 2nd-Colby Baurman, Bauran Bros Concrete ,2003 Peterbilt 330; 3rd-Charles Brake, Charles E. Brake Transport, 2008 Ford F750

Small & Medium Roll Back: 1st-Pellas Towing & Recovery ,2022 Peterbilt 337; 2nd: Jerry Leahy, Leahys Towing & Recovery 2022 Kenworth X280; 3rd: Jacob Richcreek ,H J Towing & Recovery, 2016 International 4300

Large Roll Back: 1st-Kevin Hunter ,2022 Peterbilt 567; 2nd-Bill Warner Jr, Bill Warner Jr Trucking, 2007 Peterbilt 379; 3rd: Jacob Richcreek, H J Towing & Recovery

Small & Medium Wrecker: 1st-Jacob Richcreek,H J Towing & Recovery, 1941 Chevrolet C3100; 2nd: Pellas Towing & Recovery 2018 Ram 5500; 3rd-Jacob Richcreek H J Towing & Recovery 2020 International

Large Wrecker : 1st-Pellas Towing & Recovery, 2018 Peterbilt 567; 2nd-Mechanics Plus Towing & Tra, 2021 Mack Granite; 3rd-Jacob Richcreek, H J Towing & Recovery ,2017 Peterbilt 389

Construction & Service Truck: 1st-James Lester, Jesco Inc ,2015 Kenworth T370; 2nd-Robert Jett Liebherr, 2016 Kenworth T-270; 3rd-Tucker Hyman, 2018 Ford F350

Specialty Truck : 1st-Jesse Merrell ,NHH Services LLC, 2000 Peterbilt 379; 2nd-Gene Ingraham ,1982 GMC Brigadier ; 3rd-Josh Riccio, Papilon & Mofer ,2017 Peterbilt 389

Tractor Trailer Combo 2014  & Prior : 1st-Kendall Gribble Mixed Opinions ,2012 Peterbilt 389; 2nd-Jason Sanders, J & A Trucking,  1994 Kenworth W900l; 3rd-Joan Hobbs ,J & J Motoring Inc, 2005 Kenworth W900L

Tractor Trailer Combo 2015 To Present : 1st-Kevin Hunter ,2018 Kenworth W900L; 2nd-Cody Warner ,Bill Warner & Son Towing , 2022 Peterbilt 389; 3rd-Kevin Hunter ,2018 Kenworth

Antique: 1st-Walker & Sons ,1973 Peterbilt 359; 2nd- Ben Kline, 1959 Dodge D700; 3rd- Aaron Norris, AND Trucking, 1973 Diamond

Car Carrier : 1st-Paul Richards, RW Haulers , 2022 Peterbilt 389

Best Of Show: Kendall Gribble - 2012 Peterbilt 389

Best Interior: Chad Walker – 1985 Peterbilt 359 Extended Hood

Best Custom Chrome: Joan Hobbs – 2005 Kenworth W900L

Best Graphics: Mechanics Plus Towing & Transport - 2021 Mack Granite

Best Truck Name: Ashley Rice – 2006 Peterbilt 375

Best Sleeper: Jason Sanders – 1994 Kenworth W900l

Best Paint: Cody Warner – 2022 Peterbilt 389

Best Lights: Kendall Gribble – 2012 Peterbilt 389

Movin’ Out’s Choice: Joan Hobbs – 2005 Kenworth W900

Bill Miller’s Choice: Paul Richards – 2022 Peterbilt 389

Large Car Magazine’s Choice: Scott Diller – 2015 Kenworth W900L

Best Fleet: 1st: Hunter Contracting;2nd: Hyman Equipment Company

Largest Fleet Challenge: H.J. Towing

Coolest Convoy: H.J. Towing