The Carlisle Truck Nationals, held at the Carlisle Fairgrounds in Carlisle, Pennsylvania on August 2-4, featured events and fun for the entire family. Over 1,700 trucks of all sizes, makes and models were on display at the show field and in the fair buildings. Event organizers said that the 2019 truck registration was the highest since 2003 and this year’s event ranks within the top 5 all-time turnouts for the show.
The ever-popular Monster Truck Shows and Rides thrilled attendees. The Big Rig Truck Show and Shine had a great turnout of truly beautiful trucks. U.S. Express had their military trucks on display again this year (Movin’ Out had a feature on them in the November 2018 issue).
Even a torrential downpour on Saturday afternoon did not damper the spirits of the people who flocked to the show to wander the fairgrounds and ogle the trucks. Children frolicked in the huge rain puddles left from the storm and drivers quickly got their towels out and wiped down the trucks, making them shiny once again.
Plans are already underway for the 2020 Carlisle Nationals, which will be held on August 7-9. Registration is now open; you can call 717-243-7855 or visit www.CarlisleEvents.com for more information.
2019 Carlisle Truck Nationals Big Rig Show & Shine Winners List
Conventional Cabover Tractor Sleeper: 1st: Scott Diller/Lanita Co., 1981 Kenworth W900A; 2nd: Andrew Bradway/Bradway Trkg., 1986 Peterbilt 359; 3rd: Charles E. Brake Transport, 202 Kenworth W900L
Conventional Cabover Tractor-Daycab: 1st: George Mielke/Trenton Mill Farms, 2007 Peterbilt 379; 2nd: Dan Vogel Specialized, 2007 Peterbilt; 3rd: Tom Murphy/Murphy’s Hauling Service, 2003 Mack 690P
Dump Truck-Triple Axle & Up: 1stt: Tracy Foulke/BHL Company, 2019 Peterbilt 389; 2nd: Ian Xibos/BHL Company, 2016 Peterbilt 389; 3rd: Matt Hutt/BHL Company, 2017 Peterbilt
Dump Truck – Single Axle & Up: 1st: Charles E. Brake Transport, 2008 Ford F-750; 2nd: Stephen Labuda, 1995 Mack Superliner
Small & Medium Rollback: 1st: Thomas Placer, 2008 Ford F-650; 2nd: HJ Towing & Recovery, 2015 International 4300
Small & Medium Wrecker: 1st: James Ellerman/River Drive Service Center, 2019 Ford F-750
Large Wrecker: 1st: Jacob Richcreek /HJ Towing & Recovery *Operator Pete Trimble; 2015 Kenworth T880; 2nd: Jacob Richcreek/HJ Towing & Recovery, 2015 Kenworth T800; 3rd: Jacob Richcreek/HJ Towing & Recovery, 2019 Peterbilt 389
Construction & Service Truck: 1st: Randy Bostic, 2017 Peterbilt 389; 2nd: Robert Jett, 2015 Kenworth T-270; 3rd: Kenneth Dahler/K&D Contractors, 2005 GMC 5500
Specialty Truck: 1st: Leroy Keens, 1980 Marmon Motorhome; 2nd: Leroy Keens, 1983 Freightliner Mini; 3rd: Dom Folins Construction, 1982. Mack R600
Tractor/Trailer Combo: 1st: Kevin Hunter/Hunter Contracting, 2003 Kenworth W900L; 2md: Saunders Trucking, 2018 Peterbilt 389; 3rd: Bryan Lambert/BHL company, 2019 Peterbilt 389L
Antique: 1st: Dom Flino Construction, 1989 Mack RW700 Superliner; 2nd: HJ Towing & Recovery, 1970 International Transtar
Military: Rodney Keckler, 1970 Kaiser Vietnam Gun TK Replica
Car Carrier: 1st: Derick Hopkins, Fine Line Transportation, 2020 Peterbilt 389; 2nd: Derick Hopkins, Fine Line Transportation, 2020 Peterbilt 389; 3rd: Derick Hopkins, Fine Line Transportation, 2020 Peterbilt 389
Best of Show: Mike DeMeno, 2019 Peterbilt 389
Best Interior: Mike DeMeno, 2019 Peterbilt 389
Best Custom Chrome: George Mielke, 2007 Peterbilt 379
Best Graphics: Jacob Richcreek, 2013 Kenworth T800
Best Truck Name: Logan Rebar, 2016 Western Star 4974SF
Best Sleeper: Scott Diller, 1981 Kenworth W900A
Best Fleet: Hunter Construction
Best Lights: Mike DeMeno, 2019 Peterbilt 389
Movin’ Out’s Choice: Bryan Lambert, 2019 Peterbilt 389L
Bill Miller’s Choice: Kevin Hunter, 2017 Kenworth W900
LargeCar Mag’s Choice: Jason Sanders, 1994 Kenworth W900L
Largest Fleet Challenge: 1st: HJ Towing; 2nd: Hunter Transportation; 3rd: Fine Line Transportation