‘Chevrolet Nationals’ Gets Schedule Modification for 2019 Season

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Carlisle Events reveals that enhancements & plenty of surprises are in store for its popular auto enthusiast events next year.

Evolution and change are a part of life, and business. For 2019, Carlisle Events has announced a few modifications and enhancements to its season schedule. The changes affect Chevrolet Nationals (June 21-23), Chrysler Nationals (July 12-14), Hurst Nationals (July 12 & 13), and the single day Carlisle Auctions event known as the “Summer Sale.”

The event seeing the most benefit from these changes is the Carlisle Chevrolet Nationals, and, of course, that sounds good to us! Launched in 2001, the event has long embraced all things General Motors. This includes marques like Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Hummer, Saturn, and more. Annually drawing over 100 years of history on display, the event recently welcomed Team Chevrolet to the mix beginning in 2017. For 2019, they’ll be back as will two brand-new features that give guests even more bang for their buck.

New to 2019, Chevrolet Nationals weekend will feature a Hurst-specific display. This display comes off the strength of two great Hurst-centric events held in 2017 and 2018 as part of the Carlisle Chrysler Nationals. The display will be located near the crossroads of the grounds and is being planned as a 15- to 20-car feature. In addition, there will be some Hurst-themed memorabilia and possibly the return of Hurst engineers as special guests of the 2019 event. There will also be Hurst-centric seminars planned throughout the event, too.

Another terrific addition to Chevrolet Nationals weekend is the Carlisle Auctions Summer Sale. Originally held as a stand-alone event in 2018, the Carlisle Auctions team brings its fast-paced brand of excitement to Chevrolet weekend. A one-day event in 2019, the Summer Sale will feature over 200 classic and collector cars for sale, including two brand-specific power hours. These hours will include one dedicated to trucks with another focused on the General Motors family of vehicles. The auction will be held on June 22 at the neighboring Carlisle Expo Center and offers a free shuttle to move guests between the two facilities plus free spectator admission.

Also, all-new for 2019, the Chevrolet Nationals will run just two days, Friday and Saturday, June 21 and 22. All events historically held Sunday morning (except for the worship service) will now take place Saturday evening following the “Burnouts & Beauty” event. This change should also increase participation in the awards parade and offer an enhanced turnout for coolest and largest club recognitions.

Finally, a secondary result in the Hurst feature moving to Chevrolet weekend is that the Carlisle Chrysler Nationals will return to just a single-event weekend. Chrysler weekend will continue to utilize the Carlisle Expo Center with its popular Thursday night kickoff party hosted by the Mopar Rebellion Car Club.

Complete details about the remaining events on the 2018 Carlisle Events calendar as well as updated 2019 details can be found here. The 2019 season starts January 18 with Auto Mania in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

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