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MOPAR Hall of Fame at Carlisle Chrysler Nationals this weekend

Posted by on Monday, July 6, 2015 in Articles, Carlisle, News

The LA series 340 engine had been introduced in 1968. Thanks to free-flowing heads, big valves and high lift camshaft, the Dart GTS 340 produced 275 horsepower.That was plenty of grunt to power the 3,000 pound Dart.

CARLISLE, PA – In 2012, Mopar Collector’s Guide magazine launched its Mopar Hall of Fame.  In addition to the hall, MCG brought its induction ceremonies and the hall of famers themselves to central PA to hold the ceremonies in conjunction with the Carlisle Chrysler Nationals.  The world’s largest all-Mopar themed weekend takes place annually in July, with this year’s show taking place July 10-12.  The Hall of Famers will be celebrated all weekend, with the induction ceremony on Saturday, July 11 at the Radisson Hotel in Camp Hill.

1969 Charger red

This year, 11 new Hall of Famers will be introduced, including one iconic car.  The list includes Virgil Exner, Dick Maxwell, Dave Koffel, Teddy Spehar, Lee Smith, Ron Mancini, Carl Kiekhaefer, Charlie Strang, “Big Willie” Robinson, and Buddy Arrington. The Vanishing Point Challenger is the vehicle and each man, plus the car have a unique place in the history of Mopar, either on the track, on the big screen, as a designer or as an executive.  Their accomplishments will be recognized as part of the ceremonies and guests of Chrysler weekend as well as those who simply want to honor the legends are encouraged to purchase tickets now and learn more about the new class via www.moparhalloffame.com/2015site.

Chrysler woodie Amelia

In addition to the Hall of Fame, select inductees will be onsite during event weekend to be recognized as part of Collector Car Appreciation Day on Friday as well as on Saturday to simply enjoy the fun filled Carlisle Chrysler Nationals weekend.  Collector Car Appreciation Day activities start at 2 p.m. and will include special guests, including some of the soon to be enshrines, other show specific guests and a nice array of classic cars lined in front of the Red Stage.

1949 Dodge pickup pic

The Collector Car Appreciation ceremonies and Hall of Fame are just two amazing aspects of the weekend which is enjoyed by tens of thousands of guests from over three dozen states, Washington D.C. and Canada.  There is even one Mopar registered from Alaska and tour groups coming from Australia to be part of the show.  Experience the cars, the people and the excitement starting July 10 with the 2015 Carlisle Chrysler Nationals. Full details at www.CarlisleEvents.com1969 Dodge Dart Decal

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