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Dodge Day Afternoons: A Walk Through the 2015 Carlisle All-Chrysler Nationals

Story and Photos by Steve Magnante

 

One of the nation’s premier gatherings of classic and modern Dodge cars and trucks is the Carlisle All-Chrysler Nationals. Held each summer for more than twenty years at the spacious outdoor Carlisle fairgrounds in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, this year’s event took place on July 10, 11 and 12th under sunny skies.

 

An emerging trend is the growing presence of late-model Dodge Challengers, Chargers and Magnums. A rough estimate showed some 35 percent of the cars entered for show judging were built during the last decade. Before the 2004 revival of rear-wheel-drive, V6 and HEMI® V8-powered Dodge…

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Dodge Day Afternoons: A Walk Through the 2015 Carlisle All-Chrysler Nationals

Reliving the Glory Days with Herb “Mr. Four Speed” McCandless

Legendary drag racer Herb “Mr. Four Speed” McCandless says it best, “when I drove for the Sox & Martin Racing Team, Ronnie (Sox) had the best job in the world and I had the second best!” We have to agree as Herb was right in the thick of the Super Stock and Pro Stock wars of the 1960s and early 70s. This was in an era when Detroit pulled out all the stops to win all the major NHRA national events. They knew a championship on Sunday would send…

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Reliving the Glory Days with Herb “Mr. Four Speed” McCandless

Five Alarm Burnouts At Carlisle All-Chrysler Nationals!

 

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire and the traditional burnout contest at the All-Chrysler Nationals, the fire marshals in the surrounding townships had to take notice. This year, over ten enthusiasts answered the call and subjected their vehicles to the torture and mayhem of locking their front brakes and spinning the rear tires until large plumes of smoke come billowing out from the wheel wells. In many cases, the tires eventual blew, sending smoking chunks of rubber into the air making for some great souvenirs for the fans. The vehicles selected…

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Five Alarm Burnouts At Carlisle All-Chrysler Nationals!