Heacock Happenings - Spring 2019
Monday April 15, 2019
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.
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.
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.
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.com
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