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Old 05-06-2019, 09:01 AM
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2019 GM Nationals @ Carlisle

I know it's not called GM nationals anymore, but it should be. And since I couldn't find anyone post about it yet, I'm starting a thread. I'm planning to go, last time I went was 2008. This year will include a Bandit TA jump in honor of Burt passing last fall. Anyone going?

https://www.carlisleevents.com/event...olet+nationals
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Re: 2019 GM Nationals @ Carlisle

I wanted to go either last year of the year before, whichever was the 50th anniversary of the Firebirds, but ended up not going and driving to Ohio to get my Formula instead. Drove past the grounds a few times and heard how big the shows were out there. Do the now “Chevy Nationals” feature any Pontiacs or did they try to get rid of them all together?

Its about 3 hours from me, so Im not sure if I’ll end up going or not. Would make for a long day.
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Re: 2019 GM Nationals @ Carlisle

Like i said, i haven't been there since '08, but i appears to be similar to past years. Classes are condensed, I noticed. I'm going for fun not for an award and to take my daughter for the first time. She enjoyed spring Carlisle, so this should be even better.
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I would love to go, but I have to work all weekend that whole weekend. unsure about getting time off. If I can, I'll take the car.
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Re: 2019 GM Nationals @ Carlisle

Almost here. any one else? Weather is supposed to be nice, I hope. BTW... they're jumping a bandit TA...
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cant make it
stuck working
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We will be there again this year, in spots A45 - A49. Looking forward to seeing everyone again this year
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Good to hear Steve.
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I planned on going, but I need to get my 83 prepped for paint.
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Re: 2019 GM Nationals @ Carlisle

Chevy Nationals @ Carlisle '19 - 82-92 Firebird / Trans am class

Taken in the morning, more showed up late. 8 total I believe.







More pics here:

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmEsczSZ

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I was there with a newer Camaro but I think there were less than a dozen 3rd gen Camaros. Carlisle’s has to figure out how to make this show work. I heard the Camaro Nationals in Frederick, MD is done. This was always on the same weekend.

Lots of Fieros, not sure where they all came from.
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I was there with a newer Camaro but I think there were less than a dozen 3rd gen Camaros. Carlisleís has to figure out how to make this show work. I heard the Camaro Nationals in Frederick, MD is done. This was always on the same weekend.

Lots of Fieros, not sure where they all came from.

what a bummer. less than 12 3rd gen camaros? sad to hear. I was unable to make it this year due to work, and with my job ican't just call out sick and get a free day of fun... nor can I just not show up. If not for work, I would have been there. I probably would have done both the Camaro Nats (sat) and then the Chevy Nats (sunday) that weekend. What do you mean the Camaro Nationals is "done"? Anyone got a list of the 3rd gen class winners or photos of the 3rd gen classes?
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i probably haven't been able to attend GM Carlisle in 10 years now. i think last time i went it was the last year the Camaro Nationals was still held at Carlisle.
it's crazy how few thirdgens are represented at this show. same thing happened when i went to the 40th anniversary of the F-body in Warren, MI 2007. i was one of only 2 thirdgen Trans Ams there. there were only a handful of thirdgen camaros too. it was mostly first and second gen F-bodies. still fun though.
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Re: 2019 GM Nationals @ Carlisle

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I was there with a newer Camaro but I think there were less than a dozen 3rd gen Camaros. Carlisle’s has to figure out how to make this show work. I heard the Camaro Nationals in Frederick, MD is done. This was always on the same weekend.

Lots of Fieros, not sure where they all came from.
Yes, I never imagined there could be so much interest in Fiero's. But I agree, Carlisle events has to do something. I think going back to calling it GM Nationals is a start. I think some people think its only Chevy. Last time I was there for it was '08 so the new Camaro wasn't even out yet and even back then I could see things getting worse. But we still have to support these events because there may be a day when there isn't any. I was glad I was able to bring my daughter and she enjoyed it. Our kids are the future for this hobby.

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Re: 2019 GM Nationals @ Carlisle

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i probably haven't been able to attend GM Carlisle in 10 years now. i think last time i went it was the last year the Camaro Nationals was still held at Carlisle.
it's crazy how few thirdgens are represented at this show. same thing happened when i went to the 40th anniversary of the F-body in Warren, MI 2007. i was one of only 2 thirdgen Trans Ams there. there were only a handful of thirdgen camaros too. it was mostly first and second gen F-bodies. still fun though.
I've been noticing that with every f-body related event, even the Bandit Run last week only had 2 third gen T/A's that I could see in pics. I plan to go F-body Beach Bash this October in Myrtle and it looks like low 3rd gen turnout in the pics of years past. Maybe I'll start a thread for that and try to boost interest.
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the bandit run is on my list of things to do once i get my car running. hopefully it doesn't get cancelled before i can attend.
building a custom car from the ground up is a way bigger task then i ever imagined. i'll never do this again.
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what a bummer. less than 12 3rd gen camaros? sad to hear. I was unable to make it this year due to work, and with my job ican't just call out sick and get a free day of fun... nor can I just not show up. If not for work, I would have been there. I probably would have done both the Camaro Nats (sat) and then the Chevy Nats (sunday) that weekend. What do you mean the Camaro Nationals is "done"? Anyone got a list of the 3rd gen class winners or photos of the 3rd gen classes?
There is no show on Sunday. Carlisle trimmed it back to Friday and Saturday only.

Anyone going to the Super Chevy Show at Maple Grove in a couple weeks?
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There is no show on Sunday. Carlisle trimmed it back to Friday and Saturday only.

Anyone going to the Super Chevy Show at Maple Grove in a couple weeks?
oh man, it used to be Friday, Saturday, and Sunday just a few years ago. gee-wiz the future doesn't look great for carlisle events.


I plan on going to Maple Grove yes,
the show was dropped as an actual Super Chevy titled show a few years ago by Super Chevy and is now run by Menards. It is basically the same format though.
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the bandit run is on my list of things to do once i get my car running. hopefully it doesn't get cancelled before i can attend.
building a custom car from the ground up is a way bigger task then i ever imagined. i'll never do this again.
I was planning on goin on the Bandit Run this year until the route and cost to enter was announced. This year's costs were astronomical IMO. $400 just to enter and the intinerary had some great but very pricey activities along the 7-day event. I wonder if the raise in costs is to limit the participants? I think there still over 300 this year. Hopefully next year...
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