CARLISLE, Pa. – The Carlisle
All-Truck Nationals brought 32,006 enthusiasts to the Carlisle (Pa.)
Fairgrounds Aug. 5-7, 2005. Big rigs, 4x4s, pickups, SUVs, sport
trucks, minis, monsters and more filled the show field sponsored by
Toyota. There were 1,604 trucks on the show field and 581 vendors to
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“This truck show was huge!” said event manager Lisa
Leathery. “All kinds of trucks came to the show, and you could see the
care and attention to detail the owners give them.”
trucks Virginia Giant and the Hulk entertained crowds with high jumps
and car crushes. Also, guests could feel all the power of a monster
truck by riding on the Virginia Giant Ride Truck. Cledus T. Judd,
country music’s “Funny Man,” performed Saturday night, sponsored by
Professionals took on the Rock Crawl, sponsored by
Quadratec, to show how their four-wheeled trucks could climb over
boulders on the custom-designed road course created just for this
event. Guests could also test their ability as drivers and determine
the true balance and mettle of their trucks on another section of the
Many guests to the event took home trophies from the
numerous contests held throughout the weekend. The 1956 Ford F100 owned
by Gary Koontz of Coatesville, Pa., won the Best Ride on BFG Tires
award, sponsored by BF Goodrich. Trevor Long of Carlisle spun and
exploded the tires on his 1994 Toyota to win the burnout competition.
The 1987 Toyota truck owned by Matt Snyder of Nazareth, Pa., was the
highest off the ground at 52-¼ inches. Sam Calderwood of Hancock,
Maine, won the trophy for the lowest truck with his 1997 Chevy S10,
which was only half an inch from the ground. In the Hydraulic Hop
contest, Don Wickett of Springville, Ind., made his 1991 Chevy
full-size truck dance the best to win the trophy.
Dan Lynch of
Montoursville, Pa., won the wing-eating contest, sponsored by the N.
Hanover Grille. Evon Rotski of Milesburg, Pa., earned the title of Ms.
2005 Carlisle All-Truck Nationals as the beauty contest winner.
National Association of Show Trucks made its debut at Carlisle. In the
NAST contest, Randy Brown of Narvon, Pa., won the Best of Show
Non-Working class with his 1969 Peterbilt. The 2002 Western Star owned
by Pierre Cinq-Mars of Iron Bridge, Ontario, won Best of Show in the
Working Bobtail class. In the Working Combination class, Tom
Blittersdorf of Toughenamon, Pa., won Best of Show with his 1995
Peterbilt NRC wrecker.
The Meguiar’s Big Rig Show & Shine
competition returned to judge big rigs at the event. The Best of Show
Working Combination award went to Fred Angle of Hopatcong, N.J., and
his 1980 Kenworth. Dennis Landis of Willow Street, Pa., won Best of
Show Bobtail with his 2000 Peterbilt. Carlisle Events’ co-owner Bill
Miller chose the 2004 Kenworth owned by Ernie Adams of New Florence,
Pa., for his pick. Al Pomponio of Jackson, N.J., and his 1967 Peterbilt
won the Movin’ Out magazine pick.
Other activities included the
Axcelerated Motorsports dyno tester to see how much horsepower truck
produced. The Invitational Display featured unique and well-maintained
trucks of all sizes. Children’s activities included rides on
battery-powered trucks, a visit from a clown, henna tattoos and
caricatures, all for free. Returning to the show were the SLAP stereo
competition, SteelYard balancing platform, a Sunday morning worship
service by the Salvation Army and more.
In addition to all
those great attractions, the All-Truck Nationals also included a huge
swap meet for enthusiasts to shop for parts, accessories, memorabilia
and more as well as the Truck Corral with trucks of all types, makes,
models, years and conditions for sale.
Don’t miss next year’s
Carlisle All-Truck Nationals Aug. 4-6. Visit carsatcarlisle.com/truck
or call (717) 243-7855 for more information. Carlisle Events thanks
Advance Auto Parts, official auto parts store of Carlisle Events, and
eBay Motors and Meguiar’s, sponsors of all Carlisle events.