CARLISLE, PA - The Ford brand carries a lot of history with its name. That history includes memorable moments, historical cars and iconic people. Those three items and more will be the centerpiece attraction as part of the 2014 Carlisle Ford Nationals, June 6-8 at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds. During event weekend, Carlisle Events will not only celebrate its 40th Anniversary season, but will recognize 110-Years of Ford and the 50th Anniversary of the Mustang. In addition, special guests are coming to Carlisle and the most recent commitment is NASCAR Hall of Famer and legendary car owner Bud Moore.
Moore is a name that NASCAR fans have known for generations. His contributions to the Motorsports world are such that he's been recognized in multiple circles, most notably the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2011. Over the course of 37 years as a car owner, Moore tallied 63 wins, 43 poles and three NASCAR Grand National Division championships. Legendary divers such as Parnelli Jones, Buddy Baker, Bobby Allison, Fireball Roberts, David Pearson, Cale Yarborough, Dale Earnhardt, Darrell Waltrip, Donnie Allison, Geoff Bodine, Ricky Rudd, Brett Bodine, and Morgan Shepherd have taken the wheel in a Moore- owned car. Moreover, these same drivers carved out historic careers of their own by doing so. Moore has strong Ford ties too, having teamed with Parnelli Jones to win the Sports Car Club of America's Trans-Am championship driving for Moore in the famous Boss 302 Mustang. In addition to his success at the track, Moore is a decorated World War II veteran.
In one of his more historic comments, Moore best described himself "an old country mechanic who loved to make ‘em run fast." And...since his cars ran so fast, Moore will talk about just that at Carlisle. He'll sign autographs and host seminars himself, plus he'll join author David Tom as they discuss the 1966-1972 Trans-Am series. Tom's book about the series will be available for sale and to be signed by both Tom and Moore. Finally, all of this will be accompanied as a backdrop by the NASCAR Darlington winning 1966 Mercury Comet racecar.
This great interaction is free with an admission to the Carlisle Ford Nationals during the first full weekend in June and complete details are available via the Carlisle Events web page at www.CarlisleEvents.com. Also on the page is information on additional event happenings, other scheduled guests, displays, seminars and more. In 2014, the Ford world is coming to Carlisle to celebrate and over 3,000 cars and 50,000+ guests are expected too, making it the largest all-Ford-themed show in the world!