Posts Tagged ‘carlisle’

[COVERAGE] Carlisle Import and Performance Nationals

May 24th, 2016 by Elusive Media

Carlisle is back at again and trying something new. Last year Performance & Style moved to a mid-summer date and this year it moves back to the spring, but with a twist! Performance & Style and Import are now combined. I personally love this idea. Being a car enthusiast, i enjoy taking photos of any well kept car and having a mix of cars that i normally don’t see at the shows i cover, this was a exciting add to the scenery. The only gripe with the whole weekend, Friday was a perfect day, while Saturday & Sunday weren’t anything close to car show weather. After all the years going to Carlisle, i’ve never had such a rainy day. Once i arrived to the fairgrounds, it rained from start to finish. Despite the weather, plenty of fellow enthusiast with pristine cars braved the weather and still came to show off their pride and joy. Burnout, Miss Carlisle, Limbo, Drift, Awards, etc, all still carried on so there was plenty to keep you distracted all day long! Already looking forward to next years show, just not a repeat of my shooting all day with an umbrella tucked under my arm!

Date: May 20-22, 2016
Location: Carlisle Fairgrounds, PA
By: Erik
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[COVERAGE] Carlisle Performance & Style ’15

July 31st, 2015 by Elusive Media

Carlisle Performance & Style returns after a 14 month break. The show has always been on mother’s day weekend, but with the absents of Bike Fest, Performance & Style had an easy spot in July to fill it in. Plus over the past few year, having P&S in early May, weather was always questionable; with the last few years cold and rainy. While we didn’t have an rain free weekend, Saturday did have a heavy down pour that lasted about 60 minutes. The rain did give a nice relief from the heat, as it was in the 90s. Performance & Style changed the way the exhaust competition worked this year. Instead of every other show I know, the car sits in place and revs, while this event had the driver drive off from a standstill. While I think it worked pretty well, they could of used a bit more room to get the rpm’s higher in 2nd gear before breaking to turn around. Look forward to see how they modify this next year. As past years, burnout is the crowd pleaser and they seemed to have a record amount of entries of fans that wanted to abuse their car for the title. Here’s a first after all the years, a surprise proposal. The first burnout contestant and the announcer had an “issue” with the insurance papework, and in the middle of getting it all sorted out, the guy gets on one knee in front of the whole grandstand, and asks his girlfriend, “Will you marry me”? …. Well done! And Congrats to both!! They also had 2 round of the beauty contest along with NICOFest drifting on the auto-x all day long. P&S also has a strong showing of car clubs, so between all that, you had your weekend full!!

Date: July 17-19th, 2015
Location: Carlisle Fairgrounds, PA
By: Erik
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[COVERAGE] Carlisle Performance & Style ’13

May 20th, 2013 by Elusive Media

Performance and Style never fails with a vast variety of cars, vendors, and contests throughout the entire weekend. P&S kicked off the weekend with a late afternoon cruise-in and the recently popular “Limbo” style contest. Even with a chance of rain for Friday night into saturday, the cars kept rolling in. Auto-X and drifting took place through the day, as showers made the track a bit more of a challenge. Ms. Carlisle P&S gets a refresh this year, as they broke the contest into 2 parts; feedback from participants and spectators all agreed it was a great change. Midday the sun breaks from the clouds, which was perfect timing as the 2nd park of Ms. Carlisle starts and shortly after the popular burnout competition, which had some hilarious and outstanding cars participating. Annie Costello takes the crown for Ms. Carlisle while Chris Taber in his ’77 Chevy Camaro. For all the winners, check out carlisleevents.com.

Enjoy the photos!

Date: May 10-12th, 2013
Location: Carlisle Fairgrounds, PA
By: Erik & Scott
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[COVERAGE] Carlisle Bike Fest ’12

July 28th, 2012 by Elusive Media

Last year we were dealt a heat wave, this year temperatures were kept on the comfortable side but with a chance of rain all weekend. Even with the weather, this didn’t stop riders from all over to show of their pride and joy. Along with thousands if bikes roll into the fairgrounds, Carlisle always has a great line up of special guests, bike builds, giveaways, and bands. This year was no different, as Monster Energy Freestyle MX puts on a stunt show that has to be seen in person, where they put on 9 shows of this extreme sport on all weekend long. For anyone into wrestling Half Pint Brawlers were there to entertain along with the talented StarBoyz. If that doesn’t keep ya around the fairgrounds, giveaways from ipad, Kawasaki Ninja, Harley-Davison, and a 7 day cruise sure will. Not only did the bikes fill your ears, live bands kept the music flowing all weekend along including Charm City Devils which rocked the stage Saturday night.

Look forward to another successful weekend at Carlisle! Enjoy the photos!

Date: July 20-22nd, 2012
Location: Carlisle, PA
By: Erik
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Carlisle Performance & Style ’12

May 18th, 2012 by Elusive Media

I’m always down for a good drive, and this year’s Carlisle P&S was well worth it with the forecast finally in Performance & Style’s favor. With over 1,500 cars and close to 20,000 enthusiast, P&S is one of those shows where has something for everyone;all makes and models, from the extreme to the lightly modded rides. To kept the crowed entertained all weekend long, Starboyz returned with the stunt and (new)tire smoke show, AutoX/Drift Track presented by NICO, Bikini Contest and lastly the burnout contest are always a good way to break up the car browsing and vendor shopping. The past few years the show has had bad luck with cold and rainy weather, I’m happy to see we’ve finally broken that streak and already looking forward to next year!

Date: May 12-13th, 2012
Location: Carlisle Fairgrounds, PA
By: Erik & Scott
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Carlisle Bike Fest ’11

July 31st, 2011 by Elusive Media

That time of the year again, mid summer at Carlisle for Bike Fest! Ever year you are worried about rain, but this year, it was all about keeping hydrated. For the 3 day event, temperatures reached in the the triple digits and with humidity in the 90s, the real feel was as high as 115f. Despite the heat, there was some amazing looking bikes & plenty of vendors to keep you busy. Props to the World Famous Frisbee Dogs, StarBoyz, and the contestants for enduring the heat through the day to keep the fans entertained.

Date: July 23-25th, 2011
By: Erik
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Carlisle Performance & Style ’11

May 19th, 2011 by Elusive Media

Yet another year with rain in the forecast. Despite the chance of rain(60%), Carlisle is one of those shows i like to attend either way, because its ALWAYS a fun time.  This year Carlisle had local drifter Vaughn Gitten, Jr.  Even though there wasn’t much room on their autox course, Vaughn put on one hell of a show, and for few lucky spectators, a ride-a-long in the mustang drift car. Note: if your looking to see more drifting check out Vaughn and the other drifting at Wall, NJ for FormulaD! – June 17-18th.

This year the fans of Starboyz got to see something a bit different this year. Starboyz and Vaughn Gitten, Jr, put on a show together, between rolling burnouts, drifting around the motorcycles, or doing stunts side by side. With the extra room, Starboyz could definitely show off some more difficult stunts.

The burnout contest is always a crowd-pleaser, espically with no wind, the smoke engulfed the crowed. An import almost took the win, until American muscle stepped in and the crowd went wild. Compared to last years Bikini contest, of 3 girls(rain, 40f,high winds), this year, even though it wasn’t the best weather, it was warm enough to get some 9 brave good looking girls. Home town girl, Amanda Lawson takes Miss Carlisle P&S 2011.

Date: May 14th-15th, 2011
By: Erik & Scott
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Carlisle Bike Fest ’10

July 26th, 2010 by Elusive Media

Weather is clear and the sun is out! Time to check out your favorite bikes and maybe pick up some needed accessories or parts in the vendor area. Whatever reason brings you to Bike Fest, it’s always a great time and brings you back every year. Enjoy the photos and see you next year!

Date: July 23-25th, 2010
By: Erik
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Carlisle Performance & Style ’10

May 10th, 2010 by Elusive Media

Date: May 8th-9th, 2010
By: Erik
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Despite the passing showers in the morning, the below average temperatures,  and high winds Carlisle still pushed an impressive 1800 cars.  The key to this years P&S was to keep warm and one way to do this,  stay busy!  Autox, drifting, open dyno, drag & bass, along wit the 1500+ cars kept you quite busy to say the least. If you wanted to escape the wind, you have plenty of action going on inside the buildings. Playboy Model Jesse Lyne for autographs & pictures, RIX Magazine  Model Search, Street Glow Neon Contest, and many tricked out high end cars for your viewing pleasure. Iif you wanted to see Freestyle Motocross you will have to wait til next year as they were forced to cancel due to mother natures wrath (ie highwinds!).

(stig?)

Later in the evening, were were greeted by heavy cloud cover and yes, still the high winds!(it never did let up), but this did not stop the action.  The Grandstands were overflowing for the burnout competition, 99.3 KISS FM Rap Battle, Loudest Exhaust & Loudest Audio Competition, followed by lowest car & lowest truck limbo. There was a short break for Round 3 “Mystery” Club Olympics challenge, where the contestants were surprised by singing a song(picked at random) Karaoke style.  The team dressed at Ninja Turtles come away with the trophy,  lucky for them each team was apparently  tone deaf, so Round 3 was a draw in my books.  Moments before the start of this years Bikini contest, we were handed a rain shower, which sent off  many of the spectator to the warmth of their cars. While we  still had four brave girls in the bikini contest, this had to be the quickest contest i have experienced, but was needed!  Just for them getting up on stage, they all should of won something!

Carlisle Bike Fest ’09

July 20th, 2009 by Elusive Media

Date: July 17-19, 2009
By: Erik

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The 2009 Carlisle Bike Fest will mimic the thousands of bikes that will be
parked on the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds, July 17-19, in two ways: diversity and excitement. Bike
Fest was created to be an event for riders of V-twins, metrics, sport bikes, choppers, custom
cruisers, and fighters – both import and domestic – and everything in between; if your passion is
motorcycles, Bike Fest will have a weekend full of excitement to enjoy, no matter what you ride.
The excitement that goes with a ride that you will feel at Bike Fest comes from a schedule jampacked
with industry displays and test rides, judged competitions, giveaways, special guests,
live music, stunt shows, charity rides and family activities that will keep both the bikers who are
riding and the guests who are walking, entertained from start to finish.


^^ anyone have a spare $250k?


^^ not sure how well this works on a motorcycle, but props for creativity.


^^ Dog has skills! Can you believe he went through 6 homes before adopted by “k9frisbee”?


^^ great day for a bikini contest as well ;)


^^ did you say you wanted another shot of #2? Well i do, she’s gorgeous!


^^ even if i had the skills to do this, i would pass.


^^ umm.. yeah, i still won’t do it!


^^ Starboyz at it again! always a crowd pleaser.


^^ shes all for the burnouts! ….and SO AM I!

^^ Well done Sir…. well done!

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