Posts Tagged ‘P&S’

[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.

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Date: May 10-12th, 2013
Location: Carlisle Fairgrounds, PA
By: Erik & Scott
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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 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 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!).

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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 Performance & Style ’09

May 10th, 2009 by Elusive Media

Date: May 9-10th, 2009
By: Erik & Scott
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Carlisle Performance & Style is the place to find the hottest, loudest, most tricked out rides on the east coast. You already know Performance & Style is filled with drifting and autocross action, a showfield with over 1,500 vehicles ranging from custom compacts, VIP sedans and SUVs, donks, mini trucks & modern muscle, a flaming hot burnout contest, special guests and a thumpin’ dB Drag & Bass Race audio competition. Add to all that with the NICOfest gathering, celebrity builders like Aaron Vaccar, neon lighting up the Carlisle skies, bikini clad beauties dancing across the stage, live music filling the air, gaming tournaments and a huge vending area you will see why P&S is the place to be May 9-10.

 

 

Carlisle Performance & Style ’08

May 13th, 2008 by Elusive Media

Carlisle Performance and Style
Date: May 9-11, 2008
By: Erik & Scott
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The Carlisle Performance & Style show features the latest trends in sport-compact, luxury, SUV’s and exotic vehicles. From Mini’s to Ferrari’s – if it is customized, it is here. Don’t be left out in the cold. Pre-register TODAY!

Carlisle Performance & Style ’07

May 6th, 2007 by Elusive Media
Carlisle Performance and Style
Date: May 5-7, 2007
By: Erik & Scott
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Carlisle Performance & Style ’06

May 5th, 2006 by Elusive Media
 
Date: May 5-7, 2006
Text: Erik
Images: Erik
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This was the first year for Carlisle Performance and Style and they sure did put on a great event with over 1600 cars showing. The days were full of celebrates (Unique Whips, DJ Lady Tribe, Playboy Playmate Destiny Davis, +…), contests (bikini, hot wing eating, burnout, + …), and shows (car, motocross +…). Good news for people that couldn’t make it this time around is this won’t be a one time deal show; Carlisle already has next years planned for May 4-6, 2007! We plan to be there and hopefully you will also!