Friday opened the weekend around 3 p.m. with a kickoff cruise-in, car showcase, drifting, autocross and a low car limbo. It was also the first opportunity for those showing cars indoors to position their prized rides accordingly allowing for optimal viewing not only Friday, but for Saturday and Sunday too. Select awards were doled out Friday, including a trio of kickoff picks (John Nardella/1994 Toyota Supra, Ken Winkler/1999 Honda Civic and Phillip Russo/1995 Nissan 240SX). The final award for the day went to Joseph Ciccocioppo who squeezed his 1991 Maza Miata under the limbo bar to win the always popular low-car limbo. Friday concluded with drifting and autocross from the Gentlemen Street Club, Los Goonies and NICOClub.
Day two, Saturday, welcomed a full field of show cars with enthusiasts coming to the grounds from the region over, including from as far away as Canada. Drifting, autocross and the hottest automotive trends were showcased. Aside from the drift course, popular hot spots were the indoor displays. Building T featured slammed and stanced cars, the East Coast Bullies took over Building Z, Eurovilion was under the roof of the AutoTraderClassics.com pavilion on the east side of the grounds, the Timeless Motor Group showcased cars in Building Y and the cleanfocused display anchored Building R on the west side of the grounds. Saturday also hosted a two-round beauty competition on the 101.5 Bob Rocks stage where Kristen Cebulawas named the winner and the main part of the day concluded by packing the stands for burnouts, where Sam Aguilera was victorious.
Mother’s Day Sunday was not only the final day of the show, it was awards day too. Via judging from eJudged.com, dozens of awards were issued, including multiple “Carlisle Elite” honors, a special Kids’ Choice award and Best of Show too. Once recognized, each car owner parked near the stage cruise-in style for one final showcase of their ride and their take - a trophy which validated months of hard work and effort. A complete winners list, including those who took home “Carlisle Elite” honors can be found online now.
As mentioned above, this is the final P&S event to be held in May at Carlisle. Beginning in 2015, Carlisle Performance & Style moves to July and will be held at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds, July 17-19. Expect more cars, more people and even more excitement at a show that already provides automotive fun of all types from open to close daily. Details on the move can be found via a press release in the “News & Information”