The MoPar Survivors tent returns to Carlisle in 2023 – Honors Mel Major along the way
Carlisle Events returns the MoPar Survivors tent at the 2023 Chrysler Nationals in honor of its creator Mel Major.
Carlisle, PA – For many years at Carlisle, one man helped put together a display that everyone waited for with bated breath. Mel Major was the mind behind the MoPar Survivors Display at the Carlisle Chrysler Nationals. It was his idea, he fielded the submissions for consideration, and he sat under the tent with car owners as he mixed and mingled with guests. Sadly, Mel passed away not long after the 2022 Chrysler Nationals. While his passing is monumental within the hobby, his legacy lives on at the July 14-16, 2023 event with the return of the MoPar Survivors Display.
Powered this time around by Mel’s sons Ken and Gregg, the display once again welcomes 40+ cars that are at least 85% original. The cars and their protective tent will be just east of the stage with ample access space for guests to walk through, photograph, and check out in person.
“Even as a participant, Mel’s MoPar Survivor Display was always one of my favorite parts of the show, if not my favorite,” said Carlisle Chrysler Nationals event manager Ed Buczeskie. “I continue to be amazed at how many Survivors there are in this area (the Rust Belt). Working with Mel was a pleasure and an honor,” continued Buczeskie. “He was the greatest guy to talk to, not just about MoPars, but about anything. He ran the entire MoPar Survivor Display and made it a turnkey operation for me. All I had to do was provide the tent. I am excited and looking forward to working with Mel’s sons, Gregg and Ken this summer and can’t wait to see what types of vehicles they’re able to secure for the display.”
Learn more about the display, the 2023 Carlisle Chrysler Nationals, and how you can be involved by way of CarlisleEvents.com. If you’re not showing within the tent or at the event itself, but still looking to attend as a spectator or shopper, Carlisle Events also offers discounted spectator admission tickets. Make your plans today. Full details on the event, links to purchase tickets, and more are available online or by calling 717-243-7855 today.
Carlisle Events is a partner or producer of over a dozen annual collector car/truck events. Events are held at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds (Carlisle, PA), Allentown Fairgrounds (Allentown, PA), and the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus (Lakeland, FL). The season schedule includes automotive flea markets of varying size, four auctions, as well as individual specialty shows featuring Chryslers, Corvettes, Fords, GMs, Trucks, and Imports. Founded in 1974 by friends Bill Miller and Chip Miller, events hosted at Carlisle attract enthusiasts annually from all corners of the globe. More information is available at www.CarlisleEvents.com or www.CarlisleAuctions.com.
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