For those of you who dont know, I was invited to represent DodgeForum and join a group of brand managers from the Dodge brand for a trip from the Chrysler HQ in Auburn Hills to the Carlisle Chrysler Nationals in beautiful Carlisle PA. Dodge is relaunching the site formerly known as "red letter dodge" as the new RedLineDodge.com (click here for a look at the official Dodge blog).
You can also check out RedLineDodge.com for more coverage from the 2011 Carlisle Chrysler Nationals!
To help promote RedLineDodge.com, Dodge has a tent at the Chryslers at Carlisle with various swag like decals and posters along with a spread of five current Dodge models to not only draw people into the display to learn about RedLineDodge.com but to also give the nations biggest meeting of Mopar enthusiasts a chance to get up close and personal with these awesome new models.
My job on this trip (other than bringing those of you who cannot make it Carlisle a look at the massive event) was to assist in getting the five vehicles from Detroit to Carlisle so over the course of the 8 hour drive from Michigan to Pennsylvania I rotated between the five vehicles. The models that we brought down are shown below...including the Challenger SRT8 392, the Charger R/T, the Avenger R/T, the Durango R/T and the Grand Caravan R/T - otherwise known as the Man Van. I am, by the way, the only person in the group NOT employed by Chrysler on this trip. For those wondering, I drove the Durango R/T during our first leg of the trip, followed by the Avenger R/T during the second leg and the Charger R/T during the final stretch into Carlisle - with more about those coming once Im back in Detroit. I spent much of the day and night Friday driving the SRT8 392 - which is an incredible drive.
During our drive across the Ohio and PA turnpike, we saw tons of gorgeous Mopars headed to Carlisle and during a stop in Ohio we were changing cars while we were snapping a couple shots of the cars a few sweet late model Dodges rolled in, including two great-sounded SRT4 Neons and a wicked procharged Charger SRT8. We had a chance to talk to these Mopar lovers while they checked out our cars and vice versa. e entire time driving these new Dod
Great use of painters tape to protect from stone chips:
Once we got into Carlisle, Cumberland Valley Motors hosted a huge Mopar car show and they had a section right up front reserved for our group and vehicles. Again, giving spectators a chance to sit in and look at these five models while my small group enjoyed the car show.
A few shots from the CVM show on Thursday night:
A gorgeous 70 Roadrunner with stock Mirada wheels!
With rain threatening, the show wrapped up shortly before dark and our group headed to the hotel for dinner and some much needed rest before heading to the Carlisle Fairgrounds early Friday morning for the start of the event. Click here for a look at the rest of the gallery from Day 1 of my adventure to Carlisle
and check out RedLineDodge.com
for their coverage of the event thus far!