Carlisle Chrysler Nationals started out on Friday overcast with a cool breeze blowing. The Cool Rides Online/Gold Eagle booth was positioned next to the stage and grandstand. This was a great location. As I perused the field I noticed tents, cars & trucks, and people populating the area. Vendors were all along the Midway and aisles “hawking” their wares. Everything and anything MOPAR could be had for a price. I met my friend, Rachel DeBarros, “Gearhead Diva”, signing autographs and posing with fans for photos. Rachel is also on “All Girls Garage”. I met Rachel last October in Ocean City, MD where I gave her samples of our 303 products to try out. She told me loved them. During the course of the day, I spoke with attendees about Gold Eagle products and “joining the Club” at Cool Rides. Several were already familiar with us.
Saturday started off hot as an “overheated radiator”. The number of people attending seemed to have increased over night. Several people stopped by the booth and inquired about the price of our 303 products. I gladly advised them where they could find them online and at some merchants. Rick Hurst (Cletus) and Catherine Bach (Daisy Duke) from the “Dukes of Hazzard” were some more celebrities on hand to sign autographs. “The King”, Richard Petty, was also on hand. People waited in line for several hours to meet him. The CRO booth got busy in the afternoon with more people asking about the 303 products. I answered the questions and also informed them about Cool Rides Online and what a great site it was. 10 vehicles were entered into the “Burn-Out” contest. Each contestant got several minutes to “burn” or for the tires to blow. Smoke and rubber filled our nostrils. An announcement was made that over 2700 cars were registered for this event, that set a new record for Chrysler Week. At then end of the day, 13 young ladies, attired in official “Daisy Duke” shorts and plaid tops competed for the Daisy Duke contest. This was another great day.
Sunday was the last day for this event. The morning was sunny and slightly cooler than the previous two days. As I scanned the fairgrounds, it was evident that many people had already departed for home. All the celebrities were still on site signing and smiling. The vendors were packing up early too. At noon, there was a parade of the winning cars and trucks driving past the grandstand for all to see.