2024 East Coast Grand Nationals


Team Shelby Northeast invites you to spend a relaxing weekend with us in Carlisle, PA as we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Ford Mustang.

This year Carlisle will again be a stand-alone event as we will be celebrating the East Coast Grand Nationals in late July at New Jersey Motorsports Park, in Millville, NJ. Our Carlisle Weekend will officially begin on Friday and run through late Sunday morning.  There will be more time for visiting, walking the show field, and enjoying all the activities that the Ford Nationals at Carlisle has to offer.  We will visit the Gettysburg Battlefield on Friday morning, lead the Shelby Grand Entrance to the fairgrounds Friday afternoon, attend a dinner hosted by Carlisle Events on Friday evening, have a hospitality tent and lunch on Saturday, gather for our Team Shelby dinner on Saturday evening, host a Shelby exclusive car show, auction off items for charity, and more!

For those arriving in Carlisle on Thursday, we will unofficially kick-off our weekend with a meet & greet at a yet to be determined location where we can all meet for dinner and “social” (anyone from the early years of the East Coast Grand Nationals knows what that means). 

Friday morning, (maybe not quite as early as the photo above depicts) we will head up to the Gettysburg Battle Field, which is closer to Carlisle than you might expect, and enjoy a driving tour led by one of our members. The tour will take us past some of the larger monuments, with stops to explore and take photos. Friday afternoon, on the return from Gettysburg we will lead the Shelby Grand Entrance into the Carlisle Fairgrounds and parade our cars around the show fields for all to enjoy. For the remainder of the day, we will leave you to explore the Carlisle Fairgrounds, walk the show fields, attend vehicle introductions on the main stage, visit the multitude of vendors on the Manufacturer’s Midway and in the swap meet area, and to hang out with friends.  You are on your own for lunch on Friday but are welcome to meet and eat in our tent, or just come in to escape the sun and rest your feet. 

Friday evening, we have been invited by Carlisle Productions and The Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation (CMAF) to join them in the Expo Center, for dinner and a program that will center on the 60th birthday of the Ford Mustang. Meet special themed guests, hear the stories encompassing 60 Years of Mustang history, experience a special unveiling, indulge with great food and drinks, participate in raffles, and enjoy a live charity auction. All proceeds from this great event directly benefit the CMAF.

Saturday evening, because you asked for it, we will again host our dinner program and Cars Under the Stars car show at a hidden gem of an automotive museum, that is a little off the beaten path, The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing. We will have a few speakers, and a few auction items, but the emphasis will be on giving everyone time to explore the museum and discover what secrets it has to share with us. We will also be awarding our Cars Under the Stars car show awards right at dinner this year!

Sunday we make a quick stop by the fairgrounds one last time to check to see who in our group has won an award from Carlisle, walk vendor row looking for last minute items, and say goodbye to our friends until the next time…….which would be the East Coast Grand Nationals in late July!!!!   

NOTE: Host hotel reservation information will be sent via email with your event registration confirmation   



Carlisle Weekend Package (per person): $235.00

  • Admission/Credentials for Team Shelby Carlisle Weekend
  • Invitation to ‘unofficial’ Thursday evening kick-off in Carlisle area
  • Access to Team Shelby tent for entire event
  • Invitation to join us in a tour of the Gettysburg Battlefield on Friday morning
  • Invitation to participate in the “Shelby Grand Entrance” on Friday afternoon
  • Friday evening dinner and dinner program/auction with Carlisle Events at the Expo Center
  • Saturday lunch in the Team Shelby Tent
  • Saturday evening dinner and dinner program/auction at The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing
  • Entrance into Cars Under the Stars Car Show


Carlisle Weekend Checklist:

  • Sign up for Team Shelby Carlisle Weekend Package
  • Sign up with Carlisle to register for the Ford Nationals   
  • Once you receive your Team Shelby registration confirmation, make your hotel reservation for Carlisle
  • Note: your ticket to the Friday dinner with Carlisle Productions at the Expo Center is already included with your Team Shelby package. You do not need to sign up separately when registering for the Ford Nationals.  
  • Have some damn fun!