The All Chrysler Nationals at Carlisle, PA, was well-attended by Imperial owners and enthusiasts for 2002. Not only did we have our own tent reserved, but we even managed to convince the folks at Carlisle that Imperial deserved it's own class! Even so, we still ran out of space for all the Imperials that attended -- which was a SUPER problem to have!
Group Photo -- when was the last time this many Online Imperial Club members were in one place at one time??
Front row kneeling (left to right): ???, Mark Harris, Mark Jefferson, Henry Hopkins, Neal Herman, Kerry Pinkerton, Bob May.
Second Row, standing, left to right: John Corey, Chris Hawkins, Jeff Carrothers, Mike Pittinaro, Ben Maynard, Christina and Murray Park, Richard Palmer, ???, Ed Trenn, ???, Jim Rado, Gary Hasey, Robert Soule, ??? Jan Witte, Jim Stacey, Charles Tynes, Dan Wing, Steve Charette.
A HUGE word of thanks goes to Mark Jefferson who worked tirelessly to convince the organizers at Carlisle that Imperials need their own class! His efforts paid off and we had our own section on the showfield. Mark also worked to secure a tent for the Imperial Mailing List, which all of us enjoyed during the show. Mark sure deserves a gold Imperial crown for all his hard work!
Cars Appearing on the Showfield
|1952||Imperial Custom||Roger Stevens|
|1957||Imperial Custom 2 Door (Survivor Display)||Kristen Fallstich|
|1959||Imperial Crown Convertible||James Dellinger|
|1959||Imperial Crown 2 Door||Charles Tynes|
|1959||Imperial Crown 4 Door Southampton||Neal Herman|
|1961||Imperial Crown 4 door Southampton||John Corey|
|1962||Imperial Custom 4 door Southampton||Mike & Mary Garceau|
|1962||Imperial Crown 2 door||Tony Blagrave|
|1962||Imperial Crown Convertible||Brian Cirrillo|
|1964||Imperial Crown Coupe||Jim Rado|
|1964||Imperial Crown 4 door||Andrew McGilvray|
|1965||Imperial Crown Convertible||Rob Kidd|
|1966||Imperial Crown Coupe||Daniel Burke|
|1966||Imperial Crown 4 door||Clark Thomas|
|1966||Imperial Crown 4 door||Bob Siliani|
|1967||Imperial Crown 4 door||Mike Pittinaro|
|1967||Imperial LeBaron||Mark Jefferson|
|1968||Imperial Crown convertible||Bob Hanekamp|
|1971||Imperial LeBaron||Elijah Scott|
One important disclaimer -- I'm really not good with names, so I'm bound to misspell or just plain miss someone's name along the way. If you see a needed correction, please let me know at Imperial1971@yahoo.com. Thanks!
Although our Imperials were not in a "judged" class, they were up for People's Choice Awards. The winners for this year's show can be seen at the Cars at Carlisle website.
|Three '81-2-3 Imperials and . . .||. . . a whole row of tail fins!||Robb Kidd's convertible and Roger Stevens' '52 Imperial.||Imperial Row!||Imperials as far as the eye can see.|
|A view from the rear.||Roger Stevens' '52 Imperial|
|1958 Imperial LeBaron Southampton. Notice the rear bumper, unique to '58.|
|James Dellinger's '59 Crown Convertible|
|Neal Herman's '59 Crown||Charles Tynes' '59 Crown 2 door|
|Interior shot of Charles Tynes' '59 Crown 2 door hardtop||John Corey's 1961 Imperial Crown parts car (NOT!)|
|Mike & Mary Garceau's '62 Imperial Custom||Tony Blagrave's '62 Crown|
|Tony Blagrave's '62 Crown||Brian Cirrillo's '62 Crown Convertible|
|Andrew McGilvray's 1964 Crown|
|Jim Rado's 1964 Imperial Crown Coupe||'65 LeBaron|
|Rob Kidd's '65 Crown Convertible|
|Bob Siliani's '66 Imperial LeBaron|
|Bob Siliani's '66 Imperial LeBaron||Clark Thomas' '66 Crown|
|Daniel Burke's '66 Crown Coupe||Mark Jefferson's '68 LeBaron|
|Bob Hanekamp's '68 Crown Convertible||1968 Imperial LeBaron|
|Bob Hanekamp's '68 Crown Convertible and a '68 LeBaron||Elijah Scott's '71 Imperial LeBaron||Andy Summers' 1981 Imperial||Manhattan Jack's 1981 Imperial|
|Manhattan Jack's 1981 Imperial||Don Kemper's 1982 Imperial||Dan Wing's '83 Imperial|