It was a rainy morning on July 8, 2005, which, depending on your location, may not have been a bad thing. But at the 2005 All-Chrysler nationals in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, it definitely dampened some spirits. The silver lining came about 10 a.m. when the sky quit producing water, and the subsequent cloud cover kept the heat in check.

Even though Friday is the "official" first day of the event, if you wanted to find the really good deals you had to show up on Thursday, where the swap meet was filled with vendors and buyers.

The show field and fun fields were filled to capacity, and the swap meets were booming with business. once again-we say it every year-the show just keeps getting bigger and bigger. it is quite possible that in the next few years camping and trailer parking will be eliminated to make room for all the cars.

Speaking of cars, no matter what kind of car you may be looking for, it was at Carlisle. But what if you weren't there, and you want to see some of the cars? Well, we're here to help. Although there were more than we could ever show in our magazine, we selected some highlights to share with you.

Next year's Carlisle All-Chrysler Nationals will take place on July 7-9.Visit www.carsatcarlisle.com or call (717) 243-7855 for more information. So, have you made plans to attend next year's All-Chrysler Nationals in Carlisle? If not, you have no idea what you are missing. All Mopar guys are into the history of the hobby. For those who had a hankerin' to hear about Mopar becoming what it is today, there were many seminars and open discussions to attend, such as this one with Herb McCandless and Tom Hoover.