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Mickey Thompson Named Official Tire of the Carlisle Truck Nationals Aug. 3-5, 2012


Mickey Thompson Named Official Tire of the Carlisle Truck Nationals

Renowned Company Partners with Carlisle Events for 2012 Event

CARLISLE, PA – The Carlisle Truck Nationals showcases all things truck and have been doing so since its inception in 1991.  This year’s event, August 3-5 at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds, will feature something new from a business standpoint.  Mickey Thompson, known worldwide for its line of tires and wheels, will have a prominent presence at Carlisle, inking a deal to be the Official Tire of the Carlisle Truck Nationals.

Mickey Thompson will be on site to showcase their products during the Carlisle Truck Nationals. Truck owners will have opportunity to upgrade their current tread for the latest and greatest products from Mickey Thompson. A number of dealers will be on hand to insure that you get the right tire for your all-terrain and off-road needs. We anticipate our friends from Mickey Thompson and their dealers to be offering great deals to outfit your trucks, Jeeps, SUVs and more.

As a member of the Cooper Tire Group, Mickey Thompson has earned an excellent reputation from the strip to the Baja.  Since its founding in 1963, the company has championed many firsts in the tire industry, from wide low-profile street tires to rugged, aggressive-tread off-road tires.  Designing and producing innovative tread patterns and compounds to build the best performance tires in the world was the company focus then, and still is today.

Mickey Thompson Performance Tires, known worldwide as a leader in high performance tires and wheels for use on the track and in off-road racing, will be seen through various media and marketing efforts as part of the Carlisle Truck Nationals. Although the Carlisle Events partnership with Mickey Thompson Tires is formal this year, a walk through the employee parking at Carlisle tells another story. “They (Mickey Thompson) have been the unofficial tire of Carlisle’s event managers for many years,” noted Carlisle Truck Nationals Event Manager Ed Scholly.  “Rick Markko, our Carlisle Ford and Carlisle GM Nationals Event Manager runs Mickey Thompson’s on his Suburban and Jeep, while our Chrysler Nationals Event Manager, Ed Buczeskie runs Mickey Thompsons on his Jeep and RAM.”  Scholly continued, “I’ve been sporting Mickey Thompson Tires on my F150 as well. My co-workers and I have a first-hand love and use of their tires. Naturally we welcome the opportunity to work with Mickey Thompson.”

In addition to activities and entertainment, the Carlisle Truck Nationals features a midway full of aftermarket, truck, Jeep and SUV accessories. Numerous manufactures from the Light Truck Accessory Alliance and retailers are on site offering products, installs and great deals on products of all kinds. More information is available online at If you can consider finishing off your vehicle with a world class brand of tire, visit and join them for the show.

About Carlisle Events:  Carlisle Events, producer of 11 annual collector car, truck and motorcycle events, attracts more than half a million people to its Pennsylvania based shows annually.  Events are held at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds (Carlisle, PA) and Bloomsburg Fairgrounds (Bloomsburg, PA).  Included in the annual events schedule are two huge automotive swap meets and auctions - Spring and Fall Carlisle as well as individual specialty shows featuring Corvettes, Fords, GMs, Chryslers, trucks, motorcycles, imports and kit cars and tuner and modern customs.  Founded in 1974 by friends Bill Miller and Chip Miller, the “Cars at Carlisle” shows attract automotive enthusiasts from around the world. Information about Carlisle Events and Carlisle Auctions is available to consumers via the Internet at, or by phone at 717-243-7855.

2012 Schedule of Events:
Spring Carlisle & Auction (Carlisle, PA) – April 25-29
Performance & Style (Carlisle, PA) – May 12-13
Import & Kit Nationals (Carlisle, PA) – May 18-20
Auburn Spring (Auburn, IN) – May 31 - June 3
Ford Nationals (Carlisle, PA) – June 1-3
GM Nationals (Carlisle, PA) – June 22-24
Chrysler Nationals (Carlisle, PA) – July 6-8
Bike Fest (Carlisle, PA) – July 20-22
Truck Nationals (Carlisle, PA) – August 3-5
Bloomsburg Nationals (Bloomsburg, PA) – August 10-12
Corvettes at Carlisle (Carlisle, PA) – August 24-26
Auburn Fall (Auburn, IN) – Aug. 30 - Sept. 2
Fall Carlisle (Carlisle, PA) – Oct. 3-7