Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation and the Carlisle Ford Nationals announce special benefit dinner for Friday, June 2

The Foundation Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation to be joined by Steve Saleen of the Saleen Club of America for a special benefit dinner June 2nd.

Carlisle, PA – Friends celebrating similar interests and spending time together, that was one of the many things the late Elliot “Chip” Miller loved about the car community. The notion that it didn’t matter what automaker you supported, that when car lovers and like-minded people come together, good things happen. After all, even in the days before his untimely passing in 2004, he firmly believed life was indeed good! His legacy is honored annually by way of his namesake Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation (CMAF) and the events it hosts and for 2023, an all-new event will not only benefit the foundation but bring Ford lovers together on the Friday of the largest all-Ford-themed car show in the world.

Beginning with the doors opening at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 2, and continuing with a 6 p.m. dinner at the Carlisle Expo Center (100 K. St. in Carlisle, PA), the Saleen Club of America, Steve Saleen himself, the CMAF, and Ford enthusiasts from around the world converge for a special dinner, car unveiling, and one-of-a-kind camaraderie that can’t be duplicated outside of this event.

Steve Saleen

The inaugural event not only offers participants a one-on-one chance to mix and mingle with the legendary Steve Saleen, but other Saleen-themed guests too. Stories will be shared spanning 40 Years of Saleen, a special Saleen unveiling is planned, plus a great mix of food and drinks are on the menu, all sourced by Pepsi as well as a local Carlisle business. Best of all, there are multiple ways to support the CMAF, both by admission to the dinner and via planned raffles and a live charity auction. Prizes vary but will include a Carlisle Ford Nationals VIP Package, which yields a three-night hotel stay, plus National Parts Depot Showfield registration for the 2024 event.

As if the chance to mingle with a legendary name and his creations isn’t enough, consider this. Carlisle and its surrounding towns have many great dining options, but there aren’t many opportunities for large groups, car clubs, etc. to all come together in a mixer of this size. With that in mind, supporters of the CMAF and Carlisle Ford Nationals attendees should consider making this all-new event part of their Friday evening plans. Dollars support a great cause too. The cost per person is $70 through April 18 and $80 thereafter. Tickets include the dinner menu (highlighted online) plus a special commemorative gift for each participant.

The dinner is only one amazing portion of the Carlisle Ford Nationals. Steve Saleen will also be part of the fun at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds June 2-4. He’ll be there in support of the 40th Anniversary of Saleen display. Saleen (the organization) will have vehicle walkarounds at the stage and Steve will be available to sign autographs for showgoers. Additional displays include SVT, Coyote powerplants, the Lightning, the Malaise Era, and more. Call 717-243-7855 to register as a vendor or Showfield participant. Discounted spectator admission tickets are also available online, while kids 12 and under are FREE! Don’t delay. Space is limited all around, so be sure to visit the Carlisle Ford Nationals portion of to sign up and get involved. 

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