Ford Versus Mopar

A Philadelphia Face-Off

Larry Jewett - January 23, 2014 11:03 AM


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The Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia (ADAGP), producers of the Philadelphia Auto Show, is working with Carlisle Events for its 2014 Face-Off competition. The competition, which will be a key feature at this year’s Philadelphia Auto Show on February 8-16, will be an automotive showdown between two iconic brands known for their muscle cars, Mopar and Ford.

The Face-Off competition powered by Carlisle Events is a unique challenge that invites local car club enthusiasts to display what they consider “their best of the best,” as well as different models of each namesake that tell the story of the niche brand and how it has evolved over the years. Carlisle Events will spearhead the coordination of which cars are selected for each of the respective displays as well as staff the displays to help greet and educate guests on the “players” involved in this one-of-a-kind competition.

“Carlisle Events is known to produce some of the best specialty shows on the East Coast so they are a perfect fit for our Face-Off competition,” said Michael Gempp, director, Philadelphia Auto Show. “Their expertise, knowledge and background in specific automotive niches, particularly muscle and vintage collections, is truly going to strengthen the effort and make it even more entertaining for our guests.”

The Face-Off display will be located in Rooms 201 and 204 of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Auto Show attendees will be asked to cast their vote on which display they enjoyed more. Votes will be cast via text message and the Philadelphia Auto Show online app. The winning clubs will receive bragging rights, $2,500 donated in their name to a local child-related 501(c)(3) charity of their choice and $1,000 to be divided between the clubs that supported the first-place display.
A detailed list of which cars will be on display at this unique feature of the Philadelphia Auto Show will be announced closer to the event. Visit for updates.