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Carlisle Events welcomes the working media (reporters, photographers and broadcasters) to our events. If you’d like to visit us, please see the policy below. Media credentials will be distributed only to working members of the media for the expressed purpose of covering Carlisle's events. Only those individuals/organizations with a legitimate working function will be issued media credentials.


Carlisle Events will issue media credentials to members of the working press only. By definition, a member of the working press shall be a paid employee or representative of a known and established media organization (newspaper, magazine, television, radio, web site, etc.). Journalists who receive credentials must be on assignment for a specific media organization at each event.


To guarantee proper consideration for media credential approval, applications must be received by Carlisle Events within two weeks of the Wednesday before a show’s start date. Carlisle Events cannot guarantee that journalists who submit their applications after the deadline will be accommodated. Deadline dates are as follows:

Auto Mania (Allentown, PA) – January 4, 2017
Winter Florida AutoFest (Lakeland, FL) - February 8, 2017
Spring Carlisle – April 5, 2017
Import & Performance Nationals – May 3, 2017
Ford Nationals – May 17, 2017
Chevrolet Nationals – June 7, 2017
Chrysler Nationals – June 28, 2017
Truck Nationals – July 26, 2017
Corvettes at Carlisle – August 9, 2017
Fall Carlisle – September 13, 2017
Fall Florida AutoFest (Lakeland, FL) - October 25, 2017

Applying for a press credential in no way guarantees that you will receive press approval.


Credentials must be worn at all times. Each media credential is issued specifically for the journalist who was accepted through the credential process. Any media outlet that wishes to change the name(s) of their credentialed journalist(s) must do so prior to the beginning of an event. Credentials may not be given or loaned to another person for any reason. Credentialed journalists will receive free admission to the event and access to VIP media work areas at the event venue.


Carlisle Events will provide opportunities for the media to interview requested individuals. Any interview requests should be directed to Mike Garland at (717) 243-7855 x133.


Carlisle Events recognizes the importance of photography and welcomes the media to obtain video and photography at our events. It is the responsibility of each Photographer to be responsible for the content and rights usage of all representation and likeness of the products captured. As such, Photographers must obtain permission to publish. Photographs taken at this event are not to be sold to any other media outlet, organization or individual unless permission is granted by Carlisle Events.


Press kits are available at the Vendor Services Office (white trailer outside of Gate 3). These kits contain updated information on the event and an event magazine with the schedule of activities.


Parking for media representatives is available by request. Supplied parking passes must be affixed to the driver's side of the vehicle's windshield. Media may only park in designated "Media Parking" areas. Media vehicles parked in unauthorized areas will be towed.


Carlisle Events would like to extend their appreciation to all media representatives who have attended the events over the years. Should you have any questions or requests please feel free to contact us directly.

Mike Garland
Media Specialist
717-243-7855 ext. 133


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