For Immediate Release

Fall Carlisle Honors 44 Years of Excellence with Great Weather, Cool Cars and More

Vendors, Guests and the Love of all Things Automotive Power Annual Flagship Weekend
Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Fall Carlisle helped wrap the 2017 Carlisle, Pennsylvania based schedule for Carlisle Events and did so in a unique way; with nice weather every single day! That’s not to say that since 1974, Fall Carlisle hasn’t seen its fair share of nice weather, but Mother Nature certainly had not been good to the nearly 100,000 guests who come from around the world as of late. This year; however, was different as lady luck and Mother Nature came together to treat everyone to a perfect automotive themed weekend!

It all started in an unofficial way with vendors converging on the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds as early as September 22, but really got going at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, September 27. Early on, it was vendors working each other over for deals, but once the guests started coming on-site, it was full speed ahead for all involved. 8,100 vending spaces hosted millions of automotive pieces and parts via thousands of vendors, while the car corral carried automotive history spanning over 100 years.

Unique displays included those dedicated to barn finds and survivors too. Nearly a dozen cars were spread over two locations, the stage and North Side Collectors Corner, and wowed guests at every turn. From a ‘70s era Ford Bronco to a ‘50s era Hudson Hornet, a ‘60s era Dodge Charger and more, these time capsules perfectly captured the essence of Fall Carlisle and the automotive hobby as a whole.

Saturday hosted a little get together in the evening to recognize the swap meet vendors, which included complimentary food and drinks, including crabs, BBQ and Chips from UTZ. This was the third year that Carlisle hosted a vendor party and each year the turnout gets bigger and better. Finally, what would Fall Carlisle be without its popular car auction? Carlisle Auctions supported this aspect of the weekend and did so with amazing results. Over 450 consignments crossed the block with 60% of them actually being sold. The Fall 2017 offering garnered $5.5 million in sales, the most ever for a Fall Auction. Cars were priced to move too as rides sold from the low four figures to six figure range. The top five sellers amassed $621,670. Of that total, the top seller was a 2006 Ford GT ($296,390). The second high seller was a 1968 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 ($94,160), third was a 2003 Shelby Cobra ($85,600), fourth was a 1956 Lincoln Premier ($73,830) and rounding out the top five was a 1956 Pontiac Starfire ($71,690). Each sales price mentioned includes all fees associated with the auction.

With Fall Carlisle in the bag along with its auction, Carlisle Events turns its attention to Lakeland, Florida and its Fall Florida AutoFest event. This event, much like Spring and Fall Carlisle, is a home for all things automotive and is where thousands of guests come to buy, sell and trade. Anchored by a car show and the auction, there are also activities and unique displays. Fall AutoFest runs November 10-12, with the auction taking place November 10-11. For information on the auction or to secure a vending space, call 717-243-7855 or visit

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Journalist note: Information about Carlisle Events, its event listings, auction offerings and the Carlisle Expo Center is available to journalists by phone:

Michael Garland
Public Relations Manager
717-243-7855 ext. 133

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