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Carlisle Events Returns to Lakeland for Winter AutoFest in February

Three Day Show Offers Great Automotive Features, an Auction, Automotive Flea Market and More
Monday, September 24, 2018

Carlisle Events and Carlisle Auctions are Pennsylvania based companies, but each come to Florida in February for their popular Winter AutoFest Lakeland event and auction. February in Pennsylvania – cold…February in Florida – desirable! Be part of what’s desirable and enjoy Winter AutoFest spanning February 22-24 at the SUN ‘n FUN Campus for an automotive flea market, car corral, car shows, auction and more.

On the car side of things, the grounds will be laced with hundreds of vendors selling millions of automotive pieces and parts. These items range from collectibles to memorabilia as well as original equipment and new reproduction products too. With the pieces and parts up for grabs, cars and trucks are as well in the car corral. Here, buyer and seller deal person to person and in many cases, seal the deal on-site in a matter of moments.

Want another way to score your first or next classic? Join Carlisle Auctions as it returns with a two-day auction. The auction features 400+ consignments and runs February 22-23 within the spacious hangers that serve as a backdrop to the car show excitement. Consignments range from low mileage collectibles to hard to find and rare classics. You never know what’s being consigned at Lakeland, so stop watching the other guys on TV and experience a Carlisle Auctions event in person starting February 22.

Other aspects include a trio of automotive showcases. Those showcases include the returning FREE car cruise-in where car and driver can enjoy the day for FREE, the always popular Mustangs and Mustangs all-Ford spotlight where car owners can have their ride photographed with a P51 Mustang airplane and BRAND NEW to Winter AutoFest, Carlisle Events welcomes the NCRS for their Winter Regional Corvette Meet.

The Corvette meet is the 41st annual offering for the NCRS and the FIRST TIME they’ve held their Sunshine State showcase with Carlisle Events as part of Winter AutoFest. Judged NCRS participants gain entry to the entire Winter AutoFest weekend for themselves and a guest plus receive two bidders passes for the auction. Corvettes who choose to be a part of the all-new Corvette VIP showfield will also be privy to some amazing perks including a designated parking area in the center of the fun, Saturday morning breakfast and VIP access to preview the day’s auction, two free bidder’s passes and an evening cookout with entertainment and more.

Another great feature of Winter AutoFest is the rapidly growing Air & Coach Concours. Roll or fly into SUN ‘n FUN to experience this lifestyle event, complete with food, music, seminars and VIP access to the auction.

Finally, when the acres of FREE parking open to the masses on Friday, February 22 at SUN ‘n FUN, those attending will immediately be immersed in an eclectic mix of all things automotive. Winter AutoFest offers some of its standard features once more in 2019, that being airplane and helicopter rides, but also gives guests an array of new showcases too.

While Carlisle Events does return in February for the Winter AutoFest show, its important to share with enthusiasts that there won’t be a fall event in Lakeland this November. That said, Carlisle Events and Carlisle Auctions continue to explore entertainment options for the fall time frame going forward. In the meanwhile, the time, efforts and energy put into the February show will make Winter AutoFest bigger and better than ever starting February 22.

Complete details about the Winter AutoFest event can be found online at or by calling 717-243-7855.

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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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