For Immediate Release
Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Shake the Status Quo at Spring Carlisle
Annual Season Opening Event to Feature an Engine Build, Swap Meet, Car Corral and Auction
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Spring Carlisle, April 25-29 at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds, kick starts the 2012 Carlisle Events season with many activities familiar to those who have attended since the event’s inception in 1977. The five-day festivities will feature the ever-popular swap meet, car corral and a two-day auto auction presented by Auctions America by RM. Spring Carlisle once again puts the focus on a one-of-a-kind shopping experience with unmatched camaraderie by those in attendance.
In addition to an atmosphere annually enjoyed by more than 100,000 like-minded people, Carlisle Events is introducing a new aspect to the weekend in the form of the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow. The Hot Rodders of Tomorrow program is not new to Carlisle, as it was held in 2011 as part of the GM Nationals; however, the event has been moved to Spring Carlisle to better accommodate the schedules and availability of students and instructors. The competition itself is open to high school aged tech students and is industry supported, providing each student with scholarship money simply for participating. Students are tasked to tear down and reassemble a small block engine. They’ll compete, not only against one another, but against the clock and the watchful eye of the judges. Further, the winning team at Spring Carlisle will advance to the finals at SEMA, October 30-November 2 in Las Vegas, Nevada where additional scholarship dollars will be available. In 2011, the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow and its partners doled out over 1 million dollars to the participants; the future of the automotive industry.
As part of Spring Carlisle, car nuts will travel from all parts of the world and walk the 150-acre facility to buy, sell and trade with total confidence. The grounds themselves feature 8,100 vending and car corral spaces, a majority of which will be sold out well before the April 25 start date. To better work with those hoping to obtain a car corral or vending space, Carlisle Events implements a recycling program, allowing a vacant space to be re-allocated with a new vendor or seller on a first come, first served basis.
Once again in 2012, spectators will be able to see firsthand the latest and greatest products in the automotive restoration industry by visiting the Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) tent in front of the stage at the grandstand. ARMO manufacturers attend events at Carlisle because they know it’s the ideal place to share their new product offerings with legions of automotive hobbyists and restoration enthusiasts all at once.
Admission for Spring Carlisle is $10 through Saturday, $5 on Sunday and kids aged 8 and under are admitted for free. Further, a weekend pass is available for $30, allowing unlimited access to the grounds over the course of the event. For more information on Spring Carlisle and how to be a part of the event, visit www.CarlisleEvents.com.
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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:
717-243-7855 ext. 133
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