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Death, taxes and car show excitement at Carlisle...three things that are a given in life. There’s a fourth, more so for car lovers, and that’ …
Death, taxes and car show excitement at Carlisle...three things that are a given in life. There’s a fourth, more so for car lovers, and that’s the opportunity to finally shake off the cabin fever from the long (and so far wet) winter and enjoy Spring Carlisle. With your tax refund in hand, you can spend, spend, spend as part of the massive Spring event running April 22-26 at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds. Spanning five days, Spring Carlisle welcomes over 100,000 automotive enthusiasts converging on the facility, all looking to buy, sell and trade all things automotive. Well…maybe not all, because some legitimately come to Carlisle to simply enjoy the camaraderie of Spring, making new friends and connecting with old ones. In the end though, you never know what you’ll find at Carlisle. Hidden gems include items for the shop, the man cave or even the she shed. Expect the unexpected in Carlisle as you browse the 82-acre facility enjoying the thrill of the hunt.
As shopping goes there are plenty of options at Spring Carlisle. The 8,100 vending spaces are filled with millions of automotive pieces and parts with buyers and sellers alike coming from around the world to shop and sell at Carlisle. By visiting the thousands of vendors who set up at Carlisle, attendees find things that they didn’t even know they needed, all at bargain pricing. In addition to the parts, collectibles and memorabilia, there are cars for sale within the car corral, meaning buyer and seller can work face to face, most times consummating the sale very quickly. The automotive history available to be had spans nearly one century of production and ranges from must-have classics to unique and daily drivers.
The car corral isn’t the only way to pick up a car at Spring Carlisle as Carlisle Auctions offers a two-day classic and collector car auction on Thursday and Friday of event weekend. The fun starts at 12 p.m. each day some 250 cars will cross the block per day. Much like the car corral, auction cars and trucks will span automotive history. Consignments that are 25 years and older are taken via the Carlisle Auctions’ FREE UNLESS SOLD guarantee. By welcoming cars of this era into the auction, the variety of available lots is nearly limitless. The best thing about the live auction excitement provided by Carlisle Auctions is that not only is it a great spectator opportunity, but cars are priced to move. Select consignments will sell for low four figures with others touching the six-figure price range. Online bidding is also an option with Carlisle Auctions.
There truly is something for everyone at Carlisle because cars aren’t the only form of entertainment. Cruise to Spring Carlisle and meet Lou Santiago from TV’s Car Fix. Lou and his wealth of automotive knowledge will be at the event throughout the weekend. While at Carlisle, he’ll be meeting guests, signing autographs and posing for photos, while also walking the swap meet and enjoying the event just like the rest of the international audience.
Complete details about Spring Carlisle, the auction, guest appearance by Lou Santiago and more can be found online at www.CarlisleEvents.com. Also, while online be sure to pick up advanced spectator tickets for the show at a discounted price. Call 717-243-7855 for details or visit www.CarlisleEvents.com or www.CarlisleAuctions.com to learn more.
The first quarter of 2020 is offering central Florida residents the chance to own some of the finest classic and collector cars in the world. …
The first quarter of 2020 is offering central Florida residents the chance to own some of the finest classic and collector cars in the world. The fun continues with Carlisle Auctions at the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus in Lakeland as part of Winter AutoFest (February 21-23). The auction itself spans two days (February 21-22) and will see more than 400+ consignments cross the block, with some having a reserve. In addition, the thrilling event starts at 10:30 a.m. each of the two days. Reserve or not, when cars do sell, they will have done so to the highest bidder. This year’s auction will see Carlisle Auctions move 10 decades of excellence in front of a jam-packed gallery of car lovers.
For Carlisle Auctions, starting its season in Florida has been a tradition since 2012. This year is no different and the level of consignments might just be the best ever to grace the grounds in Lakeland. Two of the top consignments have less than 2,000 miles on their respective odometers…total! Don’t miss out as a 1978 Corvette, 2005 Ford GT and so much more take center stage.
This gem of a Corvette has just 213 ORIGINAL MILES and is code B2Z, also known as a Silver Anniversary Edition. Its automatic transmission powers a 350 c.i. L82 V8 engine and not only does it go (although with 212 miles, it didn’t really go anywhere), it goes in comfort. There’s an oyster leather interior, AM/FM radio and even a factory CB. This car has been meticulously taken care of, having been stored in a climate-controlled room and it’s even been on display at the National Corvette Museum.
Another low mileage gem is a 2005 Ford GT with 1,531 miles. For sale in its factory red paint with black interior, the odometer shows just over 1,530 miles. The low mileage total combined with its all-original, unmodified body means it also comes with no damage or blemishes to the paint. Best of all, this GT was just one of five ordered in 2005 with the stripe delete option. Other great perks to further its value include original sales documentation, window sticker, owner history and even service history.
While those two and others crossing the block will come with a reserve, many others will be offered without a reserve. There’s also a special theme in place for Saturday (February 22), as the 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. time slot is reserved for only Corvettes, including the above-mentioned ’78. There will be Corvettes available during other times throughout the event too, but for Corvette die-hards, the Saturday time slot is a must-attend.
“We are looking forward to this being our most successful Winter Autofest Lakeland Auction to date,” noted Director of Auction Operations, Tony Cline. “We have been fortunate to consign the best group of vehicles that we have ever offered at the SUN ‘n FUN venue. Anyone who wants to be involved can call our team at 717-960-6400 to consign or register to bid.”
To be part of the auction, call 717-960-6400 or visit Carlisle Auctions online at www.CarlisleAuctions.com. While on the web, review details on many of the events’ consignments as well as details on upcoming auctions with Carlisle Auctions. There are some great NEW features associated with Carlisle Auctions and Winter AutoFest in 2020 as well. First, anyone who registers to bid for this auction receives FREE bidder access for Sunset-Carlisle, November 13-14 in Sarasota, Florida. Second, interested bidders who can’t make Winter AutoFest in person can visit the aforementioned web page to bid online and finally, Carlisle Auctions will once again offer a FREE live stream of the auction, again at www.CarlisleAuctions.com.
Since 1990, Auto Mania has taken place at the Allentown Fairgrounds in eastern Pennsylvania …
Since 1990, Auto Mania has taken place at the Allentown Fairgrounds in eastern Pennsylvania. Under the guidance of Carlisle Events, Auto Mania has proven to be a the “little event that could” every January at the Agri-Plex facility. Not only is it indoors and heated, the unmatched power and resources offered by Carlisle Events and its team help make the weekend a great way to start the Pennsylvania- based schedule for Carlisle Events and the Miller families.
As the first date on the 2020 Carlisle Events season schedule, Auto Mania was a great starting point for those looking to pick up automotive pieces and parts, restoration items, collectibles, merchandise, memorabilia and more. The outdoor vendor footprint, which has grown exponentially in the past few years, continued its expansion for 2020. Playing perfectly into the weather for the weekend, a few of the outdoor vendors even had heaters, gloves, hats and scarfs for sale.
For anyone at the event who was there when gates opened at 12 p.m. Friday, it was clear and obvious that excitement for the three-day affair was running high. The line stretched around the building and once inside, guests were shoulder to shoulder and aisles were packed with enthusiasts. The weekend turnout, despite some unsavory weather on Saturday, offered an overall solid result for all involved…including an uptick in gate over 2019’s offering.
To say that one day stood above another shopping wise is a tough call, because with such an influx of guests throughout the weekend, every day was THE day for shopping and camaraderie in Allentown! For the throngs of guests who made the trip, Auto Mania was the best outlet for parts buying, picking, flipping and just a generally fun time out of the house. The event wrapped at 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 19 with guests taking one final shot at deals within the automotive flea market and one last chance to connect with old friends before saying goodbye until “the next time.”
Speaking of next time, Auto Mania 2021 takes place January 15-17. The buzz is so strong with this event among vendors that a large chunk of available spaces were renewed during the 2020 event weekend as everyone anticipates next year’s offering. In the meanwhile, Carlisle Events next event weekend comes in one month as staff travel to Lakeland, Florida for Winter AutoFest Lakeland. That event runs February 21-23 at the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus and hosts an automotive flea market and car corral, plus a two-day collector car auction powered by Carlisle Auctions. There’s a big car show theme destined to take over the facility. This year, the NCRS brings its winter regional meet to the event, plus the Imperial Mustang Club of Polk County returns with its Mustangs and Mustangs show. There’s a Corvette showcase and all-new for Lakeland, a Mopar showcase. With special guests, displays and seminars planned, a trip to Florida in February isn’t a bad idea.
As for the aforementioned auction, Carlisle Auctions anticipates 400+ consignments and boasts its exciting FREE UNLESS SOLD guarantee. In addition, buyers and sellers can enjoy live auction entertainment and other great conveniences related to being part of a Carlisle Auction. A complete rundown of this event and others are available online at www.CarlisleEvents.com or www.CarlisleAuctions.com.
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