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Cyber Monday marked the official launch of Awesome Joe Auctions™, the new online auction house for the modern enthusiast that offers a collection o …
Cyber Monday marked the official launch of Awesome Joe Auctions™, the new online auction house for the modern enthusiast that offers a collection of modified, motorsport, classic, exotic, and other commodity autos for collectors, racers, and hobbyists.
Developed by Andy Lally ALIVE® and Carlisle Auctions, the consignment arm of Carlisle Events® (one of the largest event organizations in the United States), Awesome Joe Auctions was created to capture all the excitement of a live car, truck, and motorcycle auction and put it in the palm of every motoring enthusiast’s hand.
“We work to ensure the safety of online transactions by subjectively assessing vehicles with the utmost regard for value and credibility standards,” said Lance Miller, co-owner of Carlisle Auctions. “From the start we offer buyers and sellers a streamlined purchasing experience, with a growing network of partners that provide everything from financing to logistical support once the auction ends.”
The “Awesome Joe” origin story is based on Awesome Joe Racing, the New Jersey racing team founded by Gerald “Jerry” Raffa. A lifelong racing enthusiast, Jerry invested heavily in the development of his local racetrack and dedicated himself to supporting and promoting the sport he loved.
Both the racing team and auction house are represented by the bad-boy-in-a-leather-jacket mascot, Awesome Joe, who touts the wry humor and skill of a mechanic that can tell what your ride has under the hood at a glance.
Awesome Joe Auctions is the third product from ALIVE, with predecessors MotorCrush®, the app for motoring enthusiasts, and Track Rabbit®, the source for motorsports registration, in conjunction with a full range of marketing, design, and technology services. Together, this unique combination creates a cohesive, enhanced experience for the automotive and motorsports industry. With this latest launch, ALIVE continues to fuel and strengthen the community by connecting people to their passion in a meaningful way.
Buyers and sellers alike can head to AwesomeJoeAuctions.com today to place their bids. Successful auctions pay only 2% of the winning bid, and all accepted rides onto Awesome Joe Auctions are FREE TO LIST unless sold.
There was a time when the Carlisle Events season schedule ran April through October. Spring Carlisle would start thi …
There was a time when the Carlisle Events season schedule ran April through October. Spring Carlisle would start things off, with Fall Carlisle wrapping things up. Over the past few years, due to demand, that trend has shifted. Now, Carlisle Events offers an event 9 out of 12 months, including a season opening weekend in Allentown Pennsylvania. Auto Mania, as it’s been known for decades, runs January 17-19 within the Agri-Plex building at the Allentown Fairgrounds.
Auto Mania takes place within a singular building on the 46-acre fairgrounds complex and thousands of enthusiasts travel from regional cities and towns to buy, sell and trade with total confidence. The over 200 vending spaces are contained within a fully heated building, making an otherwise cold weekend in Lehigh County an automotive hot spot. In addition to an all-automotive sales floor, attendees have an opportunity to snag a collector car via the car corral. This forum allows for owner and seller to deal directly with one another in a no pressure, no haggle environment.
In addition to the car corral which varies in size depending on the weather, Auto Mania once again offers Pennsylvania's largest indoor and heated automotive flea market. Within the facility, enthusiasts will find sold-out vending spaces packed with automotive pieces and parts. Included within the building will be a wide array of aftermarket accessories, original restoration items, new old stock parts, merchandise, memorabilia, collectibles and more.
The annual Allentown weekend runs January 17-19 and not only can guests enjoy a buffet of automotive treats and treasures, less than 200 yards from the main entrance of the Agri-Plex is the Allentown Farmer’s Market. This expansive footprint spans the underbelly of the fairgrounds grandstand and has all types of home grown and home cooked foods and treats. This aspect of the weekend runs on Friday and Saturday only of Auto Mania weekend.
Finally, the best part of the show is the ease and convenience of finding it. The Allentown Fairgrounds are less than two hours from New York City, Philadelphia and Scranton with major roads like I-78, the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Route 22 all nearby. In addition, because of its location on the fairgrounds property, ample FREE parking is available.
Don’t just sit around waiting for spring time and car show season, beat the winter blues with Auto Mania and experience a mix of food vendors, plus even more vendors looking to move automotive pieces and parts, movies, collectibles, signage, merchandise, antiques, aftermarket accessories and more. Event details can be found at www.CarlisleEvents.com or by calling 717-243-7855. Spectator tickets are just $10 (kids 12 and under are free) and must be purchased at the door during the event. In addition, interested vendors who wish to be part of the event should connect with Carlisle Events via the aforementioned phone number.
Carlisle Events and Carlisle Auctions often tout that cars, people and excitement help power their annual schedule of events and auctions. Wh …
Carlisle Events and Carlisle Auctions often tout that cars, people and excitement help power their annual schedule of events and auctions. While that is certainly the case, a fourth bullet point often helps make or break a fun-filled weekend; weather! For Sunset-Carlisle, November 8-9, 2019 in Sarasota, Florida, warm temps, blue skies and an awesome turnout of excited bidders and spectators helped make this first-ever offering worthy of a fall 2020 sequel.
Prior to the start of Sunset-Carlisle, the Carlisle Auctions team worked to load in cars, register bidders, check in consignors and prep the venue in front of Friday’s start. Event prep also included positioning of Friday’s scheduled cars, indoor merchandise and collectibles as well as making sure the VIP area was ready for those planning to attend. Another great feature of the event included a display complements of Corsa 7 of Sarasota. Their two Hyper-cars strongly appealed to the guests who meandered the facility daily.
With seats in place, video monitors turned on, participants ready and auctioneers on the podium, it was show time in Sarasota! The first of 400+ cars crossed the block just after 10 a.m. From the time the first item crossed the block until the final car crossed on Saturday, the event ran smoothly. From Corvettes to Corvairs, Mustangs to Mopars, Street Rods to VW Vans and lots of things in between, the auction featured nearly 100 years of automotive history.
Millions in total sales were amassed, with the top five selling cars amassing $277,090. Speaking of the top five, they are as follows:
1) 1973 Detomasa Pantera - $97,370
2) 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet - $55,105
3) 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 - $51,895
4) 1956 Chevrolet BelAir - $51,360
5) 1998 Ferrari F355 Spider - $51,360
*all totals include applicable fees
“For our first event in Sarasota we were very impressed with the turnout of bidders and guests as well as the quality of the cars,” noted Tony Cline, Director of Auction Operations. “Sarasota is a beautiful city and the hospitality was second to none,” continued Cline. “We are looking forward to our next event here in 2020."
Sunset-Carlisle marks the end of the 2019 auction season for Carlisle Auctions. Looking forward, the Carlisle Auctions team turns its attention to its upcoming 400+ car auction as part of Winter AutoFest in Lakeland, Florida. The event runs February 21-22, 2020 at the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus. Finally, details on any leftover inventory from Sunset-Carlisle that is still for sale can be learned by calling Carlisle Auctions at 717-960-6400 or online at www.CarlisleAuctions.com and viewing the results page and link associated with Sunset-Carlisle. Also, for car lovers and followers of events outside of the Carlisle Events/Carlisle Auctions brand, visit Awesome Joe Auctions, an all-new online auction marketplace run in partnership with Carlisle Auctions.
It’s a Jeep thing July 18-19, 2020! PA Jeeps’ All Breeds Jeep Show makes a move from York, PA (and the York Fairgrounds) to Carlisle, PA and the Ca …
It’s a Jeep thing July 18-19, 2020! PA Jeeps’ All Breeds Jeep Show makes a move from York, PA (and the York Fairgrounds) to Carlisle, PA and the Carlisle Fairgrounds as they celebrate their 25th annual weekend of all things Jeep! The All Breeds Jeep Show, produced by PA Jeeps, will make its annual home at the Carlisle, PA Fairgrounds where enthusiasts of America’s biggest automotive brands and vehicles come together annually to gather, share and celebrate the vehicles, manufacturers hobbies and interests.
PA Jeeps was established in 1992 by a small group of friends in York. The club evolved into a group of more than 150 Jeep enthusiasts and friends that continues to grow. A quarter of a century ago they set in motion the All Breeds Jeep Show to share their passion for Jeeps. They are joined annually by more than 80 vendors and at least 700 Jeeps in celebration. The event features manufacturers of Jeep products, a swap meet, CTI Trailer as well as a show and shine Jeep show. Raffles, food vendors and a kid’s area add to the weekend fun. A highlight of the annual events is an obstacle course with materials donated by Union Quarries of Carlisle.
The Carlisle Fairgrounds is home to Carlisle Events, producers of their own portfolio of automotive events. The Jeep weekend will fall between two of the many great events on the Carlisle Events schedule, the Carlisle Chrysler Nationals and Carlisle Truck Nationals. The Carlisle Fairgrounds facility also welcomes a number of annual club cruise ins, a Camping World RV show and numerous community and charity events each year.
Carlisle Fairgrounds representative, Ed Scholly, was pleased to see the All Breeds Jeep Show choose the fairgrounds in Carlisle, PA. “The All Breeds Jeep Show making their home at Carlisle will put their enthusiasts in the company of some of the most passionate communities of automotive enthusiasts in the world. Some of the biggest automotive makes and models share their products and passions here. Seeing an iconic brand like JEEP and their loyal enthusiasts at Carlisle will be good for the Carlisle Fairgrounds, and the automotive community as a whole. We are happy to welcome them.”
PA Jeeps expressed excitement in the opportunity to grow their event in Carlisle as well. “We are looking forward to the 25th Anniversary of this event,” noted Jennifer Watson, Show Chairman of PA Jeeps. “The Carlisle Fairgrounds is set up for automotive events with all the resources on-site to make the All Breeds Jeep show the number one destination for Jeep enthusiasts in the Mid-Atlantic,” continued Watson. “We are a non-profit club and organization, so the event supports a number of charities such as Keystone Warriors, Homeless Veteran’s, PA Breast Cancer Coalition and more. We invite the Carlisle and surrounding communities to join us as well.”
Watson also recognized the surrounding community and town of Carlisle, specifically its numerous hotel offerings. She also noted the numerous new restaurants and outlets to explore and be entertained. This, combined with the Carlisle Fairgrounds itself will help make this event a memorable weekend endeavor for friends and families in the Jeep community.
Jeep owners should eagerly connect with the PA Jeeps team to get involved, as the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds offer a more central location with more hotel options, great ease of access, more restaurants and a larger overall footprint to show, go and have fun. Registration is now available for the 2020 event and details can be found at www.pajeeps.org.
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