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The car shows at Carlisle draw hundreds of thousands of guests from around the world annually and each ha …
The car shows at Carlisle draw hundreds of thousands of guests from around the world annually and each have their own personality. With that in mind, there is no one show during the events season that’s more unique and diverse than the Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals. For the 2023 offering, May 12-13 at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds, showgoers can enjoy features that spotlight some of the top rides from two amazing European automakers and one Japanese: Audi, Rolls Royce, and Honda.
For two days in May, guests can peruse Buildings T and Y and check out an amazing feature that highlights the Audi and Rolls Royce. The Audi display in Building T is supported by The Audi Club, a loose-fitting chapter of Audi Club North America. With their help, this display brings some of the best Audis to Carlisle for the display and for the Showfield. Featured cars don’t have to be owned by an Audi Club member, instead, it’s an invitational/submit for consideration process. There is no “one kind of Audi” on the menu, rather a wide range will be handpicked from the applications to show off. This may include some old variations of the Auto Union and DKW, as well as more modern ones, too. If you’re an Audi fan, this display is a can’t-miss and as always, the feature will likely include a car or two that guests have never seen before.
But wait…there’s more. In addition to rare and unique Audis in Building T, the Rolls Royce Foundation from nearby Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania is bringing a gallery of cars to Building Y. Not only will the foundation bring a dozen or so high-end Rolls, but they’ll also transform the building, too. Bring your Grey Poupon as you check out one-off builds, Hollywood movie cars, some of the oldest and rarest models, and more!
In addition to these two displays, guests can also check out a nod to 50 years of the Civic. This iconic model started out as an economical mode of transportation that eventually evolved into the car of choice for today’s hot rodders. It’s a car with extremely broad appeal and functionality that ranges from the most basic grocery-getter sedan to a hot hatch to an all-out race car. If there’s one car that’s the epitome of the modern car scene, it’s arguably the Civic and we’ll have highlighted examples in Building T and more than 100 expected on the Showfield.
This diverse event features race-prepared rides, a general spotlight of cars from around the world, competitions, track activities, drive-through judging, and more.
Gates open at 7 a.m. each day and kids 12 and under are admitted FREE. Complete details about the 2023 Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals, including information on how to become a vendor within the automotive flea market, register for the Showfield, apply for display consideration, or simply purchase discounted spectator admission tickets can be found at CarlisleEvents.com or by calling 717-243-7855.
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Fresh off a record-setting 2022 car show season in Carlisle, …
Fresh off a record-setting 2022 car show season in Carlisle, Carlisle Events is back at it with its opening event of 2023, the 34th offering of Auto Mania at the Allentown Fairgrounds. Auto Mania takes place the third weekend of January (20-22) and is Pennsylvania’s largest indoor heated swap meet! The weekend is so popular that it annually sells out all available vending spaces in and around the 59,000 square foot facility that is Ag Hall.
Auto Mania offers two halls loaded with car parts, collectibles, signage, antiques, and even some practical items for sale. In addition to packing in the aisles indoors, guests can meander outdoors for even more shopping options. Best of all, select vendors, indoors and out, just may have a classic or collector car for sale too.
Automotive items aren’t all that’s available, as Cardinal Hollow Winery returns for tastings of their award-winning products for those 21 and older. In addition to the tastes from Cardinal Hollow, the neighboring Allentown Fairgrounds Farmer’s Market offers a sensory tour of “Flavor Town” by way of a top-notch menu of food, snacks, and drinks. The market is open on Friday and Saturday and is less than 100 yards from Ag Hall’s front door.
Situated conveniently off many of eastern Pennsylvania’s major roadways, Auto Mania welcomes committed buyers and sellers who travel from far and wide to be part of the fun while also getting out of the house during the winter season. It doesn’t matter if guests are amid a restoration project or looking to get going on something new in 2023, there’s no better way to get the new year up and running than with Auto Mania. From rare to common, unique to exotic, the event certainly does have it all!
Vendor spaces are still available. In addition, there are space options for classic and collector cars, trucks, and other motorized units. This may include snowmobiles, tractors, plows, boats, etc. Admission/shopper tickets are available online and in advance of the event at a discount. Gates open at 12 p.m. on Friday, January 20, and at 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Parking is FREE, kids 12 and under are FREE, and complete details about the event can be found online at CarlisleEvents.com or by calling 717-243-7855.
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There’s no better time to be in Florida than February. Not only is the weather nearly perfect, but Carlisle …
There’s no better time to be in Florida than February. Not only is the weather nearly perfect, but Carlisle Auctions of Carlisle, Pennsylvania converges on central Florida and Lakeland’s SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus to host a classic and collector car auction for the droves of locals, transplants, and snowbirds who call the area home. This is an auction only event. There is no car show or swap meet accompanying it.
Fresh off an amazing 2022 auction schedule, including a November offering in Lakeland, Carlisle Auctions returns to SUN ‘n FUN for the Winter Lakeland Collector Car Auction. For two days in Pasco County, the facility comes to life with sounds other than the roar of airplane engines. The Winter auction is February 10-11 and starts at 10:30 a.m. daily.
As part of the Lakeland Winter Collector Car Auction, some 400+ lots are anticipated, including the always-popular All-Truck Hour. The truck hour is taking place starting at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Friday, February 10, and offers one full hour of nothing but trucks, Jeeps, Vans, and SUVs. The ALL-TRUCK HOUR has become an annual part of auctions in Florida and Carlisle and is hands down the most popular themed hour available to buyers and sellers.
Carlisle Auctions is actively registering bidders for the February auction as well as accepting quality consignments to populate the auction. Further, Carlisle Auctions offers THREE great ways to bid, in person, on the phone, or online. Not buying or selling, but still looking for some auction excitement? Spectator admission is just $10 with ample FREE parking not far from the heart of the action. Forms, flyers, details, and more are available online at CarlisleAuctions.com or by calling 717-960-6400.
Just announced, Carlisle Events regrets to announce the cancelation of the Winter Carlisle Auto Expo (January 27-2 …
Just announced, Carlisle Events regrets to announce the cancelation of the Winter Carlisle Auto Expo (January 27-28). Vendors and ticket holders will receive a full refund by December 31, 2022.
With the Winter Carlisle Auto Expo canceled, car lovers can still get their indoor fix by way of Auto Mania at the Allentown Fairgrounds (January 20-22). Auto Mania brings nearly 35 years of consistent history to Ag Hall and again, is a great way to further a project or jump-start something new.
The car show and events excitement in the town of Carlisle itself now commences with Spring Carlisle (April 19-23). Spring Carlisle is a five-day event that also includes a car corral on grounds and a two-day collector car offering powered by Carlisle Auctions off grounds at the neighboring Carlisle Expo Center. The auction is April 20-21.
Complete details about every scheduled automotive happening in Carlisle and beyond can be found online at CarlisleEvents.com. Those interested in becoming a vendor for Auto Mania, Spring Carlisle or any other event on the Carlisle schedule can learn how online or call 717-243-7855 today! Auction enthusiasts should visit CarlisleAuctions.com or call 717-960-6400.
Corvettes at Carlisle 2023 may not be happening until August 24-26, but plans are underw …
Corvettes at Carlisle 2023 may not be happening until August 24-26, but plans are underway for the biggest and best all-Corvette themed car show of its type. For three days in central Pennsylvania thousands of guests and decades of Corvette history converge on Carlisle and just announced, some of the key features that will turn heads and keep guests snapping photo after photo while on-site.
2023 isn’t just the next year up on the calendar rotation, it’s also a milestone that supports two of the event’s special displays; 50 years of 1973 Corvettes and 100 Years of Le Mans. There are two other great displays planned too; the 15th Anniversary of the Will Cooksey Z06 and the always popular Corvette American Flag.
Let’s start with the Corvette Flag. For the first time since 2018, dozens of red, white, blue, and even silver (for the flag pole) come together to showcase American’s sportscar and THE symbol of America itself. The flag build is happening on Saturday, August 25 and will happen on the east side of the grounds from mid-morning through mid-afternoon. Interested participants must be registered for the Fun Field and once confirmed, can apply for the flag display by way of the application portal within the flag activity listing on the Corvettes at Carlisle web page. After all Corvettes are in place, photo ops will be available for car owners and guests alike.
Another great display will be anchored by an equally great man. In 2008, Corvette Plant Manager Wil Cooksey was honored by Chevrolet with the release of the Wil Cooksey Edition Z06. The car was only available in Crystal Red Tintcoat with an optional 3LZ Titanium two-tone leather wrapped interior. Each of the rides were personally autographed by Mr. Cooksey. Fast forward to August of 2023 and we’ll honor the man and his namesake Corvette. It’s super easy to be part of the display too, as “Wil Cooksey Corvette” is now an available club option. Best of all, registrants who pick that option by July 10 will part specially in the reunion area with like branded Corvettes and get a special gift too.
Now, the two round number displays that are sure to draw attention throughout the event’s run bring some of the coolest C3s to Carlisle as well as some of the premier Corvettes to have ever turned a lap on the famed French racetrack. The 50 year/1973 gathering puts dozens of ‘73s under a tent in the middle of the Fun Field, while spotlighting what turned out to be the first real re-design of the C3 since its debut in 1968. Much like the Cooksey display this gathering has its own club (50th Anniversary Registry). The application process is ongoing and is fully vetted by enthusiast and long-time friend of Carlisle Events, Joe Clemente.
Finally, Corvettes at Carlisle gave loads of attention to race prepared Corvettes in 2022 as part of Chip’s Choice. That display and theme were so popular, that it’s back with a twist. For 2023, Chip’s Choice focuses on 100 Years of Le Mans. Many great automakers have placed cars in the Le Mans competition field over the years, but none have gained more press than the Corvette. Dating back to its initial class winning Corvette in 1960 through its modern-day success, the Corvette Racing Team has entered cars that can now be considered historic and iconic. Some of those rides are coming to Carlisle, include the aforementioned #3 Cunningham Corvette, a 1994 Callaway LM #001, a 2001 Callaway C12R, and more.
Gates open at 7 a.m. each day and kids 12 and under are admitted FREE. Complete details about the 2023 Corvettes at Carlisle car show, including information on how to become a vendor within the automotive flea market, register for the Fun Field, apply for display consideration, or simply purchase discounted spectator admission tickets can be found at CarlisleEvents.com or by calling 717-243-7855.
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