Carlisle Events is family run and has been since 1974. Not only is Carlisle Events run by two families who happen to share the same last name …
Carlisle Events is family run and has been since 1974. Not only is Carlisle Events run by two families who happen to share the same last name (Miller), those families also believe that every person who comes through the gate should get the family treatment too. That mentality also carries over to its staff, with instances of employee’s kids hanging out at the office during work days, couples working together and of course supporting each other in times of need. It’s the latter of the aforementioned items that has Carlisle Events offering its endorsement to a local business as it takes in food donations in honor of one of its late employees.
Diane Pike passed away in 2018 and she wasn’t just an integral part of Intelliprint Solutions of Harrisburg, she was the mother of Jodi Morrison, a Carlisle Events staff member. Jodi and her mom had a great relationship and her sudden passing around Mothers Day in ’18 was tough, both for their family and the team at Intelliprint Solutions.
Now, more than a year after Diane’s passing, her staff is hosting the food drive in her honor. They, along with Carlisle Events, encourage donations during this season of giving. Items may be donated in person through December 20 at Intelliprint Solutions, located at 3930 Chambers Hill Rd. in Harrisburg or a monetary donation can be made via text to 44321 with the message Intellishare.
Tangible donations should be non-perishable items that come in boxes, cans or plastic bottles. Priority items for this year’s food drive include peanut butter, canned tuna, stew/chili, shelf-stable milk, nuts, trail mix or granola bars, pasta sauce, canned veggies, unsweetened applesauce, canned fruit and Similac advance/stage 3 baby food.
“I can’t really explain how much it means to me that the people my mom worked with are still remembering her after 18 months,” said Jodi who serves as Assistant to the Owners of Carlisle Events. “It is truly a testament of the kind and gracious woman that she was. I miss her every single day!”
Learn more about Project Share and all that they do online now at www.projectsharepa.org and please take time to donate today.
Florida in February, that sounds like a dream come true, right? For snowbirds and car lovers alike, this dream is reality as Carlisle Events …
Florida in February, that sounds like a dream come true, right? For snowbirds and car lovers alike, this dream is reality as Carlisle Events presents Winter AutoFest Lakeland, February 21-23, 2020. The three-day affair takes place at the spacious and state-of-the-art SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus in Lakeland and offers a little something for everyone who attends. We’re talking special displays, guests, food and those “wow” moments with friends and family that can’t easily be duplicated!
When the gates open for the first time at 8 a.m. on February 21, those who are part of the show or who pay the $10 spectator admission (kids 12 and under are free) will step into an automotive lover’s paradise. Vendors, as part of the automotive flea market, lace the grounds from fence line to fence line, offering an eclectic mix of collectibles, merchandise, home goods, automobilia and of course the much-needed automotive pieces and parts for a DIY restoration project.
From parts shopping to cars for sale, Winter AutoFest has that too…lots of that! Carlisle Auctions presents a two-day collector car auction (February 21-22) featuring 400+ consignments spanning automotive history. The auction starts at 10:30 a.m. each day and at 1:30 p.m. on February 22, will feature an all-Corvette themed hour. In addition, there is a car corral with cars and trucks for sale by owner. Each avenue affords the buyer a chance to start a collection or add to an existing one, all at an affordable price point.
Items and cars for sale aren’t the only draw for Winter AutoFest Lakeland, as a septet (that’s 7) of car themed showcases offer a chance for owners to show and showgoers to gaze on in amazement. Returning features include the 42nd annual NCRS Winter Regional Corvette Meet, the FREE cruise-in as well as the Corvette and Mustang displays. Each are expected to be bigger and better than ever. The Corvette and Ford displays also host vendors specific to the brands and offer photo ops with an airplane, while the Corvette showcase welcomes GM Certified Technician Paul Koerner. Koerner will host seminars and offer one on one diagnostic sessions.
What’s new in the car world is that Winter AutoFest now welcomes the Mopar brand to Lakeland. This display hosts Dodge, Plymouth and Chryslers just to name a few. If the Carlisle Chrysler Nationals in Pennsylvania each July is any indication as to what type of turnout this display will see, it’ll be a can’t miss, that’s for sure. Along with the Mopars on display, Lou Santiago will be on hand too. Lou is a car show TV staple on programs like Car Fix on MotorTrend and he too will host seminars and meet with fans.
Another car showcase comes in the form of TWO Featured Vehicle Displays. One display includes race prepared vehicles. Regardless of brand, if it’s a race prepared car, truck or motorcycle, it’s welcome for this display. The other is a 50-year gathering of 1970 cars/trucks. Each display; however, is vetted and those interested must apply at www.CarlisleFeatures.com. The final “new” aspect ties back to the existing free cruise-in. All-new in 2020, registered cruise-in participants receive a discounted offer to buy the event shirt so they can proudly represent the coolest event in central Florida anytime they want!
Finally, Winter AutoFest is pleased to host the Air & Coach Concours. This gathering of luxury motor coaches and their passionate owners will find itself positioned near the camping area on northwest side of the facility.
Register today and learn about this amazing all-star event at www.CarlisleEvents.com or by calling 717-243-7855.
Carlisle Events has been doing “the car show thing” since 1974 with great success. That success over the past 46 years has led to …
Carlisle Events has been doing “the car show thing” since 1974 with great success. That success over the past 46 years has led to expansion, including events in Florida. Now, with the growth of Winter AutoFest in Lakeland, Carlisle Events is pleased to announce that an all-new car show element is coming to the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus starting at 8 a.m. daily and running February 21-23, 2020.
First it was Mustangs in 2015, then it was Corvettes in 2019…now, Mopar Madness takes over the show. With a passionate enthusiast base who can often be heard saying “Mopar or no car,” it’s a given that not only will there be a solid turnout of cars and car owners, but vendors specific to the brand and fans, too.
For Carlisle Events, a Mopar themed showcase is nothing new. Annually, each July in Carlisle hosts the world’s largest all-Mopar themed weekend; the Carlisle Chrysler Nationals. That show draws nearly 3,000 cars and 60,000 guests, including a massive Mopar flea market. While the showcase in Lakeland won’t be that big, it will still offer some themed displays, guests and seminars.
Details are still being ironed out on the guest and seminar front, but Lou Santiago, of Car Fix on Motor Trend is slated to appear. Mopars will be part of the 1970/50-year showcase and Santiago, as well as others specific to the hobby will talk with guests about their beloved rides. Parts shopping will also be key to this display and Carlisle Events is now accepting vendor registration.
“Mopar owners are arguably the most passionate and loyal of any automotive brand,” noted Carlisle Chrysler Nationals event manager Ed Buczeskie. “There are a lot of Chrysler enthusiasts in Florida and since Ford and Chevrolet were being featured, I wanted to make sure the Pentastar was represented too. Rather than focus on one nameplate, ALL Mopar brands will be welcome.”
There are three great ways to experience this all-new showcase at Winter AutoFest Lakeland. The best way would be to show and car owners can do so at one of two price points. The $75 VIP package offers weekend admission for the car, car owner and a guest, plus two VIP bidder passes to the two-day auction, powered by Carlisle Auctions. In addition, the $75 option allows its holder and guest access to the VIP bidder’s breakfast on Saturday morning; offers two days of celebrity judging; exclusive photo opportunities to showcase your Mopar; a FREE event t-shirt and more!
Option two is a $25 Fun Field pass. Again, the car, car owner and guest will be part of the event each day, but are only eligible for the two days of judging along with auction access.
Finally, anyone can see the Mopars, the Mustangs and the Corvettes, the auction and/or shop the automotive flea market by purchasing a single day or full event spectator ticket. Simply park in the general parking lot, pay admission, walk on grounds and enjoy all that the event has to offer. While it is very much an option at $10 per adult (kids 12 and under free), it just might be more fun to be the attraction rather than just seeing the attractions.
Complete event details including links to register can be found at www.CarlisleEvents.com via the Winter AutoFest Lakeland page or by calling 717-243-7855 today!
Cyber Monday marked the official launch of Awesome Joe Auctions™, the new online auction house for the modern enthusiast that offers a collec …
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 th …
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, P …
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.
Chrysler weekend at Carlisle – it’s three days on paper, but much longer for those who experience it in person. Good weather mean …
Chrysler weekend at Carlisle – it’s three days on paper, but much longer for those who experience it in person. Good weather means vendors are setting up days in advance, great weather means show cars are on grounds at least two days prior to the official start date. Regardless of when someone shows up, the bottom line is that the annual Carlisle Chrysler Nationals is juggernaut within the Dodge/Chrysler/Mopar enthusiast base. 2020’s event should be no different and coming off a record 2,803 Showfield turnout in 2019, Carlisle Events is excited to share what themes and anniversaries will be showcased in America’s Automotive Hometown starting at 7 a.m. daily.
Running July 10-12, 2020 at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds, displays will offer a diverse snapshot of the brand. From indoor features within Buildings T and Y to those under a tent on the Showfield, there will be something for everyone. Can you believe 1970 was 50 years ago? It’s true…and with that milestone comes some amazing planned displays.
Though locations are TBD, what is confirmed is the amazing array of history coming to Carlisle. Chrysler weekend honors 50 years of the following: 50 Years of the Dodge Challenger, 50 Years of the AAR & T/A, 50 Years of the Plymouth Duster, 50 Years of the Superbird and 50 Years of Pro Stock.
The application for featured vehicle consideration is available online today and while every owner/applicant for one of the recognized celebrations won’t be selected, that doesn’t mean their vehicle isn’t welcome. With such a massive facility and show car layout, registering for the Showfield is very easy and in most cases, available at a discounted rate. A link to register for the event is available at www.CarlisleEvents.com. Once on the Chrysler Nationals portion of the page, event hopefuls can either register to show their car OR pick up single day/weekend tickets to enjoy the event as a spectator.
Seeing these great displays is just one aspect of the fun. There are product walk-arounds and FREE thrill rides from Dodge, on-site installations from A&A Auto Stores, automotive competitions like autocross, a real street shootout and a burnout contest, plus there’s a massive midway and automotive flea market. The midway and flea market are must-see/must-do aspects of the show and keep growing annually. Shopping is made easy at Carlisle!
To be involved with the 2020 Carlisle Chrysler Nationals as an automotive flea market vendor or midway partner, call 717-243-7855 to inquire about pricing and availability. Otherwise, to be part of the show as a spectator or by showing a vehicle, visit one of the following web pages to learn more.
General Info: http://www.carlisleevents.com
Event Info: https://www.carlisleevents.com/events/events-detail/index?id=chrysler+nationals
Featured Vehicle Consideration: https://www.carlislefeatures.com
Spectator Tickets/Weekend Passes: https://www.carlisletickets.com
Corvettes at Carlisle is the cornerstone of all things automotive at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds. The event, launched in 1982 by the late Chi …
Corvettes at Carlisle is the cornerstone of all things automotive at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds. The event, launched in 1982 by the late Chip Miller, honors America’s Sportscar each summer by welcoming over 5,000 Corvettes and 60,000+ guests to central Pennsylvania. For 2019, Carlisle Events and Corvettes at Carlisle were honored by Team Chevrolet to host and spotlight the all-new mid-engine 2020 Corvette, also known as the C8.
The hype surrounding the car is real and now, instead of just looking at a 2020 C8 at a car show or on a showroom floor (if you can find one), you have a chance to WIN ONE! The Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation is excited to announce that one lucky winner WILL drive home in a 2020 Mid-Engine C8 Z51 Corvette on May 1, 2020.
Entry for the sweepstakes runs August 24, 2019 through May 1, 2020 and while there are many price points for entry into the sweepstakes, packages begin at $25 (3 tickets) and go as high as $2,500 (375 tickets + 150 bonus tickets). In between the high- and low-end packages, tickets and bonus options span $50 through $1,500, making this a giveaway/sweepstakes priced for all who may want to own an instant classic!
With such anticipation, now is a great time to enter the sweepstakes; after all, the 2020 C8 Corvette is nearly sold out! Simply make a donation to the CMAF for sweepstakes tickets and a chance to win! The prize isn’t just a Corvette, it’s a machine powered by the all-new 6.2L LT2 V8 engine with 495 hp, 470 lb.-ft. and a top speed of 194 m.p.h. It also features continuously Variable Valve Timing which will further improve performance.
“We are extremely excited to work with Valley Chevrolet of Wilkes-Barre, PA to offer this all-new 2020 C8 Corvette as a prize for those who support the CMAF,” noted CMAF President Lance Miller. “The wife of Valley’s owner was recently diagnosed with amyloidosis and that makes this partnership extra special for me and the foundation,” continued Miller. “Much like the team at Valley Chevrolet, my father was very passionate about all things Corvette. Unfortunately, amyloidosis took him from us in March of 2004,” added Miller. “While it was too late for my dad, our goal since the launch of the CMAF is to help those afflicted with the disease and to raise awareness to offer the knowledge and understanding of amyloidosis for earlier detection. In turn, we hope to ensure a better quality of life for those afflicted with the disease and to help science find a cure.”
The chance to donate and get tickets as well as details on all events supported by the CMAF can be found online at www.ChipMiller.org or via the CMAF Facebook page, www.facebook.com/AmyloidosisAwarenes.
Book online or call (800) 216-1876