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Fall Carlisle: 35 and counting

5th annual auction, Futurliner appearance highlight 35th annual Fall Carlisle
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"Post War '74" was the automotive event held at the Carlisle, PA Fairgrounds in 1974.

35 years later, with 12 events and auctions throughout the year, the re-named Fall Carlisle is still the staple and peak of the Carlisle Events automotive event season.

Fall Carlisle is a utopia to collector, classic and custom car and truck enthusiasts, and signals the end of the automotive hobby season in the Northern United States and Canada. From Sept. 30-Oct. 4, Fall Carlisle, held at the 102-acre Carlisle PA Fairgrounds, will be home to a massive crowd that shares one common passion: love for all things automotive. In addition to the camaraderie shared at Fall Carlisle, these “gear-heads” come from all across the United States, Canada, Europe and even Asia for the five-day shopping experience.

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Fall Carlisle comprises 8,100 spaces jam packed with automotive parts, accessories and memorabilia, plus more than 1,800 vehicles of all makes, models and prices for sale in the car corral.

To top off all of the shopping during the daytime, the buying and selling excitement will continue on Thursday and Friday evenings at the Fall Carlisle Collector Car Auction. The Fall Carlisle Auction, in its fifth year and held at the Carlisle Expo Center just across the street from the fairgrounds, is set to be the best Carlisle Auctions event to date, because of the amount, diversity and quality of consignments, according to event officials.

The cars that will cross the auction block are truly in tune with Carlisle Auctions’ promise of providing its bidders with what it considers the “ultimate buying experience.” For those hoping to buy an all-original, prewar American luxury sedan, classic ’50s European sports coupe or perfectly restored example of late-’60s Detroit muscle, the Fall Carlisle Auction will have them all.

In addition to the well-attended swap meet and car corral, and the excitement of the collector car auction, will be a display of the future and past of automotive history, in the form of a GM Futurliner. Twelve Futurliners toured the country from coast to coast in the 1940s and ’50s. Each Futurliner in this Parade of Progress displayed modern advances in science and technology, such as jet engines, stereophonic sound, microwave ovens, television and many other modern marvels of the time. Only nine Futurliners are known to exist, five of which are in total disrepair. Futurliner No. 10 – laboriously restored to its original condition by 30 volunteers and owned by the NATMUS museum, will be at this year’s Fall Carlisle event to show off the outstanding restoration of this truly breathtaking piece of automotive history.

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