CARLISLE, PA – Somewhere, someone is finally getting around to putting their Christmas decorations away (guilty)! For car lovers, however; the real gifts are found within the automotive flea market of Spring Carlisle (April 20-24). Presented by eBay Motors in 2022, this event hosts a treasure-trove of car themed items, be they parts, merchandise, collectibles, signage, collector cars, and more.
In addition to the items available within the automotive flea market, the Manufactures Midway welcomes many of the top suppliers in the automotive industry. Their displays and merchandise, mixed with the ARMO Hot Products Showcase tent, act to spotlight the latest and best new products. ARMO, which is a member of the SEMA council continues its mission at Spring Carlisle and beyond to preserve and promote the automotive restoration hobby.
Another fun element of the event comes on Friday, April 22, when Carlisle Events co-owner Bill Miller comes to the auction stage for his second bi-annual Bill Miller Auction. For a period of time starting mid-morning, Bill, with the help of the Carlisle Auctions staff, will sell off some items from his personal collection. This sale includes automobilia, collectibles, autographed items, and some pieces of Carlisle Events history. The Bill Miller Auction is free for all on-site guests to attend/participate, and all items are sold to the highest bidder with no fees attached. Bill will also have at least one vehicle from his personal collection consigned to Carlisle Auctions’ offering, which runs in conjunction with Spring Carlisle itself.
Speaking of Carlisle Auctions, the crew from American’s Automotive Hometown auction house will move 400+ classic and collector cars across the block on April 21-22 at the neighboring Carlisle Expo Center. The Spring Carlisle Collector Car Auction features an all-truck hour on April 21, a planned charity consignment, and of course cars and trucks that span every era of automotive production.
Getting involved is easy too, in fact a phone call or a few clicks on the web can assure your inclusion in Spring Carlisle and/or the Spring Carlisle Collector Car Auction. Those looking to sell merchandise or a car within the car corral, attend as a buyer or simply purchase an admission ticket to be on grounds and walk about should call 717-243-7855 or visit CarlisleEvents.com.
Admission tickets are discounted online in advance of the event and kids 12 and under are free. Auction enthusiasts looking to buy or sell as part of the two-day event should call 717-960-6400 or visit CarlisleAuctions.com. The auction starts at 12 p.m. each day, while the gates open for Spring Carlisle at 7 a.m. daily.
Carlisle Events is a partner or producer of over a dozen annual collector car/truck events. Events are held at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds (Carlisle, PA), Allentown Fairgrounds (Allentown, PA), and the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus (Lakeland, FL). The season schedule includes four automotive flea markets of varying size, four auctions, as well as individual specialty shows featuring Corvettes, Fords, GMs, Chryslers, trucks, imports, tuners and performance sport compacts. Founded in 1974 by friends Bill Miller and Chip Miller, events hosted at Carlisle attract enthusiasts annually from all corners of the globe. More information is available at www.CarlisleEvents.com or www.CarlisleAuctions.com.
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