CARLISLE, PA – Carlisle Auctions has been selling cars at a breakneck pace in 2022, and with the upcoming Fall Carlisle Collector Car Auction already accepting consignments, there’s no doubt that the hot trend will continue. The two-day event (September 29-30) happens in conjunction with Fall Carlisle (September 28-October 2). While the auction offers 400+ classic and collector cars, it’ll also welcome a special collection of innovative cars & trucks from a special, long-time friend of Carlisle Events, Dave Ferro. Dave has been a restorationist for decades, but he also has a long and storied history with Carlisle Events and the Miller families.
Dave Ferro is the owner of the oldest MoPar restoration shop in the country, Totally Auto Inc. To date, 153 of his builds have taken top honors at prestigious car events across the country and it’s a company he can proudly say was one of the best in the business for nearly 40 years. Beyond that, he was a three-decades long editor at High Performance MoPar and MoPar Collectors Guide magazines, with hundreds of tech and feature stories to his name. More than that, he’s been a long-time part of the Carlisle family. His first show was Fall Carlisle 1975 and he played a key role in the birth and implementation of the Carlisle Chrysler Nationals. He also was a judge at the event as part of the former Standard of Excellence program during Chrysler weekend and event served as head judge for the Carlisle Truck Nationals for 15 years. In short, for 47 years, Dave has been part of things at Carlisle!
Fast forward to 2022, a daredevil’s life, banging around and finally, a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) from a car accident in 2017 left Dave’s great mind failing him. He now suffers from what’s believed to be CTE, or Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. While CTE can’t officially be diagnosed while Dave is with us, signs and symptoms have yielded this conclusion by his doctors. Because of this, Dave, a life-long MoPar fan and friend of Carlisle Events, will be auctioning his collection as part of the Fall Carlisle Collector Car Auction.
Cars consigned by Dave include a 1946 PRO-Touring Dodge Pickup, 1947 Dodge Power Wagon, his 1967 Plymouth GTX convertible, (often referred to as “MoPar Royalty”), an original paint 1968 Plymouth Barracuda, 1977 Dodge
r* Power Wagon (Military), a 1985 WILD 340-powered Dodge Ram Charger Prospector, a Sinister 1986 Dodge Ram Charger, a cool Cat turbo diesel powered,1992 GMC Top Kick Lowboy, and his personal since new, 1994 Dodge Ram 2500HD, The very first of its kind!
“Dave Ferro has been a long-time friend of the Miller families and Carlisle Events,” said Tony Cline, Director of Auction Operations. “We are excited to work with Dave as he sells his collection and hope we can help raise awareness and dollars for CTE along the way,’ continued Cline. “Be sure to get your first in-person look at Dave’s consignments at our Carlisle Chrysler Nationals car show, July 15-17 at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds. Seeing is believing! “
Each historic piece has made its way through Dave’s “Totally Auto” shop and have been owned, driven, and/or designed by him too. There are copious pieces of information and photos available for each piece of automotive history online now at CarlisleAuctions.com. While there, would be bidders and buyers can register to bid or even learn how to consign their own ride! The auction starts at 12 p.m. each day and Dave’s lots will run consecutively on Friday, September 30, with preview options at Chryslers, Truck and on September 28 and 29 during the fall show.
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 Chryslers, Corvettes, Fords, GMs, Trucks, and imports. 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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