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Carlisle Events

Carlisle Events

Since 1974, Carlisle Events has been a staple in the automotive community. Their passion is legendary to those who have made Carlisle, PA their "automotive hometown. Their commitment tot he hobby continues with their expansion outside of central Pennsylvania.

A little background on Carlisle Events

 2017 Spring Carlisle - photo Carlisle Events

2017 Spring Carlisle - photo Carlisle Events

Bill and Chip Miller (no relation), founded Carlisle Events in 1974 for "car guys and girls just like them." But..what makes Carlisle, Pennsylvania so unique? It is the home of Carlisle Events and the Carlisle Fairgrounds, the location for the largest car and truck collector events in the country. 

Prior to Carlisle Events' emergence, anyone interested in restoring or showing 1950s‐ or 1960s‐era cars had few options. That all changed when Chip Miller and Bill Miller Jr., became friends through a mutual interest in cars of the 1950s. Together they began going to car shows and automotive flea markets, where like‐minded individuals would hunt for parts and accessories to restore their vehicles. A need for these events became obvious to these two men in 1973. Until that time, the only cars deemed worthy to collect were pre‐WWII automobiles. 

Carlisle Events co-owners (l-to-r) Lance Miller and Bill Miller (no relation) relax during the fall meet’s 40th anniversary party where they shared memories of past events with spectators and vendors.

Carlisle Events co-owners (l-to-r) Lance Miller and Bill Miller (no relation) relax during the fall meet’s 40th anniversary party where they shared memories of past events with spectators and vendors.

Carlisle Events was one of the first companies in the United States organized specifically to conduct and promote events for the collector car and truck hobby. On September 26, 1974, on the rented Carlisle Fairgrounds, "Post War '74" took place. It was the very first car event promoted by the company. In a year still remembered for gas lines and inflation, nearly 600 vendors set up in more than 800 spaces, and 13,000 spectators paid the $1 admission to sample their wares.Within a few years, the Carlisle Fairgrounds had become a mecca for collector car enthusiasts all over the world. The runaway success of what became known as Fall Carlisle led to a similar spring event in 1977. In short order, they became complete sellouts for vendor and car corral spaces. 

 Carlisle Auctions

Carlisle Auctions

In 1981, after renting the fairgrounds for each event, the Millers purchased the 82‐acre property. Over the years, Carlisle Events has transformed the fairgrounds to suit the needs of car show participants and visitors. Continuous improvements include paved roads, a manicured landscape and more than 10 permanent buildings. At the same time, Carlisle Events has established consumer‐friendly services such as onsite bank financing, notary and title service and a wide variety of dining choices.

Carlisle Events

1000 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA 17013
717.243.7855
www.carlisleevents.com

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