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Giant Carlisle swap meet, top-tier concours cars and events


The thrill of the hunt will be in full force during Carlisle Events’ final hometown show of the season, the famous Fall Carlisle swap meet and car corral, which takes place September 27 to October 1 at the Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Fairgrounds.

Veteran’s advice: wear comfortable walking shoes because this gathering is huge.

‘This event is massive, so big in fact that nearly every inch of the 150 acres that Carlisle Events owns is filled with something automotive-related,” the event organizers say in a new release, adding that, “8,100 vending spaces sell out, and nearly 100,000 guests travel to Carlisle from around the world to eat, breath and live all things automotive.”

The Carlisle swap meet holds all kinds of treasures

Fall Carlisle is held in conjunction with a three-day collector car auction by Carlisle Auctions from September 28-30 at the adjacent Expo Center.

There is also a monumental manufacturers’ midway with some of the top companies in the business, including our own representatives from ClassicCars.com as well as those from the AACA Museum, AMSOIL, CPI Truck, Maguire’s, Woodward Fabrications, Flowmaster, Edelbrock, Hagerty Insurance, More Than Tires and many others.

For those whose spouses possibly might grow weary of digging through piles of old car parts, there are some non-automotive options, including a food court and the questionably named Women’s Oasis (hey, there are plenty of female car hobbyists), which is “is a large tent filled with kitchen must-haves, candles, jewelry, arts, crafts and more.”

For information, visit the event website.

The one-0ff 1960 Alfa Romeo 6C 3000 CM Superflow IV Pininfarina prototype will be among the world-famous star cars presented at the Warren Classic and Supercar Show held September 24 at the Warren Estate in Essex, UK.

1960 Alfa Romeo “Superflow IV” Pininfarina prototype coupe

Other featured cars among the 120 hand-picked entries will be a matching pair of Bentley S1 Continentals with Park Ward coachwork, the famed Triumph TR2 Jabbeke record-breaking racer and the 1942 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Touring Coupe, known as the Count Trossi Alfa.

The Warren show also highlights modern supercars, with contemporary selections from Ferrari, Pagani, Koenigsegg, Bugatti and others.

For information, visit the event website.

The second Atlanta Concours, which takes to the field October 1 at Chateau Elan Winery and Resort in Braselton, Georgia, received an assist from event sponsor Passport Transport in gathering together rare 1908-1915 Lozier luxury/performance automobiles from around the country that will be a featured part of the concours.

A 1909 Lozier participated in the Great Race

Passport sent out an enclosed transporter truck that became known as “The Lozier Express,” which started in Seattle with stops in Michigan, Maine and the New York area to picked up a total of five Loziers and deliver to the Atlanta Concours.

Those five will be among the eight Loziers to be shown in a special class during the concours.

For information, visit the event website.

The Mullin Automotive Museum’s wonderful 1935 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic coupe added to its lengthy list of awards and accolades by winning best in show last weekend at the Chantilly Arts and Elegance Richard Mille in Chantilly, France.

The Jean Bugatti-designed coupe, considered to be a Mona Lisa of the automotive world, is in the permanent collection of the Mullin Museum in Los Angeles.

1935 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic coupe at Chantilly | Mathieu-Bonnevie

The prized Bugatti returns to the United States to be displayed at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles as part of its Art of the Bugatti display.

Concours and events

The Boston Cup, a premium car show at the Boston Commons, takes place September 24 featuring an array of classic and exotic automobiles. For information, visit the event website.

The St. Michaels Concours d’Elegance will be held September 24 at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland. For information, visit the event website.

The Bowling Green Assembly Corvette Club hosts that Vettes, Pets and Families Car Show for all make and model collector cars on September 30 at the Chevrolet Corvette home base, the GM Assembly Plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky. For information, visit the event website.

The Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance takes place October 1 at its new location on the Los Verdes Golf Course in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. For information, visit the event website.






Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.


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