More than 100,000 gather at the Pennsylvania fairgrounds for cars and camaraderie
Spring Carlisle launched in 1977. It’s a five-day gathering of the clan for a swap meet, car corral and, of late, an auction. This year more than 100,000 people turned out at the Carlisle Fairgrounds in Pennsylvania for the event, and for a couple of days they braved some spring precipitation.
“A common goal,” Carlisle Events said of its visitors, “Car stuff and camaraderie.
“People came from around the world to buy, sell and trade, while also catching up with old friends, and also making new ones. It was five days of automotive bliss!”
A couple of vehicles got featured treatment. One of them was a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro recently found in a barn. The other was a Bandit-style Pontiac Trans Am, on display to promote the “Bandit Jump” scheduled to take place June 22 during the Carlisle Chevrolet Nationals.
“Within the car corral, the automotive history was evident, too,” Carlisle Events noted. “Rides (offered by) for sale by owner (cars) spanned from early 1900 models to modern day, meaning that over 100 years of history was available at Carlisle.”