Carlisle welcomes car community for a spring fling

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!”

Barn-found Camaro got special display

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.”

 

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  • Pierre Guay
    May 2, 2019, 3:41 PM

    SPRING AND AUTOMN CARLISLE EVENTS WAS BETTER TEN YEARS AGO, THE FIELD WAS PLENTY OF VENDORS AND MANY MANY CARS IN CAR CORAL. IN 2018, IT WAS THE LAST TIME I GO TO CARLISLE ANNUALLY: THE VENDORS HAS DECREASED, MANY MANY LOTS WITH NOTHING ALMOST IN THE HILL, AND 75 % OF THE STOCK TO SELL IS THE SAME OF THE LAST YEAR (2017).
    WHAT DO YOU THINKS I SAW IN THE CAR CORAL? A HONDA ELEMENT FOR SALE AND THE CAR CORAL IS ACTUALLY 50% SMALLER THAN 10 YEARS AGO. TAKE A LOOK ON THE PROGRAM: IF YOU ARE A NEW VENDOR, YOU CAN HAVE A SECOND LOT FOR FREE AND TEN YEARS AGO, , THE LOTS WERE DIFFICULT TO HAVE. . , I AM HAPPY WHEN I FIND PARTS AFTER TRAVELLING MANY HOURS AND IN 2018 , CARLISLE FLEA MARKET IS SMALLER AND I DECIDE I WILL NOT RETURN TO CARLISLE FOR NEXT, NEXT YEARS. IT IS THE SAME WITH BARRIE FLEA MARKET IN ONTARIO AND WITH OTHERS FLEA MARKET, LESS VENDORS AND PARTS TO SELL AND ARE THOSE FACTS DUE TO INTERNET??? OR E-BAY??? WHERE IT IS EASY TO SELL AND BUY. OR THE BUYERS AND SELLERS DON’T BUY OR SELL WITH SATISFACTION??? PETER FROM QUEBEC, CANADA.?

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  • Pierre Guay
    May 5, 2019, 5:12 AM

    Spring Carlisle is not the same as previous years, Vendors spaces are not full, new vendor eligible to a free space when rent a space, 5 years ago, you can find what you want and today, it is difficullt because less vendors, many spaces not occupied and on the hill, particaly no vendor. today, flea market in many country decreases because Internet , E-bay easy to buy, no search on parts and vendors don,t have to unpack and pack the parts. i am not interested to travel 9 hours to Carlisle to see the actual show. Pete

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