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Carlisle’s spring automotive swap meet proves popular

Attractions included SEMA product showcase, AACA cars and even an auction

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There was a collector car auction, a special display of the hottest new products direct from the virtual SEMA Show — but now they were present to see and touch — and even a showcase presented by the Antique Automobile Club of America. But the big attraction for the Spring Carlisle event was the huge automotive swap meet that is the heart of the annual gathering.

“For five days in April (21-25), the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds became the destination for car lovers to buy, sell and trade all things automotive,” Carlisle Events boasted in its post-event news release.

The photo gallery offers just a glimpse of what was available. 

Sign welcomes this buying as well as those just looking
1967 Corvette on the auction block

Regarding the auction, the event generated more than $6 in transactions with a 72 percent sell-through rate. The top sale was $136,425 for a 1957 Ford Skyliner. The auction also raised nearly $30,000 for charities. 

Next up for Carlisle Events is the Import & Performance Nationals, scheduled for May 14-15. Then follows the Carlisle Ford Nationals, June 4-6; the Carlisle GM Nationals, June 25-26; the Carlisle Chrysler Nationals, July 9-11; the Carlisle Truck Nationals, August 6-8; Corvettes at Carlisle, August 26-28; and the Fall Carlisle, September 29-October 3.

Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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