Its one of the oldest Collector Car Shows in America. The Fall Carlisle 2020 will be held at the Carlisle, Pennsylvania Fairgrounds. The Carlisle Flea Market is famous for finding those choice old car parts. You can also sell your car at the Carlisle Car Corral or the Fall Carlisle Auction all on the show grounds.
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Welcome to a true Mopar-lover’s paradise. There’s nothing quite like it anywhere in the world with nearly 3,000 vehicles from all eras of the Chrysler brand, classics, muscle cars, high-performance new models all converge on Carlisle for a one of a kind weekend. You need to be here for the enormous showfield that is organized by year, make and model, special indoor displays, activities for the kids, industry guests, and special prizes. Interested in parts buying? Look no further! You’ll be amazed at the size of the automotive flea market, the variety of vendors, the car corral and the Manufacturers Midway. Whether you prefer the A, B or E body style – this show has it all!
The entire family will enjoy the largest and most thrilling all-Ford event in the world. Ford, Mercury and Lincoln fans will have a showcase of over 3,000 vehicles to check out on the National Parts Depot showfield. During this event, you will enjoy great indoor displays of concepts, customs and historically-significant cars and trucks; test drives by Ford Motor Company, a burnout competition, activities for the kids, industry guests, giveaways, autocross for all skill levels and club gatherings. The excitement continues with a shopping experience you won’t soon forget as part of the enormous automotive flea market, car corral and the Manufacturers Midway for the best in parts buying.
Carlisle Summer Auction on Saturday
A Chance To Own Affordable Classics
SATURDAY, June 16, 2018, Carlisle, PA — We billed the Carlisle Summer Auction as a chance for classic car collectors to pick up some bargains here in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and that’s exactly what happened here today. Many of our readers were able to win their phone-in bids. Carlisle Events indicated that they were very happy with the results of their first-ever Carlisle Summer Auction. It will probably become one of those events you just can’t miss in the future.
Cars-On-Line.com’s car show team was onsite this weekend to take in the inaugural Carlisle Summer Auction. Here is what we saw selling on Saturday. In the slider below you can click on the photo to find specs on each car, including selling price.
We’ve been talking about the Carlisle Summer Auction for 2018 in our Cars-On-Line.com newsletter for the past month now. The time finally arrived on Saturday to see the results of all the anticipated buildup. Through the banter of the auctioneer’s chant here at the Carlisle Fairgrounds we found out what some of these rare classic cars were worth.
Photo journalist Bob Boberg of eClassicAutos.com captured some video for us on Friday as a preview of what was going on here at Carlisle. Tap the video window below to watch our preview:
Record sales for the Spring Carlisle Auction 2018 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania were the backdrop for this new inaugural Summer Auction. Click here to read our report from the Spring Sale. The next Carlisle Auction event will be their Fall Carlisle Auction, October 4-6, 2018.
Bookmark this page to review more results as we record them here in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Spring Carlisle Auction 2018 Set For
Record Sale Again Here Saturday
SATURDAY, April 21, 2018, Carlisle, PA — As the Carlisle Car Show and Swap Meet roars into gear here for the big Saturday crowds, we were watching the Spring Carlisle Auction 2018 at the Carlisle Fairgrounds. In a surprise twist, the Saturday crowd included collectors looking for classic pickup trucks. And did they ever sell here today. Here are some of the top sales we saw today:
Record sales for Thursday and Friday set the pace here at the Spring Carlisle Auction 2018 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. As the Carlisle Car Show and Swap Meet, April 19-22, 2018, entered its third day, the swap meet area was popping with parts hunters. The sun was out for a much nicer day here at the Carlisle Fairgrounds after the rain and cold experienced here Thursday. Cars were backed up on Hwy I-81 as show goers waited in long lines to get into the Fairgrounds for the show.
We’ve been talking about the Spring Carlisle Auction 2018 in our Cars-On-Line.com newsletter for the past month now. The time has finally come to follow the banter of the auctioneer’s chatter as the big spring event gets underway. Here are some of the cars which sold during the first two days:
Bob and Donna Boberg of eClassicAuto.com are on hand to cover the Spring Carlisle Auction as well as the Carlisle Swap Meet and Car Show this weekend for our Cars-On-Line.com readers. They shot some video today which gives our readers a taste of what it is like to be here at the show:
On Thursday, we saw cars in the $50,000 range selling well. Our auction spotter tells us they sold about 60 percent of what crossed the auction block. With about 190 cars rolling across the auction stage, the auction lasted well into the early evening hours. This morning, Carlisle Events announced a record $2.1 million sales total for Thursday alone.
What Carlisle is known for is its acres and acres of parts to swap. The Carlisle Swap Meet is centuries old and is what made the Carlisle collector car franchise what it is today. We can’t bring you the Carlisle Experience without taking a look through the Swap Meet area:
Follow our live coverage here all weekend as we bring you the Carlisle Experience. Bookmark this page to review the action as it happens here in Carlisle, Pennsylvania on Friday and Saturday.
We are under the distinct impression that Carlisle Events may have hosted the first Hurst Nationals this past weekend. While our Cars On Line Car Show Team was providing our readers with live coverage of the Carlisle 2017 Chrysler Nationals we visited a smaller display of Hurst vehicles on exhibit at the Carlisle Fairgrounds.
By luck, we happened to bump into Rich Truesdell, author and photo historian, at the exhibit. Rich teamed up with Mark Fletcher to write the book “Hurst Equipped.” It was written about the 50 years of Hurst involvement in automotive production and high performance. Truesdell also edits the Legendary American Motors Magazine. Because of his incredible knowledge of the cars in the exhibit we did a video interview with Rich. You may click the video interview below to discover interesting facts about Hurst’s involvement with various auto manufacturers.
Here is a review of the Hurst display. (Photos by Bob Boberg of eClassicAutos.com)
You would assume that there was a natural association between Mopars and Hurst since Hurst-Campbell built the 1968 Dodge Hemi Darts and 1968 Plymouth Hemi Cudas back in the day. But we think the real reason Carlisle Events had this exhibit is that they would like to host a Hurst Nationals as part of their summer schedule of auto events. We think they were testing the waters for bringing a new event to the Carlisle Fairgrounds in the future. Is it possible that we were seeing the First Hurst Nationals this weekend?
Carlisle 2017 Chrysler Nationals, Final Day …
CARLISLE, PA – July 16, 2017 — As we prepare for the final day of the Carlisle 2017 Chrysler Nationals, the weather is cooler than yesterday and the sun is out, so it is a perfect day for a car show here in Central Pennsylvania. For today, at least, this is the center of the Mopar kingdom. They expect over 3,000 cars on display. For Mopar lovers, this is a good as it gets.
We are here at the Carlisle 2017 Chrysler Nationals to get a chance to experience a little slice of Mopar Heaven. The Cars On Line Car Show team will be bringing you all the action here this weekend. And the action will be intense. What would a Mopar Nationals be without a burnout contest, right? Here you go:
Covering the Carlisle 2017 Chrysler Nationals was all about dodging the rain here on Friday. So we looked at some of the indoor exhibits. We found a display of Plymouth GTX and Hemi cars. It is the 50th Anniversary of the Plymouth GTX this year. Here is a taste of what we found:
People were already buying and selling in the Giant Swap Meet area here on Thursday. You’ll be amazed at the size of the swap meet, the variety of vendors, the car corral and the Manufacturers Midway.
This year, in addition to the displays of Mopars here at the Carlisle 2017 Chrysler Nationals, there was also a special display of Hurst Cars. We think this display was put on by Carlisle Events to gauge the interest in having a Hurst Nationals here at the Carlisle Fairgrounds. For a full report follow this link to see photos and videos of the Hurst Exhibit.
Action at Spring 2015 Carlisle Car Show …
CARLISLE, PA — The weather finally warmed up and it was a great final day here at the Spring 2015 Carlisle Car Show. Carlisle Events, promoters of the show, told us that 100,000 spectators passed through the turnstiles at the Carlisle Fairgrounds during the four-day show. Even though the weather was chilly the first three days here it didn’t deter classic car collectors from rummaging for parts in the Swap Meet area.
The Carlisle Swap Meet is traditionally considered to be one of the best in the U.S. If you’ve been looking for that hard-to-find part for your collector car, you’ll probably find it here. The “big moment” for this year’s show came when they sold actor Burt Reynolds’ personal 1977 Pontiac Trans Am Bandit at the Carlisle Events Auction. It was a reproduction of the car that starred in Reynold’s famous Smokey and the Bandit movie, built by one of Burt’s friends, Harold Murphy, and built as an authentic reproduction of the original Bandit movie car. Photo-journalist Bob Boberg captured the action in video.
Click the video window below to view the sale:
There happy buyer who outbid everyone for the Burt Reynolds Bandit Trans Am just arrived before the sale began. He came to buy the Reynolds Trans Am but was delayed and arrived just 30 minutes before the actual sale. His presence was felt however, since he was determined to own this car.
Here is a slide show of photos of the Bandit Trans Am sale:
Here are some of the results of the Carlisle Events Auction with Prime Time cars crossing the auction block. Click the thumbnails in the show to see all the photos:
Cars On Line.com’s car show writer Bob Boberg of eClassicAutos.com should be credited with all the photos and write-ups on this page. He shot photos and video of the show for our readers. Also check out Bob’s Twitter page to view his posts and comments.
What we found out from watching the Carlisle auction and observing what was going on in the Car Corral here, it seems that there is a new ceiling price on collector cars. Only cars under $40,000 were selling. Is this a new benchmark for the current collector car market? We’ll have to see.
Here are some of the offerings we found for sale in the Car Corral here at the Spring 2015 Carlisle Car Show.
For decades, the Spring Carlisle Car Show and Swap Meet was one of the top five collector car shows in the country. This is where you find Classic ’50s parts and muscle car era parts. Although the mixture over time has changed somewhat to include lots of hot rods parts, this is still one of the best places in the country for parts shopping. Click the Slider below to view photos.
More fun than a barrel of monkeys. We Baby Boomers can no longer walk the entire Swap Meet here at the 2015 Spring Carlisle Car Show, so we have our ways of personalizing our transportation. Here is some of the crazy stuff we spotted in the Swap Meet area on Thursday.
Biggest Carlisle Ford Nationals Ever …
Over the sound system here at the Carlisle Ford Nationals the promoters were announcing a record crowd here for the event. It was the kind of day you dream of for a car show. Our photo-journalist, Bob Boberg, was on hand to capture photos and video of the event. He said the entire main showfield today was all Mustangs and that they were spilling over into some of the other designated areas.
Bob took some video here at the Carlisle Ford Nationals for 2014. Take a look at what was happening here in Carlisle, PA.
The three-day Carlisle Ford Nationals will run through Sunday. In their promotional material Carlisle Events says the Carlisle Ford Nationals is “the largest and most thrilling all-Ford car show in the world”
Indoor displays include concept cars, customs and historically-significant cars and trucks. Carlisle Events, the promoter of the show, put on an Auto Cross course, test drives given by Ford Motor Company, and a burnout competition. There is an enourmous swap meet and a Manufacturer’s Showcase where aftermarket vendors are selling interesting lines of products. We really liked watching the dyno testing area.
Stay tuned to this page where we’ll try to post photos of the special displays to honor 50 years of Mustangs as the Carlisle Ford Nationals celebrates the Mustang’s 50th Anniversary. Ford is also celebrating its 110th Anniversary this year. We might even get you some video of the special 50th Edition 2015 Mustang GT. This car is so prized that it has its own bodyguards.
Here are some still shots of the cars we saw earlier:
It got a lot hotter around 2 o’clock when the Carlisle Ford Nationals Burnout Contest got underway. This 1979 Ford F-250 is a perennial contender here at Carlisle in the Burnout Contest. He won again today. This was the best burnout ever!
Carlisle, PA– The Carlisle Fairgrounds were filled with some of the choicest Corvettes in the country this last weekend as part of the Corvettes at Carlisle event. Spokesman, Mike Garland estimated that as many as 60,000 individual attendees walked the fields in honor of Corvette’s 60th Anniversary. With 5,000 unique Corvettes from all generations on display, it’s touted as one of the largest single-brand car shows in the world, and is quickly becoming the place to be mid-summer for any serious Corvette guru.
Each year features a special display, and this year’s was aptly titled the “Chips Choice Display,”where some of the best 1963 Corvette models took the stage. Among them were a 1963 Corvette Corvettes-at-CarlisleRondine concept car and a 1963 Asteroid Corvette (both pictured below). Classic models weren’t the only Corvettes represented. Corvette paraded a 2014 Stingray that hasn’t even entered into production yet! If you couldn’t make it to the show, check out the photographs taken by Bob Boberg for Cars On Line’s partner website eClassic Autos.com!
You can find even more photographs of the event on the eClassicAutos.com Facebook page. Click here to see them!