Carlisle Ford Nationals at the Carlisle Fairgrounds in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. June 2-4, 2023. Come to the largest all-Ford show in the world which features Ford, Lincoln, Mercury and Euro Fords on the 3,200+ National Parts Depot Showfield. Ford Cars, Trucks and performance products will be on-site with offerings ranging from installations to special displays. Cars, parts, tools, memorabilia, collectibles and more will be for sale in the world’s largest Ford Automotive Flea Market, as well as the latest and greatest products within the Manufacturers Midway.
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?