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After touting nearly $10 million in sales spanning two collector car auctions in 2021 AND a 72% sell through rate as part its Spring offerin …
After touting nearly $10 million in sales spanning two collector car auctions in 2021 AND a 72% sell through rate as part its Spring offering in April, Carlisle Auctions returns for its Fall Carlisle Collector Car Auction, September 30-October 1 at the Carlisle Expo Center. Powered by THREE great ways to bid, it’s never been easier to buy, sell, and bring the automotive world the fun that is a Carlisle auction.
Starting 12 p.m. daily, the auction brings together decades of automotive opulence. Current lots span from the early 1920’s through modern era with at least one ride from the 2000’s available. Cars, trucks, street rods, best of show gems, and daily drivers are all available to the highest bidder each day. The expert team with Carlisle Auctions WILL yield results, as the collector car market, much like the real estate market, has never been hotter. Cars in the auction don’t just come from a dealer looking to move inventory, they come from the average Jane or Joe who enjoys a classic but wants to move on from their current ride in favor of something “new.”
Carlisle Auctions is still actively taking consignments too, meaning that something “new” is coming to America’s Automotive Hometown daily. One of the featured attractions of the auction is the growingly popular all-truck hour. This time around, it’s taking place on Thursday, September 30 at 4 p.m. As part of this hour, a charitable venture will happen, as a 1952 Ford F3 truck will cross the block. Buyer’s and seller’s fees are waived and proceeds directly benefit the Harley’s Haven Dog Rescue and Pups for Vets. This truck is just one of more than a dozen that will cross the block during that hour and one of dozens that are available overall.
ALL NEW for the Fall Carlisle Auction is a more popular and industry supported way to bid online. Carlisle Auctions is teaming with Proxibid (content/live interface coming soon) to offer online bidding, literally to the world. By way of the Proxibid web page, interested buyers can not only bid from anywhere online, but can watch a live stream in real time of the auction. The stream will also be posted on the Carlisle Auctions web page daily.
“I am very excited to bring the cars to the people later this month,” noted Tony Cline, Director of Auction Operations. “Our team has a proven track record of results, including our best-ever auction just a few months back at Spring Carlisle. Bidding on these classics has never been easier and with three options, in person, on the phone and online. It’s easy to see why so many have made Carlisle Auctions part of their annual entertainment options”
The Fall auction also runs in conjunction with Fall Carlisle presented by eBay Motors (September 29-October 3) at the neighboring Carlisle PA Fairgrounds. Registration as a buyer or seller offers reciprocating access to Fall Carlisle. Here, even more cars are for sale, in the car corral, as well as millions of automotive pieces, parts, merchandise, and collectibles within the automotive flea market and midway. Speaking of auctions, on Friday, October 1 at 10 a.m., Carlisle Events co-owner Bill Miller will host an auction of his own items, amassed from years of collecting. This auction happens at the fairgrounds stage. In addition, Bill is putting a 1985 Plymouth Horizon from his own personal collection in the Fall Carlisle Collector Car Auction too. The car will cross the block at approximately 4 p.m. on October 1. A gallery of items from the Bill Miller Collection, plus details on the Miller auction and Fall Carlisle itself are available at CarlisleEvents.com.
Carlisle Auctions is COVID-19 compliant and follows current guidelines suggested by state officials as well as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). A detailed Health/Safety Measures summary is available on CarlisleAuctions.com. While on the web, be sure to learn more about the Fall Carlisle Collector Car Auction, consign to sell, or as noted, register to bid and view committed consignments. Learn more online or call 717-960-6400 today.
Three straight days of sun and fun at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds translated to the second largest Corvettes at Carlisle  …
Three straight days of sun and fun at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds translated to the second largest Corvettes at Carlisle show car turnout of all time. After a challenging 2020, 2021 offered renewed hope and interest for so many. From August 26-28, Carlisle became THE epicenter of America’s Sports Car; the Corvette. With nearly 2,800 cars on the Fun Field, mixed with over 2,000 more in general parking, there were nearly 5,000 Corvettes to see spanning every corner of the 82-acre fairgrounds.
There were many “must-see” elements to Corvettes at Carlisle presented by Top Flight Automotive, but none more impressive than Saturday’s Salute to Law Enforcement. The theme was event-long, including a display of nearly a dozen cars as part of Chip’s Choice that are owned or maintained by active/retired law enforcement. Further, thanks to HJ Towing, a 36” x 24” foot America Flag served as the backdrop for photos and proved to be a symbol of freedom throughout the day. Finally, at 12:30 p.m., local, regional, and federal law enforcement converged on the stage to be recognized by Carlisle Events staff and Corvettes at Carlisle showgoers. All of this was…. powerful to say the least.
The aforementioned Chip’s Choice display wasn’t the only one turning heads. Along with a Fun Field hosting thousands of Corvettes, attendees made a point to check out the 50-year reunion of 1971 Corvettes. This display was supported by the C3 Corvette Registry. In addition, the NCRS Gallery returned, as did the NCCC judged concours. There was a 25th anniversary of the 1996 Grand Sport, a gathering of Solid Axle Corvette owners, and even a nice mix of Aero Body Corvettes. Thank goodness for digital photos, otherwise, many rolls of film would have been needed.
Another important element of the event was its special guests. Guests included the father of the Grand Sport, John Heinricy, Team Chevrolet, Paul Koerner, Ken Lingenfelter, retired FBI agent Wes Wong and more. Each played a special role in Corvettes at Carlisle, either from walk around sessions, special speeches, or tech sessions.
Cars in motion are always a popular draw, regardless of where, when, or how. For 2021, Corvettes at Carlisle put the wheels in motion with a law enforcement parade around the grounds Friday and the return of the Downtown Carlisle Corvette Parade and Street Party Saturday night. Further, those looking to fulfill their need for speed could do so with the King of X autocross shootout or the rolling exhaust contest throughout the event. Standing room only crowds could be found around each of these events.
The event wrapped with an awards parade and the return of long-time Carlisle Events staff member Diane Vaughn serving as the parade emcee. There were hundreds of awards offered, including ones for largest club (Grand Sport Registry) and coolest club (also the GSR). The Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation, in conjunction with the Lancaster County Corvette Club, awarded a beautiful C8 Corvette to a local enthusiast and the Spring Mountain Motor Resort also offered a prize associated with its Ron Fellows Driving school in Nevada.
Many were also making plans for 2022, as over 200 cars pre-registered for the event; happening August 25-27, 2022. Chip’s Choice also plans to feature the ultra-rare Pratt-Miller Corvettes. To secure a vending spot or be part of the Fun Field, call Carlisle Events at 717-243-7855 or visit CarlisleEvents.com to learn more about the return of Corvettes at Carlisle presented by Top Flight Automotive.
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Corvettes at Carlisle presented by Top Flight Automotive (August 26-28) has always served as a beacon for the top names …
Corvettes at Carlisle presented by Top Flight Automotive (August 26-28) has always served as a beacon for the top names within the automotive hobby. In some cases, the name belongs to a person, while other instances bring a popular brand name to the event. All new for 2021, Corvettes at Carlisle welcomes one of the top names in automotive dealerships to the event for the first-time; Ciocca Corvette, also recognized as the World’s Largest Corvette dealer. The Ciocca name may be familiar to some, as it adorns multiple dealerships in the mid-Atlantic region. While they have long-standing brand awareness to many, it’s their newest dealership that brings them to Carlisle.
Long-time guests of Corvettes at Carlisle may recall Kerbeck Corvette being on-site for years, hosting a tent with a nice array of the latest Corvettes near the stage and grandstand. That display remains but will be rebranded with the Ciocca Corvette of Atlantic City name as the family of dealerships purchased not only Kerbeck Corvette, but all dealerships under its umbrella earlier this summer.
“I’ve always had a passion for cars. I just love them, and I knew immediately that this was what I wanted to do,” said Gregg Ciocca, founder of the brand.
Today, Gregg is the proud owner of 24 dealerships with 16 unique brands including Ford, Subaru, Mercedes, BMW, Honda and most recently the aforementioned Atlantic City market with the acquisition of Kerbeck in Atlantic City – which is currently celebrating its 27th straight year as the world’s largest Corvette dealership. Ciocca’s web page notes that they are “excited for the opportunity to be involved with the Corvette community and cites this as an iconic, once-in-a-lifetime acquisition.”
Along with Ciocca’s inclusion in Corvettes at Carlisle 2021, they’ll also offer registered Fun Field members a free shirt with joint branding of Corvettes at Carlisle and Ciocca on it. This gift is a long-standing tradition, now carrying the Ciocca name.
“I’ve been fortunate to grow up in Ocean City, New Jersey for many reasons, but most of all because of the friendships I’ve forged,” noted Lance Miller, co-owner of Carlisle Events. “I’m privileged to call the Kerbeck brothers my friends. In fact, I’ve known them all for many years, having lived a few houses down from George initially, and now my family lives a few houses from Charlie and Frank – small world,” continued Miller. “I’m eager to create a friendship with the Ciocca family. After all… anyone that loves cars as much as I do, how could we not become fast friends? We are excited to have the Ciocca Chevrolet group with us as part of Corvettes at Carlisle weekend. By the way, be sure to stop by their tent and grab a complimentary poster for you or your friends!”
Corvettes at Carlisle starts at 7 a.m. on August 26 and runs through the evening hours of August 28, culminating with the return of the Downtown Carlisle Corvette parade and street party. In between, over 5,000 Corvettes will converge on the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds. In addition to the show cars, there are special guests, seminars, unique displays and plenty of options to put the wheels in motion via parades, competitions and more. Discounted spectator tickets are available online at CarlisleEvents.com. In addition, online Fun Field registration is available through Sunday, August 22 (in person from 8/23-8/28). In the meanwhile, interested enthusiasts can review the event guide, now available online or by way of the Carlisle Events app (available on iTunes or Google Play).
Records are made to be broken, or so it’s said. For the 2021 Carlisle Truck Nationals presented by A&A Auto Stores, not only was a new re …
Records are made to be broken, or so it’s said. For the 2021 Carlisle Truck Nationals presented by A&A Auto Stores, not only was a new record for show truck turnout achieved, but it was also SHATTERED. 2,513 trucks toppled the previous mark of 2,109 (set in 2002) and gave the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds and those within its fence line a look like never before.
August 6-8 were dates that for weeks were targeted as a potential outlet for yet another Showfield record in 2021 for Carlisle Events. After all, in the hours before the show opened, the pre-registration total nearly matched all of 2020’s turnout. This, combined with the fact that multiple Showfield records have been broken in Carlisle throughout the 2021 season, gave everyone a reasonable expectation that it would indeed happen again.
As the sun rose over the grounds on day one, an anxious group of truck clubs, truck enthusiasts and truck owners converged for one of the largest truck shows in the mid-Atlantic. Special displays included fire trucks, Syclones and Typhoons (SyTys), cool custom vans, big rigs, lowered trucks and even tractors. These eye-catching pieces of production offered the perfect backdrop for photos, smiles and memories to last a lifetime. In addition, guests were treated to special entertainment activities like monster truck rides and shows, axe throwing, FMX stunt jumps, a Motocross skills and demo show, and more.
As Friday transitioned to Saturday guests were again treated to a jam-packed event with truck fun and competitions. The fun started at 7 a.m., with the record-breaking truck entering the grounds sometime before 10 a.m. From there, a steady stream of trucks and truck lovers rode their wave of fun throughout the day and into the night. The crescendo of the night, the big rig glow show, lasted nearly 2 hours, from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monster truck fun continued with the rides and shows from Shockwave and Be Aware, plus the grandstands were packed for low truck limbo and the high truck competition, The night also kept the party going with drop and drag, and the aforementioned glow show.
As records go, the big rig area also welcomed a record of sorts, as nearly 200 rigs hauled in to line the south side of the grounds between Gates 7 and 1 with haulers, rigs, wreckers, and heavy machinery. Big rigs were such a part of the weekend that many trucking companies were on-site recruiting, while dozens more owner/operators were judged for awards consideration, with many hauling out with trophies.
It all wrapped on Sunday with two awards parades, one for the rigs and another for the standard trucks. There was also one last go around for the monster trucks, stunt riders and the Bwana Jim wildlife show, before everyone hit the road for home. As guests left, many pre-registered for next year, saving a little money off their costs along the way. 2022 dates are firmed up and plans are ongoing now for the event, taking place August 5-7. Details can be found at www.CarlisleEvents.com.
On July 12, Carlisle Events and Carlisle Auctions announced the return of collector car auction excitement to the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus with the F …
On July 12, Carlisle Events and Carlisle Auctions announced the return of collector car auction excitement to the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus with the Fall Lakeland Collector Car Auction, November 12-13, 2021. With online bidding available, this and every Carlisle Auction, are ideal for buyers and sellers from around the world as well as the thousands of classic and collector car enthusiasts who live in central Florida. With 400+ consignments offered; each lot will be ready to sell to the highest bidder. In addition, Carlisle Auctions noted a return to the facility February 25-26, 2022 for a similar, two-day event, the Winter Lakeland Collector Car Auction.
Other news emanating from America’s automotive hometown of Carlisle, Pennsylvania is that the popular Air & Coach Concours will return to be part of the February fun and will be part of the returning Fall offering too. This offers another great gathering of luxury motorcoaches, camaraderie, food and fun.
While auctions, motor coaches and a very active runway offer a visual backdrop to the facility, Carlisle Events will no longer be taking the lead on car shows or parts shopping. These elements may continue by way of third-party hosts or car clubs in February 2022. Long-time supporters of the NCRS Winter Regional event and the Mustangs and Mustangs, Legends Having Fun car shows should follow up directly with relevant club leaders for details moving forward.
Carlisle Events and Carlisle Auctions have been part of the central Florida car culture since 2012, first in Zephyrhills, then starting in 2015, Lakeland. Though the look and feel of what’s coming to the SUN n’ FUN Expo Campus may vary slightly moving forward, without the past 10 years of support from car enthusiasts of all types, the ability to continue with the Air & Coach Concours, plus two great auctions would not be possible.
Carlisle Auctions has one Pennsylvania auction remaining on its schedule in 2021, the Fall Carlisle Collector Car Auction, September 30-October 1, at the Carlisle Expo Center. Not long after its conclusion, the Carlisle Auctions team will turn its focus to the two Florida events, including registering bidders, accepting consignments and the overall planning for the sale of investments that truly accelerate. Learn more today at CarlisleAuctions.com or call 717-960-6400.
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