As a whole, the event is substantial in size. The fairgrounds boast 82 acres within its fence line and another 68 off site. On grounds, Fall Carlisle features 8,100 vending spaces and since the early years of the event, each space has been filled with a vendor selling automotive pieces, parts and collectibles. In addition to the amazingly large swap meet, many spaces also feature cars that are for sale by owner via the car corral, sponsored by Auto Trader Classics. In each instance, onsite financing is available, plus with tax and title services available too, buying or selling at Carlisle is very simple. What makes the swap meet and car corral even more special is that it hosts a very unique camaraderie amongst enthusiasts as well as the opportunity to partake in an automotive treasure hunt of sorts. Fall Carlisle and its sister event, Spring Carlisle have been described by some as an Automotive Disney World and it's often said at Carlisle that if you did not find what you are looking for, that you didn't look hard enough. Those statements are never truer than with the swap meet and car corral onsite at Fall Carlisle.
In addition to the shopping fun, just blocks away the Carlisle Expo Center hosts Auctions America and its always-popular collector car auction. This is the third Fall Carlisle offering for Auctions America and once again, they are promising an amazing lot of cars that will cross the block for two days. In total, some 300 rides are expected and they'll range from early classics to recent muscle as well as many unique offerings in between. The fall 2012 Auctions America weekend posted a 57% sell through rate and saw $2,515,059.00 in cars sold. The top five selling vehicles were as follows:
1) 1958 Chrysler 300D - $90,750.00
2) 1965 Corvette - $81,400.00
3) 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham - $67,100.00
4) 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster - $60,000.00
5) 1964 Pontiac GTO - $59,675.00
As the auction and event weekend draw near, two showcase worthy cars have already been consigned, a 1970 Chevy Camaro Z-28 Coupe and a 1962 Ford Galaxie G-Code. Enthusiasts looking to participate in the weekend can do so in one of many ways. First, to be part of the swap meet or car corral, vendors are encouraged to call 717-243-7855. Consignments are coming in daily and anyone wishing to consign a vehicle or register to be a bidder may do so by calling an auctions specialist at Auctions America at 877-906-2437.
Admission for Fall Carlisle is $10 through Saturday, $5 on Sunday and kids aged 12 and under are admitted free. Further, a weekend pass is available for $30, allowing unlimited access to the grounds over the course of the event. For more information on Fall Carlisle and how to be a part of the event, visit www.CarlisleEvents.com.