Wednesday started the fun with vendor set up and early bird shopping. As the day one deals within the car corral and swap meet occurred, everyone was eagerly looking forward to day two and all that came with it, including a massive influx of enthusiasts, plus the start of the two-day collector car auction presented by Carlisle Auctions.
As the sun shined on the grounds Thursday morning, the event sped forward at a breakneck pace. The automotive appetites of everyone who made the annual pilgrimage to Spring Carlisle also were satisfied. Spaces were packed with vendors and the aisles were packed with shoppers. Pieces and parts were moving so fast that the most frequent call on staff radios was for the parts haulers, designed to help customers get a purchase from point A to point B. Within the car corral, the automotive history was evident too. Rides for sale by owner spanned from early 1900 models to modern day, meaning that at least 100 years of history was available at Carlisle.
Another weekend gem was the collector car auction. Backed for the first time since 2010 by Carlisle Auctions, the Thursday and Friday offering was an amazing success. Friday went off in front of a jam-packed Carlisle Expo Center and total sales data reached record numbers. With 300+ cars crossing the block, the FREE UNLESS SOLD policy proved once again that Carlisle Events is a player within the collector car hobby. 72.46%
Complete auction results are available via www.CarlisleEvents.com. There you’ll find not only the top five selling cars, but photos and the complete run list, including sale prices where applicable. With a majority of consignments selling, nearly all of the 300+ cars listed will have a sales price adjacent to it.
“In the collector car auction business, you go into each event with a certain set of goals and expectations,”
The Hot Rodders of Tomorrow also returned to Carlisle for the fourth consecutive year. Students from Pennsylvania and Virginia competed in the challenge, which sees them tear down and rebuild a Chevy small-block engine. This year’s winner was the Burton Center for Arts & Technology of Salem, Virginia with a time of :21.23. Finishing second was another team from Burton with a time of :34.29, while Franklin County Career and Technology Center of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania finished third at :47.59.
With Spring Carlisle complete, the Carlisle Events’ staff turns their attention to Carlisle Performance & Style, the first specialty show of 2014. P&