Annual Swap Meet, Car Corral and Auction Launches April 24

Carlisle, PA (February 5, 2013)  - The future of the automotive hobby is on display at Spring Carlisle along with a wide array of automotive history as part of the highly-attended and ever-popular event weekend.  Spring Carlisle runs April 24-April 28 and showcases a collector car swap meet, car corral and two-day auto auction. All told, Spring Carlisle plays host to nearly 100,000 enthusiasts, chronicles decades of all things automotive and hosts enthusiasts from all corners of the globe.

After months of being cooped up in the cold of winter, Spring Carlisle opens its gates at 7 a.m. on April 24.  Once open for business, attendees can browse 8,100 vending spaces, many of which are filled with restoration and aftermarket parts within the swap meet.  In addition to vendors showcasing their wares, multiple partners will be onsite to create a unique Manufactures Midway.  The midway plays host to the likes of Meguiar's Car Care Products, Gumout Performance Products, CPI Truck, Flaming River Industries, Trailex, Wizard Cooling, Woodward Fab and many many more.  Further, ARMO returns to Spring Carlisle for its new products showcase.  This display highlights many products showcased at SEMA in October of 2012 and products that are now available for aftermarket purchase.  A complete list of midway partners will be available online within the digital version of the event directory.  That directory will be available no later than two weeks prior to the event.

Along with the swap meet, the car corral boasts more history on display.  Thousands of collector cars grace the east side of the grounds and are for sale by owner.  The comfort level of buying and selling within the corral is high because the pressure is low.  Deal directly with the owner in a face-to-face setting and consummate the transaction within hours via Orrstown Bank's onsite financing, while Sollenberger's Messenger Services offers tag and title service.

Even more history is showcased on Thursday and Friday of event weekend at the nearby Carlisle Expo Center during the two-day collector car auction.  For the third consecutive year, Auctions America comes to Carlisle to present nearly 300 cars plus memorabilia for sale to the highest bidder.  Consignments are now being accepted as are requests for bidder credentials.  In 2012, total sales were well into the seven figure range ($2.4 million) with a 51% sell through rate.   Expect event greater numbers during the 2013 auction.  Historically, cars range from early ‘20s and ‘30s era production to muscle and elegance of recent times.

Finally, as the perfect complement to the history coming to Carlisle for the 37th year, the future will be showcased courtesy of the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow engine challenge.  The Hot Rodders of tomorrow comes to Carlisle, just like Auctions America, for the third time.  This year, teams will compete once more for scholarship money and a trip to the finals by tearing down and re-building a small block engine.  Unlike years past, however, the finals will take place in December rather than October and will be held at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) event in Indianapolis, instead of SEMA in Las Vegas.  Registrations are now available for teams looking to participate either at Spring Carlisle or another qualifying event on the schedule.

For details on Spring Carlisle, Auctions America or the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow event, interested parties are encouraged to visit or call 717-243-7855.  Business offices are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, longer during event weekends.