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Celebrating 50 Years of Automotive Excellence with Carlisle Events

It all started in September 1974 when two passionate automotive enthusiasts, Bill Miller, Jr. and Chip Miller, brought their vision to life. They wanted to create automotive events that catered to people like them, who...

It all started in September 1974 when two passionate automotive enthusiasts, Bill Miller, Jr. and Chip Miller, brought their vision to life. They wanted to create automotive events that catered to people like them, who had a deep love for cars. This epiphany marked the beginning of Post War '74, and it laid the foundation for Carlisle Events, a company that has been making history for the past five decades. Now, in 2024, Carlisle Events invites you to join in the celebration of their 50th anniversary!

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Evolving Family-Friendly Events

Carlisle Events has been organizing family-friendly events that continue to grow and evolve. These events offer a wide array of activities, including special vehicle displays and demos, parts shopping, car parades, delicious food, the Women's Oasis, activities for kids, and even two collector car auctions. Moreover, there are downtown Carlisle events like street parties, parades, and extended shopping hours, so you can enjoy the full experience.

A Year of 50th Anniversary-Themed Fun

In 2024, every Carlisle car show event promises to be a celebration of their 50th anniversary. Each event will have its own unique theme, some specifically honoring the 50-year journey since 1974, while others will pay tribute to significant elements from the company's rich history. Attendees can expect special displays, a historic timeline display in Building T, video loops and photos, themed merchandise and apparel, and more.

Annual Shows, Auctions & Parades

Carlisle Events hosts a wide range of annual shows, auctions, and parades that cater to different automotive interests. Here are some of the highlights:

Spring Carlisle Collector Car Flea Market, Corral & Auction

This kick-off event features 8,100 vending spaces, a car corral with 2,000 cars for sale, and an auction in the Carlisle Expo Center. It's an excellent opportunity for collectors and enthusiasts to find their dream car.

Import & Performance Nationals

This international vehicle wonderland showcases over 1,700 unique and stunning imported vehicles from around the world. In addition to imports, you'll find domestics, kit cars, motorcycles, trucks, and high-end performance vehicles.

Ford Nationals & Ford Parade

Over 3,200 Ford, Mercury, and Lincoln vehicles will be on display during this family-friendly event. There will be special displays, a burnout competition, activities for kids, industry guests, autocross, club gatherings, an automotive flea market, and a great vendor selection. Don't miss the Ford Parade in downtown Carlisle on Saturday night!

GM Nationals

The Carlisle GM Nationals celebrate the ever-growing community of Chevrolet enthusiasts. This event showcases all makes and models produced by General Motors, offering something for everyone.

Chrysler Nationals

Mopar-lovers rejoice! With over 2,800 vehicles from all eras of the Chrysler brand, special displays, an open autocross, kids' activities, industry guests and celebrity appearances, giveaways, and more, this event is a must-attend for any Chrysler enthusiast.

Truck Nationals

If you're a truck enthusiast, this is the event for you. Showcasing over 2,000 lowered mini trucks, chromed-out big rigs, custom vans, and lifted 4x4s, the Truck Nationals is one of the largest and most action-packed truck events in the world. Family-fun attractions include monster truck shows, monster truck rides, and activities for kids.

Corvettes at Carlisle & Corvette Parade

Rev up your engines for the largest Corvette event in the world! With over 5,000 of these American icons on display, you'll find plenty of Corvette-related activities, including autocross, dyno testing, and a parade through Historic Downtown Carlisle.

Fall Carlisle Collector Car Flea Market, Corral & Auction

This annual wrap-up event features 8,100 vending spaces, a car corral with 2,000 cars for sale, and an auction in the Carlisle Expo Center. It's the perfect way to end the year in style.

Participate or Spectate

Carlisle Events offers multiple ways to enjoy their automotive events. You can participate by showing your own car or truck, sell parts or cars as a vendor in the automotive flea market and car corral, or simply attend as a spectator. Visit the Carlisle Events website for event details, participant registration, or to purchase discounted spectator admission tickets. For vendors interested in participating, call 717-243-7855 to learn more. And the best part? Kids 12 and under are always free for all events!

Discover More in Cumberland Valley

While you're in the area, take the opportunity to explore Cumberland Valley's ultimate road trip. Immerse yourself in all the auto-related attractions the region has to offer. And don't forget to use the Cumberland Valley booking engine to find the perfect hotel, compare rates, and see how far each hotel is from the fairgrounds. You'll also find car-friendly amenities to make your stay even more enjoyable.

Conclusion

Since its inception in 1974, Carlisle Events has been at the forefront of organizing automotive events that cater to enthusiasts and collectors alike. With their 50th anniversary celebrations in full swing in 2024, it's a perfect time to join in the festivities. Whether you're a participant, a vendor, or a spectator, Carlisle Events has something for everyone. So mark your calendars and get ready to celebrate 50 years of automotive excellence!

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