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Bill Miller, Jr., is the co-owner and co-founder of Carlisle Events, a title he has held since 1974 when he and the late Chip Miller (no relation) hosted Post War ’74. The Carlisle Events concept and Post War event came to fruition after Chip and Bill were “asked to leave” a local show because the vehicle they were showing was not deemed to be an antique car. By giving a home to all types of vehicles, specifically those manufactured post-war, the Millers took a singular show, now known as Fall Carlisle, and turned their passion into a business that is responsible for nearly $100 million in local economic impact. In addition to being the leader of the company, Bill works closely with many non-profit organizations, including the local branch of The Salvation Army...
Bill Miller is, was and always will be a car guy. It was his love for automobiles that sent him to work full-time at Sausman Chevrolet in Lemoyne, Pennsylvania. He began as a salesman, working his way up to sales manager, then general sales manager. Eventually Bill owned his own dealership, followed by multiple dealerships. Miller owned a Ford dealership in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania and two Chevrolet dealerships -- one in Downingtown, Pennsylvania and one in Woodbine, New Jersey. He also co-owned a Volkswagen dealership in Carlisle with Chip Miller, his long-time friend and partner at Carlisle Events. He continued his dealership involvement until he sold his last dealership in 1995. This occurred during a time when the events at Carlisle were becoming too popular for Miller to keep both jobs.
Miller is a 1961 graduate of East Pennsboro High School and attended Harrisburg Area Community College as well as Messiah College.
Bill is a central Pennsylvania native and has been married to his wife Peggy since 1967. Peggy has been a wonderful mother and has supported him through all his endeavors over the years. Peggy and Bill have two children, Bill III and Kristine. Miller also has three grandsons, Christopher, Skylar and Greyson.
Bill enjoys spending time in Florida, fishing and antique collecting. Also important to him is his active participation in community events, non-profit leadership and fundraising.
“I love the Kaiser Darrin, which was made by the Kaiser-Frazer Corporation in the 1954. This fiberglass-bodied sports car was created to compete with Chevrolet's new sports car, the Corvette and for me, it’s a true classic. Along with my love of the Kaiser, I really enjoy collector cars that are original and have never been restored.”
Favorite part of working at Carlisle Events
“Since starting my career in the automotive industry and spending all these wonderful years at Carlisle Events, I tell everyone that I’ve never worked a day in my life, as I am blessed to work in my hobby. We at Carlisle Events treat everyone who walks through our gates as guests and guests are to be treated as family - welcome to the Carlisle family!”
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