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The 2020 auction season for Carlisle Auctions shot out of the gate with so much promise as part of its Winter AutoFest Lakeland event in February.& …
The 2020 auction season for Carlisle Auctions shot out of the gate with so much promise as part of its Winter AutoFest Lakeland event in February. Since then, plans were being formulated for four additional auctions spanning April through November. Now, with COVID-19 altering what everyone accepted as normal, Carlisle Auctions regretfully announces the cancelation of its Spring auction…kind of. The cancelation is tied to the in-person experience ONLY, as Carlisle Auctions is pleased to share that a Spring auction will take place online via digital platform Awesome Joe Auctions.
The Spring auction was scheduled to be auction number two and run in conjunction with Spring Carlisle. Originally scheduled for late April, the Spring event was twice moved to its current June 17-20 dates. While plans were in motion for a two-day Spring auction (June 18-19), the reality is, while it’s easier to social distance within a large outdoor venue where foot traffic is in constant motion; the ability to social distance within a smaller, indoor venue where many people stay stationary for prolonged periods of time is not a viable option at this time. The in-person cancelation is related to 2020 ONLY and it will return starting April 22, 2021.
As noted in the opening paragraph, a digital opportunity now exists with online auction platform Awesome Joe Auctions. The opportunity to consign or register to bid for this all-new online experience commences on June 17, with the auction itself starting on June 21 at 7 p.m. The three-day digital opportunity concludes on June 23 at 7 p.m. Much like Carlisle Auctions, AJA offers a FREE UNLESS SOLD guarantee with competitive buyers and sellers fees too. Best of all, while other cars may be showcased during this timeframe as part of the AJA auction, cars specific to the Spring Carlisle auction will be branded with a Carlisle Auctions logo. Anyone looking to learn more about the Carlisle Auctions brand and its events should contact Carlisle Auctions at 717-960-6400, while buyer and seller registration for this online experience takes place at www.AwesomeJoeAuctions.com. Finally, team members from AJA will be on-site at Spring Carlisle positioned within the car corral, offering an opportunity for sellers at Spring Carlisle to consign and sell via their online auction platform.
Launched on Cyber Monday 2019, AJA is the new online auction platform for the modern enthusiast that offers a collection of modified, motorsport, classic, exotic, and other commodity autos for collectors, racers, and hobbyists. Developed by Andy Lally ALIVE® and Carlisle Auctions, Awesome Joe Auctions was created to capture all the excitement of a live car, truck, and motorcycle auction and put it in the palm of every motoring enthusiast’s hand. The AJA/Carlisle Auctions history includes Carlisle Auctions two more recent auctions, with select “still for sale” consignments from Carlisle Auctions landing (and selling) on the AJA web page (link below).
In addition to the cancelation of the in-person Spring auction and as a direct result of the auction originally being moved from its April dates to June, Carlisle Auctions has also canceled its Summer Sale auction for 2020. Further, and also due to COVID-19, the November auction, Sunset-Carlisle in Sarasota, Florida, has also been canceled. Those three auctions are the only cancellations currently. Carlisle Auctions is looking forward to its next planned auction, October 1-2 at the Carlisle Expo Center as part of Fall Carlisle. EVERY canceled 2020 auction WILL RETURN to the Carlisle Auctions schedule in 2021.
“We are disappointed that our loyal enthusiasts won’t be able to enjoy the Spring auction in the same manner that they’ve come to expect over the past few years,” noted Director of Auction Operations Tony Cline. “Though we’ve had to re-evaluate and re-tool the in-person experience for many of our auctions in 2020 ONLY, we’re confident of two things. First, the partnership with Awesome Joe Auctions in place of our Spring auction will still give buyers and sellers a chance to do what they do best AND when we return to the Carlisle Expo Center October 1-2 as part of Fall Carlisle, we’ll all be long overdue for a good time with cool cars and great people.”
Though the in-person Spring auction isn’t happening, plans are still moving forward for Spring Carlisle itself. The four-day event runs June 17-20 with buyers and sellers converging on the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds for parts, merchandise, collectibles and more.
To date in 2020, Carlisle Events has produced two events, while Carlisle Auctions has hosted one auction. Those events happened in January an …
To date in 2020, Carlisle Events has produced two events, while Carlisle Auctions has hosted one auction. Those events happened in January and February, respectively. Since then, the world has changed quite a bit due to COVID-19 and as such, for the first time in Carlisle Events history, car shows have been rescheduled with one (Summer Sale Auction) being canceled.
As the economy, businesses and more specifically car shows look to re-open, Carlisle Events has implemented social distancing measures and recommendations for its guests for at least the 2020 season, while also crafting special offers for customers that are valid for 2020 and carry over to 2021.
Planned special offers are effective NOW through the MONDAY of each event and include the following:
In addition, for all events on the schedule (including auctions), Carlisle Events/Carlisle Auctions will be proactive from a health, sanitation and social distancing standpoint within the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds and Carlisle Expo Center. Measures are currently being finalized and when complete, will be outlined on CarlisleEvents.com and CarlisleAuctions.com. In the meanwhile, for the latest CDC guidelines, visit CDC.gov.
Visit Carlisle Events online today or call 717-243-7855 for details on the upcoming season, links to register, purchase tickets and more.
During the week of April 20, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced initial steps to “re-open” the Keystone State. While many aspects of th …
During the week of April 20, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced initial steps to “re-open” the Keystone State. While many aspects of the outlined measures offer an optimistic outlook for the coming weeks and months to Pennsylvanians, it also presents a potential timing conflict for events that host large-scale gatherings.
With this new information and out of a continued abundance of caution for the Carlisle community, Carlisle Events staff and Carlisle Ford Nationals attendees, the 2020 Carlisle Ford Nationals presented by Meguiar’s has been RESCHEDULED. The original dates were June 5-7, with the NEW DATES now occurring July 31-August 2, still at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds.
The new July 31-August 2 dates offer guests even more time to enjoy the biggest and best all-Ford event of its type. Nearly one month into the official start of summer, days will be longer, with historically sun-shiny skies blanketing the facility and the decades of Ford branded vehicles. It’ll also offer a unique atmosphere on Saturday night, August 1 as hundreds of Fords roll into downtown Carlisle for the Downtown Carlisle Association’s Ford Parade and Street Party.
Though the event has changed dates, themes and displays are still on as planned. This includes the annual Ford Nationals Select display, a 50th celebration of the Grabber, the 15th Anniversary of the Ford GT, a Euro Ford Garage that highlights the 50th of the Capri and 35th of the Merkur, a Thunderbird celebration and one focused on the Starliner too. Guests and certain other entertainment aspects of the event are being reviewed at this time, with any possible changes, updates or cancellations being shared via the Carlisle Ford Nationals web channels, including CarlisleEvents.com and the event’s Facebook page in the coming days/weeks.
As with any rescheduled event, all original tickets, car corral spaces, vending or National Parts Depot Showfield spaces will be honored.
“As a community and region, we are making progress, working with one common goal; that being to flatten the curve,” noted Carlisle Events co-owner Bill Miller. “Progress is such that our state’s governor has shared a plan to re-open the state and its economy. With that plan in place, we recognize the need for just a little bit more time before hosting large-scale events in Carlisle. As such, we have decided to reschedule this year’s Ford Nationals from June to July,” continued Miller. “We are getting there, and we are looking forward to seeing everyone in Carlisle this summer and beyond for our great events.”
During this event, as well as others on the schedule, Carlisle Events will continue to be proactive from a health and sanitation standpoint within the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds and Carlisle Expo Center.
For details regarding the NEW Carlisle Ford Nationals dates July 31-August 2, visit CarlisleEvents.com or call 717-243-7855.
Corvettes at Carlisle presented by Top Flight Automotive helps wrap the end of August at Ca …
Corvettes at Carlisle presented by Top Flight Automotive helps wrap the end of August at Carlisle (27-30) and for 2020, two great displays will offer guests a chance to look at the past and present of the brand, all in one place. This year’s weekend plans to host some 5,000 Corvettes and tens of thousands of guests, all flocking to America’s Automotive Hometown to see every generation of Corvette, shop for Corvette parts, meet those who build their beloved car and more!
Heads will turn at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds as the event remembers 1970 Corvettes; the C3, while also shining the brightest spotlight possible on the 2020 Corvette; the C8. It’s been 50 years since the 1970 Corvette was introduced to consumers and this display will showcase some of the best from that era. Positioned under a display tent on the Fun Field, dozens of ’70 Corvettes will run the gambit, from show quality drivers to low mileage originals, this display is a must-see for any lover of Corvette’s past!
While one part of the grounds will welcome Corvette history, another will welcome its present and future in the form of the 2020 C8! This showcase isn’t just any old display of cars, it’s a mass gathering from Team Chevrolet. Last year, they brought 14 pre-production models to Carlisle, parking some in general parking, others under a tent and two as part of a special display room in the heart of the Fun Field. Expectations are that all of that AND MORE will be part of this August’s event! The display room/big box is back, Team Chevrolet is back and with the 2020 Corvette available to consumers, expect even more on grounds from show-goers along with those carrying Michigan plates.
There’s one other can’t miss display planned for August and that’s the annual Chip’s Choice showcase. For 2020, the display is hands off from the Corvettes at Carlisle team and instead, is being selected exclusively by the team from Bloomington Gold. In fact, this display will feature a dozen or so cars that were Benchmark Award winners.
“Carrying on the Carlisle tradition for the 50th anniversary of Corvette, the 1970 display will be a tremendous hit,” noted Lance Miller, co-owner of Carlisle Events. “Some of the cars lined up for this year’s event are truly must-see cars and we’re very excited to shine the spotlight on these amazing cars,” continued Miller. “This year’s Chip’s Choice will be another staggering display of incredible Corvettes supplied by our friends at Bloomington Gold. Bill Locke and Guy Larsen from Bloomington Gold have been sending me the submissions for this year’s show and I’m EXCITED to see them in person. Plus I’m really eager to see some of the modifications that people are coming up with for the all-new 2020 Corvette, it’ll be a great event!”
Discounted single day admission tickets are available online now through event weekend. There is even a package deal available that offers access plus a shirt. Those looking to show can save 10% by registering now through July 27. After that date, registration shifts to full price and is still available online through event week, but relevant materials must be picked up versus being mailed with an early registration and savings. Call 717-243-7855 or visit CarlisleEvents.com to learn more.
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