– Carlisle Events announced today the launching of an exciting new venture to be held in conjunction with its Spring Carlisle event, April 19-23, 2006. The new event is a high-end collector car auction featuring antique, collector and special interest vehicles.

The inaugural Carlisle Collector Car Auction, will be held on Friday (4-9 p.m.) and Saturday (11 a.m. – 7 p.m.), April 21-22, 2006, during its annual Spring Carlisle swap meet and car corral. The auction will take place in the new Carlisle Expo Center, located just 1 block from the 82-acre Carlisle Fairgrounds, home of Carlisle Events and its automotive show productions. The Expo Center, a $2 million addition to the Carlisle Events family, opened in October 2005. The Expo Center is a 30,000 square-foot structure able to accommodate up to 7,000 spectators.

Carlisle Events CEO, John Detrick, is excited about the new addition to the Spring Show at Carlisle. “Not only is the Spring Show one of the premier events at Carlisle, and in this hobby, but now we have this world-class auto auction to add another dimension to an already power-packed weekend.”

“We’re pleased to announce that we already have a variety of classic cars and motorcycles committed to the auction. Thus far, it’s a wide assortment of vehicles, from ‘’50s classics to 60s muscle cars and a one-of-kind, specially built motorcycle.”

Carlisle Auction

Early entries that have consigned to the inaugural event thus far include several from the Chip Miller Collection:
· 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air 2 Door Convertible (red/white)
· 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Roadster (gray/saddle)
· 1963 Buick Riviera 2 door hard top (white/black)
· 1963 Split-Window Corvette (silver/black)
· 1967 Dodge Coronet 440 2 door hard top (white/black)
· 1971 Ford Torino GT (white/black)
· 1987 Buick Monte Carlo SS Aerocoupe (burgundy/burgundy)
· 1990 Corvette ZR1 (burgundy/black)
· 1990 Corvette L98 (black/black)

From the Lance Miller collection comes a red, 1994 Porsche Turbo 3.6; and also ready to go under the gavel are a 1963 Chevrolet Impala, a 1955 Chrysler Windsor and a new, one-of-a-kind, specialty motorcycle, with more cars being consigned daily.

Whether you’re interested in bidding on a classic vehicle or if you have a car, truck or motorcycle you’d like to consign to the event, or if you are just interested in attending and would like more information, contact Carlisle Events for more details: Phone: 717-243-7855; Fax: 717-243-0255; E-mail: [email protected] or [email protected] ; Website:;

Carlisle Events, host of 11 collector car, truck and motorcycle events each year, attracts more than half-a-million people to its 82-acre fairgrounds in Carlisle, Pa., each year. Included in the annual schedule are two huge automotive swap meets – in the spring and fall – two collector car auctions, and individual specialty shows featuring Corvettes, Fords, GMs, Chryslers, trucks, motorcycles, sport compacts and imports. Founded in 1974 by friends Bill Miller and Chip Miller, the “Cars at Carlisle” shows attract automotive enthusiasts from around the world.

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