World Travels to Carlisle for Season Kickoff at Premier Automotive Enthusiast Event

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Spring Carlisle Collector Car Auction, Swap Meet and Corral, April 27 ““ May 1

CARLISLE, PA ““ The excitement is building and 2011 is the year of exciting opportunities at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds. You can almost hear the engines running.  This month a worldwide fraternity of automotive enthusiasts will be trekking to Carlisle, PA for the 35th annual edition of the Spring Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet & Corral and the 6th annual edition of the Spring Carlisle Auction presented in 2011 by Auctions America by RM.  Enthusiasts from all across the United States, not to mention from every continent, will come to Spring Carlisle for the car/truck parts and vehicle shopping experience unparalleled anywhere on the globe.

Spring Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet & Corral

As the kickoff event for Carlisle Events’ season, Spring Carlisle is also the largest of the ten annual events with over 100,000 attendees expected to enter the gates and explore a veritable sea of vehicles, parts, accessories and memorabilia throughout the 150-acre grounds. Spring Carlisle’s size and scale are unsurpassed. Carlisle has built the strongest of reputations in the classic and collector car communities as being the quintessential venue at which to consign, buy, sell, and trade with total confidence.

With 8,100 vending spaces and 1,800 car corral spots, Diane Vaughn, Carlisle Events’ Director of Customer Relations reports, “With less than 30days until the first day of our well-planned 2011 season, we are pleased to be in an almost sold-out position with our vendor space reservations with a limited number of car corral spaces available. Spring Carlisle is shaping up already to be a success outpacing previous years.” As it has done in years prior, Carlisle Events masterfully manages the sold-out vendor and car corral spaces with their space recycling policy. In doing so, as a car is sold ““ or a vendor spot opens on the grounds ““ the team quickly cycles in a new replacement to keep the activity and offerings fresh and ever-changing.

The Carlisle Events team works hard to reinvent the offerings of Spring Carlisle each year.   There is going to be so much to see and do this year. Within the car and truck hobby, it is widely regarded that Spring Carlisle is an absolute must-attend for automotive enthusiasts from first-timers to long-term veterans.

New for 2011: Junk-in-the-Trunk Sunday-Only Vending Opportunity

For the first time in the history of Spring Carlisle, we are pleased to announce a Sunday-only vending opportunity.  Clean out the parts in your garage and make some money with the Junk-in-the-Trunk vending opportunity at Spring Carlisle. For only $25, you get a vending space on Sunday of Spring Carlisle. Spaces for the Junk-in-the-Trunk program are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration takes place at Gate 3, beginning at 7 am.  Junk-in-the-Trunk vendors must be selling automotive merchandise or at least an 80/20% mix. In addition, no T-shirts, clothing, wax, tools, die cast models or food will be accepted.

Fourth Annual Spring Cruise-In on Sunday:  Vehicle Registration Opens at 9am

The weekend will also include the fourth annual Spring Carlisle Cruise-In on Sunday where cars, trucks, motorcycles and everything with wheels and an engine may register and enter the grounds. Break out your flip flops, dig out that Hawaiian shirt and come “hang ten” with us at a fun gathering of cars and friends at the fairgrounds on Sunday during Spring Carlisle. Enjoy live music by Tropical Soul, giveaways and goody bags for registered participants (goody bags are available while supplies last – first come, first served).  Vehicle registration starts at 9am. Registration is only $5 for a car/driver or $10 for a car/carload (2 or more guests).

Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) Product Showcase

For 2011, spectators will be able to see first-hand the latest and greatest products in the automotive restoration industry when they stop by the Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) tent in front of the stage at the grandstand. ARMO manufacturers know this is the ideal place to share their new product offerings with legions of automotive hobbyists and restoration enthusiasts all in one place for five days.

Join Bill Miller for a “˜Fireside Chat’ with the Public

For the second year at Spring Carlisle, co-owner/co-founder Bill Miller, Jr. will have a “˜fireside chat’ with the public. Miller will share anecdotes and good memories spanning the last thirty years of Carlisle Events’ exciting past and will talk about what the future holds for the world-famous automotive venue. Bill speaks Saturday, April 30th at 1:00 p.m. in front of the grandstand.

Admission: Wed-Sat $10 / Sun $5 / Children 8 and under are FREE
Gate Times: Wed.-Sat. 7am-6pm / Sun. 7am-3pm
Spring Carlisle Auction Presented by Auctions America by RM

On par with the thrilling auto auctions airing on cable television, Carlisle Spring Auction engages everyone — bidders, consigners and spectators alike ““ in the thrill of watching over 300 of the finest vehicles cross the auction block.  As part of our partnership in 2011, Auctions America by RM will bring its auction expertise to Spring Carlisle for the first time in 2011 to host the 6th edition of the collector car auction associated with the weekend event.  The auction has been expanded to include a third evening to continue the excitement Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  With a third evening available, quality cars may be consigned the week of the auction available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Ranging from entry-level collector vehicles to the rarest of examples fetching six-figure sums, the vehicles at Spring Carlisle are exceptional. From the first interaction to the final transaction, the Spring Carlisle Auction presented by Auctions America by RM ““ operating out of the Carlisle Expo Center, a block from the fairgrounds Gate 3 ““ makes world-class service the keystone to its operating success.

For complete event, consignment and bidding information for the auction, call the Auctions America by RM office at 260-927-9797 or visit

About Auctions America by RM

Auctions America by RM was formed in July 2010 as a subsidiary of the world’s largest collector car auction house, RM Auctions. It is headquartered in Auburn, Indiana at its 235-acre Auburn Auction Park and will host five multi-day events in 2011. The Auctions America by RM team, led by collector car expert Donnie Gould, specializes in American classics, Detroit muscle, hot rods, customs, and vintage motorcycles. Information about Auctions America by RM and RM Auctions is available to consumers via the Internet at and

About Carlisle Events

Carlisle Events, host of 10 annual collector car, truck and motorcycle events, attracts more than half a million people to its 150-acre facility in Carlisle, Pennsylvania each year. Included in the annual events schedule are two automotive swap meets and auctions ““Spring and Fall ““ 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” events attract automotive enthusiasts from around the world. Information about Carlisle Events and Carlisle Auctions is available to consumers via the Internet at and

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