Just in case you needed any more reasons to head to Pennsylvania in the fall.
While Labor Day and the start of football season mark the unofficial end of summer, car enthusiasts always ring in autumn with the annual Fall Carlisle event. Now in its 45th year, Fall Carlisle attracts car lovers from around the world for a variety of events all centered on classic and collector cars including a flea market, car corral and auction. If you've never been to Fall Carlisle, here are just five reasons you need to change that. And there's still plenty of time to book your trip to Carlisle, Pennsylvania as Fall Carlisle runs from October 2-6, 2019.
Bonus: Motorious readers can use code CE1 to get a discount $5 for single day admission and $10 off multi-day admission.
Gallery: 5 Reasons You Need To Head To This Year's Fall Carlisle Event
1) Collector car mecca
With an annual attendance of nearly 80,000 guests from as far away as Australia, Asia and South America, Fall Carlisle brings together some of the most passionate automotive lovers from around the world. There's literally a world's worth of automotive knowledge in one collective place, and as an enthusiast, you can never overlook the benefit of networking whether it's to track down a barn find, learn more about a particular car or just have fun with fellow enthusiasts.
2) Massive flea market
Fall Carlisle's massive automotive flea market is designed to be your last chance to stock up on parts for your project car before the winter months set in. It's an automotive treasure hunt that is unlike anything you can experience on Craigslist or eBay. If you are building a car and need to find parts, Fall Carlisle is the place to be.
And better yet, this event offers a free taxi service to get you around and a free parts hauling service to get your score back to your vehicle – just try getting that kind of service from your local flea market or U-pull. There's even an app for Fall Carlisle so you can find or make your way back to a particular vendor!
3) The auction
If you're in the market for a classic or collector car, Fall Carlisle is a must-attend event. This year, the two-day auction runs from October 3rd and 4th, and organizers are expecting more than 500 cars to be up for grabs. Of course, the majority of cars focus on classic hot rods and muscle cars, but there's a little bit of something for anyone ranging from a 1921 Ford T-Bucket to late-model performance cars including a rare 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Yenko. It's not just American cars either as plenty of imports will be represented such as a gorgeous 1989 Ferrari Testarossa and a fully restored 1982 Toyota Land Cruiser.
Double Bonus: Use Promo Code CA1 during bidder registration to save $50 as a thanks for being a Motorious reader!
4) Trivia night
After you've bought your dream car or tracked down all the parts for your project, unwind and take a load off by enjoying a trivia night on Friday October 4th. This event is free and air conditioned, and there are prizes awarded to the winners.
5) Buying or selling a car at the car corral
If, somehow, you don't find your dream car at the auction, the Fall Carlisle car corral features well over 1,000 vehicles being sold privately. Whether you're looking to buy a car or sell one, the massive car corral is the way to go.