Greater than the climate cooperated this 12 months for a profitable Fall Carlisle swap meet on the Carlisle Fairgrounds in Pennsylvania. The cancellation of the AACA’s Japanese Division Fall Nationals at Hershey meant that not solely did lots of that occasion’s distributors present their wares at Carlisle, however the AACA itself had a presence on the occasion, utilizing the Carlisle most important stage to advertise the membership’s 2021 schedule.
Different features of the 5-day Fall Carlisle had been an public sale and “Anymotive merchandising.”
“Anymotive is a enjoyable phrase coined to name out the distributors and their stuff that may not be automobile themed however nonetheless powered by an engine,” Carlisle Occasions defined. “This consists of (and was seen/offered on the occasion) objects like garden mowers, coolers, turbines, weed whackers, energy washers and extra.
“These distributors have at all times been a part of the automotive flea market, however for 2020, their stuff meant much more to those that had been shopping for or promoting.”
In the meantime, Carlisle Occasions famous, “For the AACA automobile membership, 2020 meant a significant hurdle to membership promotion and participation. Their Fall Hershey meet was canceled as had been many different key occasions for the membership, however with Fall Carlisle occurring, the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds and the primary stage made for an ideal spot for them to showcase some cool classic vehicles, bikes and promote their 2021 occasion in Chocolate City, USA!
“Along with their cool vehicles and recruiting efforts, there have been many AACA distributors peppered in and across the automotive flea market too, that means extra pre-war items, components, merchandise and collectibles on the market.”
Along with shopping for and promoting all the things from vehicles to components and items, Carlisle Occasions famous that guests to Fall Carlisle had been in a giving temper and had been beneficiant of their deposits into donation bins for Challenge SHARE and for the United Means of Carlisle & Cumberland County.
Though Fall Carlisle ends Carlisle Occasions summer season car-show and swap meet season, the group phases an indoor AutoMania sale January 15-17 after which heads to Florida for the Winter Autofest at Lakeland, Florida, February 19-21, 2021.
For extra data, go to the Carlisle Events website.