Spring Carlisle is an undoubtedly huge event, located on the 150-acre Carlisle Fairgrounds here in Pennsylvania. Now in its 41st year, the Spring Carlisle is a collector and classic car swap meet, car corral and auction that brings together 2,000 cars from all over the East Coast and Canada. It also is the third event of the calendar year for Carlisle Events and marks the beginning of the Carlisle-based show and swap meet season after earlier events in Florida.While the high reached 50 degrees Thursday, snow flurries could be seen and winds were gusting at 20 miles per hour, but the extreme weather conditions didn’t stop the hardcore enthusiasts from coming out to search for either the perfect car or for carrying away a coveted piece for the project back home in a make shift cart made from a dolly with a 5-gallon paint bucket strapped to it with bungee cords.
To escape the Pennsylvania weather I made my way to the auction area, conveniently located inside a warm building. Being based way out west, I tend to see a lot of the same trends or auction cars circulating. This being my first time on the East Coast, everything was new and exciting. I couldn’t help but fantasize that I had just won the lottery and was able to pick out the cars I wanted to take home, but knew I never could. However, window shopping in Carlisle was fun.