Classic cars by the acre

BEST BETS

April 18, 2002|By Lori Sears

There are car shows, and then there are car shows. Carlisle, Pa., knows how to put on a car show. The Spring Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet and Corral boasts 82 acres - you read that right - with 8,100 vendor spaces - it's true - on the Carlisle Fairgrounds today through Sunday. It's a car bonanza, of sorts, with car accessories, stock parts, reproduction parts, automotive literature, memorabilia and more.

And then there's the Car Corral with 1,800 collector cars and trucks from all eras and in various conditions for sale. For those looking to buy, notary, title transfer, vehicle shipping and ATM services will be available.

The car show will also allow visitors an opportunity to see the "most perfect 1953 Corvette in existence," according to Carlisle Events' press release. The car is on a national tour of major automotive events. Restored to near-perfect condition, thanks to the Classic Car Restoration and Service Center along with Carlisle Events, the car celebrates the Corvette's 50th anniversary. The car will tour an array of shows before making its way back to Carlisle in August for a charity auction.

The Spring Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet and Corral runs from 7 a.m. to dusk today through Sunday at the Carlisle Fairgrounds, near Route 11 South and Clay Street, Carlisle. $7 per day; $6 on Sunday. Call 717-243-7855 or log on to www.carsatcarlisle.com on the Web.

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