Hemmings and Carlisle Events Expand their Partnership in Upcoming 2024 Season
Carlisle, PA – Carlisle Events and its world-famous events have been a staple in automotive circles for decades, and as Carlisle looks towards 2024 and its 50th Anniversary Season, the drive train behind America’s Automotive Hometown are pleased to announce an enhanced season-long partnership with Hemmings, the world’s largest collector car marketplace.
For 70 years (1954) Hemmings has been growing and uplifting the collector car community, while for 50 years (1974) Carlisle Events and its car events at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds have been “the holy grail” of automotive destinations for car lovers from around the world. In 2023, Hemmings and Carlisle Events partnered in a variety of ways, including Hemmings presenting the Hemmings Club Challenge awards at select events, while also offering support for private events such as the per-show celebrity luncheons.
Now, in 2024, Hemmings is excited to return to Carlisle as the Presenting Sponsor for Spring and Fall Carlisle while continuing the ever popular, Hemmings Club Challenge.
Spring Carlisle is the first Carlisle-based event on the 50th Anniversary season schedule and it’s also the biggest all-around event at Carlisle. The annual Spring offering takes place April 17-21, while Fall Carlisle wraps up the Carlisle schedule and takes place October 2-6. Each event welcomes thousands of vendors selling millions of automotive parts, collectibles, merchandise, and more. These two events have been the perfect book-end car events for the nearly 200,000 guests who trek to Carlisle, either to jump-start automotive events season or take advantage of one last shopping opportunity prior to the cooler months of fall and winter. In total, nearly a half million guests will pass through the gates of the fairgrounds and these enthusiasts will be welcomed by one of the most iconic and timeless brands within our hobby celebrating their 70th Anniversary, Hemmings.
“The Hemmings brand is synonymous with the automotive hobby. The fact that they’ve been in business for 70 years shows the depth of their popularity and relevance to automotive enthusiasts, builders, buyers, and sellers,” said Ed Scholly, Director of Business & Event Development for Carlisle Events.
“The Hemmings company and staff share many of the same goals and interests as Carlisle Events. We see a productive future in bringing our events together with the media and market interests of Hemmings.com and Hemmings Media,” added Scholly. “I can undoubtedly say that we are thrilled to work with such a great company and team like Hemmings as they present our Spring and Fall automotive flea market events for the next two years as well as support the Club Challenge and event gatherings throughout the season at Carlisle,” continued Scholly. “As they celebrate 70 years and we celebrate 50 years, it’s fair to say that our individual pasts have forged a path forward to the present, with a brighter future together!”
“We look forward to celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Carlisle Events and the 70th Anniversary of Hemmings at the iconic Spring and Fall Carlisle events and to sponsoring the beloved Hemmings Club Challenge,” said Hemmings President, Jonathan Shaw. “This partnership is a testament to our unwavering commitment to grow and uplift the collector car community by bringing together enthusiasts from all corners of the country to celebrate our shared love for cars and the rich culture that surrounds them."
Complete details on the 2024 Carlisle Events season can be found at CarlisleEvents.com. While there, enthusiasts can register to show a vehicle, secure vending and car corral spaces, purchase discounted spectator admission tickets, season passes, gift cards, and best of all, learn all about each event promoted by the Miller families and Carlisle Events. The 2024 season starts just after the holidays, with Auto Mania (January 19-21, 2024) at the Allentown Fairgrounds.