AUTO MANIA – CarlisleFollow
302 N 7th St
Allentown, PA 18102
Event Admin: Event Admin
Dates: 01/19/2018 ‐ 01/21/2018
Time: Fri 12pm-9pm , Sat 9am-6pm ‐ Sun 9am-3pm
- Car Corral
- Swap Meet
For more than two decades, Auto Mania has been Pennsylvania's biggest indoor heated swap meet and the tradition continues this year with support from Carlisle Events. The 59,000 square foot facility that is Agricultural Hall at the Allentown PA Fairgrounds plays host to a wide array of vendors and attendees annually. This event is a great opportunity to interact with likeminded enthusiasts in a family friendly atmosphere and is the perfect setting to buy, sell and trade all things automotive. Auto Mania not only has a swap meet, there is a car corral too. There's a great array of parts, literature, services and more. Best of all, you're less than two hours from New York City, Philadelphia and Scranton with major roads like I-78, the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Route 22 all nearby. This event takes place no matter the weather and won't cancel, be postponed or rescheduled under any circumstance. Consider spending your weekend with Carlisle Events in Allentown for Auto Mania and jumpstart the New Year with great automotive excitement.
Carlisle Events was one of the first companies in the United States organized specifically to conduct and promote events for the collector car and truck hobby.
On September 26, 1974, on the rented Carlisle Fairgrounds, "Post War '74" took place. It was the very first car event promoted by the company. In a year still remembered for gas lines and inflation, nearly 600 vendors set up in more than 800 spaces, and 13,000 spectators paid the $1 admission to sample their wares.
Within a few years, the Carlisle Fairgrounds had become a mecca for collector car enthusiasts all over the world. The runaway success of what became known as Fall Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet & Car Corral led to a similar spring event in 1977. In short order, they became complete sellouts for vendor and car sale (or "car corral") spaces. In 1981, after renting the fairgrounds for each event, the Millers purchased the 82-acre property.