As Carlisle Events prepares to wrap up its 49th season of events, a very special automotive memorabilia auction will be taking place on September 26 and 27, 2022. Bill Miller, co-owner and co-founder of Carlisle Events is a true car guy, and he hasn’t just amassed a collection of cars, he’s also squirreled away merchandise, collectibles, signage, parts, and so much more.
Bill will host two-day collectibles and merchandise auction beginning at 10:00 a.m. on the 26th. Then, on September 29 at 3:00 p.m., Bill will sell 20 cars at the two-day car auction. This isn’t just a sale, it’s a historical timeline of a business owner’s legacy within the hobby.
“This is stuff that nobody’s seen in 30 to 60 years,” Bill states. “This is the interesting thing. These are items that haven’t been to swap meets across the country. This is all fresh stuff that I’ve had for all these years.”
According to the press release, There are toy cars that dealerships would give a customer when they bought a real-sized version of that car, a new and never fired late-‘80s era engine from a Corvette Challenge car, ‘70s era AMT Snow Sled with trailer, a boat motor, vintage scuba gear, literature, automotive emblems, automotive promo reels, slides, books, porcelain and neon signs, bikes, Hess trucks, posters, and more. For music lovers, there are records and record players, 8-track and cassette tapes with players, and CDs too. Have an 8-track player but looking to play a cassette tape? There’s a converter for that too.
Preview times for the collectibles are 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on the 26th and 27th. In addition, those interested in bidding can register in person during the preview time slots. There is no cost to register to bid, no fees associated with the sale, and no reserves. Some items may be sold in bulk, while others will sell per item. Payment is expected by the winning bidder prior to the removal of items and at this time, cash or check are the confirmed methods of payment. Limited free parking will be available at the 1188 Spring Rd. facility, but ample/additional free parking options exist less than a quarter-mile north by way of two Carlisle Events-operated parking lots.
Check out the brief video tour and interview with Mr. Miller showcasing the vast collection of automotive memorabilia and its history.
For more details about the auction, check out CarlisleAuctions.com.