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Fall Florida AutoFest Returns to Lakeland Nov. 10-12, 2017

November 6, 2017

Dear readers:

Eleven events down, one to go – that’s all that remains for Carlisle Events as part of wildly successful 2017 season. The team from Carlisle, Pa., is heading south to the Sunshine State to wrap it all up with Fall Florida AutoFest, Nov. 10-12, at the Sun ’n Fun complex in Lakeland. The three-day festivities include family fun, a car show, swap meet, car corral, collector car auction and more!

It all gets underway on Thursday, Nov. 9, with vendor and auction load-in. Once in position, this will anchor the fun, which commences at 8 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 10. Carlisle Auctions brings 400-plus classic and collectible rides, merchandise and collectibles to the auction block, while Carlisle Events offers hundreds of vending spaces and hundreds more vendors selling all things automotive.

While cars are for sale as they are within the auction, the car corral offers vehicles that are for sale by owner vs. to the highest bidder. This allows for negotiation, tire kicking and an overall once over that can’t always be accomplished within the fast-paced nature of an auction.

Family fun is a key element. Offering a nod to the Sun ’n Fun complex’s aeronautical roots, Fall AutoFest offers helicopter and airplane rides, a morning flyover as part of the national anthem, air stunt show and appearances by Patty Wagstaff, World Aerobatic Champion, Gene McNeely, AeroShell Aerobatic Team member and more. Wagstaff will also sign autographs and pose for photos. Additional family fun includes a wildlife show with Bwana Jim and the chance to check out the air museum.

Finally, what AutoFest event would be complete without the car show and Air & Coach Concours. These two show features welcome show cars, motor coaches, airplanes and more. The car show portion hosts hundreds of classics from around central Florida, while the Air & Coach display is an upscale, VIP gathering of motor coaches and their enthusiasts.

At 4175 Medulla Road in Lakeland, the Sun ’n Fun complex is easy to access from I-4, I-75, I-275, the Polk Parkway and U.S. 301.

For those that can’t make Lakeland in November, Carlisle Events returns on Feb. 23-25, 2018, for Winter AutoFest. Tickets for both Florida events as well details on every show promoted by Carlisle Events can be found at www.CarlisleEvents.com or call (717) 243-7855.

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.MOTORINGTAMPABAY.COM

813-758-1786

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Fall Florida AutoFest Nov. 12-15, 2015, at Sun ‘n Fun in Lakeland

November 9, 2015

Dear readers:

The Fall Florida AutoFest will be held Nov. 12-15 at Sun ‘n Fun complex in Lakeland. Apart from the usual swap meet, car corral and collector vehicle auction (starting at 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 13-14 and expanded to 400 vehicles because of the huge Lakeland location), there are numerous new additions this year, including:
• Daily vintage aircraft flyover along with a skydiver;
• Vietnam-era UH-1H Bell Helicopter Huey, Bell Cobra attack copter and a World War II-era Stearman Biplane rides;
• High-end air/motor concours, which provides VIP access to the facility;
• Car shows for all makes, models and eras on Nov. 13-14. Registration is $35 and includes admission for two. The first 500 receive a collectible dash plaque and goody bags;
• Race car display (car used in the ESPN original film “3, The Story of Dale Earnhardt”;
• Custom motorcycle and boat display.
Special guests include devil-may-care Bo “Bandit” Darville Burt Reynolds in the Cessna Building to meet fans and sign autographs on Nov. 13, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. and Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. As a tribute to Reynolds and “Smokey and the Bandit,” there will be a “Bandit Bash.” Also racing legend Milo Coleman will make an appearance along with a replica of his AA/F Falcon. And motorcycle lovers will get to see freestyle and stunt rider Josh Borne in action at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Nov. 12-14.
At 4175 Medulla Road in Lakeland, the Sun n Fun complex is easy to access from I-4, I-75, I-275, the Polk Parkway and U.S. 301.
For more information, call (717) 243-7855 or visit http://www.CarlisleEvents.com or http://www.CarlisleAuctions.com

See you all there!

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.MOTORINGTAMPABAY.COM

813-758-1786