Florida in February, that sounds like a dream come true, right? For snowbirds and car lovers alike, this dream is reality as Carlisle Events presents Winter AutoFest Lakeland, February 21-23, 2020. The three-day affair takes place at the spacious and state-of-the-art SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus in Lakeland and offers a little something for everyone who attends.
When the gates open at 8 a.m. on February 21, visitors will step into an automotive lover’s paradise. Vendors, as part of the automotive flea market, lace the grounds from fence line to fence line, offering an eclectic mix of collectibles, merchandise, home goods, automobilia and of course the much-needed automotive pieces and parts for a DIY restoration project.
Winter AutoFest has cars for sale too. Carlisle Auctions presents a two-day collector car auction (February 21-22) featuring 400+ consignments spanning automotive history. The auction starts at 10:30 a.m. each day with a special all-Corvette themed hour at 1:30 p.m. on February 22. In addition, there is a car corral with cars and trucks for sale by owner. Giving buyers a chance to start a collection or add to an existing one, at an affordable price point. Visit www.CarlisleAuctions.com for auction details
Winter AutoFest Lakeland also features a septet of car themed showcases for show-goers to admire. Returning features include the 42nd annual NCRS Winter Regional Corvette Meet, the FREE cruise-in, as-well-as the Corvette and Mustang displays. Each are expected to be bigger and better than ever. The Corvette and Ford displays also host vendors specific to the brands. Ford is offering photo-ops with an airplane, while the Corvette showcase welcomes GM Certified Technician Paul Koerner, who will host seminars and offer one on one diagnostic sessions.
The 2019 Winter AutoFest now welcomes the Mopar brand to Lakeland. This display hosts Dodge, Plymouth and Chrysler to name a few. If the Carlisle Chrysler Nationals in Pennsylvania each July is any indication, this will be a can’t miss display. Lou Santiago, a staple on programs like MotorTrend’s Car Fix, will also be on hand to host seminars and meet with fans.
Other showcases include race prepared vehicles and a 50-year gathering of 1970 cars/trucks. Each display is curated and those interested must apply at www.CarlisleFeatures.com. The final “new” aspect ties back to the existing free cruise-in. All-new in 2020, registered cruise-in participants receive a discounted offer to buy the event shirt so they can proudly represent the coolest event in central Florida.
Finally, Winter AutoFest is pleased to host the Air & Coach Concours. This gathering of luxury motor coaches and their passionate owners will find itself positioned near the camping area on the northwest side of the facility.
Register today and learn about this event at www.CarlisleEvents.com or by calling 717-243-7855
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