CARLISLE, Pa. (WHTM) – A self-proclaimed car guy, it’s people like Douglas Wonders who make Spring Carlisle one of the largest automotive flea markets in the world.
“There’s so much camaraderie that comes with an event like this. It’s an automotive Disney World,” said Mike Garland, public relations manager for Carlisle Events.
Car shows and auctions are all happening in Carlisle through Sunday.
“We’re very close to I-81, very close to Route 15, Route 83, I-95, I-80, the Pennsylvania Turnpike. All roads lead to Carlisle,” Garland said.
Roads that Wonders has been driving for decades. He’s been showing up to the annual event for about 30 years.
“Every car show season begins with the spring show. That’s been the case since 1977,” said Garland.
100,000 people are expected throughout the five days.
“The type of cars that you’ll find at Spring Carlisle really range from early era production 1900s to modern day. We have what’s called a car corral, which is cars for sale by owner, person to person. Then we do a two-day collector car auction,” said Garland.
And if you meet Wonders, he’ll tell you he loves all his vehicles, but not all equally.
“Motorcycle’s always jealous because I’m always in this,” Wonders said of his 1923 T-Bucket.