2016 Carlisle Winter AutoFest



February 28


February, 2016 -- The outdoor classic car season is off and running, as demonstrated by the crowds of car enthusiasts that converged on the SUN 'n FUN faciltity for the inaugural Winter AutoFest in Lakeland, FL.   Continuing its tradition of hosting shows that capture the excitement and passion of car fans of all ages, Carlisle Events did it again with this four-day festival of cars.  Located next door to an operating airport, not only was there a manufacturer's midway, swap meet, car corral, car show, and car auction (where more than 400 cars were for sale), but attendees had an opportunity to check out vintage aircraft on display and to watch as planes took off and landed nearby.   Also, Tom Wopat, of "Dukes of Hazard" and Butch Patrick, aka Eddie Munster, were onsite to meet fans and sign autographs.   Here are some of the highlights from this fun-filled weekend.



Car Show

Show Cars 1954 Ford Crestline Convertible, Show Winner 1959 Ford Skyliner, Show Winner 1965 Mustang Fastback, Show Winner 1969 Dodge Daytona, Show Winner 1934 Ford Modified for Bonneville Speed Trials 1941 Dodge WC Pickup 1963 Corvette Split Window Coupe 1965 Daytona Cobra Replica 1972 Corvette LT-1 1985 Merkur XR4TI




Car Auction

Auction Staging Area Auction Staging Area 1947 Ford Coupe 1969 COPO Camaro Replica 1956 Dodge Coronet 1969 AMC Scrambler 1956 Ford F100 Pickup 1938 Packard 120 1931 Ford and Bi-Plane 1959 Ford Skyliner 1950 GMC 150 Pickup 1957 GMC Surburban 1934 Ford Cabriolet 1940 Buick Special 1941 Cadillac Convertible 1946 Ford F100 1957 Corvette 1962 Corvette 1969 Camaro 350 Convertible 1969 Mustang 428 SCJ 1962 Corvette 1967 Oldsmobile 442




Car Corral

1932 Ford 3-Window Coupe 1932 Ford Deuce Coupe 1937 Dodge D5 Cabriolet 1941 Willys Street Rod 1950 Continental Mark II 1952 Chevy Coupe 1953 Buick Woodie 1960 El Camino 1960 Ford Starliner 1956 Continental Mark II


Orphan Cars

1953 Kaiser Dragon Group of Orphan Cars 1951 Frazer Manhattan 4-Door Convertible 1952 Henry J 1952 Kaiser Virginian 1951 Kaiser Manhatten Convertible 1951 Willys Jeepster 1954 Kaiser Darin 1955 Willys Custom



Tom Wopat (left), 'Dukes of Hazzard' Butch Patrick, Eddie Munster of 'The Munsters' TV Show (Right)




Air Museum Outdoor Displays

Thunderbird T33A Shooting Star Lockheed XFV-1 'Salmon' F-17 Tomcat Navy Sea Dart


Go to Carlisle Events website to see their 2016 schedule.