Winter AutoFest Lakeland

February 21- 23, 2020 at the SUN 'n FUN Expo Campus

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February 19 - 21, 2021

Event Hours

Fri- Sat: 8AM- 5PM
Sunday: 8AM- 3PM

Admission

Fri- Sat: $10
Sunday: $5
Event Pass $15
Kids 12 and Under FREE

Location

4175 Medulla Rd
Lakeland, FL 33811

Winter AutoFest takes place at the ultra-spacious SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus in Lakeland, Florida. Between a dedicated Corvette Fun Field with Corvette vendors and Corvette themed seminars, an ALL-NEW Mopar-Only Fun Field with seminars, to the Imperial Mustang Club of Polk County, Mustangs and Mustangs Show, this is a full force automotive weekend! In addition, Carlisle Events gives you a Free Collector Car Cruise-In for those who just want to see what Winter AutoFest is all about. Whatever way you chose to show, you'll have access to the automotive flea market, Manufacturers Midway, a two-day, 400+ collector car auction presented by Carlisle Auctions and MORE!

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What's Fresh In 2020?

What's Fresh In 2020?

Check out all the NEW Features for Winter AutoFest in 2020!

Winter AutoFest 2020 is certainly shaping up and we've added some really awesome features and guest to the event. Check them out by clicking the links below!
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Corvettes are Coming to Lakeland

Corvettes are Coming to Lakeland

Be Part of the Corvette Excitement in 2020!


Corvettes continue to take center stage with their very own parking and display area for 2020. Not only will Corvette registrants be in the middle of the action, but they will also have two registration options from which to choose!  
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Mopars Invade Lakeland

Mopars Invade Lakeland

Show your Mopar in 2020

You might be familiar with our Chrysler Nationals in Carlisle, PA. If so, then you’ll be excited to hear that we are bringing our passion for Mopars to Florida! A dedicated display area has been added to Winter AutoFest Lakeland where you can show off your Mopar from classic and muscle to modern and trucks. You can choose the option that best suits you.
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Free Bag Friday

Free Bag Friday

Free Hemmings Tote To First 500 Spectators

Be the one of the first 500 guests to walk through the gates of Winter AutoFest Lakeland on Friday and receive a free bag! 
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Online Ticketing Now Available

Online Ticketing Now Available

Purchase Single Day Tickets, a Weekend Pass or Season Pass

For decades, buying a ticket to a car show at Carlisle meant arriving the day of, pulling out your wallet and paying cash at the gate. While that still is an option, you can plan ahead and purchase your tickets online! 
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Herb McCandless to Attend Winter AutoFest

Herb McCandless to Attend Winter AutoFest

Relive the Golden Era of Drag Racing with a Legend a Few of his Historic Race Cars

Herb McCandless and his son, Mike, will be joining us at Winter AutoFest Lakeland and they’re going to bring 3 significant race cars from McCandless Antique Auto. Along with the cars, Herb will be available to talk to his fans, sign autographs and he’ll be participating in a seminar called “Ask the Pros” where attendees can ask a panel of automotive experts and celebrities any questions they wish.
 
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Lou Santiago Announced for Winter AutoFest

Lou Santiago Announced for Winter AutoFest

Host of Car Fix on MotorTrend TV to Host Seminars, Autograph Sessions and More

Winter AutoFest has grown leaps and bounds since its initial offering in 2015.  With growth comes interest from industry guests and that translates in 2020 to the addition of TV host and overall car guy, Lou Santiago.  
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Corvette Genius Paul Koerner to Offer FREE Seminars

Corvette Genius Paul Koerner to Offer FREE Seminars

Is Your Corvette Sick? What Makes it Tick? Learn First Hand in Lakeland

When you lift the hood of your beloved Corvette, you see what makes it go…but do you really know? What if something goes wrong? Can you troubleshoot
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FREE Seminars from Some Pretty Big Names

FREE Seminars from Some Pretty Big Names

Presenters Range from National TV Shows to High-End Shops

We have some pretty cool seminars lined up for this year and they are completely free to anyone in attendance. The seminars will be conducted in the Hospitality Tent located near the Cessna Building right on the Showfield.
 
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Mustangs & Mustangs Slated for Winter AutoFest

Mustangs & Mustangs Slated for Winter AutoFest

Over 200 Pony’s and a P51 Mustang Airplane will be on Display

If you like your Pony Power and/or all things Ford, then the Winter AutoFest has just that and then some for you. Via the Imperial Mustang Club of Polk
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Collector Car Cruise-In at Winter AutoFest

Collector Car Cruise-In at Winter AutoFest

Open to All Makes & Models!

Show off your ride via the Carlisle Collector Car Cruise-In at Winter AutoFest Lakeland! The car cruise takes place each day of the show and is FREE for the car and driver. 
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Come One, Come All for the Air & Coach Concours

Come One, Come All for the Air & Coach Concours

More Fun Planned for February at SUN 'N FUN

Guests of Winter AutoFest Lakeland have many options when deciding how to get to the SUN ‘n FUN Campus in Lakeland and where they’ll stay once
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Join the NCRS for their 42nd Annual Winter Regional Corvette Meet

Join the NCRS for their 42nd Annual Winter Regional Corvette Meet

Enjoy the Corvettes, The Auction and the Fun at Winter AutoFest 2020!

2019 brought us something new and exciting…Corvettes gathered in Lakeland as the NCRS hosted the 41st Annual NCRS Winter Regional Corvette Meet as part of Carlisle Events’ Winter AutoFest. The inaugural event was a huge success and we look forward to working together with the NCRS again in 2020 for the 42nd Annual Winter Regional Corvette Meet!
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Sherwood Collection on Display at Winter AutoFest

Sherwood Collection on Display at Winter AutoFest

See their collection of 1970 GM Vehicles

Carl Sherwood and his son, Wesley, have been building an impressive collection of cars and they will have at least five of them on display at Winter AutoFest. See them below...
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Honor 50 Years of 1970 Cars at Winter AutoFest

Honor 50 Years of 1970 Cars at Winter AutoFest

Apply Today for Display Consideration – FREE Access to the Event

Richard Nixon was in year two of his presidency, the country was still involved in Vietnam, the sound and look of music were changing and the country’s largest automakers were producing what we now consider amazing pieces of automotive history. That history will be on display February 21-23 at the SUN n’ FUN Expo Campus as part of Winter AutoFest in Lakeland, Florida. We are putting together an all make and model 50-Year display of 1970 cars, trucks and/or motorcycles. 

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Rare Ferrari FXX-K Comes to Winter AutoFest Lakeland

Rare Ferrari FXX-K Comes to Winter AutoFest Lakeland

Get Close, Snap Photos and be Wowed at This Italian Masterpiece

Winter AutoFest Lakeland continues to grow and as it does so, car owners and car lovers alike have identified it as THE show of February within the Sunshine State.  Carlisle Events is pleased to announce that an ultra-rare Ferrari FXX-K will be on display. 

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Race Inspired Display Comes to Winter AutoFest in 2020

Race Inspired Display Comes to Winter AutoFest in 2020

See Some Powerful and Amazing Looking Rides in Lakeland

Now…in addition to our recently announced 50-year/1970 showcase, we’re excited to announce the addition of our second ALL NEW display; this one geared to race prepared machines! This race reunion includes the aforementioned Mopars, Corvettes and Mustangs but can also welcome any type of vehicle produced and prepared with racing in mind. 
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"Remembering Our Heroes" Signature Tour Truck at Winter AutoFest

"Remembering Our Heroes" Signature Tour Truck at Winter AutoFest

Military Veterans Welcome to Sign during Winter AutoFest

You'll get the chance to see it at Winter AutoFest Lakeland in 2020! And of course, if you are a Military Veteran please make it a point to go sign this special tribute.
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Auction Consignments are Free Unless Sold

Auction Consignments are Free Unless Sold

Ask About Feature Car Designation Too During Two-Day Auction

Be part of the auction excitement at Winter Florida AutoFest at SUN 'n FUN Expo Campus in Lakeland for the ever-popular collector car auction. This 2-day auction sees well over 400+ cars cross the block. In addition, Carlisle Events and Carlisle Auctions are pleased to implement a "Free Unless Sold" guarantee.
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Carlisle Auctions Presents an All Corvette Hour at Winter AutoFest

Carlisle Auctions Presents an All Corvette Hour at Winter AutoFest

Auction Fun Offers Special Themes, Online Bidding and On-Site Financing Options

It’s never been easier to bid, buy and sell with Carlisle Auctions.  Experience the two-day frenzy with Carlisle Auctions at Winter AutoFest in Lakeland, Florida.  Winter AutoFest itself runs February 21-23, with the auction taking place on February 21-22 only.  Those two days will see 400+ consignments cross the block and back by popular demand, Carlisle Auctions will spotlight America’s Sportscar, the Corvette on Saturday, February 22.  Starting at 1:30 p.m., the auction will transition from the standard mix of consignments crossing the block to a full hour dedicated to the Corvette.  Don’t miss out!

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Corvette & Mopar Clubs Can Earn FREE Club Tents

Corvette & Mopar Clubs Can Earn FREE Club Tents

NEW Club Challenge for 2020
 

The 2019 event showed us exactly how many Corvettes wanted to join us in Lakeland and with our latest addition of a Mopar-Only Fun Field it's only right to do a Club Challenge amongst the groups! Register 25 vehicles or more and receive a FREE club tent...
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Official Club Showings at Winter AutoFest

Official Club Showings at Winter AutoFest

National, Regional and Local Clubs Invited to Attend

We invite national, regional and local clubs to make Winter AutoFest home for one of your club outings! No zoning, no permits and no worries – register ahead of time with your club affiliation and enjoy the show!
 
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Strike a Pose – Amazing Photo Op Available at Winter AutoFest

Strike a Pose – Amazing Photo Op Available at Winter AutoFest

MiG 17 Russian Fighter Jet Planned as the Ultimate Backdrop

For the hundreds of Corvette & Mopar owners planning to be part of the show, Carlisle Events is pleased to announce that you’ll have a chance to park and pose for photos with this MiG 17 Russian Fighter Jet as the backdrop.
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Automotive History on Sale in the Car Corral

Automotive History on Sale in the Car Corral

Snag a Classic or Modern-Day Collector Car

The car corral is where individuals offer vehicles only (no parts, etc.) for sale. You can shop and make the deal directly with the owner. Spaces are approximately
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Experience the Frenzy of the Automotive Flea Market

Experience the Frenzy of the Automotive Flea Market

Large Facility Allows for a Wide Array of Products

Whether you call it an automotive flea market or auto jumble, one of the highlights at Winter AutoFest Lakeland is its massive area of new and used auto parts and accessories. You'll find everything from engines to transmissions, axles to chassis, steering to tail lights and just about everything in between. 
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The Thrill of the Hunt Comes to Lakeland

The Thrill of the Hunt Comes to Lakeland

Antiques, Automobilia, Signage and Coin Ops Commonly Found

There's picking, and then there's picking. Winter AutoFest in Lakeland aims to offer you the type of picking experience that even the big TV shows would
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Take an Adventure Flight in a 1941 Stearman Army Bi-Plane

Take an Adventure Flight in a 1941 Stearman Army Bi-Plane

Feel the Wind in Your Face and Enjoy the Show from the Sky

Winter AutoFest continues to perfectly weave its automotive history with the heritage of SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus. Now, you can experience central
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Camp at SUN 'n FUN Expo Campus in Lakeland

Camp at SUN 'n FUN Expo Campus in Lakeland

Tents, RV's and Motor Homes of All Types Welcome

Carlisle Events has teamed with SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus to offer top-notch camping facilities for this event! Both full and partial hook up spots
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Carlisle Events Wants You to Save $$$

Carlisle Events Wants You to Save $$$

Learn How to Maximize your Experience and Minimize the Cost

Vendors are the back bone of all of our events and because of that, we want to make sure you’re getting the best bang for the buck. As such, we’ve

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Download the Carlisle Events App

Download the Carlisle Events App

Your Owner’s Manual to all Things Carlisle During Event Weekend

Available for Free Download on iTunes and NOW Google Play
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The Carlisle Auctions App

The Carlisle Auctions App

Download Today and Stay in the Know for All Things Carlisle Auctions

Carlisle Auctions continues to promote some of the best auction events within the hobby and right now, you can download the Carlisle Auctions app. Visit the iTunes store and search Carlisle Auctions to download the app and you can be in the know and in the mix on all things auctions going forward.
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Grab a Bite of Tasty Fair Style Food

Grab a Bite of Tasty Fair Style Food

From Standard to Unique, the Event Has it All

Winter AutoFest events offer a nice array of classic cars and car pieces and parts for sale, but did you know that the event is about more than just fast
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Acres of Free Onsite Parking Available

Acres of Free Onsite Parking Available

Courtesy Shuttle Offered To Our Guests

As always acres of parking is free and convenient at SUN 'n FUN Expo Campus. Adding to the convenience is the addition of “Courtesy Shuttles”
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Enjoy the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus Aerospace Museum

Enjoy the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus Aerospace Museum

Just $8 Gives you Access at the Event

Bring the family to SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus and Winter AutoFest for not only an automotive education, but one centered around air and space too. Positioned on the grounds is a museum that is as much educational as it is interesting. Filled with great exhibits that focus on aircraft, military and civilian life as well as the space program, you can catch a glimpse of unique memorabilia and get hands-on too. It’s sure to fascinate guests of all ages and is true family fun.
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Winter AutoFest Host Hotel Named

Winter AutoFest Host Hotel Named

Join the Extended Stay America for Event Week in Lakeland

Enthusiasts looking for lodging at an affordable price should look no further than the Extended Stay America in Lakeland.
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Win an ALL-NEW 2020 C8 Corvette

Win an ALL-NEW 2020 C8 Corvette

Support the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation and Win the Ride of a Lifetime

The hype surrounding the all-new C8 is real and now, instead of just looking at a 2020 C8 at a car show or on a showroom floor (if you can find one), you have a chance to WIN ONE!  
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