Saturday, September 22, 2018

Come to Carlisle, PA and join our enthusiastic team for a day of sharing our motoring passions with over 20,000 attendees at the 28th Annual Meeting of the Marques Motorshow. Now in our 6th consecutive year as invited guests of Carlisle’s Harvest of the Arts festival, we collectively transform West High Street into 'Artistry on Wheels'. Just like the dazzling artworks and handcrafted objects on display by numerous vendors, we know that our mobile art forms represent the creativity and craftsmanship that have inspired, entertained and educated generations in the American car culture. As the hometown of Carlisle Events, this is the perfect location for just such a gathering.

Today during the Artistry on Wheels these vehicles will be at rest for everyone to enjoy up-close and personal, but tomorrow…tomorrow we shall play, journeying the back roads of South-Central PA. See the Artistry in Motion page for Day 2 of the 'very moving' part of our Festival weekend.

Artistry on Wheels is a celebration of the automobile’s cultural impact upon society as rolling sculpture, and not merely as a transportation tool. The Motorshow allows the public to visually sample your vehicle’s beauty, power and purpose. 20,000+ opportunities await you to unlock a memory, make a new friend or begin the process that may bring a new enthusiast into our fold. It's also our pleasure to welcome back Mr. David Appleman and his Automotive Technology students from Carlisle Area High School to assist with our Class judging.

Artistry on Wheels is made up of two distinct vehicle groups:

  • One group is open to all British-made (or U.K.) vehicles in recognition of the original Meeting of the Marques Motorshow, held for many years at the Allenberry Resort in nearby Boiling Springs. It's our privilege to continue the work begun by 'Tiger Tom' Ehrhart, Jared Worman, Pete Bauer, Jim English, Eric Fairchild, George & Nicolette Wagman, Tim Martin, Gloria Charles and John Reitz on July 18, 1990.

  • The other group is open to Sports Cars and Sports-Touring Cars representing geographic regions – classes for North American, European and Asian cars. The ‘Wild Card’ class encompasses the replicar community and any other automobile that does not fit into the regions stated above. In short, there is a place for anyone who wants to take part in the Motorshow.

Downtown Carlisle isn't just about the Harvest of the Arts festival on this day. The resurgence of the downtown business district in recent years means that numerous and diverse restaurants and shops await you. Whether you favor American, Belgian, English or Italian cuisines or the local brew scene - all are here. And as each year passes by, the number of quaint shops increases so that new treasures are always ready to explore. Many of these establishments are within easy walking distances of the Artistry on Wheels Motorshow.

Stan Carpenter 
MoM Festival Chairman

“Cool Cars are HOT Arts !”

Artistry on Wheels

The Susquehanna Valley Vintage Sports Car Club, the only Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) dedicated to sports cars!

Meeting of the Marques Festival