Manuel to attend film episode of "The Charlie Manuel Show" on Thursday


CARLISLE, PA – The Carlisle PA Fairgrounds has hosted Spring Carlisle since 1977.  During that time frame, America’s Automotive Hometown has seen millions of enthusiasts come and go.  Spring Carlisle has also hosted its share of media, both local and national.  For the first time in 2012, however, Carlisle’s second longest running event will host a taping of a major league baseball manager’s television program.

Philadelphia Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel and West Chester based CCI Communications will be at Spring Carlisle on Thursday, April 26th for a taping of “The Charlie Manuel Show.”  Spring Carlisle is home to an atmosphere enjoyed annually by more than 100,000 like-minded automotive enthusiasts.  Attendees and vendors alike travel from all corners of the globe to buy, sell and trade with total confidence as part of the swap meet, car corral and two-day auction presented by Auctions America by RM.  The 150-acre Carlisle PA Fairgrounds boasts 8,100 vending and car corral spaces, both of which sell out each year.  Spring Carlisle is also home to the Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) tent where spectators and vendors can see firsthand the newest products available to the automotive restoration industry.

In addition, Spring Carlisle will host the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow, an engine build competition where high- school-aged tech students tear down and reassemble a small block Chevy engine.  Students compete against the clock, an opponent and a stringent set of guidelines, enforced by the watchful eye of expert judges.  The winning team at Carlisle, as well as regional winners nationally, earns scholarship money and a trip to the national finals at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas. 

As part of his time at Carlisle, Manuel will traverse the grounds with the CCI crew in tow, interact with vendors and customers, speak with owners of cars for sale in the car corral and attend the first day of the two-day auto auction.  Further, Manuel is slated to spend time with students from Cumberland-Perry Area Vocational Technical School (Mechanicsburg, PA) for an up-close demonstration as part of the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow competition.  Manuel may even get his hands dirty along the way.

Manuel’s program airs on PHL 17 in Philadelphia throughout the regular season.  Phillies games air locally, regionally and nationally via multiple outlets.  Stations carrying Phillies baseball include Comcast SportsNet, TCN, PHL 17, ESPN, FOX, MLB Network and over the air channels such as WLYH (Harrisburg), WSWB (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton) and WRDE (Rehoboth Beach).

Manuel will be accessible for media wishing to cover his attendance and activities at Carlisle in a group interview setting for approximately 30 minutes beginning around 1:30 p.m.  Those who would like time with him should contact the Carlisle Events Media Relations department at 717-243-7855 ext. 133 for a day-specific schedule and interview availability.  Media are encouraged to arrive prior to 1:30 p.m. for b-roll shots and/or photographs. 

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About Carlisle Events:  Carlisle Events, producer of 11 annual collector car, truck and motorcycle events, attracts more than half a million people to its Pennsylvania based shows annually.  Events are held at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds (Carlisle, PA) and Bloomsburg Fairgrounds (Bloomsburg, PA).  Included in the annual events schedule are two huge automotive swap meets and auctions - Spring and Fall Carlisle as well as individual specialty shows featuring Corvettes, Fords, GMs, Chryslers, trucks, motorcycles, imports and kit cars and tuner and modern customs.  Founded in 1974 by friends Bill Miller and Chip Miller, the “Cars at Carlisle” shows attract automotive enthusiasts from around the world. Information about Carlisle Events and Carlisle Auctions is available to consumers via the Internet at, or by phone at 717-243-7855.