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Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals

CARLISLE PA FAIRGROUNDS • Join us for an international vehicle wonderland where you can see 1,700+ unique and stunning imported vehicles from around the world as well as domestics, kit cars, motorcycles, trucks and high end performance vehicles. 

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May 10 - 11, 2024

May 16 - 17, 2025

Gate-n-Go Deadline

March 26, 2024
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Event Hours

Fri- Sat: 7 AM - 6 PM




Admission

Daily Spectator Fri- Sat: *$12
Spectator Event Pass: *$15
Kids 12 and Under FREE
*Online tickets discounted.
Daily General Parking: $10

Location

Carlisle Fairgrounds
1000 Bryn Mawr Rd
Carlisle, PA 17013

Join us for an international vehicle wonderland where you can see 1,700+ unique and stunning imported vehicles from around the world as well as domestics, kit cars, motorcycles, trucks and high end performance vehicles. See the top builds, restorations, clubs and brands representing the world of automobiles and performance. Get your high-octane adrenaline fix on with autocross, drifting, rolling exhaust competition, and more!

Event Activities

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Celebrate 50 Years of Automotive Fun at Carlisle

Celebrate 50 Years of Automotive Fun at Carlisle

Be Part of the Excitement in 2024

Join us as we celebrate 50 years of Carlisle Events in 2024! The celebration spans the entirety of the 2024 Carlisle Events car show season. 
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Save 10% on 2024 Import & Performance Nationals Showfield Registration

Save 10% on 2024 Import & Performance Nationals Showfield Registration

Save Time and Money: Details Below

Pre-Register before the Gate-N-Go deadline of Tuesday, March 26 to save 10%! 
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Get Your Vending Spaces for Import & Performance Nationals

Get Your Vending Spaces for Import & Performance Nationals

Vending Spaces Available

Put your parts in front of thousands of Import & Performance enthusiasts and buyers!
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Sell or Buy Your Next Car in the Import & Performance Nationals Car Corral

Sell or Buy Your Next Car in the Import & Performance Nationals Car Corral

Classic to Late-Model Imports for Any Budget

The Import & Performance Nationals car corral provides classic to late model vehicles in all varieties of make, model and condition for sale.
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Be Part of the Freak Show at Carlisle

Be Part of the Freak Show at Carlisle

A Display of Foreign Market and Other Unique Vehicles

Every year the Import & Performance Nationals has a variety of rare and unique vehicles such as foreign market models as well as other cars and trucks that aren’t common in the US. We’ve decided to gather as many as we can for a special indoor display called The Freak Show
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Celebrate 50 Years of the Rabbit/Golf

Celebrate 50 Years of the Rabbit/Golf

On the Showfield or the Indoor Featured Display

We’re calling all Rabbit and Golf owners to bring their cars to Carlisle in May 2024, which will be exactly 50 years since the Rabbit/Golf went on sale in May 1974. If you have a Rabbit, Golf, Caddy or Cabriolet/Cabrio that you think stands out, we encourage you to apply to be considered for the special indoor display. 
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Vehicles from Around the World Display

Vehicles from Around the World Display

Unique Showcase of Imports & Performance Vehicles from Around the World

The display ranges from the best of the best imports, tuners and performance sport compacts.
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Race Vehicles on Special Display

Race Vehicles on Special Display

All Varieties of Race Vehicles Welcome

See the cars as part of a true garage display within the Pavilion on the east side of the grounds.
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Drive-Thru Judging Returns

Drive-Thru Judging Returns

Format Returns by Popular Demand

To participate in the Drive-Thru Judging, register your car for the Judged Showfield. 
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Club Contests at Import & Performance Nationals

Club Contests at Import & Performance Nationals

Does Your Club Have What It Takes

Part of what makes Import & Performance Nationals what it is, are the clubs that attend!
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NICOfest – Autocross Racing and Drifting Exhibitions

NICOfest – Autocross Racing and Drifting Exhibitions

Presented by NICOClub.com (Nissan/Infiniti Car Owners)
 

NICOclub.com, the largest and most comprehensive online resource for Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun enthusiasts once again is coming to Carlisle for their annual NICOfest at the Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals show. 
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Drift Limbo Contest

Drift Limbo Contest

You’ve Seen it in Video Games, Now See it in Person

Drift Limbo will take over the drift course on Saturday of event weekend. 
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Rolling Burnout & Donut Contest

Rolling Burnout & Donut Contest

Join Us for the Rolling Burnout & Donut Contest at the Track

On Saturday evening of Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals, visit the track to get your fix for tire burning excitement during the Rolling Burnout & Donut Contest!
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Multi Round Rolling Exhaust Contest

Multi Round Rolling Exhaust Contest

Expanded Format Adds More Sounds on the Grounds

Don't miss the Rolling Exhaust Competition as cars will start in a line behind the pavilion (close to Gate 6) and roar as they accelerate up the hill to the north side of the grounds.
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Low Car Limbo Contest

Low Car Limbo Contest

How Low Does Your Ride Go

With the lowest limbo, we’re taking a cue from the Caribbean on how we will determine the lowest car or truck at the show.
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Travel Around the World in the Passport Scavenger Hunt

Travel Around the World in the Passport Scavenger Hunt

Walk the Show and Win a Limited Edition Souvenir

Getting a FREE souvenir has never been easier or more fun. To win the limited edition souvenir, all you need to do is walk around and enjoy the show.
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Eat Around the World at IPN

Eat Around the World at IPN

Try Cuisines from Countries at Import & Performance Nationals

Our participating food vendors are bringing you cuisine from each country represented on the Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals Showfield! 
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Ten Vehicles Will Be Hand-Selected by Carlisle Events

Ten Vehicles Will Be Hand-Selected by Carlisle Events

Be Chosen as a Member of the Carlisle Elite on Friday

Carlisle Events' staff will be roaming the Import & Performance Nationals Showfield on Friday of event weekend in search of their ten favorite vehicles to become the newest members of the Carlisle Elite!
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The Automotive Flea Market Awaits You

The Automotive Flea Market Awaits You

Buy from a Great Mix of Vendors – You Never Know What You’ll Find

If you’re coming to the Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals to look at the classic and collector cars on the Showfield, don’t forget, not far from those rides are an amazing mix of automotive flea market (a.k.a. swap meet) and midway vendors.
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Shop on the Manufacturers Midway

Shop on the Manufacturers Midway

Find the Top New Part Manufacturers and More

The Manufacturers Midway is central to the action of the show and is the place to find new parts and accessories from the top new parts dealers.
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Fun for the Kids at Import & Performance Nationals

Fun for the Kids at Import & Performance Nationals

Fun Things for the Kids to Do at the Show

When you bring your kids to this year's Import & Performance Nationals, there will be different things they can participate in at the show! Check them out...
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Import & Performance Nationals Recognizes Associate Sponsors

Import & Performance Nationals Recognizes Associate Sponsors

Some of the Best in the Industry

Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals welcomes our sponsors and partners, where the industries best companies share their passion for automobiles with enthusiasts.
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CarShowGear.com - NEW Website to Buy Carlisle Merch 24/7

CarShowGear.com - NEW Website to Buy Carlisle Merch 24/7

Courtesy of Green Mountain Monogram

We are happy to introduce CarShowGear.com—your go-to spot for year-round Carlisle Events merchandise! Brought to you by our exclusive Merchandise Partner, Green Mountain Monogram. 
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Scooter Rentals for Import & Performance Nationals

Scooter Rentals for Import & Performance Nationals

Service Provided by Scootaround

Scootaround allows you to reserve your scooter in advance online or by calling 1-888-441-7575. 
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Buy Discounted Admission Tickets Online

Buy Discounted Admission Tickets Online

Purchase Admission Tickets, Event Passes and Season Passes Online

Tickets are cheaper online and that means the money you save can be used in the automotive flea market or can help you buy a car within the car corral.
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Military Discount for Spectator Tickets

Military Discount for Spectator Tickets

$5.00 Off Spectator Tickets at the Gate 

A $5 off discount will be applied for active, reserve or retired military members who purchase a single day spectator admission ticket in person at the Fairgrounds. 
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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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Handy Tips for a Successful Trip through the Automotive Flea Market

Handy Tips for a Successful Trip through the Automotive Flea Market

FREE Taxi Service and Parts Hauling Help Get You from A to B at Carlisle

Never fear, because we’ve compiled a helpful list of ways that enhance your on-site experience at Carlisle! 

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Unique Show "Extras" on Carlisle Overstock Ebay Store

Unique Show "Extras" on Carlisle Overstock Ebay Store

From Diecast to Banners and More

The Carlisle Overstock eBay Store is where we list any "extras" that were available at the events.
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Check out our Event Schedule here.