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Carlisle GM Nationals

CARLISLE PA FAIRGROUNDS • Bring your vehicle and join over 1,000 other participants at the Carlisle GM Nationals. All General Motors vehicles are welcome from vintage & classics to the modern 6th Generation Camaro, you can see it all here on the National Parts Depot Showfield.

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June 25 - 26, 2021

Gate-n-Go Deadline

May 24, 2021
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Event Hours

Friday: 7AM- 6PM
Saturday: 7AM- 6PM
Awards Parade: Saturday at 6:30PM

Admission

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

Location

1000 Bryn Mawr Rd
Carlisle, PA 17013

Bring your vehicle and join over 1,000 other participants at the Carlisle GM Nationals. All General Motors vehicles are welcome from vintage & classics to the modern 6th Generation Camaro, you can see it all here on the National Parts Depot Showfield.


Looking to show your vehicle at this year's event?  Register today for the National Parts Depot Showfield!  Not showing a ride but still looking to come for the fun?  You can purchase single day or full event spectator tickets online now!  Please note, Showfield registration includes access for the driver and one passenger only.  Additional passengers must purchase a ticket.  As always, kids 12 and under are admitted FREE.

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  • TALL Hagerty
  • TALL A&A Auto Parts
  • TALL Corvette America
  • TALL Classic Cars
  • SQUARE NPD Showfield Sponsor
  • TALL Amsoil
  • TALL Meguiars
  • TALL Rock Auto
  • TALL Hagerty
  • TALL Amsoil
  • TALL A&A Auto Parts
  • TALL Meguiars
  • TALL Corvette America
  • TALL Rock Auto
  • TALL Classic Cars
  • SQUARE NPD Showfield Sponsor

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Save 20% during the Annual Holiday Sale

Save 20% during the Annual Holiday Sale

Take advantage of our biggest sale of the season! More details below...

Give the gift of a car event during the Holiday Sale running from Black Friday, November 27, 2020 through January 4, 2021 at 5PM. You can save a total of 20% off most aspects of our events, which is the biggest sale we offer all season!
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Celebrate the 50th of the Vega and H Platform

Celebrate the 50th of the Vega and H Platform

One of GM’s Most Popular Compact Platforms
 

Join us in June as we celebrate the 50th Birthday of the 1971 Motor Trend Car of the Year, the Chevrolet Vega and all it’s sisters in the GM H Platform! 
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GM Swaps Featured in Building T

GM Swaps Featured in Building T

Crate Motors to Junkyard Motors, We Want to See Them

This year we want to show off your GM Swap inside Building T! Custom to Cool, Racecars to Daily Drivers, Show Cars to Home Garage Built, we want to see them all.
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Carlisle Comic Car Con at GM Nationals

Carlisle Comic Car Con at GM Nationals

A Celebration of GM Comic, TV and Movie Cars 

This year the star cars come to the Carlisle GM Nationals in June! See your favorite Comic, TV, and Movie cars pop off the pages or out of the screen and into one of our displays in Building T at the show. 
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Apply TODAY for the Featured Vehicle Display

Apply TODAY for the Featured Vehicle Display

Some of Best GM Brands at Carlisle! Apply yours to be considered!

Do you own or appreciate some of GM's most influential and important cars? If so, then being a part of the Featured Vehicle Display is a must. The display is open to all makes and style of car that falls under the GM production umbrella. This display doesn't have a specific theme, but does have one thing in common; some of the nicest GM cars and/or trucks around. Apply today for consideration and see your car placed indoors. 
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Buy Your GM Vending Spaces Today

Buy Your GM Vending Spaces Today

Vending spaces available, space discounts may apply, call today!

The GM Nationals Automotive Flea Market is a great place to sell the parts, accessories, automotive memorabilia and literature that have been collecting dust in your garage. Put your parts in front of thousands of GM and Chevrolet enthusiasts and buyers. Connect with Carlisle Events today to see if you qualify for vendor discounts.
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Sell or Buy a Vehicle in the Car Corral

Sell or Buy a Vehicle in the Car Corral

Classic to Late-Model Cars for any Budget

Over 150 cars and trucks are available for sale in the GM Nationals Car Corral. The best part about the car corral is that you can meet with the seller, drive the vehicle, negotiate your own price and see and touch the car in person. 
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Professional Judging Comes Back to Carlisle

Professional Judging Comes Back to Carlisle

Take Part in the Standard of Excellence Class

The Standard of Excellence Judging class is limited to 50 cars maximum so pre-registration is highly recommended.
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Multi Round Exhaust Competition Added to GM Weekend

Multi Round Exhaust Competition Added to GM Weekend

Signup in Guest Services at the Event

Ready, Set, Go! Car owners will now have the chance to showcase just what their car sounds like in a standalone environment. Now, you don’t have to rev your engine just to turn heads. On Friday and Saturday of event weekend all eyes will be on you and your car. Don't miss this cool competition as cars will start in a line on the east side of the grounds near the pavilion and roar as they accelerate up the hill to the north side of the grounds. This will also be judged but take note, the best overall sound will take home the prize, not necessarily the loudest.
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Young Guns- The Future of the Hobby

Young Guns- The Future of the Hobby

FREE Showfield Access to Owners 25 Years and Younger

At GM Nationals we offer a FREE Showfield class to those licensed drivers, age 16-25. The goal is to give the Young Guns an area where they can network with their peers and call special attention to their efforts. You can register when you come to the event at the Registration Office outside of Gate 3 or you can call our office at 717-243-7855. Proof of license is needed for this showfield class!
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Calling All Novas- The Nova Nationals at GM Nationals

Calling All Novas- The Nova Nationals at GM Nationals

Register your Nova for the Nova Nationals

Carlisle Events and the folks from the National Nostalgic Nova Club have teamed up to create a special meet within the GM Nationals Showfield. The annual Novas at Carlisle "show within a show" is held throughout the event weekend.
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Register Your Car Club & Compete to See Who is the Largest

Register Your Car Club & Compete to See Who is the Largest

Will Your Club Measure Up? Take the Club Challenge

In addition to the competition among the cars on the GM Nationals NPD Showfield, there is a battle between clubs to see who has the most cars registered. As a bonus, we offer the use of a 20’ X 20’ tent to those clubs who register 25 vehicles or more.
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Attention Car Clubs - Coolest Club Hangout Award

Attention Car Clubs - Coolest Club Hangout Award

Is your Club Tent the Place to Be?

Plan your theme and your decorations well for next year because there are a host of clubs vying for the honor.
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Burn ‘Em Down with the Burnout Contest

Burn ‘Em Down with the Burnout Contest

3 Minutes to Show your Stuff

No Carlisle event would be complete without the burnout contest. Competitors battle for bragging rights and the title of “Carlisle King (or Queen) of the Hill.” Pre-registration for the burnout contest is required at Guest Services. A show sticker (i.e. registered for vending or show vehicle), driver’s license and proof of insurance are required.
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See, Hear and Smell Nitrofest at Carlisle

See, Hear and Smell Nitrofest at Carlisle

You Could Sit in Bruce Larson's Racer as it Warms Up

Bruce’s tent will be located close to the main stage and he will be doing a series of startups for us during the Friday and Saturday show hours. 
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Ride Shotgun with UMI Performance

Ride Shotgun with UMI Performance

Free Autocross Rides All Weekend

Back again to thrill our attendees, the suspension gurus at UMI will be offering free Autocross Ride-Alongs throughout the event weekend. 
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Carve Corners and Win Some Cash at the Annual Real Street Shootout

Carve Corners and Win Some Cash at the Annual Real Street Shootout

Join the UMI Performance Crew on Friday Evening

For the 5th year in a row, participants can sign up and compete for the chance to win several cash prizes ($300 - 1st, $200 - 2nd and $100 - 3rd), as well as be crowned the Real Street Shootout Champion!
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Solid Lifter Showroom is Back in 2021!

Solid Lifter Showroom is Back in 2021!

See Some of Best Rides of Their Type at Carlisle

The ever-popular Solid Lifter Showroom will be back in Building Y at the 2021 GM Nationals.
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Seminars, Tune Up your Automotive Knowledge

Seminars, Tune Up your Automotive Knowledge

Instructional and Informational Sessions

While at the GM Nationals, tune up your automotive knowledge with free seminars including information for both the seasoned veteran and rookie do-it-yourselfer.
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Novas at Carlisle Seminars

Novas at Carlisle Seminars

Listen and Learn about topics not just for the Nova

Novas at Carlisle once again will be hosting seminars on the backside of the pavilion during the GM Nationals. Next years topics cover not just those for Nova owners but some for all vehicle owners
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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 GM Nationals/NPD 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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Get Exhausted with A&A

Get Exhausted with A&A

A&A Auto Stores featuring Borla Exhausts on Installation Alley

A&A Auto Stores, the Official Performance Parts Installer of Carlisle Events will be offering performance exhaust installations from the top manufactures.
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Buy Your Tickets Online

Buy Your Tickets Online

Purchase Single Day Tickets, a Weekend Pass or a 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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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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Collect 2021 GM Nationals Stickers Through Social Stops

Collect 2021 GM Nationals Stickers Through Social Stops

Participate in the Social Stops at the event for special anniversary stickers!

We're taking you on a "Social Stop" Scavenger Hunt at Carlisle GM Nationals. Once completed you'll receive the special anniversary display stickers for 2021! The rules are easy, just follow the steps below...
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The Historic Vehicle Association Comes to Carlisle

The Historic Vehicle Association Comes to Carlisle

National Organization Presents 'National Automotive Heritage Award'

There are lots of classics onsite during event weekend but only one will win a special award from the Historic Vehicle Association, or HVA.
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Unique GM "Extras" on Carlisle Overstock Ebay Store

Unique GM "Extras" on Carlisle Overstock Ebay Store

From Diecast to Banners and More!

Are you looking for some items that you may have seen at the event? Well, we may have you covered on our eBay store, Carlisle Overstock!
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The Art of All Things Automotive with David Snyder

The Art of All Things Automotive with David Snyder

See a Fantastic Display of Automotive Art in Building T

David will be painting throughout the weekend and will have other featured products for sale, both original and reproductions.
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Awards Parade – Show Your Winning Car in Style

Awards Parade – Show Your Winning Car in Style

Join Carlisle on Saturday Evening to Honor Winning Vehicles

Whether it’s for bragging rights, showing your ride to the event guests, or a photo for your display, the Carlisle Events Award Parade is a must do for winners and spectators alike. 
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Women's Oasis – Quality Items for the non-Automotive Audience

Women's Oasis – Quality Items for the non-Automotive Audience

Visit the Oasis for Relaxation, Shopping, and Activities

Carlisle Events hasn’t forgotten that sometimes it’s nice to take a break from automotive shopping. Join our amazing vendors and artisans selling items such as handmade crafts, jewelry and accessories, kitchen must-haves, unique clothing, treats to temp you, scents to relax you, beauty products and so much more! 
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Fun for the Kids

Fun for the Kids

Kids at Carlisle Activity Center Includes Crafts, Games, a Play Area and More

In the Kids at Carlisle Activity Area, we give the kids a chance to be a kid! Draw on a real car, design their own poster or make their very own Kids at Carlisle Tee Shirt!
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Camp with Carlisle Events to Maximize Your Event Experience

Camp with Carlisle Events to Maximize Your Event Experience

Camp and be Walking Distance from Carlisle GM Nationals!

For the Carlisle GM Nationals, camping is located off-site in the Clay Street parking area. The best way to find out complete details per show is to call Carlisle Events at 717-243-7855.
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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

The Carlisle PA Fairgrounds is a large footprint that can be a challenge at times, even for the most experienced attendee.  82 acres, 16+ miles of paved roadway, vendors and cars everywhere…it’s easy to understand how you may start wondering to yourself “where did I see that part or car I want to buy?”  “How do I get my purchase from its space to my truck?”  “How am I going to do this?” 

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