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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 24 - 25, 2022

June 23 - 24, 2023

Event Hours

Fri- Sat: 7AM- 6PM*
*Saturday Awards Parade at 6:30PM

Admission

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

Location

Carlisle Fairgrounds
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.

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View the GM Nationals Event Guide, Map, and Schedule

View the GM Nationals Event Guide, Map, and Schedule

Available Now!

Check out the 2022 GM Nationals Event Guide for everything you need to know about the show.
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Burnouts Are BACK at GM Nationals

Burnouts Are BACK at GM Nationals

Join Us for the NEW Rolling Burnout Contest sponsored by Atturo Tires at the Track

4:30 PM Saturday, June 25

This is the moment we have all been waiting for, burnouts are BACK in the newly expanded Rolling Burnout and Donut Contest sponsored by Atturo Tires! On Saturday of Carlisle GM Nationals, visit the track at to get your fix for tire burning excitement!
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Pre-Register Your GM for the NPD Showfield

Pre-Register Your GM for the NPD Showfield

Save Time and Pre-Register Online

Gate-N-Go has ended but you can still benefit from pre-registering early! Pre-registration remains available up until show week. When you pre-register, you cruise up to the Showfield Registration office, bypass one line, pick up your packet and return to your car. 
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Pre-Order the First-Ever GM Nationals Diecast

Pre-Order the First-Ever GM Nationals Diecast

Pre-Order & Pickup at the Show

The 3rd Generation Chevrolet Camaro is a relatively new casting from M2 Machines and is done up in an old school Players Camaro livery and is the FIRST M2 Machines Diecast for the GM Nationals.
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Celebrate 40 Years of GM's Compact Pickup

Celebrate 40 Years of GM's Compact Pickup

GM Nationals and Truck Nationals to Showcase the 40th Birthday of the S-Series

The famed S-10/S-15, the first domestically built compact pickup of the big three automakers, turns 40! 1982 started it all and in 2022 we intend to celebrate the 40th Birthday of the S-10, including the GMC S-15.
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Celebrate 40 Years of the 3rd Gens

Celebrate 40 Years of the 3rd Gens

Join Us for a 3rd Gen Camaro & Firebird Celebration Like None Other

Join us in June as we celebrate 40 years of the 3rd Generation Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird. This is going to be a colossal celebration with cars from all over! We have a great line-up of some of the lowest mileage preserved examples to some of the best modified third-gens. Oh and did we mention we will have a awesome line-up of Players Camaros too?
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The Nova & Chevy II Turn 60 in 2022

The Nova & Chevy II Turn 60 in 2022

Join Us for the 60th Anniversary at GM Nationals

Join us in June for an epic Nova gathering as we ring in 60 years of this historic marque. All Chevy II / Novas are welcome! There will be Nova specific seminars, a great Nova display and an awesome Nova Showfield.
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Corvettes for Chip Showfield at GM Nationals

Corvettes for Chip Showfield at GM Nationals

Benefitting the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation

The annual Corvettes for Chip Show moved to the GM Nationals for the first time in 2021 and turned out to be a great addition! Corvettes for Chip will now be a permanent fixture at the GM Nationals moving forward. Once again it will operate as a "Show within a Show," giving those who register for the Corvettes for Chip Showfield full access to everything GM Nationals has to offer. 
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Win a 2022 Corvette Coupe 2LT - ONLY 1,000 Entries Available

Win a 2022 Corvette Coupe 2LT - ONLY 1,000 Entries Available

CMAF and the Lancaster County Corvette Club Hosting the Giveaway

 

The clock is ticking and the 1,000 available tickets are NOW AVAILABLE.  Do you want to win a new Corvette?  You can at the 2022 Corvettes at Carlisle weekend by picking up one of the 1,000 tickets for this amazing raffle.  
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Players & Firehawk Series Racers Join the 3rd Gen Celebration

Players & Firehawk Series Racers Join the 3rd Gen Celebration

Terry Betts and Rob Fellos Will Be with the Display in Building T

Two names familiar in the 3rd Generation Camaro and Firebird racecars will join us this weekend at the GM Nationals as part of the celebration going on for those cars.  Firestone Firehawk Challenge Series racer Terry Betts and Players Series Racer Rob Fellows will be located on the north side of Building T with a few of the racecars from those series. They also will be on hand throughout the weekend to sign the M2 Machines GM Nationals Camaros we had produced. Highlights from each guest’s careers can be seen below.
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Norwood Ambassadors Join the 3rd Gen Celebration

Norwood Ambassadors Join the 3rd Gen Celebration

Dan Edwards and Gale Mains Join Phil Borris for 3rd Gen Seminars

Two former GM Employees of the Norwood Assembly Plant will join Author Phil Borris this weekend for a set of seminars on Friday and Saturday covering the GM Assembly Process of the Third Generation Camaro and Firebird. Check them out in the 3rd Gen Celebration Seminar Tent throughout GM Nationals weekend located just north of Building T.
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Get Your Vending Spaces for GM Nationals

Get Your Vending Spaces for GM Nationals

Vending Spaces Available

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. 
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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

A wide variety of GM/Chevrolet cars and trucks are annually available for sale in the GM Nationals Car Corral. You can shop, compare and make the deal directly with the owner.
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The Carlisle GM Nationals Automotive Flea Market Awaits You

The Carlisle GM Nationals 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 GM Nationals to look at the classic and collector cars on the NPD 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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Apply TODAY for the Featured Vehicle Display

Apply TODAY for the Featured Vehicle Display

Some of the Best GM Brands at Carlisle! 

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.
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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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SEMINAR: Upgrading Your Third Gen with Detroit Speed

SEMINAR: Upgrading Your Third Gen with Detroit Speed

Join Detroit Speed Founder, Kyle Tucker, and Learn What’s Available for Your 3rd Gen

Kyle Tucker, founder of Detroit Speed, will join us at the GM Nationals on Friday and Saturday. Kyle will be hosting a seminar discussing the development of Detroit Speed’s parts for the Third Gen Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebirds. Topics will also include the current Detroit Speed product line and his DSE-Z Camaro featured in the 40th Anniversary of the 3rd Gen Display in Building T. 
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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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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 NPD Showfield. The annual Novas at Carlisle "show within a show" is held throughout the event weekend.
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Solid Lifter Showroom is Back in 2022

Solid Lifter Showroom is Back in 2022

See Some of Best Rides of Their Type at Carlisle

The ever-popular Solid Lifter Showroom will be back in Building Y at the 2022 GM Nationals.
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Open Autocross Runs

Open Autocross Runs

Hosted by the Cumberland Valley Corvette Club

The only thing better than a show-ready ride is a show-ready ride on the race track! The on-site autocross allows drivers to run the road course and compare their times to each other. Even better, it is free! Enthusiasts are able to make 3 timed runs consisting of 2 laps each. Times are provided to compare with other drivers. 
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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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CANCELED - See, Hear and Smell Nitrofest at Carlisle

CANCELED - See, Hear and Smell Nitrofest at Carlisle

Don't Miss Bruce Larson's Racer as it Warms Up

UPDATE - JUNE 24, 2022 - Due to circumstances beyond our control, Nitrofest with Bruce Larson as well as his personal appearance have been canceled as part of the 2022 Carlisle GM Nationals. His USA-1 Camaro and USA-1 Corvette will still be on display near the stage.

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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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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GM Nationals Exhaust Competition

GM Nationals Exhaust Competition

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 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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Join GM Certified Technician Paul Koerner for FREE Seminars

Join GM Certified Technician Paul Koerner for FREE Seminars

SIX Seminar Options for Enthusiasts of All Interests

At some point, you bought your first car and had questions and since that day, you’ve continued to have questions regarding your vehicle.  Maybe some of those questions you’ve been able to answer on your own or with some research, but some may still be puzzling to you.  At this year’s Carlisle GM Nationals, we’re bringing you a certified, bonified, genuine EXPERT on all-things GM to answer questions you haven’t even thought to ask yet! 
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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 Your GM Nationals T-Shirt at the Carlisle Store

Get Your GM Nationals T-Shirt at the Carlisle Store

Join Green Mountain Monogram in Building T as you Shop for Carlisle Gear
 

Stop by the Carlisle Store within Building T to get your Carlisle GM Nationals 2022 event shirt! It doesn’t matter if you’re picking up a pre-order or shopping for the first time, the Carlisle Store has your event shirts in stock! These great options are all thanks to our apparel and merchandise partner, Green Mountain Monogram.  
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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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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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Scooter Rentals for GM Nationals

Scooter Rentals for GM Nationals

Service Provided by Scootaround
 

Thanks to Scootaround, the exclusive scooter and wheelchair rental service for Carlisle Events, you can rent mobility scooters & wheelchairs for the event. Scootaround allows you to reserve your scooter in advance online or by calling 1-888-441-7575. The only way to guarantee scooter availability is to reserve online prior to the event! 
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Support Ukrainian Relief Efforts – Donate at the Gate

Support Ukrainian Relief Efforts – Donate at the Gate

Carlisle Area Lions Clubs and Salvation Army Accepting Donations in 2022

There is undeniable turmoil currently playing out in the Eastern European country of Ukraine.  Since February, its people have been under attack from the Russian military.  As survivors flee, many have been left in need of support in ways that most will never comprehend.  
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Military Discount for Spectator Tickets

Military Discount for Spectator Tickets

$5.00 Off Spectator Tickets at the Gate 

Carlisle Events has always been an affordable destination for family fun when it comes to car shows. New this season, a military discount is offered for military who enjoy the sights, experiences and excitement of car shows.
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Buy Discounted Admission Tickets Online

Buy Discounted Admission Tickets Online

Purchase Admission Tickets, Event Passes and Season Passes Online

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 admission ONLINE!
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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 Presentation – Show Your Winning Car in Style

Awards Presentation – 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 Awards Presentation 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 Vendors in Building Z

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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Vintage Revival Market Happening Next Door

Vintage Revival Market Happening Next Door

The Neighboring Carlisle Expo Center Hosts an All-New Event

Get your vintage on with a great event happening next door at the neighboring Carlisle Expo Center! Vintage Revival Market is event like no other! With a market comprised of small business vendors specialized in vintage and mid-century items this is sure to give you those vintage vibes.
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Fun for the Kids at GM Nationals

Fun for the Kids at GM Nationals

Fun Things for the Kids to Do at the Show

When you bring your kids to this year's GM Nationals, there will be different things they can participate in at the show! Check them out below: 
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HOW TO BUY YOUR FIRST CAR - Presented by Expert Technician, Paul Koerner

HOW TO BUY YOUR FIRST CAR - Presented by Expert Technician, Paul Koerner

Learn First Hand What to Look For and How to Go Through the Process

You’ve been waiting 16 years to get that license and hit the open road in your first car.  Your piggy bank is filled with coins and savings you’ve been stashing away for nearly two decades, but where do you start?
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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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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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