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Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals

CARLISLE PA FAIRGROUNDS • Join us for an international vehicle wonderland where you can see 2,300+ 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 13 - 14, 2022

Gate-n-Go Deadline

March 29, 2022
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Event Hours

Fri- Sat: 7AM- 6PM




Admission

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

Location

1000 Bryn Mawr Rd
Carlisle, PA 17013

Join us for an international vehicle wonderland where you can see 2,300+ 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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Annual Holiday Sale Coming Soon

Annual Holiday Sale Coming Soon

Sale begins Friday, November 26th. Thank you for your loyalty & support!

The annual Holiday Sale is coming soon!! Starting on Black Friday, November 26, 2021 and running through January 3, 2022 at 5PM you can SAVE! Save a total of 20% off most aspects of our events!
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Save 10% on 2022 Import & Performance Nationals Showfield Registration

Save 10% on 2022 Import & Performance Nationals Showfield Registration

Save Time and Money: Details Below

Pre-Register before the Gate-N-Go deadline of Tuesday, March 29 to save 10%! 
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Featured Vehicle Display

Featured Vehicle Display

See the Best Imports in This Indoor Display

Indoors at Carlisle is the place to see the best of the best in imports, tuners and performance sport compacts. Many Featured Display cars are featured in national magazines as a result of being on display. There is no charge to participate if your vehicle is selected, admission is provided as well as truck and trailer parking.
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BMW Featured in 2022

BMW Featured in 2022

Multiple Anniversaries Culminate in This Celebration of the Brand

German automaker BMW set the world on fire with the E30 40 years ago along with the 5-Series 50 years ago! Help us celebrate BMW as a whole brand this year at the Carlisle Import and Performance Nationals. 
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Subaru’s Impreza Turns 30 Years Old

Subaru’s Impreza Turns 30 Years Old

Help Us Celebrate This Subaru Marque in May

Can you believe it, the Subaru Impreza turns 30 years old in 2022! Debuting originally in 1992, the Impreza has spawned an enthusiast following like non-other. From it’s motorsport heritage to it’s timeless design, the Impreza has left it’s mark on the Import world. Help us celebrate the Impreza this year at the Carlisle Import and Performance Nationals.
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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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The Import & Performance Nationals Automotive Flea Market Awaits You

The Import & Performance 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 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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Buy Your Vending Spaces Today

Buy Your Vending Spaces Today

Vending Spaces Available, Space Discounts May Apply.

The Import & Peformance 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 Import & Performance enthusiasts and buyers. Connect with Carlisle Events today to see if you qualify for vendor discounts.
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Classic to Late-Model Imports for Any Budget

Classic to Late-Model Imports for Any Budget

Sell or Buy a Vehicle in Our Car Corral

The Import & Performance Nationals car corral provides classic to late model vehicles in all varieties of make, model and condition for sale. Thousands will browse, compare and make deals directly with the owner.
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Buy Your Tickets Online at CarlisleTickets.com

Buy Your Tickets Online at CarlisleTickets.com

Purchase Single Day Tickets, Weekend Passes or Season Passes

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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Race Vehicles on Special Display

Race Vehicles on Special Display

All Varieties of Race Vehicles Welcome

The Race Car Paddock is reserved exclusively for vehicles that are set up for racing including road racers and autocross to drag and rally cars and more. See the cars as part of a true garage display within the pavilions on the east side of the grounds. 
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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 afternoon of event weekend. 
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Multi Round Rolling Exhaust Contest

Multi Round Rolling Exhaust Contest

Expanded Format Adds More Sounds on the Grounds

The Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals will feature an EXPANDED exhaust contest, meaning more cars and more fun!
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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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Attention Car Clubs – Compete to See Who Is the Largest

Attention Car Clubs – Compete to See Who Is the Largest

Will Your Club Measure Up? Take the Club Challenge

Register your club for Import & Performance Nationals to compete!
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Who Has the Coolest Club Hangout?

Who Has the Coolest Club Hangout?

Finally, a Contest where Everyone Wins

Clubs that receive a Carlisle Events’ supplied tent are encouraged to participate in the Coolest Club Hangout competition.
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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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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

Sample Cuisines from Countries at Import & Performance Nationals

Many people love participating in the annual Passport Program at Import & Performance Nationals and it continues to grow each year. We are taking you one step "closer" to traveling around the world and that is with FOOD. 
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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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Toys for Tots Toy Drive

Toys for Tots Toy Drive

Donate a Toy(s) during Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals

It’s our pleasure to host the Toys for Tots Toy Drive in conjunction with the Central PA Chapter of the Renault Owners Club.
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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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Camp with Carlisle Events to Maximize Your Event Experience

Camp with Carlisle Events to Maximize Your Event Experience

Camp Onsite at Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals

Carlisle Events promotes multiple events annually and many of them have a footprint to host you and your camper, RV or tent. Rates vary by event, but if you’re a collector car enthusiast and enjoy spending your non-show hours in something other than a hotel, consider camping at Carlisle. 
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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

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 Show "Extras" on Carlisle Overstock Ebay Store

Unique Show "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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Check out our Event Schedule here.

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Book online or call (800) 216-1876