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Jun 24-26, 2016
Adult Admission: Daily Fri.- Sat. $10 / Sun $7 / Event Pass $15
Gate Times: Thu.-Sat. 7am-6pm , Sun. 7am-3pm

 
Home to a diverse group of General Motors vehicles, from vintage muscle to the modern 5th Generation Camaro, this is the place to be each June. Organized by year, make and model, the National Parts Depot showfield is home to a wide array of classic and modern GM products. Buckle up for autocross action, indoor displays of concepts, customs, performance and historic vehicles, industry guests, activities for the kids and special prizes throughout the weekend. You will also find an unbelievable variety of vendors, an all-GM car corral and the Manufacturers Midway vending area.

Online showfield registration is available for the event right now. If you'd prefer, registration is also available by calling our office at (717) 243-7855. Please note: refunds will not be issued less than 19 days prior to the beginning of the event and winners' lists are subject to change.


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THE IROC CAMARO CELEBRATES 30 YEARS
Display Sponsored by Camaro Central

It is hard to believe that one of the most popular cars of the 1980s, the IROC-Z Camaro, turns 30 this year. That’s right, it will be 30 years since the first IROC package was...
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REGISTER FOR EVENT WEEKEND
Pre-Registration Helps Save Time Upon Arrival

The Gate-N-Go deadline has passed, but that doesn't mean you can't still register for event weekend. Save time by calling the Carlisle offices at 717-243-7855 to sign up. You can also register online,...
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INVITATIONAL DISPLAY FEATURES FABULOUS FINS IN 2015
Cars on Display in Building T Throughout the Weekend

Another unique display for the 2015 GM Nationals will feature cars with a style a little different than that of the ‘80s. Within building T, we will be featuring a mini-display of ‘50s-‘60s cars with...
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FIRST CAMARO EVER BUILT SLATED TO BE ON DISPLAY
Visit the Solid Lifter Showroom to See Camaro #001 Throughout the Week

This year, the GM Nationals will be playing host to the most important Camaro ever built – the very first one! Camaro N100001 was the first of 49 pilot cars built by Chevrolet at the...
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GM DESIGNER JERRY PALMER OFFERING SEMINARS ALL WEEKEND
Meet the Man Who Guided the Design of the Third Generation Camaro

The Third Generation Camaro was a groundbreaking design from General Motors in 1982. This new Camaro incorporated many important aerodynamic lines and features that not only made the car very unique looking, but also helped...
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BURNOUT SHOW: SPONSORED BY SLP
Bragging Rights Up for Grabs

No Carlisle event would be complete without the burnout contest. Bragging rights are up for grabs once again at the Carlisle GM Nationals. Join us as we crown the “Carlisle King (or Queen) of the...
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5TH GEN OWNERS, GRAB YOUR HELMET AND SAVE SPACE IN YOUR TRUNK
Activities and Vendors Catered to 5th Gen Camaros are Coming

The 5th Gen Camaro has become one of the most popular late-model performance cars on the market. The GM Nationals has seen a healthy growth in these cars over the last few years, and we...
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FORMULA DRIFT COMPETITOR MICHAEL ESSA ANNOUNCED FOR GM NATIONALS
2013 Formula Drift Championship to do Demos on Sunday of Event Weekend

The sport of drifting continues to grow in popularity, making drivers like Ken Block and Vaughn Gittin, Jr. household names. In addition to those two, Michael Essa is a very successful and popular driver...
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ENJOY TRACK TIME ALL WEEKEND
PUSH YOUR GM TO THE LIMIT!

The GM Nationals is now offering open track time throughout the event weekend. Certain blocks of time are being carved out for vehicle owners to put their cars to the test. It doesn't matter if...
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2ND ANNUAL AUTOCROSS SHOOTOUT
Presented by UMI Performance

The first-ever Autocross Shootout was held Friday evening at last year’s GM Nationals. 2015 will see the return of this popular activity where you can win cash prizes for competing! UMI Performance and Carlisle Events...
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SEE, HEAR AND SMELL NITROFEST IN 2015
You Could Sit in Bruce Larson's Racer as it Warms Up

Bruce Larson, Carlisle’s resident noise-maker, will be back for the 2015 GM show. Bruce, an NHRA champion and all-around car guy, will be here to share his two amazing USA-1 funny cars. Bruce’s tent will...
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PROFESSIONAL JUDGING COMES TO CARLISLE
Carlisle Elite Returns

“Quality over quantity” – this saying has been around for decades, and this year the GM Nationals will embrace this approach as part of the judging process. Professional judging is back, but with a change...
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SOLID LIFTER SHOWROOM VII COMES TO BUILDING G
Celebrate Deuces and Camaro #001 in 2015

The ever-popular Solid Lifter Showroom (SLS) will be celebrating its 7th year out in Building G. Even though Building G is located outside of Gate 1, it is still a big part of the Carlisle...
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MEET BATMAN, A.K.A DETECTIVE GENARO ORTIZ OF THE NEWARK PD
Popular Cop and his Batmobile Camaro to Appear at the SLP Performance Booth

Adults and kids alike will love meeting Batman! At this year's show, a 20+ year veteran of the Newark, New Jersey PD will be onsite donning his popular Batman costume and will be accompanied...
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TWO GM AMBASSADORS WHO HELPED BUILD CAMARO #001 ARE COMING TO CARLISLE
Meet Pete Noll in Building G

Pete Noll began his career with Fisher Body in 1955 as a tool and die apprentice, which saw him eventually start work on the early F-body pilot car program performing process refinement, which included dimensional...
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TWO GM AMBASSADORS WHO HELPED BUILD CAMARO #001 ARE COMING TO CARLISLE
Meet Gale Mains in Building G

Gale Mains started at the Norwood plant as a new unit driver in August of 1967. Eventually, Mains found his specialty as an Absentee Replacement Operator and became skilled on the chassis side of operations,...
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SEE KITT THE CRIME-FIGHTING CAR AND GET A PICTURE IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT
The Famous Car from “Knight Rider” will be part of the All-80s Weekend

The show Knight Rider is easily one of the most popular T.V. shows to come from the 1980s. To help celebrate the all-‘80s weekend here at the GM Nationals, the event will host one of...
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JERRY HEASLEY RETURNS TO CARLISLE
With Seminars, Books for Sale and More, Heasley is a True Expert

Jerry Heasley is a veteran automotive book author, magazine writer and photographer who has seen 6,000 of his articles appear in more than 100 different car magazine titles over the past 30 years. For...
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ROCK OUT TO YOUR FAVORITE ‘80S TUNES
My 80s Band Comes to the GM Nationals in 2015

The 30th anniversary of the IROC-Z Camaro wouldn’t be complete without a little ‘80s theme mixed in. The GM Nationals will be heading back in time to celebrate the iconic IROC, which now includes and...
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SEE A '77 BANDIT TRANS AM FORMERLY OWNED BY BURT REYNOLDS
Sold at the Spring Carlisle Auction in April, the Bandit Car Returns

In early 2015, Carlisle Events and Carlisle Auctions were lucky enough to score a consignment from the one and only Burt Reynolds for the Spring Carlisle Auction. Drawing attention from around the world, the...
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THE HISTORIC VEHICLE ASSOCIATION COMES TO CARLISLE
National Organization Presents 'This Car Matters' 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. Once again this year, the HVA recognizes the importance of...
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TURN YOUR PARTS AND RELATED MERCHANDISE INTO CASH
Become a Vendor and Sell Your Automotive Merchandise

Historically, the GM Nationals Swap Meet is a great place to sell the parts and accessories that have been collecting dust in your garage. The swap meet is also the place for the parts...
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NEW VENDORS PROGRAM NOW IN PLACE
Secure Vending Spaces and Earn Discounts

Our shows are successful because of our vendors and because of that, Carlisle Events is happy to announce a beneficial approach to vending at our events. The benefits include multi-show discounts that can save you...
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CLASSIC TO LATE-MODEL CARS FOR ANY BUDGET
Sell or Buy a Vehicle in the Car Corral

Over 150 GM 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,...
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PROMOTE YOUR CAR CORRAL RIDE ON OUR SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES
Pilot Program Allows for FREE Exposure to Help You Sell in 2015

Do you want to let thousands of enthusiasts know what you are selling in your car corral space at Carlisle? It doesn’t matter what show you’re attending, if you’ve purchased a car corral spot,...
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ATTENTION CAR CLUBS – 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...
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ATTENTION CAR CLUBS - COOLEST CLUB HANGOUT AWARD
Is your Club Tent the Place to Be?

Is your club cool enough? Is your club ready for the event?

The Coolest Club award is based on the premise of your club tent being THE PLACE to be. Plan your theme and your
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TEST DRIVE A CHEVY AT THE GM NATIONALS
Enjoy the Latest From GM and Do So for Free

Chevrolet test drives have returned for 2015! Your local Chevrolet dealer, Lawrence Chevrolet, will be providing free onsite test drives of your favorite Chevy vehicles on Friday and Saturday only via their mobile showroom. If...
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BE PART OF THE INVITATIONAL DISPLAY
Some of GM's Best at Carlisle

Do you own or appreciate some of GM's most influential and important cars? If so, then being a part of the Invitational Display is a must. The display is open to all makes...
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THE ART OF GM – AUTOMOTIVE ARTIST DAVID SNYDER
See a Fantastic Display of GM and Automotive Art in Building T

Meet and interact with artist David Snyder as he sets up shop within 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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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. Topics include performance, restoration and maintenance. Seminars are conducted by...
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DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE MS. CARLISLE
Compete to Win the Crown and Cash Prizes

Gather at the main stage and witness, or even be part of, the Ms. Carlisle GM Nationals beauty contest. Held on Saturday evening after the burnout contest, this pageant offers a cash prize for the...
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CARLISLE STORE IS OPEN FOR ORDERS
GM Nationals Event T-Shirts are Available

Get your official event merchandise via the Carlisle Store. The Carlisle Store offers event specific shirts, memorabilia and more. Remember, the Carlisle Store and Brickel’s Racing Collectibles offer site to store and site to home...
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GET EXHAUSTED WITH A&A
A&A Auto Stores featuring Borla Exhausts on Installation Alley

If you’re not exhausted when you leave the GM Nationals at Carlisle, its your own fault! A&A Auto Stores on Installation Alley will be offering performance exhaust installations from the top manufactures. Don’t miss this...
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EXPERIENCE THE GIRLS AUTO CLINIC AT CARLISLE IN 2015
Join Patrice Banks for a Unique Education

Cars, car talk and automotive repairs aren’t just for the guys anymore! Join self taught expert Patrice Banks for seminars that focus on full service auto repair. These seminars cater to women and...
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ATTENTION FEMALE ENTHUSIASTS
GM Nationals to Offer the Women's Oasis and More

Ladies and men alike always make a point to stop by the GM Nationals Women’s Oasis tent and visit our amazing vendors, selling items from jewelry and accessories to handmade crafts and beauty products. ...
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FAMILY FUN FOR UP AND COMING GM ENTHUSIASTS
Enjoy the Kids at Carlisle Activity Center

The GM Nationals is fun for the entire family and we have not forgotten the kids. In the Kids at Carlisle Activity Center Area, there are games, crafts and more for kids and parents to...
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KIDS AT CARLISLE SCAVENGER HUNT PLANNED FOR 2015
Weekend Long Fun Yields Prizes and More at the GM Nationals

As younger generations of automotive enthusiasts flock to Carlisle, so do their kids. As such, Carlisle Events is happy to announce an expansion of its Kids’ at Carlisle activity area. This expansion isn't...
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STAND-IN TO WIN WITH CARLISLE EVENTS
Find our Photo Stand-In, Snap a Photo and Tag it to Win

Say cheese, because Carlisle Events wants you to snap a photo within our new photo stand-in/selfie station and hook you up with $250! The concept is fun and the process is simple. Follow...
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MEET OUR NEW MASCOT DURING EVENT WEEKEND
Snap a Photo, Grab a Special Wristband and Help Name it Too

Carlisle Events is all about family, after all, we’ve been family owned and operated since our inception 1974. As we continue to grow, we’re also expanding our fun family offerings. Now, we have...
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