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May 18-20, 2018
Adult Admission: Daily Fri.- Sat. $10 / Sun $7 / Event Pass $15
Kids 12 and Under FREE

Event Hours Thu.-Sat. 7am-6pm , Sun. 9am-12pm
On-grounds Parking: Fri. $5 / Sat. $10 / Sun. Free


Days Left Until Showtime 2018:

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The Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals welcomes the world of cars transcending all marques, scenes and styles of Import and Performance vehicles. This exciting event welcomes Imported vehicles from around the world as well as domestics, kit cars, motorcycles and trucks and high end performance vehicles. See the top builds, restorations, clubs and brands representing the world of automobiles and performance. Join us for your high-octane adrenaline fix with autocross, drifting, rolling exhaust competition, burnouts and more.

Online showfield registration is available now available for the event. 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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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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OPTIMA BATTERIES - OFFICIAL BATTERY OF IMPORT & PERFORMANCE WEEKEND
Call on Optima to Keep Your Ride Running Stronger and Longer

We all have automotive battery needs, right? No matter what part of the world your car is from, its year, make or model, you likely need a battery to make it go. As...
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WHAT’S FRESH IN 2018?
Keep Reading to Learn More

The Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals get bigger and better each year! Now, with support from its official battery partner, Optima Batteries, IPN is offering even more thrills, cars and guests over the course...
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SPECIAL DISPLAY – 40 YEARS OF THE TOYOTA SUPRA
Celebrate a Classic Sports Car at Carlisle in 2018

In 1978 Toyota came out with a new sports car that would change the enthusiast market forever. With styling originally derived from the Toyota Celica, the all new Supra sported a longer and wider body....
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SEE THE LEGENDS OF DESIGN: ASTONS AND JAGS
New Display Comes to Carlisle with Guests, Seminars and More

All-new this year, don’t miss a display showcasing the timeless design of two unique marques, Aston Martin and Jaguar. This showcase, entitled “The Legends of Design: Astons and Jags,” will be in Building T...
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THE LEGENDS COME TO CARLISLE – JAGUAR SPECIAL GUEST ANNOUNCED
Meet Michael Quinn, GW Bartlett, Dave Welsh and Joseph Limongelli

This year's Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals features an all-new grouping of cars featured in the Legends of Design display. With those cars come some very special guests that will take you through the...
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SUPERCARS JOIN IMPORT & PERFORMANCE NATIONALS
Exotics and Supercars Now Part of IPN Weekend

Back for 2018, we are working with the team from Supercars on State Street/Mille for MS! It was a big hit last year and we expect bigger and better things again this coming year!...
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SPECIAL DISPLAY - 80 YEARS OF THE VW BEETLE
Bugs From All Eras Converge on Carlisle

Join us as we celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Volkswagen Beetle at the Import & Performance Nationals. We’ll have a display in Building T and we welcome everyone to bring their Beetles for the...
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SPECIAL DISPLAY – CELEBRATE 30 YEARS OF THE NISSAN 240SX
Turn the Clock Back to 1988

Asian cars are always a popular feature at the Import & Performance Nationals and for 2018, we are showcasing the Nissan brand and celebrating 30 years since the 240SX was introduced to the North American...
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RACE VEHICLES ON SPECIAL DISPLAY
All Varieties of Race Vehicles Welcome

The Import & Performance Nationals Race Car Paddock has been an annual highlight area of the event for several years and the vehicles are treated as an Invitational Display. That means you can display your...
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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. Their draw...
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DRIFT LIMBO COMES TO CARLISLE
You’ve Seen it in Video Games, Now See it in Person

Made popular by video games like Forza, the new competition Drift Limbo will take over the drift course on Saturday afternoon of event weekend. This competition incorporates the skill of the driver to not...
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EXHAUST COMPETITION EXPANDS IN 2018 FOR IPN WEEKEND
New Expanded Format Adds More Sounds on the Grounds

Ready, set, go! The Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals feature an EXPANDED exhaust contest at this year's show! Car owners have the chance to showcase just what their car sounds like in a standalone environment....
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LOW CAR LIMBO
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.

Instead of measuring from the driver door or the roof,
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THE CARLISLE BURNOUT CONTEST
Bragging Rights are Up for Grabs

No Carlisle event would be complete without the burnout contest. “Carlisle Burnout King (or Queen)” bragging rights are once again up for grabs! Pre-registration is required at Guest Services. A show sticker (i.e. registered...
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ATTENTION CAR CLUBS – COMPETE TO SEE WHO IS THE LARGEST
Will Your Club Measure Up? Take the Club Challenge

The Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals has long been home to many car clubs with some using the event as the host to their regional or national meets. We recognize the largest clubs at the...
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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. Our staff will be looking for things like flags from the various countries and vehicle manufacturers as...
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DRIVE-THRU JUDGING RETURNS
Format Returns by Popular Demand

Experience drive through judging at this year's show! Judging is hosted by WRTeam and eJudged.com. Join them for a weekend of fun! Last year they judged hundreds of vehicles without a...
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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. To be...
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DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE MS. CARLISLE IPN?
$600 in Cash Prizes Awarded to the Top 3

Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals presents something fresh, an onsite beauty contest. The Ms. Carlisle beauty contest offers beauty and handfuls of cash. Any lady (18 and over) can register for a chance to...
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FROM THE SEMA SHOW TO HERE AT YOUR IMPORT SHOW!
Aaron Vaccar's AutoLife Tour Swings Thru in 2018

Since 2011, Aaron Vaccar's AutoLife Tour has been the authentic, cross-country traveling automotive attraction, with the goal to create exciting auto-themed entertainment for custom car shows, meets, races and events. The massive vinyl-wrapped rig and...
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PASSPORT EXCITEMENT GROWS FOR 2018
Walk the Show and Win Prizes

Winning prizes has never been easier or more fun. To win prizes, all you need to do is walk around and enjoy the show. As you’re checking out all of the cool rides, simply stop...
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BUY, SELL OR TRADE THE PARTS YOU NEED
Be a Vendor and Sell Your Automotive Merchandise

The Import & Performance Nationals Swap Meet is the perfect opportunity 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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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. No...
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PROMOTE YOUR CAR CORRAL RIDE ON OUR SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES
Program Allows for FREE Exposure to Help You Sell Your Ride

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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CARLISLE EVENTS WANTS YOU TO SAVE $$$
Learn How to Maximize your Carlisle Experience and Minimize the Cost

Vendors are the back bone of all of our events and because of that, we want to make sure you’re getting the best bang for the buck. As such, we’ve implemented a few ways...
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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. Many vendors choose Carlisle as the place to...
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SEMINARS, TUNE UP YOUR AUTOMOTIVE KNOWLEDGE
Instructional and Informational Sessions

The FREE seminars at the Import & Performance Nationals are your chance to expand your knowledge by simply listening to the experts. Some are formatted for Q&A and all of them...
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INVITATIONAL DISPLAY
See the Best Imports and Kits 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 Invitational cars are featured in national magazines as a result of being on...
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GET YOUR EVENT T-SHIRT NOW VIA THE ALL-NEW CARLISLE STORE
Join Green Mountain Monogram as you Shop for Carlisle Gear

When you come to a show at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds this year, you’ll notice the Carlisle Store has been overhauled! Carlisle Events is pleased to announce a partnership with an all-new apparel and...
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CAMP WITH CARLISLE EVENTS TO MAXIMIZE YOUR EVENT EXPERIENCE
Call Today to Ask How You Can Stay and Play

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...
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SUPPORT TOYS FOR TOTS AT CARLISLE
Donations Benefit Those in Need During the Holiday Season

The Central PA Chapter of the Renault Owners Club runs an annual toy drive during our event. This year, we’ve teamed up with them in making it a car club competition, although everyone is welcome...
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SCENIC CRUISE
Cruise the Back Roads of Central PA

All attendees can take part in scenic cruises as part of the Import & Performance Nationals. We provide the directions that will allow you to take a self-guided tour of south central Pennsylvania. The tour...
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ONLINE TICKETING NOW AVAILABLE
Purchase Single Day, Weekend 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 will still be option, now available...
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LOOK BACK ON YOUR CARLISLE WEEKEND WITH REAR VIEW MIRROR SUNDAY
Spend a Relaxing Sunday at Carlisle From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

On the 7th day, we rest, right? Well, for the more than half a million guests and vendors that pass through the gates of the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds, that is very much true. ...
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