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A BRIEF REVIEW OF 2016
Imports and Tuners Combine to Showcase the Automotive World

Cars and guests from around the world converged on Carlisle for the newly branded Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals. Brands like SAAB, BMW, Volkswagen, Audi, Renault and more anchored the showfield, while unique indoor...
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REGISTER FOR EVENT WEEKEND
Pre-Registration Helps Save Time Upon Arrival

Want to save on this show? Register today via Gate-N-Go to save 10%. Learn more online or save time by calling the Carlisle offices at 717-243-7855 to sign up.

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SPECIAL GUEST – LOU SANTIAGO
Meet the Host of Car Fix at Carlisle in May

For the first time ever, Lou Santiago of Velocity’s Car Fix TV show is coming to the Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals. Direct from his home base in Charlotte, Lou is a larger than...
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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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GERMAN CARS FEATURED DURING 2016 EVENT
VW, BMW, Porsche and More Coming to Carlisle

Each year, the showfield at the Import & Performance Nationals features a different theme and different country. In 2016, the event will showcase German vehicles.

Whether your German ride is new, old or somewhere in between,
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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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A VIEW FROM THE OTHER SIDE
Right-Hand-Drive Cars on Display in May

With the expansion of event weekend, the invitational display features have been enhanced too. Coming to Building T in May, a special Right-Hand-Drive car display. The showcase hosts cars from both the...
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A SHAVE AND A TUCK JUST FOR YOU
IPN Weekend Features an All-New Indoor Display

In recent years, the modern import market has been taking after popular trends within the hot rod market to make their engine bays look less cluttered with modern wires and electronics. Car owners and...
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RACE PREPARED VEHICLES ON DISPLAY
Experience Presented by Vintage Motorsports

The Import & Performance Nationals Race car Paddock is an annual highlight area of the Showfield and these vehicles will be treated as Invitational vehicles. That means you can display your race car at...
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PASSPORT EXCITEMENT CONTINUES IN 2016
Traverse the Grounds and Win Prizes

More prizes are added each year as part of our Passport Program. To participate, all you need to do is walk the Showfield and look for the checkpoints. In your FREE event directory...
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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 in 2016 for weekend fun! Last year they judged nearly 400 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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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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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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EXHAUST COMPETITION COMES TO IPN WEEKEND
Showcase the Unique Sounds of the Cars on the Grounds

Ready, set, go! The Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals feature an exhaust contest at this year's show! Car owners have the chance to showcase just what their car sounds like in a...
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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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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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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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KIT CAR VENDING COMES TO BUILDING Y
Build Your Own with Help From the Experts

The Kit Car aspect of the weekend continues with a wide array of vendors and experts onsite to help you enhance or undertake your Kit Car project. Historically, these vendors would take up a...
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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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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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CLASSIC TO LATE-MODEL IMPORTS FOR ANY BUDGET
Sell or Buy a Vehicle in our Car Corral

The 2015 Import & Performance Nationals car corral provides classic to late-model imported 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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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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SEMINARS, TUNE UP YOUR AUTOMOTIVE KNOWLEDGE
Instructional and Informational Sessions

Each year at the Import & Performance Nationals you can tune up your automotive knowledge with free seminars taking place all weekend and open to all show attendees. Topics have ranged from power tuning to...
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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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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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FUN FOR THE KIDS (SATURDAY ONLY)
Enjoy the Kids at Carlisle Activity Center

The Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals is fun for the entire family and we have not forgotten the kids. We have crafts for kids and parents to enjoy together during this and many of our...
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CARLISLE STORE IS OPEN FOR ORDERS
Get your IPN Event T-Shirt

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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CAMP WITH CARLISLE EVENTS TO MAXIMIZE YOUR EVENT EXPERIENCE
Call Today to Ask How You Can Stay at Play

Carlisle Events promotes 11 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...
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SEMINAR - THE COMPLETE TUNE-UP
Hosted by John Twist of University Motors

Throw in some points and plugs and you’re set to go. This approach to tuning may work in certain circumstances, but what if the compression is low, a spark plug wire is open, the...
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SEMINAR - SPEED TUNING
Hosted by John Twist of University Motors

John Twist (University Motors LTD) and Carl Heideman (Eclectic Motorworks LLC) will explain how to get the most performance out of your British sports car. They will carefully explain how to find and unleash hidden...
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SEMINAR - RUST REPAIR AND WELDING
Join Carl Heideman from Eclectic Motorworks

As long as your classic isn’t made of fiberglass (and even if it is), you’re going to have to deal with rust repair at some point. Carl Heideman from Eclectic Motorworks and Classic Motorsports Magazine...
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SEMINAR - WIRING DIAGNOSTICS
Hosted by John Twist of University Motors

My car goes dead every three days and my buddy says I need a new battery. Guess what? Sometimes your buddy’s suggestion is correct; more often it’s not. Wiring and electrical circuits...
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SEMINAR - CITROEN'S CHANGING VALUES
Hosted by Dave Burnham of the Citroen Club

Vehicle values have always fluctuated due to a variety of factors. Dave Burnham, owner of Dave Burnham Citroen Repair and Restoration in Delanson, NY has his finger on the pulse of the Citroens in the...
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SEMINAR - HOW TO GET YOUR CAR ON THE TRACK
Hosted by Tim Suddard of Grassroots Motorsports

Just about all of us aspire to hit the track one day but for many the hardest part is knowing how to get there. Tim Suddard, publisher of Grassroots Motorsports magazine, is here to help....
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SEMINAR - HISTORY OF THE CITROËN IN CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA
Hosted by Brad Nauss of Brad Nauss Automotive

Brad Nauss is the owner of Brad Nauss Automotive in nearby Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. He will use his personal involvement (beginning as a child) and his 45+ years of hands-on involvement in all things Citroën to...
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SEMINAR - HISTORY OF THE RENAULT DAUPHINE
Hosted by Lawrence Dooley of Dauphine Restoration Shop U.S.A.

2016 marks the 60th Anniversary of the Dauphine and the Renault Owners Club of North America will be hosting a seminar on the Dauphine. The seminar in Building R (Saturday at 10 a.m.) on the...
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