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May 16-18, 2014
Adult Admission: Daily Fri.- Sat. $8 / Sun $7 / Event Pass $15
Gate Times: Thu.-Sat. 7am-6pm , Sun. 7am-3pm

 
This is a truly unique and engaging festival that showcases over 1,200 classic and high-performance vehicles. Take a tour through the grounds to enjoy imports and kit cars from at least seven different countries, representing thirty-seven unique manufacturers. Don’t miss the unbeatable parts shopping experience and a vending opportunity without comparison. Bring the family for a weekend full of fun with everything from prizes via the Passport Program to onsite autocross racing, club gatherings, cruises to historic scenic locations and even an activities area devoted to kids – the future of the hobby.

Online showfield registration is available now 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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SKIP THE LINES. AVOID THE HASSLE. ENJOY YOUR SHOW.
How to Save Time and Money: Details Below

Pre-register before April 14th, 2014 to get your window sticker early and drive right in when you get to the gate!

When you pre-register, you save time AND you save money.
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BRITISH CARS FEATURED DURING 2014 EVENT
MGs, Triumphs, Austin Healeys, Minis, Jags and more

Each year, the showfield at the Import & Kit Nationals features a different theme and different country. In 2014, the event will showcase British vehicles. If you want to have your ride considered for the...
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TURN YOUR PARTS AND RELATED MERCHANDISE INTO CASH
Become a Vendor and Sell Your Automotive Merchandise

The Import & Kit 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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NEW VENDORS PROGRAM NOW IN PLACE
Secure Vending Spaces and Earn Discounts

Carlisle Events is celebrating 40 years in 2014 and what better way to celebrate than to save you money- BIG MONEY! Many of the Our shows are successful because of vendors and because of that,...
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CLASSIC TO LATE-MODEL IMPORTS FOR ANY BUDGET
Sell or Buy a Vehicle in our Car Corral

The 2014 Import & Kit 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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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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ATTENTION CAR CLUBS – COMPETE TO SEE WHO IS THE LARGEST
Will Your Club Measure Up? Take the Club Challenge

The Carlisle Import & Kit 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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TAKE PART IN THE DRIVE - THE TOY DRIVE THAT IS
Join Clubs and Enthusiasts at Carlisle for This Benefit

By Marvin McFalls

The Toy Drive is a yearly charity activity of the Central PA Chapter of the Renault Owners Club. Our mission is simple: Deliver joy to children that would otherwise not receive it.
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SPECIAL NISSAN DISPLAY COMING TO CARLISLE
See Six Gems from the Nissan Heritage Collection

We often talk about seeing cars at Carlisle that are rare or have never been seen before. This year, we're working Nissan to showcase a little bit of the new and a half a...
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STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE JUDGING
Professional Judges Help You Perfect Your Gem

Although the Import & Kit Nationals is more widely known for its relaxed atmosphere and cars on display in the field without the pressures of being judged, there are some cars that stand out above...
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TEST YOUR RIDE'S ABILITY VIA THE ONSITE DYNO MACHINE
Twisted Tuning Brings its Dyno to Carlisle in 2014

You take pride in your ride; how it looks and how it runs. It's a safe bet too that you've put a lot of hard work into your car and have taken some extra...
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2013 IMPORT & KIT AUTOCROSS RESULTS
53 Cars Travel the Autocross Track

An annual part of the Import & Kit Nationals is the ability to drive your car around the Autocross track. Why do you do this? We suspect the answers will vary, but either way, you...
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PASSPORT EXCITEMENT CONTINUES IN 2014
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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INVITATIONAL DISPLAY
See the Best Imports and Kits in this Indoor Display

Building Y is the place to see the best of the best in imports and kit cars. Many Invitational cars are featured in national magazines as a result of being on display. There is no...
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VINTAGE RACE PREPARED VEHICLES ON DISPLAY
Experience Presented by Vintage Motorsports

The Import & Kit Nationals Racecar Paddock is an annual highlight area of the Showfield and beginning in 2014 these vehicles will be treated as Invitational vehicles. That means you can display your racecar at...
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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 & Kit 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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TEN VEHICLES WILL BE HAND-SELECTED BY CARLISLE EVENTS
Be Chosen as a Member of the Carlisle Elite on Friday

We will be roaming the Import & Kit Nationals Showfield on Friday in search of our ten favorite vehicles to become the newest members of the Carlisle Elite. To be picked for the Carlisle Elite,...
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SEMINARS, TUNE UP YOUR AUTOMOTIVE KNOWLEDGE
Instructional and Informational Sessions

Each year at the Import & Kit 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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SEMINAR - VICTRESS MANUFACTURING
What Can We Learn From This Plastic Powerhouse of the 1950s

Join experts Merrill Powell, Rick D’Louhy, Geoff Hacker as they present a seminar focused on fiberglass cars and car care.

Carlisle Events welcomes fiberglass car pioneer Merrill Powell from Victress Manufacturing to Carlisle for the first
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SEMINAR - DETAILING BY MEGUIAR’S
Join Car Care Specialists for the Dirt on Eliminating the Dirt

If you want to learn how to properly maintain your car’s appearance, there’s no better name than Meguiar’s. They’ve been providing the best products in car care for decades, and now you can get detailing...
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MEET SPECIAL GUEST BOBBY ARCHER
Enjoy Q&A and Autograph Sessions in 2014

Carlisle Events and the Renault Owners Club of North America are proud to present this year’s Special Guest, Bobby Archer of Archer Brother’s Racing from Duluth, Minnesota. You will have the opportunity to meet...
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MEET SPECIAL GUEST MERRILL POWELL
Enjoy Q&A and Seminar Sessions in 2014

Merrill Powell, born in 1930, became interested in sport cars while in the Air Force, and especially the concept of fiberglass auto bodies, as developed by Bill Tritt at Glasspar. When he returned to...
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MEET SPECIAL GUEST GEOFF HACKER
Enjoy Q&A and Seminar Sessions in 2014

Aptly called “Captain Curiosity” by Classic and Sports Car Magazine and “The Snipe Hunter” in Tom Cotter’s 2010 bestselling book, “Corvette in the Barn”, Geoff Hacker has been the king of automotive snipe hunters for...
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MEET SPECIAL GUEST RICK D’LOUHY
Enjoy Q&A and Seminar Sessions in 2014

Since the late 1980s, Rick D’Louhy has produced and promoted prominent collector car events at Zephyrhills, Florida and at Daytona International Speedway. He is now producing a major collector car event in Florida, the Daytona...
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ENJOY A VARIETY OF LIVE MUSIC
Multiple Bands at Multiple Locations to Entertain Patrons

Music always adds to an event. At the Import & Kit Nationals it creates an ambiance that just seems to bring all of the great cars and motorcycles to life. A variety of bands will...
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LIVE MUSIC WITH THE LUV GODS
Local Act Plays Friday of Event Weekend

If you like to dance, then you'll love the LUV GODS. Their music includes mostly the 80's, but you will also hear songs from the 70's, 90's and 2000's. The LUV Gods are tentatively slated...
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HEAR HONEYPUMP AT CARLISLE IN 2014
Band Plays Saturday

Honeypump began as a female fronted variety rock cover band in 1995 and has emerged as one of Central PA's premier live bands. Honeypump provides a great variety of music selections appealing to everyone...
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QUICKDRAW PLAYS IMPORT & KIT WEEKEND
Country & Rock Music Done Right at Carlisle

The best part about Import & Kit Nationals weekend is the wide array of music offered. This year, a new group is slated to play and their range and talents will certainly be a...
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DAISY CUTTER COMES TO CARLISLE FOR THREE SETS
Saturday Rocks with Central PA Band

From Classic Pop to Rock, the Beatles and more, Daisy Cutter plays it all! They claim their brand of music to be all around Righteous Rock and Roll and they're bringing their talents to...
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KB BLUEZ BAND COMES BACK TO CARLISLE
See Mike Kell and Friends Play

The KB Bluez Band are local musicians who love to have fun and make good music. Catch them above Subway on the west side of the grounds for a trio of sets Saturday afternoon....
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CENTRAL PA'S HOTTEST ROCK/COUNTRY COVER BAND COMES TO CARLISLE
Catch Showdown during Import & Kit Nationals Weekend

Want the lowdown on Showdown? Showdown is central Pennsylvania's hottest rock/country cover band and their talents will be showcased in May as part of the Carlisle Import & Kit Nationals and will play Saturday...
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CARLISLE STORE IS OPEN FOR ORDERS
Get your IKN 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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FUN FOR THE KIDS
Enjoy the Kids at Carlisle Activity Center

The Carlisle Import & Kit National 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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