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May 15-17, 2015
Adult Admission: Daily Fri.- Sat. $10 / 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 13th, 2015 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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ASIAN CARS FEATURED DURING 2015 EVENT
Toyota, Mitsubishi, Kia, Hyundai, Honda and More Coming to Carlisle

Each year, the showfield at the Import & Kit Nationals features a different theme and different country. In 2015, the event will showcase Asian 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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CLASSIC TO LATE-MODEL IMPORTS FOR ANY BUDGET
Sell or Buy a Vehicle in our Car Corral

The 2015 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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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

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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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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BRIDGE STREET COMES TO CARLISLE ON FRIDAY
Local Act to Play a Wide Variety of Hits

Bridge Street boasts almost 150 years of road experience between its four members! Members include Kathy and Randy Furr, Mark Walter and Bill Sheehan. Each member has played with a number of different acts...
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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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2015 IMPORT & KIT AUTOCROSS RETURNS
Take Your Pass on the Carlisle 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 2015
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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CATCH A DISPLAY OF RARE FRENCH VEHICLES
Enjoy Some France's Best in Building R

Each year the French car clubs work together to create a unique display of French cars in Building R. Annually, this display evolves and improves and for 2015, thanks to the Renault Owner Club...
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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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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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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 these vehicles will be treated as Invitational vehicles. That means you can display your racecar at no charge!...
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BRUCE MEYERS RETURNS IN 2015
The Father of the Modern Day Dune Buggy

Back in 2015 is Bruce Meyers, father of the modern day Dune Buggy. During the event, come out to meet Bruce, get an autograph and listen to him talk about the history of the...
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HISASHI MASUI OF NOSTALGIC HERO MAGAZINE COMES TO CARLISLE
Welcome U.S. Based Writer of Popular Asian Auto Themed Publication

As Carlisle Events continues its international automotive theme at the always popular Carlisle Import & Kit Nationals, 2015 turns its attention to the Land of the Rising Sun! As such, Asian Cars are featured...
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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

Carlisle Events' staff will be roaming the Import & Kit 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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EARN WINNER'S CIRCLE HONORS DURING EVENT WEEKEND
Imports and a Kit Car Selected on Saturday

Showing a car during Import & Kit weekend may yield special Winners’ Circle honors. The Winner's Circle honorees come from those who are registered for the showfield and in attendance on Saturday. Cars...
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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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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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HEAR HONEYPUMP AT CARLISLE IN 2015
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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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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