Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals

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...

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May 17 - 19, 2019

Gate-n-Go Deadline

April 15, 2019
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Event Hours

Thu- Sat: 7AM- 6PM
Sunday: 9AM- 12PM

Admission

Daily Fri- Sat: $10
Sunday: $7
Event Pass: $15
Kids 12 and Under FREE

Location

Carlisle, PA

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.

Registration is available by calling our office at (717) 243-7855. Please note: refunds will not be issued less than 45 days prior to the beginning of the event and winners' lists are subject to change. 

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  • TALL A&A Auto Parts
  • TALL Corvette America
  • TALL Classic Cars
  • TALL Amsoil
  • TALL Meguiars
  • TALL Rock Auto
  • TALL Hagerty
  • TALL Amsoil
  • TALL A&A Auto Parts
  • TALL Meguiars
  • TALL Corvette America
  • TALL Rock Auto
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Event Activities

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SKIP THE LINES AND ENJOY MORE TIME AT YOUR SHOW

SKIP THE LINES AND ENJOY MORE TIME AT YOUR SHOW

How to Save Time and Money: Details Below

Pre-Register before the Gate-N-Go deadline of Monday, April 15 to save 10%! Why wait in line and lose time that you could be spending
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What’s Fresh in 2019?

What’s Fresh in 2019?

Keep Reading to Learn More

The Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals get bigger and better each year! IPN is offering even more thrills, cars and guests over the course of
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Celebrate 25 Years of the Subaru WRX STI

Celebrate 25 Years of the Subaru WRX STI

Rally to Carlisle in 2019 with One of Subaru's Most Popular Versions

Introduced in 1994 in Japan, the Subaru SRX STI became an instant hit in the rally and street racing world. Upgraded with a better suspension, stronger
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VOLKSWAGEN'S JETTA CELEBRATES 40 YEARS!

VOLKSWAGEN'S JETTA CELEBRATES 40 YEARS!

The Popular German Sedan to Show Off Its Legacy in 2019

Debuting in 1979, the VW Jetta became an instant hit for North America. The car was positioned to fill the sedan niche above VW's popular golf hatchback
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Citroën Autos Spotlight 100 Years of Production

Citroën Autos Spotlight 100 Years of Production

Celebrate a Century of Citroën

In a world where products, and even companies, come and go, it’s pretty amazing to see one celebrate 100 years in business. That’s exactly
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Race Vehicles on Special Display

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
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NICOfest – Autocross Racing and Drifting Exhibitions

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
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Drift Limbo Returns to Carlisle

Drift Limbo Returns to Carlisle

You’ve Seen it in Video Games, Now See it in Person

Made popular by video games like Forza, Drift Limbo will take over the drift course on Saturday afternoon of event weekend. Back by popular demand, this
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Multi Round Exhaust Competition Planned for IPN Weekend

Multi Round Exhaust Competition Planned 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, meaning more cars and more fun! Car owners have the
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Low Car Limbo

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
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The Carlisle Burnout Contest

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!
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Attention Car Clubs – Compete to see who is the Largest

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
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Who has the Coolest Club Hangout?

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
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Drive-Thru Judging Returns

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
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Ten Vehicles will be Hand-Selected by Carlisle Events

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
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Do You Have What it Takes to be Ms. Carlisle IPN?

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
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Passport Excitement Grows for 2019

Passport Excitement Grows for 2019

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
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Buy, Sell or Trade the Parts You Need

Buy, Sell or Trade the Parts You Need

Be a Vendor and Sell Your Automotive Merchandise

The Import & Performance Nationals Automotive Flea Market is the perfect opportunity to sell the parts and accessories that have been collecting dust
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Classic to Late-Model Imports for any Budget

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
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Promote Your Car Corral Ride on our Social Media Pages

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
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Carlisle Events Wants You to Save $$$

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
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Shop on the Manufacturers Midway

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
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Featured Vehicle Display

Featured Vehicle Display

See the Best Imports 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 Featured Display cars are featured
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Camp with Carlisle Events to Maximize Your Event Experience

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
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Scenic Cruise

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
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Online Ticketing Now Available

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
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Download the Carlisle Events App

Download the Carlisle Events App

Your Owner’s Manual to all Things Carlisle During Event Weekend

Have you ever walked the grounds at Carlisle, lost beyond belief and wondering where your favorite show cars are, or how to find that vendor you’re
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Look Back on Your Carlisle Weekend with Rear View Mirror Sunday

Look Back on Your Carlisle Weekend with Rear View Mirror Sunday

Spend a Relaxing Sunday at Carlisle From 7 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,
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Non-Denominational Worship Service

Non-Denominational Worship Service

Sunday Morning at 9AM

A non-denominational worship service is held at 9AM Sunday morning. 
We welcome you to join us for the service led by the Salvation Army and
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Complete the Carlisle Events Experience

Custom-tailored Event Packages

Package 1

Wear It Package Non-Judged

  • Non-Judged Showfield Registration
  • 2019 IPN Event T-Shirt
  • Total Package Value: $58

$50

Package 2

Wear It Package Judged

  • Judged Showfield Registration
  • 2019 IPN Event T-Shirt
  • Total Package Value: $84

$75

Package 3

Show Here, Stay Here Package

  • Non-Judged Showfield Registration
  • (2) On-Site Camping Spaces (10'x30' per space) 
  • Total Package Value: $120

$99

Interested in Our Other Hosted Events?

Check out our Event Schedule here.

Book with a preferred Hotel

Book online or call (800) 216-1876

  • TALL Classic Cars
  • TALL Meguiars
  • TALL Amsoil
  • TALL Rock Auto
  • TALL Corvette America
  • TALL A&A Auto Parts
  • TALL Hagerty
  • TALL Classic Cars
  • TALL Corvette America
  • TALL Meguiars
  • TALL A&A Auto Parts
  • TALL Amsoil
  • TALL Hagerty
  • TALL Rock Auto