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Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals

CARLISLE PA FAIRGROUNDS • Join us for an international vehicle wonderland where you can see 2,300+ unique and stunning imported vehicles from around the world as well as domestics, kit cars, motorcycles, trucks and high end performance vehicles. 

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May 13 - 14, 2022

Event Hours

Friday: 12PM- 6PM*
Saturday: 7AM- 6PM
*Early bird shopping opens at 7AM


Admission

Daily Fri- Sat: *$10
Event Pass: *$15
Kids 12 and Under FREE
*Online tickets discounted.

Location

1000 Bryn Mawr Rd
Carlisle, PA 17013

Join us for an international vehicle wonderland where you can see 2,300+ unique and stunning imported vehicles from around the world as well as domestics, kit cars, motorcycles, trucks and high end performance vehicles. See the top builds, restorations, clubs and brands representing the world of automobiles and performance. Get your high-octane adrenaline fix on with autocross, drifting, rolling exhaust competition, and more!

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Winner’s List Now Available for IPN Weekend

Winner’s List Now Available for IPN Weekend

Dozens of Awards Handed out in 2021

Over 1,800 registered vehicles participated in the Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals.  While not every one of them were judged, many were by our friends from eJudged.com
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View the Import & Performance Nationals Event Guide

View the Import & Performance Nationals Event Guide

Available Now!

Check out the 2021 Import & Performance Nationals Event Guide for everything you need to know about the show.
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Complete the Import & Performance Nationals 2021 Survey

Complete the Import & Performance Nationals 2021 Survey

Share your Feedback with Us

We hope you enjoyed your time at Import & Performance Nationals! We'd love to hear your feedback via our online survey. If you complete the survey, you can enter in a drawing for a chance to win 2022 (2) Event Passes to a Carlisle show of your choice.
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Pre-Register for the Showfield

Pre-Register for the Showfield

Save Time and Pre-Register Online

Gate-N-Go has ended but you can still benefit from pre-registering early! Pre-registration remains available up until show week.
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Volvo Car USA LLC Coming to Import & Performance

Volvo Car USA LLC Coming to Import & Performance

A Collection of Volvos from the Manufacturer

Volvo Car USA LLC will be at the Import & Performance Nationals with two cars from their heritage collection, a new one that’s been fully accessorized and a classic that’s owned by a Volvo employee.
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Join us for the Volvo Celebration in May!

Join us for the Volvo Celebration in May!

Multiple anniversaries bring together a Volvo display!
 

2021 marks a number of modern and classic Volvo anniversaries. From engines to platforms to specific models, there is no denying Volvo deserves some recognition. So not to exclude anyone, we are putting together a display of all things Volvo.
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Celebrate Opel at the 2021 Import & Performance Nationals

Celebrate Opel at the 2021 Import & Performance Nationals

A Trifecta of Opel Anniversaries

Opel fans have a lot or reasons to celebrate at Carlisle in 2021. In descending order, this year makes the 50th anniversary of the Opel Manta, 25th anniversary of the club’s presence at the event and the 15th anniversary of the Opel Nationals. As the Manta hits the half-century mark, we will honor it with a display in Building Y.
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Remembering Bruce Meyers

Remembering Bruce Meyers

The Father of the Dune Buggy

The automotive world lost a true legend on February 19th of this year with the passing of Bruce Meyers and many of us lost a friend. Bruce invented the fiberglass dune buggy in 1964, creating a new genre of vehicle. 
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The Honda K-Series Turns 20!

The Honda K-Series Turns 20!

Join us in May as we celebrate the K-Series lineup

From the RSX to the Civic Type R’s, there is no denying the performance of the K-Series engines in the modern Honda and Acura platforms. Join us this may as we put together an awesome display of all things K-Series. 
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The 2JZ Turns 30!

The 2JZ Turns 30!

Join us in May as we celebrate the Toyota 2JZ Engine

This year at the show we will put together an awesome display of all things 2JZ. This includes cars that originally came with them and cars that have had 2JZ swaps.
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Celebrate the ‘80s, in French Style!

Celebrate the ‘80s, in French Style!

French Vehicle Display in Building R

The Renault Owner Club of North America is putting together a unique display featuring Renaults made in the 1980s. This will be a celebration of everything Renault from this decade.
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Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Renault 12

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Renault 12

Part of the Featured Vehicle Display in Building R

Over the years we have had a number of examples of US Market, French built, Renault 12s as well as many of their other variants built in other markets. With the assistance of Renault 12 USA and Dacia 1300 New York, we look forward to a definitive display of the Renault 12 which will include the largest number of examples ever displayed in North America. We’re honored to have the Central PA Chapter of the Renault Owners Club attempt such a display at Carlisle!
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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 in national magazines as a result of being on display. There is no charge to participate if your vehicle is selected, admission is provided as well as truck and trailer parking.
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Drive-Thru Judging Returns

Drive-Thru Judging Returns

Format Returns by Popular Demand

To participate in the Drive-Thru Judging, register your car for the Judged Showfield. 
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Buy Your Vending Spaces Today

Buy Your Vending Spaces Today

Vending spaces available, space discounts may apply. Call today!

The Import & Peformance Nationals Automotive Flea Market is a great place to sell the parts, accessories, automotive memorabilia and literature that have been collecting dust in your garage. Put your parts in front of thousands of Import & Performance enthusiasts and buyers. Connect with Carlisle Events today to see if you qualify for vendor discounts.
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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 will browse, compare and make deals directly with the owner.
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Buy Your Tickets Online at CarlisleTickets.com

Buy Your Tickets Online at CarlisleTickets.com

Purchase Single Day Tickets, Weekend Passes 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 still is an option, you can plan ahead and purchase your tickets ONLINE!
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Race Vehicles on Special Display

Race Vehicles on Special Display

All Varieties of Race Vehicles Welcome

The Race Car Paddock is reserved exclusively for vehicles that are set up for racing including road racers and autocross to drag and rally cars and more. See the cars as part of a true garage display within the pavilions on the east side of the grounds. 
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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 annual NICOfest at the Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals show. 
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Drift Limbo Contest

Drift Limbo Contest

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

Drift Limbo will take over the drift course on Saturday afternoon of event weekend. 
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Multi Round Rolling Exhaust Contest

Multi Round Rolling Exhaust Contest

Expanded Format Adds More Sounds on the Grounds

The Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals will feature an EXPANDED exhaust contest, meaning more cars and more fun!
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Low Car Limbo Contest

Low Car Limbo Contest

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.
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Eat Around the World at IPN

Eat Around the World at IPN

NEW! Sample Cuisines from Countries at Import & Performance Nationals

Many people love participating in the annual Passport Program at Import & Performance Nationals and it continues to grow each year. In 2021, we are taking you one step "closer" to traveling around the world and that is with FOOD. 
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Travel Around the World in the Passport Scavenger Hunt

Travel Around the World in the Passport Scavenger Hunt

Walk the Show and Win a Limited Edition Souvenir

Getting a FREE souvenir has never been easier or more fun. To win the limited edition souvenir, all you need to do is walk around and enjoy the show.
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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

Register your club for Import & Performance Nationals to compete!
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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.
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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 to become the newest members of the Carlisle Elite!
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Seminar: Importing Your Dream Car(s) and What Follows

Seminar: Importing Your Dream Car(s) and What Follows

Grandstand-  Saturday, May 15th at 11:30AM
 

Paul Anderson from Mechanicsburg, PA will present a seminar speaking on his experiences importing two rare and unique vehicles from Europe.
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Seminar: Fuel Injection Retrofit

Seminar: Fuel Injection Retrofit

Building R - Saturday, May 15th at 10:30AM

This year’s seminar will take place in Building R beginning at 10:30 AM on Saturday, May 15th. So come on by and learn what’s new in this growing segment of the classic car aftermarket from someone who has already gone through it. We hope to see you there!
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Special Poster to Benefit Toys For Tots

Special Poster to Benefit Toys For Tots

Poster Dedicated to John Webber

Posters will be available at the show for $10 and can be picked up at either the Saab Tent or Building R. All proceeds will be given to Carlisle Toys for Tots. While it may not be possible to drop a Toys for Tots donation in John’s car, this poster might at least serve as a memory of previous years’ Toy Drives.
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Toys for Tots Toy Drive

Toys for Tots Toy Drive

Donate a toy(s) during Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals!

It’s our pleasure to host the Toys for Tots Toy Drive in conjunction with the Central PA Chapter of the Renault Owners Club.
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Get Your Import & Performance Nationals T-Shirt Via the Carlisle Store

Get Your Import & Performance Nationals T-Shirt Via the Carlisle Store

 Join Green Mountain Monogram in Building T as you Shop for Carlisle Gear

Stop by the Carlisle Store within Building T to get your Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals 2021 event shirt! It doesn’t matter if you’re picking up a pre-order or shopping for the first time, the Carlisle Store has your event shirts in stock! These great options are all thanks to our apparel and merchandise partner, Green Mountain Monogram.  
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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.
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Camp with Carlisle Events to Maximize Your Event Experience

Camp with Carlisle Events to Maximize Your Event Experience

Camp On Site at Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals!

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 spending your non-show hours in something other than a hotel, consider camping at Carlisle. 
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 Carlisle Events Works to Support Project SHARE During 2021 Events Season  and Offers an Outlet for Donations and More

Carlisle Events Works to Support Project SHARE During 2021 Events Season and Offers an Outlet for Donations and More

 

Car show season at Carlisle runs April through October and while it may feel like a normal level of fun at the venue, the reality is, there are still

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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

Available for Free Download on iTunes and NOW Google Play
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Handy Tips for a Successful Trip Through the Automotive Flea Market

Handy Tips for a Successful Trip Through the Automotive Flea Market

FREE Taxi Service and Parts Hauling Help Get You From A to B at Carlisle

The Carlisle PA Fairgrounds is a large footprint that can be a challenge at times, even for the most experienced attendee.  82 acres, 16+ miles of paved roadway, vendors and cars everywhere…it’s easy to understand how you may start wondering to yourself “where did I see that part or car I want to buy?”  “How do I get my purchase from its space to my truck?”  “How am I going to do this?” 

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