Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals

May 15 - 17, 2020 at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds

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May 16 - 18, 2020

Event Hours

Fri- Sat: 7AM- 6PM
Sunday: 7AM- 12PM

Admission

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

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 and 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, burnouts and more! Scroll down to learn more about what's going on at the Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals!
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Event Activities

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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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What’s Fresh in 2019?

What’s Fresh in 2019?

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IPN is offering even more thrills, cars and guests over the course of the event weekend. Check them out here!
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Supercars & Exotics Display Planned for 2019

Supercars & Exotics Display Planned for 2019

Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, Lotus and more....

Who doesn't love Supercars? We all have dreams don't we? Come capitalize on those dreams at Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals where we will have a special indoor display dedicated to Supercars and Exotics. This will be a unique display in Building T that you won't want to miss out on!
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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

At the 2019 Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals we’ll celebrate 25 years of this awesome car inside Building T.
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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

After months of consideration, we've assembled what we think is a great display of the VW Jetta.  While these cars are best seen in person at the event in May, you can review the gallery online now!
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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 what Citroën is doing in 2019, celebrating 100 years of building automobiles. We’re working with one of our most enthusiastic clubs, Citroëns @ Carlisle, to create an amazing celebration of this innovative brand. 
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 80 Years of Motorized Bikes and Scooters

80 Years of Motorized Bikes and Scooters

Scoot In to Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals

Check out the display inside of Building R where we'll have Scooters and Bikes on display all weekend.
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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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 A Gathering of Alpines

A Gathering of Alpines

Special Display of Alpines planned for 2019

This celebration of Alpines will be held in Building R. Be sure to stop by and check out these extremely cool and rare cars. 
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NICOfest – Autocross Racing and Drifting Exhibitions

NICOfest – Autocross Racing and Drifting Exhibitions

Presented by NICOClub.com (Nissan/Infiniti Car Owners)
 

Register for NICOfest and check out the 2019 schedule for Drifting & Autocross Racing. 
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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

Drift Limbo will take over the drift course on Saturday afternoon of event weekend. 
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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

The Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals will feature an EXPANDED exhaust contest, meaning more cars and more fun!
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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.
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Win $69 with a 69 Second Burnout  - The Carlisle Burnout Contest

Win $69 with a 69 Second Burnout - The Carlisle Burnout Contest

Bragging Rights are Up for Grabs

Go big or go home, right?  You could win $69 cash in 2019 if you pop a tire within 69 seconds.  Who will be the Next King of the Hill? 
 
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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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20 Years of the Renault Owners Club at Carlisle

20 Years of the Renault Owners Club at Carlisle

Special Renault Display on the Showfield!

The Central PA Chapter of the Renault Owners Club is celebrating an exciting milestone.
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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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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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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

Any lady (18 and over) can register for a chance to win by competing in the Ms. Carlisle Contest
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Passport Excitement Grows for 2019

Passport Excitement Grows for 2019

Walk the Show and Win Prizes

To win prizes, all you need to do is walk around and enjoy the show. 
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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 in your garage.
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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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Seminar – Repairing an Interference Engine Following a Broken Timing Belt

Seminar – Repairing an Interference Engine Following a Broken Timing Belt

Join Nick Dimopolus, Lloyd Mathis and John Vogler on May 17 at 2 p.m.

In an effort to help anyone who has ever had a timing belt break on an interference engine, this seminar will give you step-by-step instructions to get your car back on the road.


 
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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

It doesn’t matter what show you’re attending, if you’ve purchased a car corral spot, we’ve got a cool opportunity for you.
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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.
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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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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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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

Stay here and play here with the Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals.  We have a special camping package just for you! 
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Seminar - Citroën and the American Automotive Industry

Seminar - Citroën and the American Automotive Industry

Presented at 10:00 AM Saturday in the Citroëns at Carlisle Tent

Citroën has closer ties to the American auto industry than one might think given how different the cars are from the two countries.
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Seminar - Welcome to Citroëns at Carlisle/History of Citroëns at Carlisle

Seminar - Welcome to Citroëns at Carlisle/History of Citroëns at Carlisle

Presented at 4:00 PM Friday in the Citroëns at Carlisle Tent


 

The club “Citroëns at Carlisle” has been part of every Carlisle import show since the very first one in 1986.
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Seminar - The Citroen-Panhard Linkup: Desperation, Necessity, Creativity

Seminar - The Citroen-Panhard Linkup: Desperation, Necessity, Creativity

Presented at 11:00 AM Saturday in the Citroens at Carlisle Tent

This discussion will be presented by Paul Brown, long time Citroen/Panhard enthusiast.
 
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Seminar - My Visit to the Citroën Conservatory

Seminar - My Visit to the Citroën Conservatory

Presented at 5:00 PM Friday in the Citroëns at Carlisle Tent


 

If you’ve ever wanted to tour the Citroën Conservatory, this might be your best opportunity short of a trip to France.
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Seminar - Citroën Hydraulic Systems

Seminar - Citroën Hydraulic Systems

Presented Saturday at 2:30 PM in the Citroëns at Carlisle Tent
 

Certain Citroën models are well known for their hydraulic suspension systems but they are not always fully understood.
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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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Take a Scenic Cruise and More

Take a Scenic Cruise and More

Cruise the Back Roads of Central PA

Looking for a way to continue your automotive fun once the on-site excitement has concluded for the day? 
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Online Ticketing Now Available

Online Ticketing Now Available

Purchase Single Day, Weekend or Season Passes

Tickets are cheaper online and that means the money you save can be used in the automotive flea market or can help you buy a car within the car corral.  
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Get Your IPN Event T-Shirt Via the Carlisle Store

Get Your IPN Event T-Shirt Via the Carlisle Store

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

The Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals 2019 Event T-Shirt is available ONLINE & at IPN in Building T!


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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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Get Your Summer of ‘69 Merchandise

Get Your Summer of ‘69 Merchandise

Cups, Stickers and Shirts Available (While Supplies Last)
 

It’s a once in a lifetime celebration in 2019 as we offer a season-long 50th celebration of the iconic Summer of ‘69.  As part of the special theme, you can pick up a souvenir cup, shirt and/or sticker to commemorate the theme. 
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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 7AM to 12PM

This is THE perfect way to spend a laid back Sunday morning at Carlisle for those who have been around the show since the start.
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Non-Denominational Worship Service

Non-Denominational Worship Service

Sunday Morning at 9AM

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend! We hope to see you there. 
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