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Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals

CARLISLE PA FAIRGROUNDS • Join us for an international vehicle wonderland where you can see 1,700+ 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 12 - 13, 2023

Gate-n-Go Deadline

March 28, 2023
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Event Hours

Fri- Sat: 7AM- 6PM




Admission

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

Location

Carlisle Fairgrounds
1000 Bryn Mawr Rd
Carlisle, PA 17013

Join us for an international vehicle wonderland where you can see 1,700+ 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!
Presenting sponsor - eBay Motors

Event Activities

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Save 10% on 2023 Import & Performance Nationals Showfield Registration

Save 10% on 2023 Import & Performance Nationals Showfield Registration

Save Time and Money: Details Below

Pre-Register before the Gate-N-Go deadline of Tuesday, March 28 to save 10%! 
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Get Your Vending Spaces for Import & Performance Nationals

Get Your Vending Spaces for Import & Performance Nationals

Vending Spaces Available

Put your parts in front of thousands of Import & Performance enthusiasts and buyers!
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Sell or Buy Your Next Car in the Import & Performance Nationals Car Corral

Sell or Buy Your Next Car in the Import & Performance Nationals Car Corral

Classic to Late-Model Imports for Any Budget

The Import & Performance Nationals car corral provides classic to late model vehicles in all varieties of make, model and condition for sale.
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Audi Featured at the Import & Performance Nationals

Audi Featured at the Import & Performance Nationals

See Audis from All Eras

If you have an Audi you'd like to apply for the display, visit CarlisleFeatures.com to complete an application.
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Featured Marque: Rolls Royce

Featured Marque: Rolls Royce

Presented by the Rolls Royce Foundation

Our friends at the Rolls Royce Foundation in nearby Mechanicsburg, PA are going to take over Building Y and transform it into a complete display that you won’t want to miss! 
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Celebrate 50 Years of the Honda Civic

Celebrate 50 Years of the Honda Civic

Honda’s Popular Compact Turns 50 with a Display in Building T

Help us celebrate this historic marque at this year’s Import and Performance Nationals. 
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Vehicles from Around the World Display

Vehicles from Around the World Display

Unique Showcase of Imports & Performance Vehicles from Around the World

The display ranges from the best of the best imports, tuners and performance sport compacts. It is open to all makes and models to apply. 
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Race Vehicles on Special Display

Race Vehicles on Special Display

All Varieties of Race Vehicles Welcome

See the cars as part of a true garage display within the pavilions on the east side of the grounds. 
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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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Club Contests at Import & Performance Nationals

Club Contests at Import & Performance Nationals

Does Your Club Have What It Takes

Part of what makes Import & Performance Nationals what it is, are the clubs that attend!
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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 of event weekend. 
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Rolling Burnout & Donut Contest

Rolling Burnout & Donut Contest

Join Us for the Rolling Burnout & Donut Contest at the Track

On Saturday evening of Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals, visit the track to get your fix for tire burning excitement during the Rolling Burnout & Donut Contest!
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Multi Round Rolling Exhaust Contest

Multi Round Rolling Exhaust Contest

Expanded Format Adds More Sounds on the Grounds

Don't miss the Rolling Exhaust Competition as cars will start in a line behind the pavilion (close to Gate 6) and roar as they accelerate up the hill to the north side of the grounds.
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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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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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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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The Import & Performance Nationals Automotive Flea Market Awaits You

The Import & Performance Nationals Automotive Flea Market Awaits You

Buy from a Great Mix of Vendors – You Never Know What You’ll Find

 

If you’re coming to the Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals to look at the classic and collector cars on the Showfield, don’t forget, not far from those rides are an amazing mix of automotive flea market (a.k.a. swap meet) and midway vendors. 
 
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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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Fun for the Kids at Import & Performance Nationals

Fun for the Kids at Import & Performance Nationals

Fun Things for the Kids to Do at the Show

When you bring your kids to this year's Import & Performance Nationals, there will be different things they can participate in at the show! Check them out...
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Scooter Rentals for Import & Performance Nationals

Scooter Rentals for Import & Performance Nationals

Service Provided by Scootaround

Scootaround allows you to reserve your scooter in advance online or by calling 1-888-441-7575. 
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Buy Discounted Admission Tickets Online

Buy Discounted Admission Tickets Online

Purchase Admission Tickets, Event Passes and Season Passes Online

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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Military Discount for Spectator Tickets

Military Discount for Spectator Tickets

$5.00 Off Spectator Tickets at the Gate 

A $5 off discount will be applied for active, reserve or retired military members who purchase a single day spectator admission ticket in person at the Fairgrounds. 
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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

Never fear, because we’ve compiled a helpful list of ways that enhance your on-site experience at Carlisle! 

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Unique Show "Extras" on Carlisle Overstock Ebay Store

Unique Show "Extras" on Carlisle Overstock Ebay Store

From Diecast to Banners and More

The Carlisle Overstock eBay Store is where we list any "extras" that were available at the events.
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