Skip to main content
This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. To learn more, review our privacy and cookie policies. Accept

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. 

Countdown to Showtime!
Counter Here
Show Details
 

May 12 - 13, 2023

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

Filter what you would like displayed:

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%! 
Show More
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. 
 
Show More
Vehicles from Around the World Display

Vehicles from Around the World Display

Unique Showcase of Imports & Performance Vehicles from Around the World

Annually, the Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals host a display deemed "Vehicles from Around the World" within Building T.  The display ranges from the best of the best imports, tuners and performance sport compacts. 
Show More
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. 
Show More
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!
Show More
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.
Show More
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. 
Show More
CE_eJudged-com
Buy Discounted Admission Tickets Online

Buy Discounted Admission Tickets Online

Purchase Admission Tickets, Event Passes and Season Passes Online

When you purchase tickets online, you’ll receive a confirmation e-mail with a bar code. This code will be scanned at the gate for access. It’s that simple! Oh, did we mention that 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.
Show More
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!
Show More
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...
Show More
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.
Show More
Scooter Rentals for Import & Performance Nationals

Scooter Rentals for Import & Performance Nationals

Service Provided by Scootaround

Thanks to Scootaround, the exclusive scooter and wheelchair rental service for Carlisle Events, you can rent mobility scooters & wheelchairs for the event. Scootaround allows you to reserve your scooter in advance online or by calling 1-888-441-7575. 
Show More
Scootaround Sponsor Logo
Military Discount for Spectator Tickets

Military Discount for Spectator Tickets

$5.00 Off Spectator Tickets at the Gate 

Carlisle Events has always been an affordable destination for family fun when it comes to car shows. New this season, a military discount is offered for military who enjoy the sights, experiences and excitement of car shows.
Show More
Camp with Carlisle Events to Maximize Your Event Experience

Camp with Carlisle Events to Maximize Your Event Experience

Camp Onsite 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. 
Show More
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
Show More
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?” 

Show More
Unique Show "Extras" on Carlisle Overstock Ebay Store

Unique Show "Extras" on Carlisle Overstock Ebay Store

From Diecast to Banners and More

Are you looking for some items that you may have seen at the event? Well, we may have you covered on our eBay store, Carlisle Overstock! 
Show More

Interested in Our Other Hosted Events?

Check out our Event Schedule here.

Book with a preferred Hotel

Book online or call (800) 216-1876