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Automakers from around the world take center stage May 14-15 at annual Import & Performance Nationals in Carlisle, PA

Carlisle Events' Import & Performance Nationals will host vehicles from automakers from around the world on May 14-15, 2021 on the Carlisle, PA fairgrounds.
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Import & Performance Nationals infield

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Carlisle, PA – For two days in May (14-15) the Carlisle, PA Fairgrounds will become an international showcase. With more than a half dozen countries represented at the annual Import & Performance Nationals.

It's easy to find your vehicle of choice as they are parked on grounds by country of origin and are easily identifiable by that countries flag. Countries include England, Germany, France, Japan, Korea, the United States, Italy and Sweden. For 2021, even muscle cars from the States are welcome. As part of this international showcase, guests can walk the grounds and have a special passport stamped by International Ambassadors, allowing for collectible souvenirs at the end of this “around the world” tour. There will even be some food themed per country, meaning guests can both see the automotive world and taste it too. These specialty foods will be available for purchase from select vendors within (or near) the food court.

Annually, this event also spotlights special themes. 2021 spotlights include a big Volvo celebration, 20 years of the Honda K-Series, a display of race cars in the Race Paddock and 30 years of the Toyota 2JZ engine. Additionally, the Opel Manta turns 50, the club, Opels at Carlisle, celebrates 25 years of attending the show AND the 15th annual Opel Nationals meet, which rotates locations annually, has rotated its way to Carlisle for 2021!

Along with featured vehicle displays and the international showfield, there are awards available, not just for those showing, but for those who attend as spectators. hosts drive through judging for registered showfield members. Cars don’t just show, they go. There is a low car limbo, drift limbo, rolling exhaust contest, a parade of Opels and of course drifting itself hosted by

There will also be vendors. From kit car vendors to those selling pieces, parts and collectibles geared to the import lovers, enthusiasts of this show should know that there is no better place to show a car, build a car or find pieces for a car than the Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals.

Carlisle Events is COVID-19 compliant and follows current guidelines suggested by state officials as well as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). A detailed Health/Safety Measures summary is available on While on the web, be sure to apply, register, or purchase discounted spectator tickets in advance of the show or call 717-243-7855 to learn more today.

Carlisle Events

Carlisle Events is a partner or producer of over a dozen annual collector car/truck events. Events are held at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds (Carlisle, PA), Allentown Fairgrounds (Allentown, PA) and the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus (Lakeland, FL). The season schedule includes four automotive flea markets of varying size, four auctions, as well as individual specialty shows featuring Corvettes, Fords, GMs, Chryslers, trucks, imports, tuners and performance sport compacts. Founded in 1974 by friends Bill Miller and Chip Miller, events hosted at Carlisle attract enthusiasts annually from all corners of the globe. More information is available at or

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