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Carlisle
All GM Nationals
Jun 24 - Jun 26, 2011

Carlisle Fairgrounds
Carlisle, PA

Adult Admission:Fri.- Sun. $8 / 3-Day Pass $15
Child Admission: 8 and under - FREE
Gate Times: Th.-Sa. 7am-6pm / Sun. 7am-3pm

One of the largest and most diverse of General Motors events, this is the place to be in June. Organized by year, make and model, the NPD showfield will be loaded with top quality restored classics, original muscle cars and modified high-performance new models. Buckle up for: test drives from Chevrolet; indoor displays of concepts, customs, performance and historic vehicles; NHRA drag racing; industry guests; activities for the kids; as well as vehicle and engine giveaways. You will also find an unbelievable variety of vendors, an all-GM car corral and the Manufacturers Midway vending area.

WINNERS CIRCLE – BEST OF THE BEST
Join our Exclusive Club by Winning a Best-Of Award

New for 2011, bring Carlisle your best GM Collector Vehicle and take home some cold hard cash in the process. As we continue our coveted "BEST" category awards, Carlisle Events has implemented cash awards for the following categories:


GM Nationals BEST-OF SHOW: $1000
Camaro - BEST 1ST GEN: $500
Camaro - BEST 2ND GEN: $500
Camaro - BEST 3RD GEN: $500
Camaro - BEST 4TH GEN: $500
Camaro - BEST 5TH GEN: $500


Experienced and qualified judges who are "car enthusiasts" will judge the NPD Showfield classes, including Camaros. The new judging format includes the "BEST" category award. Winning this coveted honor includes membership in the exclusive Carlisle "Winners Circle" formed especially for these very special vehicles and their owners, and includes a "Winners Circle" jacket.

The award is a jacket bearing the exclusive logo you see in the accompanying picture. Only winners of these special awards become members of the “Winner’s Circle” and are eligible to receive these jackets. (However, in the interest of preserving family relations, winners are permitted to purchase additional jackets for family members.) We congratulate all the members we have crowned over the past two seasons in this very exclusive club and look forward to adding more members to the Winners Circle in 2011!


Check Out All Our Remaining Events

Motor heads usher in the summer season with the GM Nationals, June 24-26. This year’s show will feature the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow and its regional qualifier. The Hot Rodders of Tomorrow is a high school level engine build competition. Students compete for time and accuracy. Winners of each regional qualifier plus two non- winning fast times will compete in the finals at the SEMA show in Las Vegas in November. Also appearing this year is J.D., Criss Angel’s brother and co-star of MINDFREAK on A&E. J.D. will be showing GM’s from his personal collection that are currently undergoing 100% body-off, complete nut-and-bolt restoration. In addition, there will be a competition to see who has the largest car club, a swap meet and car corral and so much more.

The Chrysler Nationals begins the back half of the annual schedule, running July 8-10. In a celebration of “everything Mopar,” you can show your Mopar, Jeep, and AMC while checking out numerous car clubs and a Classics to Concepts display in Building T. Scheduled to appear is former Dukes of Hazzard star John Schneider. Schneider’s appearance is made possible by the Christine Car Club and will feature at least one authentic General Lee. In addition to Schneider, guests include Kevin Tetz, television personality and automotive how-to expert.

Four wheels give way to two as Bike Fest rolls onto the fairgrounds, July 22-24. From judged bike shows to a Rat Rod Revival, live music and a cruise-in, Bike Fest has something for everyone. Attendees can also take part in demo rides, meet Susan Parker, the 2009 New England ATV MX Women’s Champion, check out the StarBoyz, a stunt bike riding team who have appeared on the Travel Channel, and watch Biker Billy entertain and cook his unique style of fare.

With just three events remaining, the Truck Nationals is up next, August 5-7. Along with the burnout competition, swap meet, truck corral and special guests, there will be a monster truck show and rides. You can also experience a one-of-a-kind wheelie ride through the Xtreme Wheelie Ride-MD Team. Kevin Tetz will once again be on the grounds, hosting live how-to seminars as well as meet-and-greets with fans and enthusiasts. Also in attendance will be Brian Fisher of Fisher’s ATV World on the Outdoor Channel. Brian will be showcasing some of the latest ATV products as he brings his crew to Carlisle. It will truly be fun for the entire family.

The next to last event is the third longest running of all shows, Corvettes at Carlisle, August 26-28. This year, Chip’s Choice will feature Barn Finds. Witness one of the most recognizable automotive brands in a somewhat unrecognizable state. Check out the cars that have literally been dragged out of a barn and hear the stories behind the find. You can also turn your parts and related merchandise into cash at the swap meet. With a crowd that's more than 50,000 strong, the swap meet is the perfect outlet to buy, sell or trade cars, car parts, accessories and so much more. Along with the swap meet, you could be part of Chip’s Choice. If you own a Corvette that was found in a barn, restored or not, we’d love for you to be a part of the 2011 edition of Chip’s Choice.

Fall Carlisle, the flagship event of all things automotive wraps up the 2011 season, September 28-October 2. Be a part of the Fall Carlisle Auction presented by Auctions America by RM. This event has sold out in the past so consign now for a prime spot in this year’s event. In addition to the auction, you can buy or sell at the car corral, become a vendor in the swap meet or take part in the Sunday morning cruise-in.

New to the 2011 calendar will be a pair of events co-branded by Carlisle Events and Auctions America by RM. These Spring and Fall auctions will maintain a similar format as Spring and Fall Carlisle but will be held at the Auburn Auction Park in Auburn, Indiana. Auburn Spring takes place May 12-15 while Auburn Fall takes place September 1-4. Along with the Auction America by RM dates, Carlisle Events has partnered with numerous vendors to provide a brand new offering of food, drinks and snacks to its Carlisle venue.

Most events on the 2011 schedule will feature unprecedented access through the Gate-N-Go show field registration program. Gate-N-Go will allow you to save time and money. When you pre-register, you save $10 off the standard registration price. Enjoy the VIP treatment of driving straight to Gate 3. Once you drive through the main gate, you will be guided to your designated parking area. Check your desired show for pre-registration deadlines and details. No matter what event you attend or participate in, you will find safe, family friendly entertainment for show-goers of all ages. To participate in a show or to simply attend, contact Carlisle Events today!

About Carlisle Events: Carlisle Events, host of 10 annual collector car, truck and motorcycle events, attracts more than half a million people to its 150-acre facility in Carlisle, Pennsylvania each year. Included in the annual events schedule are two huge automotive swap meets and auctions –Spring and Fall – and individual specialty shows featuring Corvettes, Fords, GMs, Chryslers, trucks, motorcycles, sport compacts and imports. Founded in 1974 by friends Bill Miller and Chip Miller, the “Cars at Carlisle” shows attract automotive enthusiasts from around the world. Information about Carlisle Events and Carlisle Auctions is available to consumers via the Internet at www.CarlisleEvents.com and www.CarlisleAuctions.com

Schedule

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Spring Carlisle — Apr 27-May 1, 2011
 
Auburn Spring — May 12-15, 2011
 
Performance & Style — May 14-15, 2011
 
Import & Kit Nationals — May 20-22, 2011
 
Ford Nationals — Jun 3-5, 2011
 
GM Nationals — Jun 24-26, 2011
 
Chrysler Nationals — Jul 8-10, 2011
 
Bike Fest — Jul 22-24, 2011
 
Truck Nationals — Aug 5-7, 2011
 
Corvettes at Carlisle — Aug 26-28, 2011
 
Auburn Fall — Sep 1-4, 2011
 
Fall Carlisle — Sep 28-Oct 2, 2011

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