Carlisle GM Nationals Draws Biggest Crowd Since 2014

Jul 1, 2021

Crowds came out in full force for a near record-setting Carlisle GM Nationals, which drew the biggest turnout for one of its events since 2014, event organizers announced.

Two amazing days of weather fueled over 20,000 guests and 1,026 show cars, the best car count at the GM Nationals since 2014, event organizers said.

Special displays and activities included open autocross runs and ride, the Solid Lifter Showroom in Building Y, GM Engine Swaps, the H-Platform and Vega feature, plus Comic-Car Con in Building T. Other displays included a gathering of Novas, Corvettes for Chip (charity car show within the show) and even more pieces of GM history on the National Parts Depot Showfield.

Featured guest Aaron Kaufman’s Carlisle GM Nationals stop included two autograph sessions, a private tour of Lance Miller’s car collection and some time to peruse the Showfield, where he picked a 1959 Chevy Biscayne as his “celebrity choice” award winner.

In addition to Kaufman’s pick, many more event guests went home with awards, either via celebrity choice, Carlisle Elite, judging and more. There were other awards too, as the UMI Performance autocross track hosted a real street shootout, plus the east side of the grounds welcomed more than a dozen drivers as part of the rolling exhaust contest.