This year, from June 25-26, the Carlisle, Pennsylvania Fairgrounds and Nationals Parts Depot Showfield will host a celebration of over 100 years of automotive history as the Carlisle GM Nationals return for 2021, event organizers announced. The showcase will include special displays, guests, featured vehicles and more. In addition, GM Nationals weekend includes a charity car show to benefit the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation.
For 2021, the must-see attractions include a nod to pop culture by way of Comic-Car Con, organizers said. This display will have selected cars that represent TV shows and movies spanning decades of entertainment. Further, guests can enjoy the 50th celebration of the Vega and H-Platform, a GM Swaps display, a GM Nationals Showcase display and the annual Solid Lifter Showroom.
Among this year’s featured guests is TV host and builder Mike Finnegan. Finnegan is best known for his time on Roadkill and Finnegan’s Garage, each on MotorTrend TV.
The Carlisle GM Nationals will also feature several competitions, including a rolling exhaust contest, real-street shootout and autocross each day. The shootout is Friday, while the exhaust contest is Saturday. There will also be seminars and installs with A&A Auto Stores, as well as the presentation of a few awards, like Carlisle Elite, largest club and coolest club.
All New in 2021, Carlisle Events and the Carlisle GM Nationals will welcome the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation, the York County Corvette Club and Corvettes for Chip. This event, historically held in the fall, transitions to the GM Nationals and will welcome over 200 Corvettes to the grounds. Corvettes for Chip is a fundraising event geared towards raising awareness for the CMAF and Amyloidosis, the disease that took the life of Carlisle Events co-founder Chip Miller in 2004.