The 2020 Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals returns for its 35th edition this year at the Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Fairgrounds, set to be held from May 15-17.
This year’s event offers special displays, some new activities, popular standards and an international showcase of cars and trucks.
As part of a newly forged partnership in 2020, the Driven to Cure group debuts at Carlisle to honor Andrew Lee, a hobbyist who passed away during Easter weekend of 2019. Lee’s customized Nissan GTR anchors the DTC show within the show display in Building Y, with money being raised to support Hereditary Leiomyomatosis and Renal Cell Cancer (HLRCC).
Along with the DTC feature in Building Y, the event will shine a spotlight on 100 years of Mazda, 50 years of the Datsun/Nissan Z and more. With nearly 2,000 cars and over 20,000 guests converging on Carlisle, there are at least eight different countries represented on the Showfield. Within that automotive globe will be some of the largest single gatherings of Volvos and Saabs anywhere, while also hosting some of the best from England, Japan and Germany. A display is also planned from the Rolls Royce Owner’s Club and Rolls Royce Museum of Mechanicsburg.
Returning for 2020 is the always popular burnout contest, track time/autocross/drifting with NICOFest, low car limbo and the exhaust competition, while NEW for 2020 is an exciting donut contest. More details on the contest will be unveiled via the Carlisle Events website in the coming weeks. There will also be a display of race prepared cars at the event.
Registration is open now for the judged and non-judged showfield.