If you are a GM fan, there is only 1 place to be this weekend. GM Nationals in Carlisle, PA! It's one of the largest GM events and it will be packed with awesome events and activities for fans of all things Chevy, Buick, Pontiac, Cadillac, GMC, and Oldsmobile.
The event will include, Hot-Rodders of Tomorrow high school program with scholarship money to be awarded. The art of GM. Industry guests and celebrity appearances. A vintage vehicle certification program for helping restorers. You could win an engine (GM LS-style small block crate engine) just for attending the show. Rausch Creek Off Road Park will be there with trainers and seminars will be run. There will be a giveaway of a 1975 Cosworth Vega. A chance to sit in Bruce Larson’s USA-1 Camaro or USA-1 Corvette. A dyno challenge and burnout contest. Probably one of guy's favorite events Miss Carlisle GM Nationals (where girls will obviously be judged in bikinis). What I have listed is not even everything that's going on… there are even more great events at GM Nationals this weekend!
What: Carlisle GM Nationals
When: Friday – Sunday (June 24 – June 26, 2011)
Where: Carlisle State Fairgrounds, 1000 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA 17013
Admission: Adults $8, Children 8 and under are Free
This weekend is the GM Nationals are Carlisle fairground in Carlisle Pennsylvania. The event includes all past and present General motors brands and models. Even the discontinued brands have a very strong showing.
The Camaro owners association also holds their national meet at this event. In past years they have drawn near 1000 camaros.
This year there will also be a large gathering of Monte Carlos at this event. Tom Gleave president of the New York Monte Carlo Club said his club will be there. They will be bringing many of there cars. According to pre-registration Monte Carlos should have a large presence this year.
Get ready for the biggest and most exciting Ford event of the year. The Carlisle Ford Nationals! Fans of all things Ford, including Lincoln and Mercury, will be out to showcase their love for the brand. Activities will include test drives by Ford Motor Company for new vehicles, burnout competitions, NHRA drag racing, off-roading with training events, Miss Carlisle Ford Nationals, a giveaway of a 1971 Ford Pinto (which surely nobody will actually want), on site engine swap, hall of kings, book signings, celebrity guests, club gatherings, parts swap, awards, parade, and so much more. Bottom line, if you are a Ford fanatic then this is the place to be this weekend!
Carlisle Ford Nationals
1000 Bryn Mawr Road
Carlisle, PA 17013
June 3rd – 5th (Friday – Sunday)
Adult Admission: Friday- Sunday, $10 Child Admission: 8 and under – FREE Show Times: Friday – Saturday, 7am-6pm / Sunday, 7am-3pm
2011 Carlisle Import and Kit Nationals is this weekend, May 20-22 (Friday- Saturday). Is a special event featuring over 1,200 classic and high-performance vehicles. Walk through the fairgrounds and enjoy imports and kit cars from 7 different countries, representing 37 unique manufacturers. Shop for parts for your import or kit car. There will be a car giveaway (1976 Toyota Corolla), autocross racing, club gatherings, a dyno, music, vintage motorcycles, cruises to historic scenic locations, and even an activities for kids.
Adult Admission: Friday – Sunday $8 Child Admission: 8 and under – FREE Gate Times: Friday.-Saturday, 7am-6pm / Sunday, 7am-3pm
Get ready for another great Carlisle event! Carlisle Performance & Style is not just about cool and fast cars, it's a whole lifestyle event. You will find lots of tuned up cars, mini-trucks, VIP sedans, sport compacts, and modern muscle cars. The latest and greatest in car trends will be on display. Including all the cool cars they will have music, stunt shows, judged car competitions, bikini models, a model search, Miss carlisle performance & style, autocross & drift events, rc drifting, a burnout, competition, and so much more! Vaugh Gittin Jr. (Formula D, 2010 Drifting Champion) will be at the event to show off his drifting skills and meet with fans. The Starboyz sport bike group will be there as well to show off their crazy motorcycling riding skills. Stop by for the Raretoy Girls Bikini Car Wash, which will benefit the The Humane Society of Harrisburg. So if you are free this weekend… why not go?
Carlisle Performance & Style
1000 Bryn Mawr Road
Carlisle, PA 170
*Carlisle is only about a 1 hour and-a-half drive from Baltimore.