The summer show season is now on and if you’re looking for something different than a straight-up Corvette show, Carlisle Events will be hosting over 1,000 participants at the Carlisle GM Nationals on June 25-26th. It’s a great opportunity to see vintage and classic GM vehicles from muscle cars to trucks and, of course, there will be plenty of Corvettes. All the fun starts at 7 a.m. each day.
Held in Pennsylvania on the 82-acre Carlisle Fairgrounds, the Carlisle GM Nationals is open to anyone with a General Motors vehicle. The staff at Carlisle Events always puts on a great show and this summertime GM family reunion sounds like the perfect way to kick things off.
New this year is the Corvettes for Chip event to benefit the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation. Corvettes for Chip will be run as a “Show within a Show” with a special showfield set up exclusively for Corvettes. Attendees will have two opportunities to have their Corvettes judged, full access to the GM Nationals, and there will be special 50/50 drawings, bake sales, and other fun events to raise money for Amyloidosis research. Click here to register for Corvettes for Chip Showfield.
Headlining the special vehicle displays at the Carlisle GM Nationals will be the 50th Anniversary of the 1971 Chevy Vega, along with its sisters that were also built on the H Platform. Cars built on the compact H Platform include the ’75-’80 Chevy Monza, the ’76-’80 Pontiac Sunbird, the ’75-’80 Buick Skyhawk, and the ’75-’80 Oldsmobile Starfire. The Nova Nationals will also have their special meet-up during the weekend. The Carlisle Comic Car Con display will include some of the most memorable movie, tv, and comics vehicles and there’s a special display showcasing GM Engine Swaps. Finally, the best of GM’s most influential and important cars will be shown in a special featured vehicle display.
One of the biggest draws for the GM Nationals is the huge automotive swap meet and flea market with the vendor rows filled with an amazing mix of parts, collectibles, automobilia, detailing supplies, as well as just about anything for your shop or garage. If you are really in the buying mood, over 150 GM cars and trucks will be offered for sale by their owners in the Car Corral. If your GM vehicle is for sale, consider offering it for sale during the show. Click here to reserve your car corral space.
Some of the biggest names in the business will be offering free seminars with information for both the seasoned veteran and the new do-it-yourselfer. Topics include performance, restoration, and maintenance. The Solid Lifter Showroom is also returning for the 2021 show and you can see these ultra-rare cars that made horsepower history more than 50 years ago.
Participants at the Carlisle GM Nationals not only have the opportunity to show their cars, but they can also show off their vehicles in a number of friendly competitions. The popular Real Street Shootout Contest offers cash prizes on Friday evening. And if you think your Corvette sounds good, register for the judged multi-round Exhaust Competition with the opportunity to win the award for the best sounding vehicle at the show! There are car club battles as well with awards for the club with the most participants, and the coolest club hangout.
The Carlisle GM Nationals are held on Friday and Saturday, June 25-26, 2021 at the Carlisle Fairgrounds. Interested in attending? See the registration options or click here to purchase tickets. You can also review a digital version of the event guide or the map, all so that you know before you go.
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