The GM Nationals Are Making Plans For For 2022, Are You Ready?

If you’re a fan of attending shows that highlight all things General Motors, check this out. We just heard the 2022 Carlisle GM Nationals will once again take place in June 2022, on the 24th and 25th. The folks at Carlisle Events are excitedly preparing for this to be another record-breaking year and invite you to be part of the fun.

Each year, the event draws thousands of people and is a must-attend gathering for GM fans. What are you waiting for? Enter today and make it a weekend you’ll remember. In fact, if you register now, you can save some cash when you do.

If you pre-register before the Gate-N-Go deadline of Tuesday, May 10, 2022, you can save 10-percent on your registration costs. When you register via Gate-N-Go, Carlisle will send you all of your needed paperwork in advance. This way, you can drive right onto the grounds and immediately begin having a great time. Why wait in line and lose time that you could be spending on grounds enjoying the event? Register today via Gate-N-Go to save some of your money for the swap meet.

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The third-gen Camaro doesn’t seem to get the respect it deserves. However, the folks at Carlisle plan to give it what it’s been missing, as it will be a 2022 Featured Vehicle.

Even if you miss the Gate-N-Go deadline, you can still pre-register. Pre-registration remains available until show week. When you pre-register, you cruise up to the Showfield Registration office, bypass one line, pick up your packet, and return to your car. Place the registration on your window and you and your guest can cruise onsite with minimal delay.

After the May 10th, Gate-N-Go Deadline has passed, the only price for registration is full price. Again, why pay full price when you pay a discounted rate and have your materials mailed to you in advance. Register TODAY and save.


Register online at The Carlisle Registration Store or by calling the office at 717-243-7855. 

The GM Nationals Wants Your Car On Display

Each year, the GM Nationals features various models and certain vehicles to be part of the Featured Displays. This year, if you happen to have a Chevy II/Nova (all model years), third-generation Camaro or Firebird (1982 through1992 model years, or one of Chevrolet’s small-size S-10 pickups (all model years), you could one of the featured displays.

If you are the owner of any of these vehicles and would like to attend the 2022 GM Nationals, please consider filling out the featured vehicle application.  If you have at least three photos of your vehicle handy, the form only takes a few minutes to complete. From there, event organizers will review all the submissions and extend invitations to those car owners who get accepted.

If you’re coming to the Carlisle GM Nationals only to look at the unbelievably cool cars on the show field, you’ll be missing so much more. Because, not far from those cool rides are an amazing mix of swap meet and midway vendors. If you’re looking for that last needed part, you’ll likely find it here.

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When you visit the swap meet, you’ll be able to purchase rare finds, parts, collectibles, automobilia, toys for the kids, and even practical items for around the shop or the garage.  You could also find your first or next classic and buy direct from the seller within the on-site car corral. From common to rare, these experiences can only be fully realized in person.

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A highlight of the event each year is the ever-popular Real Street Shootout Contest presented by UMI Performance. It is on the schedule once again. For the fifth year in a row, participants can sign up and compete for the chance to win several cash prizes ($300 – First, $200 – Second, and $100 – Third), as well as be crowned the Real Street Shootout Champion.

The shootout will begin with check-in at 5:00 p.m., followed by a driver’s meeting. At the conclusion of the meeting, a team of judges will evaluate each car for appearance and build quality. After all of the cars have been judged, they will go through a tech inspection, and at 6:00 p.m., as the sun goes down, the lights come on and the cars will compete on the track.

If you think you and your car have what it takes to compete in the shootout, signup for the contest at Guest Services starting at 7:00 a.m. on Friday. This activity is on a first-come, first-serve basis, so be sure to sign-up when you get here!

Participants must have a registered (and street legal) car on the GM Nationals show field, be 18 years of age or older, and have a valid license and insurance. Participants are REQUIRED to bring their own helmets for safety. You will be unable to participate if you don’t have one.

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Helmets are REQUIRED. Helmets must be SNELL Foundation certified, either “SA” (Special Application), “SAH” (Special Application Helmets Configured for use with frontal head restraints), “M” (motorcycle), or “EA” (Elite Automotive Sports). A SNELL foundation rating of “K” (karting) is NOT allowed. A DOT approval is not sufficient without the SNELL certification. A helmet from the second previous testing cycle is also allowed if it is SNELL certified and has a manufacture date less than ten (10) years old. e.g., in the year 2014, SNELL ratings of SA2005 or M2005 and SA2010 or M2010 will be legal. In addition, an SA2000 or M2000 helmet would be legal until they exceed 10 years of age.

*Due to safety concerns, stock height SUVSsand trucks may be excluded from the contest.

If you’re ready to experience the event of the summer, you can check out the Carlisle GM Nationals webpage and check back here often for updates about what will be happening at the show.

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