Fri, May 20th 2016 - Sun, May 22nd 2016Local Time: Fri, May 20th 2016 - Sun, May 22nd 2016
1000 Bryn Mawr Rd, Carlisle, PA 17013, USA
1 participant, 0 undecided and 0 do not participateClosing Date: May 18th 2016, 8:00 pm
Hotel for Carlisle 2016
Days Inn - North
1825 Harrisburg Pike
Carlisle, Pa 01715
Hotel Information from Rionart:
I've confirmed the new dates with our regular Hotel, the days Inn north.
19 rooms for the thursday
60 rooms for friday and sat.
Rate is $99.99, unless you only stay one night, in which case it is $119.99.
It is booked as " ALT-OPEL CLUB"
Cut-off for getting a room under the group deal is 30th April, or once all 60 rooms are gone.
Just received this from Carlisle Events:Quote from Carlisle Events
By now I’m sure you’ve heard about the combining of the Import & Kit Nationals with the Performance & Style event to create a new show called the Import & Performance Nationals. Since I will be co-managing the new event it is my personal goal to make sure the new show retains as much of the feel of the original IKN event as possible. All of the IKN features and activities will remain intact such as the Passport Program, autocross, seminars, kit manufacturers, clubs, Toys for Tots toy drive, parking by country of origin, Race Paddock, Invitational Displays, etc.
Showfield registration is trending up and the current year-to-date numbers are up by over 49%. Our estimate for the new show is over 2,500 cars and we’ll see more attendees through the gate. Those larger numbers will give us the ability to attract more Midway vendors and possibly more sponsors for the show. More people at the show will also be good for the current swap meet vendors and could result in more vendors in the future.
The new show will have some new activities such as drifting, Low Car Limbo, Rolling Exhaust Contest, Beauty Contest and Burnout Contest. The drifting will be mixed in with the autocross while the Limbo and Exhaust contests will take place later in the afternoon on Saturday. Low Car Limbo is simply driving under a limbo bar at low speed. This has historically been won by lowered Miatas but I’d love to see an Austin-Healey 100M participate this year. The Exhaust contest is not based on volume; rather it is based on the quality of the exhaust note. Each car is driven past a team of judges, at low speed and under load.
The burnout and beauty contests will be held Saturday evening after all of the traditional IKN activities have ended. Those who are interested in these contests are welcome to come to the stage/grandstand area to check them out. It should be noted that our beauty contest at this event follows all of the same rules as all of our other events. NO nudity is tolerated and we don’t allow thongs, pasties, etc to be worn. The participants are also NOT allowed to shake or dance. There will be an earlier round of the beauty contest where the girls are to dress as beer maidens (think St. Pauli Girl) but the swimwear round will be later in the evening. This contest is as family-friendly as possible and there will be nothing that you wouldn’t see at any public pool or beach.
The new show is going to be a huge event and to be a lot of fun! All of the IKN clubs that I’ve spoken to are planning to attend and give the new show a fair chance. There are also some clubs that are very excited about the new format. My hope is that the new show is much like a 3-day long Cars & Coffee event where we have a wide variety of cars.
Thank you and I look forward to seeing you May 20-22, 2016!!
We now have a 20 x 40 foot tent!
We also have 3 vendor spots in the first row of the Vendor Filed.
Attached is our location on the showfield.
You need to have a Carlisle sticker to enter. If you did not pre-register, you can sign up at the registration building at Gate 3.
We will have a table set up at our tent for club registration. there you will receive a goodie bag and a registration packet with a name badge, window placard and ballot.