P&S annually showcases the hottest trends in the automotive hobby and has done so for parts of three decades following its 1996 launch.


2012's event starts with a Friday Night Kick-Off Party, presented by the McCann School of Business and Technology.  The event will take place at the McCann School's Carlisle campus and features a charity car show.  Proceeds from the Friday night festivities directly benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Pennsylvania.  Trophies will be awarded for best-in-make categories as well as best paint, engine bay, interior and ICE.

Saturday at 9 a.m. marks the official start of the event with over 1,000 of the hottest rides in the region rolling onto the grounds for a one-of-a-kind atmosphere.  In addition to the cars, an estimated 20,000 fans of the hobby will walk the grounds to admire the unique displays, custom machines and interact with like-minded enthusiasts.

Popular returning activities include autocross and drifting exhibitions presented by NICO (Nissan/Infiniti Car Owners), the Scikotics Ward, R/C drifting presented by Driftsylvania, Stance-Stance Revolution presented by Low Life & Junk Style and the ever-popular Best of Carlisle and Carlisle Elite Top Flight awards.  In addition, special displays will be positioned in Building T as well as the ICE House under the grandstand featuring vehicles with outrageous custom audio, visual, lighting, gaming and navigation components.

"Carlisle Events is excited to welcome back the dedicated enthusiasts that attend Performance & Style each year," noted co-owner Lance Miller.  "We're looking forward to another successful event and welcoming back to Carlisle the crowd that makes Performance & Style what it is today," added Miller.

The weekend doesn't just feature cars for show, parts and accessories are also available for purchase via the swap meet and Manufacturers Midway.  Finally, what P&S event would be complete without the highly attended burnout competition and Ms. Carlisle beauty contest?  Both activities will take place on Saturday afternoon.  Admission is $20 for Saturday, $15 for Sunday or a two-day pass can be purchased for $25.

About Carlisle Events:  Carlisle Events, host of 10 annual collector car, truck and motorcycle events, attracts more than half a million people to its 150-acre facility in Carlisle, Pennsylvania each year. Included in the annual events schedule are two huge automotive swap meets and auctions -Spring and Fall - and individual specialty shows featuring Corvettes, Fords, GMs, Chryslers, trucks, motorcycles, imports and kits, and tuners and modern customs. Founded in 1974 by friends Bill Miller and Chip Miller, the "Cars at Carlisle" shows attract automotive enthusiasts from around the world. Information about Carlisle Events and Carlisle Auctions is available to consumers via the Internet at www.CarlisleEvents.com and www.CarlisleAuctions.com