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Rare foreign cars head to Carlisle this weekend

Thu, 15 May 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Every spring, Carlisle, Pa., (otherwise known as the Woodstock of the classic-car hobby, a title it now fully shares with Hershey) hosts a weekend event just for foreign cars. Last year, over 1,000 cars gathered in central Pennsylvania, with rare foreign machinery making its way from all over the lower 50 and parts of Canada. The longest-traveled cars we spotted last year wore British Columbia plates, which should give you a clue as to the event's following, though we're still unsure which cars we spent the longest time gawking at.

The Carlisle Import & Kit Nationals run from Friday, May 16 through Sunday, May 18, though Friday and Saturday are really the days to be there, and that's really how long you need to see most of it: two full days. Carlisle is best experienced when you have a car in the field, but that's by no means a requirement. What is a requirement are good walking shoes, as you'll spend hours on the field talking to people in an effort (perhaps futile) to see it all.

Click here to see our full gallery from last year and visit the event website for schedule and directions.


By Jay Ramey