Unique Road Trip Brings Rare Citroën to Carlisle for the Import and Performance Nationals

Citroën to Crusing to Carlisle

The ultra-rare and mega unique always seem to find their way to Carlisle each May for the Carlisle Import Performance Nationals. The cars and trucks that adorn the Showfield were primarily manufactured overseas and once state-side, rarely go back. The Citroën 2CV was introduced to the world as part of the 1948 Paris Mondial de l’Automobile and had lasting impacts on French car culture for 40 more years. Of course, its impact reaches beyond its years of production and each spring in Carlisle, the Citroën’s are celebrated as part of the French Showfield and hosted by the Citroën’s at Carlisle club.

After a quick pass through of Michigan, the journey enters western Ontario before dropping down stateside again in New York. After boarding a ship in New York City, the 2CV floats its way to Land’s End in the Southwest of the United Kingdom. Once rolling again, the trip winds through both city and countryside in England and France before entering Nice, Italy on July 24. Per the Kennedy’s Disease web page, the disease «is a rare X-linked recessive genetic progressive neuro-muscular disease.

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