Prepare yourselves, People of the Carlisle Import and Performance Car Nationals, Jalopnik is coming and we’re bringing a Lexus IS300 Sportcross of extreme cleanliness. If you’re here, come hang out.

Carlisle is like the epicenter of car shows in the Northeast. Pennsylvania is northeast? Sure. It was the West, but that was a long time ago.

I’m getting distracted. Carlisle plays host to the top Corvette show in the universe, as well as huge gatherings for Mopars and, apparently a ton of old French cars and other weirdos this weekend.

The moment we realized we had a chance to see a Renault 17TS, we packed our shit and headed west in Ballaban’s recently-waxed 2JZ Lexus wagon.

While we’re there we’re gonna see how Ballaban’s IS does in a Lexus concours event. (He will lose. No gold badges.)

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The event is today out in Carlisle, PA. Come through, we’ve got stickers.