The sun-filled skies above Carlisle for the majority of the weekend helped more than 200 Volvo enthusiasts enjoy this year’s annual Carlisle Import and Kit Nationals in the heart of Pennsylvania. The roadtrip from Virginia to Pennsylvania came courtesy of our Rebel Blue 2015.5 V60 T6 R-Design; comfort by Volvo and musical entertainment via the throaty KPAX Performance Cars exhaust system.

Overall, as with previous Carlisle shows, the turnout was great and it was good to see a few older project cars progressing and a few others brand new to the scene. Volvo's current model lineup was limited but growing. Several first generation V70Rs were on the showfield presented the more rare colors of Laser Blue, Saffron Orange Metallic and Emerald Green. The P2 generation Volvos had a significant presence with several Flash Green R models and numerous vintage Volvos mixed up the show field. The three-day event was great opportunities to put the forum screen names to faces, discuss project car challenges, and shared enthusiasm for the brand.

The Carlisle show is the East Coast Volvo event to attend and a great way to start the summer season. As a community, Volvo is as strong as ever. During the past year, Volvo revealed the all-new XC90, more Polestar models in 2016 offered in three new colors, the S60 and V60 Cross Country, and the new S60 Inscription (formerly S60L) making the 2016 model year as one of the most exciting in a long time.

We look forward to Carlisle next year. Thanks to everyone we had a chance to meet and we look forward to seeing everyone next year. Check out our 2015 photo gallery.