Despite the inclement weather conditions, this 43rd edition of the Rétromobile was still a tremendous success, confirming its importance in the international automobile events calendar.
CRAZY ABOUT CARS
Rétromobile is a fully-fledged open-air encyclopaedia, captivating and enthralling visitors as they make their way through the aisles and halls. What makes it unique is the fact that it tackles all aspects of old cars – everything from insurance and restoration to maintenance – and is attended by stakeholders from all over the field: representatives of most car make clubs, craftsmen, artists, manufacturers, insurance companies, spare parts and miniature dealers, second-hand booksellers, publishers of books all about means of locomotion, people specialising in car decoration components, companies specialised in fitting out classic cars and driving them, etc.
RÉTROMOBILE 2018, THE YEAR OF ANNIVERSARIES…
- Anniversary retrospectives for the most famous makes and models: 2 CV and Méhari for Citroën, 203 and 504 for Peugeot, as well as Honda and Porsche celebrating their 70th birthdays;
- Renault’s celebration of its 120th birthday, with a unique retrospective of the multinational automobile manufacturer; this birthday has also been celebrated by the Compiègne Museum and the Saumur Tank Museum, with a number of exclusive models on show;
- 110 years since the birth of Carlo Abarth, illustrated by 20 legendary models from Engelbert Möll’s collection, including the only V12 engined vehicle;
- The 80th anniversary of Delahaye’s victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans race, with two 135 S on show;
- 100 years since the birth of Paul Berliet.
... BUT THERE'S MORE !
- An exhibition all about Jean-Pierre Wimille, an outstanding French motor racing driver and designer of the «car of the future»;
- A retrospective organised by clockmaker Richard Mille, taking a look back at 55 years of Formula One team McLaren’s championship victories;
- Cult French cars from the 1970s to the 1990s, showcased by the magazine Youngtimers , all about luxury – French style;
- An exhibition all about the legendary Linas Montlhéry motor racing circuit where thousands of car and motorcycle speed records have been set, in partnership with the Grandes Heures Automobiles;
- The treasures of the British automobile industry illustrated by the National Motor Museum of Beaulieu with four iconic models, including the 1930 4.5 L supercharged Bentley which won the 24 Hours of Le Mans five times;
- Dynamic outdoor demonstrations with the Saumur Tank Museum, the Teuf-Teuf Club and the National Motor Museum.
NOT TO MENTION
- The Artists’ Gallery – the world’s largest pop-up gallery all about cars;
- An auction held by Artcurial Motorcars, with €32 million and 86% of lots sold, the Show’s official session dominates the market.