A meeting of 100 cars on the historic Jarama circuit
MORE THAN 800,000 UNITS PRODUCED IN SPAIN
Spain was a key market for the sale of Renault 4. Right from its launch in the country in 1963, given the low car ownership at the time (1 car for every 48 inhabitants), sales prospects were excellent. Its success generated a prosperous industrial phase for the Valladolid assembly plant, which produced 403,213 units of the R4 car and 396,704 units of the van version - 10% of its global production. Following its predecessors, 4 CV and Dauphine, R4 became the third "Made in Spain" model.
A MEETING OF MORE THAN 100 CARS
This is probably why Spain has such a soft spot for the model. At the beginning of December, to honour its 60th anniversary, more than one hundred Renault 4s gathered together on the historic Jarama circuit with the Renault 4 Classics Club. A large number of fans of the model and brand came together from all corners of the peninsula.
Coming from as far away as Barcelona, Seville, Alicante and Malaga, many owners jumped at the chance to come to the meeting close to Madrid in their Renault 4.
Those present also had the opportunity to visit the iconic Jarama circuit. Its construction began in 1964, just one year after Renault 4 was launched in Spain. Capable of dealing with all kinds of situations, from long road trips to tackling bends on a Formula 1 World Championship circuit, the model’s blue-jeans philosophy was clear to see. Effectively, the “blue-jeans” philosophy is based on the principle that Renault 4 is perfect for any situation and affordable for most of the population.
Around one hundred vehicles were exhibited at this occasion. Including, for example, special models such as two completely restored 1964 Renault 4s and a 1965 van version in its original condition. With close to 60 years of history behind them, these cars still stir up strong emotions.