RENAULT’S FIRST PARTICIPATORY EXHIBITION AT THE RÉTROMOBILE 2020 SHOW

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29 JANUARY 2020

RENAULT’S FIRST PARTICIPATORY EXHIBITION AT THE RÉTROMOBILE 2020 SHOW

Calling all classic car enthusiasts: it’s time for the Rétromobile show, held from 5 to 9 February at the Parc des Expositions located at Porte de Versailles, Paris, France. The 2020 edition brings together more than 1,000 vehicles, 620 exhibitors and 120 clubs. This year, Renault Classic plans to further strengthen its presence through this tribute to the prized models of a bygone era. The brand’s stand will cover 600 m2 and present ten of the 750 vehicles in the Renault Classic collection. But this year comes with a slight twist: the fans are the ones choosing the models on show. Over several months, the fans of Renault Classic’s Facebook page have been voting for their favourite car from a selection of 40 automobiles specially chosen to be exhibited at the Rétromobile show. The results were rather interesting: of the ten vehicles chosen, three predate the Second World War: a 1910 Renault Type BY, a 1929 Renault Type LO “Fire engine”, and a 1935 Renault Vivasport Cabriolet.

29 JANUARY 2020

“YOU CHOSE THEM, WE’LL SHOW THEM!”

The seven others, from the ‘60s and ‘70s, perfectly illustrate the eclectic nature of the Renault Classic collection:

  • Renault Floride, 1961: the American version of the Renault Caravelle, a rear-engine sports car.
  • Renault Project H prototype, 1968: a limousine prototype designed to showcase the then-new V8 engine.
  • Renault Torino, 1972: initially manufactured by IKA before the Argentinian brand was taken over by Renault. The model had a few famous owners, such as the legendary Argentine racing car driver Juan Manuel Fangio and Fidel Castro.
  • Renault 17 TS, 1972: the two-door fastback saloon coupé version of Renault 12.
  • Renault 12 Abidjan Nice, 1975: initially made in Argentina, the four-wheel drive estate version of Renault 12 came third in the wild coast-to-coast trek between Abidjan and Nice, behind two Range Rovers.
  • Renault 5 TX, 1984: a sporty version of the famous supermini.
  • Renault Clio I Williams, 1994: a sporty, limited-edition Clio inspired by the victory of the Williams-Renault team the previous year in the Formule 1® World Championship.
RETROMOBILE 2020
RÉTROMOBILE 2020 SHOW renault 5

29 JANUARY 2020

RENAULT’S FIRST PARTICIPATORY EXHIBITION AT THE RÉTROMOBILE 2020 SHOW

The pre-war 1910 Renault Type BY will be exhibited alongside the new Espace Initiale Paris, which will feature in a French car show for the first time. Although the two models have very different profiles, they share many features in terms of passenger comfort and space. In addition to the ten cars chosen by Renault Classic fans, there will be two last-minute surprises borrowed from private collectors. The two models will take advantage of the event to celebrate an important anniversary: 40 years for the astonishing Fuego Turbo in the USA version; and 90 years for the extremely rare Primaquatre SAPRAR, built by Marcel Pourtout based on a drawing by Georges Paulin in 1939.

 

In addition to the Renault Classic stand, visitors to the Rétromobile 2020 show will not be short of entertainment: there will be opportunities to meet rally organisers, spare parts merchants, insurers and auctioneers. The event promises to be an exceptional experience that will remain engraved in the memories of those visiting the Parc des Expositions in early February.

 

Rétromobile 2020 Show: international classic car show held from 5 to 9 February 2020 at the Parc des Expositions, Porte de Versailles, in Paris, France. Go to https://www.retromobile.com/

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