The Epoqu'Auto returns to Eurexpo Lyon from November 8-10, with Renault Classic once again showcasing treasures from its collection, including the very latest Renault e-Plein Air.
Run by the Club des Amateurs d’Automobiles Anciennes (“Les 3a”), the annual car show attracts thousands of fans and hundreds of exhibitors, both local and international.
Renault Classic has participated every year since the show started in 1979 and in 2018 used it to help celebrate Renault’s 120th anniversary.
This year a major attraction for Renault fans will be the streamlined Riffard-Renault Tank, built in the 1950s with aero engineer Marcel Riffard for an attempt on the world speed record for 750cc. Epoqu’Auto will be the first French auto show to have it on display after its recent heavy restoration.
The 2019 Renault e-Plein Air will appear alongside its inspiration, the 1969 Renault R4 Plein Air.
The Formula 1™ RS10, the first turbocharged F1 car to win a Grand Prix, will be another draw. Epoqu’Auto is the last chance in 2019 for Renault Classic to celebrate the 40th anniversary of that first Renault victory in the French Grand Prix of 1979.
Another winner at the show will be Jean Vinatier, Renault’s very first factory driver and 1969 French Rally Champion. He will appear alongside an Alpine A110 from the H. Charboneaux collection to celebrate the 50th anniversary of this historic win.
A familiar sight from the world of rallying, a Renault R5 Turbo with its famous red livery and Bertone-styled bodywork, will complete the Renault Classic line-up.
Eurexpo Lyon is one of the largest exhibition venues in Europe and well served by Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport, as well as being only 30 minutes from Lyon city center and its TGV station hub. Lyon itself is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and regarded as the world capital of gastronomy.
The event was attended by more than 67,000 car lovers in 2018, who visited 570 stands, including 77 professional car and motorcycle dealers and restorers, as well as specialists in spare parts and other craftsmen.
Miniatures, toys, vintage clothing and historic newspapers are among the other attractions on display, with more than 159 clubs also exhibiting.