Renault Nervasport of the Monte-Carlo Rally, 2016
© Bernard Canone
Renault 40 CV des records and other vehicles, 2016
© Bernard Cannone
60th anniversary of Etoile Filante and Renault Dauphine in Bonneville, 2016 © Bernard Canone
Renault brings its history to life
The Renault Collection includes more than 760 vehicles illustrating the inventiveness and know-how of the firm which began its life in 1898 in Boulogne-Billancourt. Along with this collection is a mine of documentation and factual history held on several thousand linear meters of archives, more than 3,200 miniatures and games, 1,900 posters, sundry objects and some 270 1/5 scale mock-ups.
A living collection, it is preserved, maintained and used by the Renault Classic department which shows it regularly during exhibitions, fairs, historic races, press and television documentaries and sporting events throughout Europe (World Series by Renault, Le Mans Classic, Goodwood Festival of Speed, Motorshow Automobile, etc.). In this way, 4,7 million people have come into contact with vehicles in the Renault Collection during the 100 events held in 2018.
Renault workshop’s life: Let’s go for some sport, 2018
© Renault Communication
Renault Classic Collection, 2018
© Yannick Brossard
Jean Ragnotti at Rétromobile in the Estafette Glacier, 2018
© Renault Communication
Ongoing exchanges with privileged partners:
Fully aware of the important role played by clubs for Renault and Alpine brand enthusiasts, Renault wanted to strengthen its ties to these clubs.
Similar to those in Germany (D’ARC) and the Netherlands (SAeRIN), the Fédération Française des Clubs Renault et Alpine (the French federation of Renault and Alpine clubs) was established in January 2013 in an endeavour to optimise communication and boost synergies between Renault and its fans, as well as between Renault and Alpine enthusiasts themselves, by increasing visibility for the clubs and by supporting their activities.
The FCRA currently 95 clubs together under one banner.
Every two years, the FCRA organises a large gathering in partnership with Renault Classic and one member club. This event – the Losange Passion International – will next be held in May 2020. This private gathering is an opportunity for a thousand enthusiasts to enjoy themselves together in celebration of the Renault and Alpine brands. It is a time for member clubs to exhibit their vehicles, talk about what they do and mingle with their peers. This day offers a number of attractions, including driving, a beauty contest, an exchange and more.
Alongside Renault Classic, the FCRA participates in events such as:
- The Le Mans Classic every two years (next edition in 2020)
- The Retromobile show in Paris
- The Auto-Flea Market Festival of Lohéac
- The Epoqu’Auto show in Lyon
FCRA celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Renault 5 Alpine Group 2 in Lohéac © Renault Communication
Losange Passion International © Renault Communication
Rétromobile, 2018 © Denis Meunier