We attended the fifth annual Velaux Rétro car show in mid-April, but we’re just barely getting around to editing and uploading the pictures. The event was one of the first local car shows of the year, which is risky because in April the weather can change for the worse with very little notice. However, the sun stayed out and the organizers’ gamble seemingly paid off: The show drew an impressive crowd from all around the region to this overgrown village with about 8,000 people.
Many of the cars at the show were at least 40-years old and fully restored. The few unrestored classics on display included a Renault 20, a Fiat 500, an early Citroën 2CV that shows up every year and our very own Mercedes-Benz 300D (w123).
Some of the highlights from the show included a Fiat 500-based Vignale Gamine, a surprisingly clean BMW 318 (e21), and a 2CV with a period-correct aftermarket hard top made out of fiberglass. Motorcycle owners were invited to attend and several Motoguzzis and flat-twin powered BMWs were parked near the show’s entrance.
There’s a full gallery of the pictures we took from the show below. If you would like the high-res version of a specific shot or more images of a specific car, email us and we will gladly send you what we’ve got.