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Events: The fifth annual Velaux Retro car show

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.

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3 thoughts on “Events: The fifth annual Velaux Retro car show

  1. Why do people put “m” badges on their non-“m” cars? Those that don’t know what it means, don’t care, and those that do know, think you’re an idiot

  2. Gorgeous Panhard, and I really like the olive green Traction Avant behind it! Simcas have always looked a bit plain in my eyes but I’m really appreciating that deep purple on the 1300! Also, that little 5 Turbo next to the big bad Alpine is dream garage material for me right there. Awesome, efficient, and easy to park DD with a badass weekender, all proudly wearing the red, white, and blue columned flag.

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