16th Automédon Paris : a good year

16th Automédon Paris : a good year

25.10.2016: AUTOMEDON is the very show where to find diversity and the gathering of thousands of vintage cars and motorbikes fans.

AUTOMEDON is the very show where to find diversity and the gathering of thousands of vintage cars and motorbikes fans.



This year’s edition was particularly successful due to the quality and the rich variety of its stands. 15,000 visitors, 290 exhibitors, 2,500 vehicles (cars and motorbikes) on the vintage car park outdoors and 200 indoors.



For this 16th edition, Automédon presented vehicles, both historical or remade, winners of the Monte-Carlo, displayed thanks to the collectors’clubs and professionals.



On the honour-podium 100 years stood between the Turcat-Méry, 1911, with Henri Rougier at the wheel, and the 207 IRC Rally, 2007, winner of the Monte-Carlo in 2011 with Bryan and Bouffier at the wheel.



Those two emblematic cars were surrounded by other champion cars: an Amilcar 1100 typeM3, 1927; two Hotchkisses, AM2Riviera and the 686 GS Riviera, 1939.



A whole podium was dedicated to the Citroëns of the 9-time world champion, Sébastien Loeb.


The Rétro Camping Club de France celebrated its 20th anniversary and conveyed a holiday atmosphere inside Hall 4 with a score of caravans dating back to the 1950s and 1970s, all of them decorated accordingly. A real trip back to the past!




The Bernard lorries, for the first presentation of commercial vehicles, met with a big success with the TD 180 and the TDA with its TV-set cab-over designed by car designer Philippe Charbonneaux.




The ever trendy 2CVs redesigned by Serge Gévin – Cocorico, Eglantine, Spot, Dolly …- were particularly appreciated by the public.



The 7th Motorama was in no way left behind with its three podiums full of sporting and powerful motorbikes: English ones with a strong personality of their own, displayed by the Club Triton de France, Italian ones with the DUCATIPERFORMANCECLUB and the incredible ones that ran the 24 heures du Mans with the Gerald Motors stables.




The 2016 gold hub-cap competition rewards the clubs that gave a special interest in the specific decoration of their podiums during the show. This year it rewarded:


- the Club Simca (gold hub-cap) for its presentation of a 1976 1100 Ti



- the Confederate Association Drancy (silver hub-cap) for its American style presentation : choppers, low riders, an impala car.



- the Amicale 203 Peugeot (bronze hub-cap) for its 1953 Berline and its evocation of the Ladies’Cup at the Monte-Carlo Rallye.



Other nominees were rewarded for their creativity: the Fil Rouge Café, the DeLorean Club France and the Rétro Camping Club de France.



Keep the following date in mind: the next Automédon show will be 14-15 October 2017






Anne Quémy - photo Automedon

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