pshome Posted February 13, 2019 Share Posted February 13, 2019 The „Alten Franzosen“ went to France last weekend. Yes, that France where ISIS steals all R20’s and wearing a yellow vest is compulsory.For a change this was not a collection trip, we decided to just look at cars, not buy them. We were even determined to refuse any free Tagora that might be offered to us! If you expected a collection report, stop reading now.After last year’s attempt to go to the Retromobile show failed because Air Chance cancelled the flight, we tried again this year. This time there was indeed a plane waiting for us at 7 am at Munich airport. Not the nice new ones they advertise with that excellent view and plenty of fresh air, but a plane after all, it had even jet engines and coffees were served. Upon arrival in Paris, we found a wide choice of open shops and restaurants, so we decided to have a coffee and croissants before we head to town. We mastered the rail ticket vending machine only at the second attempt. Dear SNCF keep my 4,70€ and use it to buy machines that people can understand, ask London how to do it. A tramway took us to our final destination, an uneventful trip. Looking out of the window, we noticed the amazing number of open shops, bars and restaurants they have in France. Not a single yellow vest was spotted, which was a bit of a disappointment. Finally, we arrived. We resisted the young men begging us to give them 15€ for an “official” ticket and paid 22€ at the “caisse”.The show is big, very big, blisters guaranteed and there are lots of people. The usual vendors are of course present. Bidon, volant, phare, signs, whatever nobody needs is for sale. Then there are cars, many cars and most of them made in France.Let’s start with the important things. New it is, 60km on the counter, nice! No lack of Peugeot’s.even electricThere was a new car as well, actually quite nice, blue velour inside!This is the rear.There is a front as well, i may have that upside down though. Then there were Renault’s of the Turbo variant, did they do any non Turbos? Turbo is ok, but nothing beats PRV power! 8 cylinders is of course better than 6. The model section was well stocked, I liked these, a bit pricey though… Time to get some food, as everywhere in France, there are open bars and Restaurants plentiful, this was 20€… slightly overpriced. A lot of nice cars for sale, none in our price range.The Luxury car dealers were present, most of them German or Dutch. At least they showed a nice variety of cars and not halls full of 911 and T1 buses as on the German shows. Why? Why, why? Why, why, why? Why, why, why, why? Have your plates made “sur place”. Big! SmallSecurity was assured.Highlight of the show. This guy was the ultimate shite accessory vendor. “Eclator” gives you a super spark that will start your car no matter how cold or wet it is. The demonstration included the engine to fail to start, a demonstration of the super spark jumping out of the lead and of course the engine then starting instantly thanks to “eclator”. Nice show, nice day, definitely worth to go.We concluded the day having a nice pizza at one of the many open eating places. .... more to follow. Spottedlaurel, Remspoor, egg and 22 others 25 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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