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Vengeance and Compensation

Ater two years of postponement and rescheduling, Rétromobile was finally back on its spot on the winter calendar where it belongs – early February.  And with a vengeance, as it proved hard to find anyone disagreeing with the observation that the French car show was bigger and better on its comeback than it had ever been before.  Despite train strikes on opening evening preventing many from travelling to Paris, 125,000 visitors seemed to agree.  Read Mattijs Diepraam’s report in our March 2023 issue…

Artist Fernando Costa, who created his rolling objet d’art by attaching shreds of French road signage to the Morgan’s body, was present to witness the reunion of the iron-clad art car itself and the wrapped sister machine that actually raced in 2013.

The entire show’s only Formula One cars were on display at Richard Mille, who had chosen a Ferrari theme for his majestic stand supported by, amongst others, the ex-Gilles Villeneuve 312T5 from the disastrous 1980 season Photos Mattijs Diepraam

In a tribute to his former IndyCar team boss Jim Hall, Gil de Ferran had requested that the ALMS car be decked in Chaparral white and carry the famous number 66

A total of 125,000 enthusiasts visited the show

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