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Post  CDM on Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:09 pm

2013 PARIS RETROMOBILE

Possibly the best classic car show in Europe Paris Retromobile is always in February.

Now in two halls the quality of the real cars is very high, the quality of the stand presentation typically French, the model car section over whelming and the ambience just incredible.

You will be lucky to find any bargains but dig carefully and you never know.

Remember the Piranha Models Mini discussed on this forum a while back? I had been looking for one of these for ages and at last I found one. It’s been very well built and felt even better when I got it down from 69 euros to 50!!



What would you do when confronted with model stalls like these….








Amongst the real cars on show some rally cars










After the show we went off to visit the Le Mans for the Museum, three models shops and a quick few laps of the circuit, then onto Rouen and a quick few laps of the old circuit there.

This Mini was found in the Le Mans Museum


PH at the wheel as we round Mulsanne Corner on the Le Mans Circuit.



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Post  newt5550 on Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:36 pm

Well done in finding the Mini. Looked a class show. I'd have left pennyless (oh sorry already am) bankrupt.
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Post  CDM on Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:54 pm

The Mini turned out even better than I thought.

I removed the price label this afternoon, it had 109 euros underneath the 69 euro sticker. So 50 euros was a steal!!!

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Post  CDM on Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:42 am

Check out this link to the Classic & Sportscar report...

Check out the Leyat with the propellor and the F&F Delahaye (two tone blue)


http://www.classicandsportscar.com/news/classic-car-events/weirdies-and-exotics-dazzle-as-r%C3%A9tromobile-opens-its-doors

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Post  Simon6R4 on Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:04 am

That looks like a fantastic show
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Post  JOB on Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:53 pm

Just back from a bit of a marathon but well worth it. Flight out of Dublin at 6.30 am yesterday meant no sleep on Tues pm/weds am. 2 hour bus journey to Porte Maillot in Paris and a 45 minute Metro journey to the gates of the Exhibition centre saw us arrive at a truly amazing show. I have photos which I will post up on facebook and hopefully someone can copy them on here. Exotic and old cars, rally art in all its forms, rally organisers and some clubs, upmarket wine and furniture makers, some autojumble type stands and the most amazing selection of models and model makers.
The reutrn journey bagan at 6pm (local time) and arrived back in Dublin for midnight. Really well worth the effort. Met two other Irish on the journey and one Irish former competitor there looking for bits for his Renault 5 Alpine. Wish I could go back with a much bigger budget !!!

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Post  Mark Lowe on Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:52 am

i still have an unbuilt Piranha Models Mini as above Very Happy
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Post  JOB on Sun Feb 28, 2016 6:45 pm

Just uploaded the photos from Retromobile 2016 onto Facebook if anyone is interested. Looking for the photos from the previous trip.

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Post  JOB on Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:20 pm

Heading back to see if it really is as good as I remember it. Same drill - Ryanair day return from Dublin.

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Post  JOB on Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:00 pm

It's every bit as good as I remember If there is one show I would recommend to forum members it is this show  I hope the attached photos do it some justice Just a few teasers for now I have about 50 photos so would like advice as to how best to get them up here




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Post  Speedy on Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:50 pm

James, probably handier to let people browse through the album you have on Facebook, great pics btw

Click Here to go to the album
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Post  JOB on Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:51 am

Just a few that may be of interest on here.








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Post  mconboy on Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:45 pm

Looks like a great show James. Deep pockets required no doubt.
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Post  JOB on Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:38 pm

In the main yes but I managed to get proper 1/43 figures for 1 euro each and bases at 10 euro and 15 euros Also got some bits from Arena at eBay prices without the crippling postage charges . Some of the larger scale models are breathtaking but so are their prices I particularly like the automotive art Just not enough hours in one day . There is a very definite French bent to everything so don't go expecting Fords, Opels, MG etc to be as plentiful. That said I failed to find a Peugeot 504 Break - the non 4 wheel drive estate

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Post  CDM on Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:43 pm

James

Great pics I was there on Wednesday the first day.

Just back from a mammoth few days visiting some quite amazing museums in Germany.

More when I get my breath back..

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Post  CDM on Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:42 pm

Finally got around to sorting out some photos from Paris Retro 2018

Perhaps not the best I have ever been too. It was noticeable more than ever that the model stands carry mostly new or recent products only, not much older stuff. There were a few of the older stalls missing this year. Prices are high.

But it is still a stunning show that knocks every classic car show in the UK into touch

You can find photos on this Classic & Sportscar Magazine link

http://www.classicandsportscar.com/gallery/retromobile-2018-everything-weve-seen-so-far

http://www.classicandsportscar.com/features/retromobile-2018-kicks-style

Or below my photos of the rally/race cars spotted at the show

https://flic.kr/p/24nKXTV

https://flic.kr/p/GeUdxG

https://flic.kr/p/24iMpXw

https://flic.kr/p/24iMqnQ

https://flic.kr/p/24iMr6y

https://flic.kr/p/24iMru9

https://flic.kr/p/24iMsr9

https://flic.kr/p/24iMsQ5

https://flic.kr/p/23hUoMY

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