Convertibles take on freezing temperatures en route to the Alps


More than 20 open-topped classics travelled 80 miles from Nice on the French Riviera to Valberg in the southern Alps for the 2nd drop-top only Prom' des Neiges on 10 February.

Participants, who braved temperatures as low as –15C°, brought with them a rich mix of classics such as a Renault Floride, a Peugeot 304 cabrio, an Alfa Romeo Spider and a Fiat X1/9.

British machines included several Morgans, a Mini Moke, two Caterhams, a roaring TVR Chimaera and numerous MGFs.

The oldest car attending the event was Claude Alquier’s 1930 torpedo AM80 Hotchkiss. Alquier is president of the marque's south of France chapter.

Meeting in Nice for a large breakfast, the group travelled through the village of Saint-Sauveur-sur-Tinée and along the D30 road that snakes from Roubion to Beuil, before journey’s end in the ski resort of Valberg.

The event is organised by the Automobile Club de Nice. Find out more on its website.

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