Thousands descend on Spain’s Classic Motor Show

| 8 Mar 2013

Around 40,000 people flocked to the International Classic Motor Show in Madrid from 22-24 February.

Renault and Porsche starred at the show with more than 700 cars from the firms’ clubs parked outside the Feria Madrid building.

Along with a host of modern race and rally 911s, there was also a concours dedicated to the model.

It attracted 13 examples of the sports car, with a 1973 911S taking Car of the Show, while a 1976 911 RS, 1985 911 Turbo and José María’s 1970 also won praise.

Renault brought with it the first car to emerge from the Valladod factory in 1953, a 4CV, plus the Fiftie concept car from the ’90s. The latter was built to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the former.

The French company’s exhibit was completed by an Alpine A110 along with several cars from the collection of Francisco Conde.

On Saturday, more than 300 privately owned classic Renaults gathered for a meet hosted by the Renault Concentration. The following day, Spain’s Renault 4CV club toured the streets of Madrid with stops in Cibeles Square, Puerta de Alcalá and Columbus Square.

Adding variety to the event were displays of various ’70s British and Japanese motorcycles and numerous classic commercials.

Event organisers are already planning next year’s event, which will be held from 21-23 February.