Written by Reuters
01 Oct, 2018 | 2:45 pm
Reuters: More than 200 classic cars and motorbikes were on display at the foot of the Champs Elysees in Paris on Sunday (September 30) to celebrate the 120th anniversary of the city’s motor show.
The mostly French vehicles spanned more than 100 years’ of history from a 1900 model by pioneering manufacturer Hurtu to a 2017 Citroen motorcycle encased in chrome.
Also featured was a 1920s fire engine, manned by a modern-day firefighter wearing a vintage uniform.
Most of the cars were brought by members of collectors’ associations including Vincennes en Anciennes – a play on the name of the Paris suburb of Vincennes – and they will compete for a “best in show” prize voted for by the public.
After spending the morning on display in the Place de la Concorde, the cars paraded around the city, including along the banks of the River Seine, before weaving in and out of tourist traffic on the Champs Elysees.
The Paris Motor Show opens on Thursday.
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