Salon Retromobile 2013 – Report and Photos

Porsche Display at Salon Retromobile 2013

Report and photos by Csaba Kiss If a combat aircraft is what receives you, it's better to run like hell. But not in the case of the Mirage V M5BD exposed in front of the Porte de Versailles Exhibition Center – this particular, as remarkable as frightening ex-war machine actually serves as an invitation for everybody to attend one of the biggest classic car shows and trade in the world: Salon Retromobile, held … [Read more...]

Le Mans 24 Hours Museum – Profile

DB Tank Le Mans Museum picture

By Csaba Kiss Located about 200 km from Paris, Le Mans has been one of the international centers of automobile and motor sports since 1923, the year when the legendary 24 hours race was first organized. The 24 Hours of Le Mans completely changed the life of the town, until then mostly famous for its cathedral. In time, the races brought by glory, success, failures and tragedies for the competing teams and their … [Read more...]

Velodrom Millenaris 2012 – Report and Photos

Velodrom Millenaris 2012

Report and photos by Csaba Kiss Velodrome – according to the dictionary definition, it is an arena for track cycling, which features steeply banked oval tracks, consisting of two 180-degree circular bends connected by two straights. Just like in the case of the more than hundred years old Millenaris Sports Center in the heart of Budapest, but with one major difference – recently, this specific velodrome was … [Read more...]

Retromobile 2012 – Report and Photos

Mullin Retromobile 2012

Report and photos by Csaba Kiss The bigger, the better – that could be the most appropriate motto for the 2012 Retromobile Salon, which opened its doors for the 37th consecutive year February 1-5, in Paris. Although the main location, the Porte de Versailles Exhibition Center remained the same as in the past years, Europe’s biggest classic car exhibition and fair moved to larger halls, the nearly 410 stands with … [Read more...]

Equipe Europe – Profile and Photo Gallery

1969 Lola T70 Mk III B and 1977 Lola T286

By Csaba Kiss If one has the occasion to visit Yvan Mahe's Equipe Europe workshop in Ozouer Le Voulgis, France, the feeling one can get is that of dropping in on a living classic car museum. Situated in the picturesque French countryside, about 30 miles from Paris, the Equipe Europe garage is specialized in the restoration, preparation, service and development of historic racing cars. … [Read more...]

Oldtimer and Youngtimer Festival 2011 – Report and Photos

Oldtimer and Youngtimer Festival, Budapest 2011

Report and photos by Csaba Kiss Although the biggest sport arena in Budapest is named after the three-times Olympic champion boxer, Laszlo Papp, not even the visitors of the inaugural Oldtimer and Youngtimer Festival held September 23-26, 2011, had thought that the exhibition would be such a "knock-out." Besides the fact that the event enjoyed the professional support of FIVA, one of its magic features was that … [Read more...]

International Audi Sport Quattro Meeting – Report and Photos

Audi Sport Quattro Meeting

Report and photos by Csaba Kiss For a true car fan, seeing one Audi Sport Quattro is already a remarkable moment, not to mention of seeing no less than a dozen of the German manufacturer’s cult-model, at the same time and in the very same place. And this is exactly what happened on September 23, 2011 with the occasion of the 20th anniversary meeting of the International Sport Quattro Club in Gyor, Hungary. … [Read more...]

Ralph Lauren Car Collection Exhibition – Photo Gallery

Ferraris at Ralph Lauren Collection Exhibition in Paris

Report and photos by Csaba Kiss The Ralph Lauren Car Collection Exhibition, titled L'Art de L'Automobile, is currently held at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, with the exhibit running until 28 August, 2011. If you ask any car enthusiast to make a Top 50 of the most important luxury and racing cars of the 20th century, this list will certainly include all of the seventeen vehicles displayed now in Paris, … [Read more...]

Salon Retromobile 2011 – Report and Photo Gallery

OSCA MT4 2AD at Retromobile

Report and photos by Csaba Kiss On the first weekend of February, classic car fans and collectors took again with assault the Porte de Versailles Exhibition Center from Paris, which hosted the 36th edition of the Salon Retromobile. The interest showed was quite easy to understand: almost 400 vehicles could be seen on stands belonging to more than 300 exhibitors that included manufacturers, marque clubs, dealers, … [Read more...]