Many vehicles were perfectly illustrating this edition’s theme – comics: the 2CV (Tintin), the Dauphine Berliet (Harry Dickson), the Morgan (Blake & Mortimer), the Cadillac (Canardo), the DS, the Beetle, the Fiat 500, the front-wheel drive (Les Enquêtes de Margot)…
The 30-kilometer journey passed through the streets and places appearing in comic books: Boulevard de Ménilmontant (Captain America), Gare de l’Est (Nestor Burma), Boulevard Barbès (Jérôme K & Jérôme Bloche), Le Sacré-Coeur (Spirou & Fantasio), Rue Lamarck (Ray Banana), Place de Clichy (Monsieur Jean).
The oldest vehicles Mathis car (1923), Wonder bike (1925), Norton motorcycle (1937), Lanz Bulldog tractor (1950). As usual, the old buses carrying passengers for this unusual journey were full.
Around half past noon, some of the vehicles were back on the Château de Vincennes esplanade so that people could admire them and engage with thein owners.
Some of the tractors have arrived from Toulouse on a plate following the initiative of a young farmer who has succeeded in convincing his peers to “ride to Paris”. He’s organized a fundraiser to rent a truck and a full year has been needed in order to get the old tractors ready for this unique journey. The organization Vincennes en Anciennes saluted the will of this team which confirms the goal of such parade to promote all the rolling heritage.
“Once again, the Traversée de Paris has gathered people around the vintage vehicles. Our organization succeeded in glorifying the rolling heritage even though some participants couldn’t join this time due to the protests currently happening in Paris. We will see each other again for the next summer edition that will happen next July 21st “ concludes Jacques d’Andréa, President of the organization Vincennes en Anciennes.
* Vincennes en Anciennes is the first French organization of multi-brand vintage cars. Created in 1998, the organization gathers more than 1 200 members, women and men which represents 3 000 vehicles. The administrators are also active members of official and non-official vehicles clubs. The first Sunday of each month, the organization gathers on the Château de Vincennes esplanade. Very dynamic, it is involved in many events, fundraisers and parades throughout the year: heritage days, Téléthon, vintage cars fairs like Automédon, Rétromobile, Salon de Reims and so on… Website: http://vincennesenanciennes.com