1ST “DEAUVILLE CLASSIC” CAR SHOW
Interview with Jean-François Texier, organizer of the 1st “Deauville Classic” car show.
Deauville Classic: the concept ?
An exhibition of classic cars and motorcycles from 1950 to the present day,
As well as the car’s equipment, the garage and its driver, and a number of artists presenting their work.
PASSION — ELEGANCE — ENCOUNTER
On April 12, 13 and 14, 2024, the Centre International de Deauville will be the venue for the first edition of the “Deauville Classic” classic car show, an event created by Jean-François Texier, manager of the Goliath agency.
Deauville Classic aims to bring together some 100 exhibitors and enthusiasts, collectors of fine automobiles and motorcycles, as well as tourists to Deauville. They’ll have the opportunity to admire numerous classic vehicles EXHIBITED INSIDE and OUTSIDE, most of which will be for sale, and to engage in enriching discussions with the renowned car and motorcycle specialists on site.
Who will be at the show?
Deauville Classic will bring together the various trades of the automotive industry, with many experienced craftsmen. You’ll be able to meet dealers, equipment suppliers and experts in car restoration.
A leading bodybuilder will be present: Provost-Fago from Le Mans, Classic Cars Compagnie also a well-known Honfleur-based company.
Olivier de Stephano, famous for his appearance on the TV show “Vintage Mecanic”, will also be present!
Collector car enthusiasts will be able to benefit from the advice of insurance, financing and appraisal professionals. They’ll be on hand to answer questions on subjects such as vehicle insurance, purchasing methods, restoration stages, everything you need to know before buying…
Au cours de ce salon, il y aura la présence d’une centaine d’exposants :
- MECA VINTAGE MECANIQUE
- La compagnie de la housse
- ID Facto enchère
- ATPP Automobile
- Collect Car
- BARNES International Realty
- Éric Pawlak artisite peintre
- Glove Story
- OODOO BOOTS
- B.R.M Chronographes
- Et tant d’autres encore…
How do you define a classic car?
“A classic car is an old and rare vehicle with significant historical, aesthetic or cultural value. These cars are generally manufactured before the 1980s, although there may be exceptions. Collector cars are often considered collectibles and are carefully maintained to preserve their original condition. They can be used for exhibitions, rallies or simply for the pleasure of owning and driving them,” says event founder Jean-François Texier.
Which years for classic cars?
The classic car era stretches from the first automobiles to the 1980s. After that, we enter a new era, that of the “Youngtimer” from 1985 to 1995.
On Friday April 12, several “Round Tables” lasting around 30 minutes will be held on different themes. They will be supervised by an insurer and an expert, who will be on hand to explain how to buy and maintain a classic car, and the do’s and don’ts of owning one.
On Saturday, April 13, from 6 to 8 pm, an auction of almost 50 automobiles will be supervised by ID Facto (auctioneer). These vehicles will be on display all weekend in the CID parking lot, next to Avenue Lucien Barrière. A cocktail reception will follow the auction.
On Sunday April 14, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., another auction, called “Automobilia,” will take place at the Palais des Congrès de Deauville. This auction will feature everything related to the world of automobiles, including scale models, paintings, watches, sculptures…
A concours d’élégance:
It will be possible for classic car owners to take part in the Concours d’Elegance ONLINE ONLY. This year, the 3 WINNERS will be invited to exhibit their vehicles free of charge at the “Deauville Classic” show. To enter, you’ll need to send in photos of your classic car (from all angles, engine, interior, upholstery, etc.), along with a brief description of your car’s history.
The competition will be judged by a panel of automotive experts, including Olivier De Stephano of Vintage Mecanic, Jean-Benoit Roumeguere of Classic Cars Compagnie, David El Hayani of Reflet de cuir, and auctioneer Patrice Gras. The jury will select the three winners, who will come to exhibit their concours d’élégance-winning cars.
“We’re offering our visitors the chance to enter a photo competition on the theme of cars and Deauville. The reflection of the town hall on a Jaguar wing, or a Ford Mustang with the boards in the background, you’ll need imagination and the jury will be made up of photo and press professionals!”
Good to know:
Exhibitors are free to present classic cars and motorcycles from 1950 to the present day, such as ALPINE, who will be bringing an old berlinette and presenting its latest model, or Honda and Royal Enfield, who will be bringing old and new motorcycles!