Discover the special features on the FFVE stand

Content-packed features will be on the agenda at Retromobile thanks to FFVE, in particular with the publication of Bernard Salvat’s book on the legendary brand Koehler-Escoffier. Several of the brand’s models will be on display, while book signing sessions will be organised during the exhibition. This will also provide an opportunity for FFVE to launch its “safety programme” supported by the French Road Safety organisation.


Hall 7.2 – stand J015

To mark the publication of Bernard Salvat’s book on the legendary brand Koehler-Escoffier, the federation will present a display dedicated to the motorcycles of the French brand:

  • Two 1927 Mandoline Sport models, two motorcycles which are becoming rarer, with only around 50 units still around today.
  • The Eddoura 1000cc from 1927, a replica with original parts. It was raced by Edouard Grammont, nicknamed “Eddoura.”
  • The only unit built by Roger Kramès, the Koehler-Escoffier and Gnome & Rhône representative in Algiers, the famous K1001000cc from 1931.
  • Built in 2 units, you will discover the rear suspension factory-produced350 Grand Prix andfinally the 500 KLS5LSA, the pinnacle of the brand’s range of on-road motorcycles in the 1930s.

The author will be in attendance throughout the show for book signing sessions organised on the FFVE stand.



Hall 7.2 – stand J015

The most recent of the FFVE’s programmes aims to promote safe, responsible, and sustainable driving. The first step is the collector’s charter “for driving that combines safety with pleasure.” It aims to encourage every vintage vehicle driver to drive responsibly and with care for others, maintain their vehicle with care and limit their environmental footprint. This charter, illustrated by Thierry Dubois, will be unveiled at Retromobile, and endorsed by iconic personalities. This programme benefits from the support of the FFVE’s partners (Autosur, Classic Expert, Icc Carène).



Hall 7.2 – stand J015

The FFVE will be hosting two celebrities on its stand, who will be available to sign autographs:

  • Bernard SALVAT: the author is publishing his 18th book on vintage motorcycles, a work which looks back on the history of the French brand Koehler-Escoffier.
Throughout the duration of the show


  • Yves JOUANNY: with his book, La Remise, a collection of photographs and personal accounts looking back on the history of a legendary venue, a headline address for the Monte Carlo Rally.
Wednesday 16 March from 10am to 10pm