Starting with the celebration of two centenaries, including that of the mascot of this new show: MG. The British-born manufacturer will invite the public to take a dive into its distinguished history through a display packed with memories. Around fifteen vehicles will be exhibited, including the one starring on the Rétromobile 2024 poster: the famous MG EX181.
A second centenary will be celebrated: that of a true French flagship, a venue for records and innovations: the UTAC Linas-Montlhéry Autodrome. On this occasion, UTAC and the Vintage Revival Montlhéry society will be exhibiting no fewer than 20 vehicles over an area of some 500 sqm.
Not far away, a legendary rally raid will be honoured by its organiser, Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO): the Dakar Rally, proudly welcoming the men and women who have written the history of this human and mechanical adventure created in 1978, alongside the emblematic vehicles competing in the event at the time.
A brand new area will be given over to Entreprises du Patrimoine Vivant (EPV - Living Heritage Companies), which continue to perpetuate French know-how and excellence well beyond our borders. Organised in partnership with the FFVE and INMA, this area will host companies such as Touraine Radiateurs, Garage Bonne Road, Parapluies de Cherbourg, Malle Bernard, Mathieu Lustrerie, la véritable Nenette and HH Services. Still on the subject of heritage preservation, a jury of international experts will be touring the exhibition to judge the different vehicles on display, and on Wednesday 31 January at 8pm in Pavilion 1, they will present the new Rétromobile Conservation Award to the vehicle that is closest to its original condition. This is another step towards establishing the exhibition as a benchmark in the preservation of motoring heritage.