The annual meeting place for classic car enthusiasts will be back from 31 January to 4 February 2024 at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles. Following on from the recent presentation of its official poster, which will be decked out in green with the record-breaking MG EX181 from the 1950s, the show is revealing a little more about the highlights that will punctuate its 48th edition. A major new feature of the 2024 edition, Rétromobile will offer lovers of two-wheeled vehicles the opportunity to wander through an area specially dedicated to vintage motorbikes.

Premier makes for a historical first


Rétromobile has always played host to motorbike manufacturers, dealers specialising in vintage motorbikes, auctions and exhibitions featuring some of the finest machines of the 20th century. At the next edition, no less than 2,000 sqm will be devoted exclusively to two-wheelers, bringing together manufacturers and accessory dealers loyal to the event, but also welcoming newcomers. This area will be located at the heart of the exhibition, in hall 2.2 near the Artcurial stand, and will feature an exclusive motorbike display.

But that's not all: a leading name in British motorcycling culture will be the figurehead of this space: Ace Café. The famous restaurant and bar will be bringing its inimitable atmosphere, menu, bar, juke boxes and official store to Paris for the occasion. Mark Wilsmore, the director and iconic figure of this London institution, will also be on hand to tell visitors stories and answer their questions over a cup of tea!

A number of well-known manufacturers will also be out in force in this authentic venue dedicated to two-wheelers and their enthusiasts. Among the first to confirm their presence are exceptional brands such as BMW Motorrad, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Indian Motorcycle and Yamaha.

"At Rétromobile, we love all classic vehicles, including of course motorbikes, which have also left their mark on the history of motoring. This passion is shared by at least 29% of our collector visitors who already own vintage motorbikes. The success of the retrospective dedicated to the centenary of the French Dollar brand, which received much acclaim at our 2023 show, persuaded us to bring together everyone involved in the two-wheeled world in the same area and give them a prominent place in future editions. As with the rest of the exhibition, the two watchwords will be passion and conviviality," comments Romain Grabowski, Director of Rétromobile.