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Thursday, 11 January 2018

2018 Traversée de Paris Hivernale

A fabulous big yellow Chrysler New Yorker driving through Saint Germain des Prés during the Traversée de Paris in  January 2018.
Watching the Traversée de Paris is always a great way to brighten up a wintery Sunday morning during January.  I love the variety of vehicles in this event - definitely something for everybody. Organized bv Vincennes en Anciennes it starts and ends at the Chateau de Vincennes in South East Paris.  In between it visits many of Paris's most famous landmarks.   This year I caught up with many of the classic cars and other vehicles by the Sacré Coeur, in Montmartre, at Les Invalides and in Saint Germain des Pres. A few of the 700 plus vehicles taking part are shown below.    Thanks to all the owners for sharing their passion with us.

Citroen SM and Porsche in Montmartre.
Jaguar XK120 in the Place des Invalides
Triumph TR3

Jensen C V8
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De Tomaso Pantera heading up towards Montmartre.
Ferrari 330 parked by Les Invalides.
Bicycles on their way up to Montmartre.
Bumpy ride over the cobblestones by Le Sacré Coeur!
A Citroen 2CV at Le Sacré Coeur with the metropolis of Paris providing the backdrop.
Peugeot 504

Renault 8

Peugeot 202 in Saint Germain des Prés.
De Dion Bouton
Chevrolet Corvette at Les Invalides.

Pontiac Firebird with Le Sacré Coeur in the background.

The Solex brigade.

A rather smoky tractor struggling up the hill.

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A Renault 8 Gordini passes four De Loreans in Montmartre.