Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Renault Floride

This is a car on the stand of the Renault Owners Club at the Northern Classic Car Show at the G-Mex Centre, Manchester, in August 1993.
It's a 1962 Renault Floride, a car that was produced from 1958 to 1968, and until 1962 marketed in the USA and the United Kingdom as a Caravelle, There's no mention of it in the brochure of the show, but the Renault Owners Club is described as follows:

'The Renault Owners Club caters for people who own or have an interest in Renault cars, particularly from 1946 until the present day. We try to cater for the serious restoration persons to simply the family owners of a modern car. Models span the classic 4CV right through the thoroughbred rear engined models right up till the Clio and Safrane. Sporting Renault owners are also catered for with track days. A professional quarterly magazine is published, supplemented by a newsletter. Spares and technical advice are also provided. 1993 is the club's 41st year and currently has about 800 members.
Unlike many car makes, the club enjoys close links with the manufacturer. The display at Manchester tries to portray but a few milestones in the history of Renault in Great Britain.'

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