Alpine Gathering in Thiron-Gardais on September 10 and 11

Alpine Gathering in Thiron-Gardais on September 10 and 11


After meeting in Dieppe last May, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jean Rédélé, the founder of Alpine, owners of Alpine models and fans of the “A fléché” brand have an appointment on September 10 next in Thiron-Gardais, for a new collection offered to the French manufacturer.

More than 1,100 Alpine models from all eras met on May 28 and 29 on the Dieppe esplanade, on the initiative of the Association des Anciens d’Alpine (AAA), the Club Alpine Dieppe (CAD) and the Club Alpine Usine de Dieppe (CAUD), to celebrate the history of French brand and paid tribute to its founder, who would have turned 100 this year.

A few months after this most successful collection, Alpinists will be able to extend the time of thanksgiving with joy to a new collection organized this time in the town of Thiron-Gardais, in Perche, where no less than 2000 Alpines were produced between 1968 and 1974.

A factory connected to that of Dieppe, the Thiron-Gardais site carried out the assembly, painting and interior trim of the bodies of the A110 models, which also received their electrical equipment there. The cars were then trucked to Dieppe, where their mechanical components were assembled.

A tribute to Jean Rédélé and the Showcars ​​show on the program

During this gathering, the memory of Jean Rédélé will be honored again, in the presence of his wife Michelle Rédélé. The laying of the wreath will take place in front of the Alpine totem at the Place de l’Europe, which will also be attended by several pilots who have marked the history of the company. Alain Serpaggi and Bernard Darniche will be present, together with François Chatriot, who will have the honor of leading, at the wheel of the A110 berlinetta, the Alpine caravan registered for the tourist meeting. This will lead its participants through the streets of Perche, through the Manoir de la Moussetière, Thiron-Gardais and the Abbey Gardens.

More than 110 Alpines are expected at the event, which will give visitors the opportunity to enjoy many activities. Book signings will be given, for example, along with discussions with Alpine engineers from the Thiron-Gardais factory, and those from the ACO (24 hours of Le Mans) and the local CFA.

An event that will also allow fans and curious people, who will be able to attend the event from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm, to discover the new Alpine A110 of the National Gendarmerie and its predecessor, the Alpine A310. It’s also an opportunity for racing enthusiasts to detail the A110 R-GT chassis designed for the rally, as well as the A480 show car, the model that distinguished itself on the track this year in the world championship. endurance (WEC).

Photo: Dieppe rally – Credit: Alpine