Reims is a city in the champagne region of France. The greatest champagne brands have their headquarters in the city. Car enthusiasts may know about the circuit of Reims-Gueux too. The track is located in Gueux, about 7.5 km west of Reims. The track was established in 1929. Reims-Gueux hosted the French round of the inaugural modern Formula 1 World Championship in 1950. The race was won by Juan Manuel Fangio in an Alfa Romeo. The circuit would host both championship and non-championship F1 races until 1966, as well as F2 and F3 races. But little is known that the city has a great classic car event too. The Salon Champénois de Véhicule de collection attracts a great audience and had its 34th edition yet.
Our good friend and photographer Wilfried Geerts headed to Reims and returned with a whole bunch of pictures. And as you can see, the Salon Champénois de Véhicule de Collection is worth a visit, mainly for those who collect automobilia and memorabilia. There’s always a lot of stuff to be discovered, and the odds are low that you won’t find some great stuff for your collection.
Picture gallery Salon Champénois de véhicules de collection in Reims
Pictures by Wilfried Geerts