From next July 31 to August 4 it will take place at the motorland circuit the most important concentration of Citroën 2CV in the world. This is the XX International Meeting of Friends of the 2CV, that with its thousands of registrants - 1.100 vehicles from 39 nationalities had already confirmed their attendance at the beginning of May, and another 2.000 were expected - will flood the Aragonese track.
We are talking about the Citroën classics event of the year, with the blessing even of the Amicale Citroën Internationale, the international federation of old car clubs of the French brand. For its part, the latter has officially supported the organization.
Since 1975, every two years, 2CV enthusiasts from all over the world come together for 5 days to exchange experiences. Spain is hosting this world meeting for the first time thanks to the efforts of various Spanish clubs -among them the Club 2CV Aragón, whose members are largely the organizers of the meeting- since in this edition we wanted to highlight a little-known facet of the popular automobile galo: the sporty one. Hence, a circuit located in a town with extensive automotive experience such as Alcañiz has been chosen.
The 2CV is a classic that, as Yasmina Tajada, president of the 2CV Aragón Club explains, "It supports a multitude of transformations and customization, so each owner tries to put his own imprint on the vehicle so that it becomes an extension of his own personality, philosophy or lifestyle." Thanks to this variety - and curiosity - can be infinite, one more incentive to attend a meeting of these characteristics in which you can gather new ideas and solve old problems.
This is a camping rally. The vast majority of registered participants, who are usually accompanied by one or two people, will pitch their tent or park their trailer On your own or in a group in the space provided for it. That is to say that, along with their cars, some 8.000 direct participants are expected, to which another 10.000 will have to be added who as visitors will pass through the Motorland facilities throughout the five days of the event. We will try to inform you of the entry price shortly.
Various activities have been planned, which can be consulted first-hand in the official program of the event. In the sports field, among others, will take place Pop cross, exhibitions in the speed track, karting, slot competitions and the reception of the participants of the raid «From sea to sea», in which dozens of 2CV will take part, then they will find themselves traveling the distance that separates the Mediterranean Sea from the Atlantic Ocean .
There will be spare parts in the paddock, and the general atmosphere will be enlivened by concerts, gastronomic specialties, activities for children and even hot air balloons.
Outside the circuit, at the Alcañiz Fair, a Citroën museum dedicated to the models manufactured by Citröen Hispania will open at its well-known Vigo plant. But the attractiveness of the environment It does not end here, since within a radius of between 50 and 150 kilometers we can find tourist destinations that justify our attendance at this massive event, such as Alcañiz itself, Zaragoza, the Sierra del Maestrazgo, Albarracín or the Valencian beaches of Sagunto.
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