(This press release was issued by Automobiles Citroën on 1-Aug-2017)
This year’s 22nd 2CV World Meeting brought friends of the 2CV together from 26–30 July in the Portuguese seaside resort of Ericeira, on the Atlantic coast.
30 years after hosting the 7th World Meeting, Ericeira has become the global 2CV capital once again. Indeed, located 35 km away from Lisbon, this seaside resort was the proud host of the 22nd 2CV World Meeting between 26 and 30 July 2017.
The 2CV World Meeting first came into being in Finland back in 1975. Organised by the ACI (Amicale Citroën Internationale), the event takes place in a different country every two years. France has played host to the gathering twice – first in 1989 and again in 2011. The latter of these remains the most significant of these events to this day, as more than 7,000 2CVs came together in Salbris (Loir-et-Cher).
As for the 22nd meeting, the organisers succeeded in bringing together around 2000 2CVs from around the world. What’s more, even the neighbouring region of Mafra got involved in the event by exhibiting a dozen special vehicles in its 18th-century palace. The 22nd 2CV World Meeting also welcomed participants from the 2CV Portugal Tour and the Raid 2CV Racing Team Havas, which includes around 50 competitive 2CVs.
L’Aventure Peugeot Citroën DS also made an appearance in Portugal to catch up with the many fans and collectors alike. At this occasion, Citroën Portugal exposed C4 Cactus and New Citroën C3, equipped with the ConnectedCAM Citroën™. Three New C3 were also the guests of honor of the 2CV parade!
Upcoming events :
– The 25th National 2CV Event, from 9 to 13 May 2018 in Belfort.
– The 23rd 2CV World Meeting, from 30 July to 4 August 2019 in Croatia.
This press release published by Automobiles Citroën can also be found on the media portal of Citroen:
Photos attached to this press release: see below, (C) Citroën Communications.
There were more then 2500 cars!
Also we were there until yesterday with before we continue our trip. Not 30 but July 31.
NB: The text is partially not correct – please allow us some corrections and additions.
The ACI does not organize an event but rather supports and co-sponsors the activities.
Latest figures on participation were ca. 2.600 vehicles.
More than 2 dozen Citroën 2CV and derivatives were on display in the palace of Mafra, and hundreds of objects completed the stunning exhibition.
More details will be published as soon as the organizers have settled an interim report.
Also find additional photo streams e.g. here:
and a video:
official photos by the city of Mafra:
and a video from the inauguration of the museum:
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