ACI Event Of The Year

One of the tasks of the Amicale Citroën Internationale is to evaluate international proposals for nomination of the “ACI Event Of The Year”.

This may be important meetings such as the ICCCR (International Citroën Car Clubs Rally) or 2CV World Meetings, or events related to models with important anniversaries, or other major activities which are attractive for international attendees.

Event History

2021
2CV World Meeting Candidate: Switzerland
The decision will be taken by vote during the 2CV World Meeting 2017.
more info: www.2cv2021swiss.ch

2020
17th ICCCR in Torun/Poland
The decision was taken by 100% vote of ACI Delegates during ICCCR 2016.
more info: www.icccr2020.pl

2019
official candidate: 2CV World Meeting Croatia
The decision will be taken by vote of ACI Delegates during AGM 2017.
more info: contact the Croatia Delegates.

2017
2CV World Meeting Portugal
The decision was taken by vote of ACI Delegates during the AGM 2015.
more info: www.2cvportugal2017.pt

2016
16th International Citroën Car Club Rally (NL)
The decision was taken by vote of ACI Delegates during ICCCR 2012.
more info: www.icccr2016.com

2015
21th International Meeting of 2CV Friends (Torun, Poland)
28. July – 2. August 2015
The decision was taken by vote of ACI Delegates in May 2013.
more info: www.2cvpoland2015.pl

2014
EuroCitro (France)
8. – 10. August 2014
The decision was taken by vote of ACI Delegates in May 2013.
more info: www.eurocitro.org

2013
20th International Meeting of 2CV Friends (Alcañiz, Spain)
31. July – 4. August 2013
The decision was taken by vote of ACI Delegates in January 2012.
more info: www.2cvspain2013.com

2012
15th International Citroen Car Club Rallye (Yorkshire, GB)
9.-12. August 2012
The decision was taken by 100% vote of ACI Delegates during ICCCR 2008, Rome.
more info: www.icccr2012.org.uk

2011
2CV World Meeting in Salbris (France)
27.-31. July 2011
The decision was taken by 100% vote of ACI Delegates during AGM 2009, Paris.
more info: 2cvfrance2011.fr

2010
Citroen Story 2010, Zolder Racetrack (Belgium)
24.-25. April 2010
decided by 100% voting of ACI Delegates in summer 2009.
more info: citroenstory.org

2009
3 Proposals officially handed in:
– 75 Years of the Traction Avant (in Arras/F),
– EuroCitro 2009 (Le Mans/F),
– 2CV World Meeting (Czech Republic)
The voting result of all ACI Delegates was:
75 Years of the Traction Avant (in Arras/F)
more info: 75heurespour75ans.com

2008
14th International Citroën Car Club Rallye (ICCCR), Vallelunga/Rome (Italy)
The decision was taken by the ACI Delegates during ICCCR 2004.
more info: icccr2008.it

2007
2CV World Meeting, Borlänge (Sweden)
24…29-Jul-2007
more info: 2cv2007.se

2006
Eurocitro, Le Mans (France)
18…20-Aug-2006
more info: eurocitro.org

2005
DS Jubilee, Paris (France)
more info: dsjubile2005.org

2004
13th International Citroën Car Club Rallye (ICCCR), Interlaken(Switzerland)
more information: icccr.org

Want to organize an ACI Event Of The Year?

An EOTY is the main ACI event in any given year and by definition is the single event that is selected to receive substantial funding from Automobiles Citroen in that year.

It is an irrefutable fact that some models are more plentiful than others and therefore have a much stronger following with greater event attendance, but ideally an EOTY should aim to embrace as many Citroen models as possible in order to appeal to the widest range of potential visitors.

It is the hope of the ACI Board that a natural balance will be maintained and, as long as a proposed event can be shown to meet the basic EOTY criteria the Board does not wish to impose additional eligibility criteria (or restrictions).

It should be noted that no specialist (e.g. single model) event will be precluded from consideration for EOTY status – especially if a special anniversary is to be celebrated – but, if successful, organisers will be expected to ensure the event will be of interest to the widest possible range of visitors.

How to make your event an EOTY

Any group planning a suitable event may ask for it to be considered for EOTY status.

The final choice will be made by all the national delegates who will make their selection once all prospective organizers have presented their proposals to at least one ACI AGM.

The application for an EOTY has to be handed in latest 60 days before the AGM, in order to give Delegates the time to communicate back to their clubs and aggregate a national decision.

There are 4 key stages to having an event selected as an EOTY:

Stage 1

Read the following three ACI documents – all can be downloaded using the links provided:

EOTY Guidelines
EOTY Application
EOTY Agreement

Stage 2

To avoid early disappointment please ensure your proposed event meets the basic EOTY requirements outlined in the “GUIDELINES” document.

  • Download and complete a copy of the “APPLICATION” document.
  • Send the completed “APPLICATION” with as much additional relevant information as possible to the ACI Board (board@amicale-citroen-internationale.org)

Note – The more appealing the information distributed to the delegates, the better the chances of an event becoming elected EOTY.

Stage 3

(Assuming Board acceptance of the application)

The ACI Board will supply 2 (hard) copies of the GUIDELINES. These documents should both be signed and returned immediately.

The ACI President will then sign both and return one for your records.

Prepare a presentation (approximately 10 minutes) which will be shown to Delegates at the next AGM.

Stage 4

Don’t simply wait for your event to be selected by a vote of all Delegates – keep them interested by informing the ACI of any developments – especially additional attractions.

Key to creating awareness is communications. This is also one of the key requirements along the preparation and execution of such an event.