In 2023, it will be 70 years since the production of Renault 4CV in Spain, which began in 1973 and marked the beginning of the brand’s “made in Spain” models. To celebrate, a hundred enthusiasts have gathered at the Madrid Jarama – RACE Circuit this Saturday, October 21, during the RACE Foundation Open Day.
ONE OF THE HIGHEST CONCENTRATIONS OF RENAULT 4CV IN SPAIN
Organized by the Friends of Renault 4/4 Club of Spain, this concentration has become one of the largest concentrations of this model held to date. During the event, which brought together 50 Renault 4CV units, a hundred owners and fans shared their passion at the Madrid Jarama – RACE Circuit.
The participants have had the opportunity to set foot on the legendary layout of the Madrid circuit, immortalizing the moment with an image on the main straight. After this moment, a dozen of them had the opportunity to ride during a session, demonstrating their resistance even at more than half a century old. During the rest of the day, all of them have been exhibited in an exclusive space of more than 1,000 m 2 bathed in 4CV in a fantastic state of conservation, thanks to the time and care dedicated by their owners.
Owners from all corners of Spain have attended this event, including Andalusia, Asturias, Cantabria, Castilla y León, Castilla la Mancha, Catalonia, Valencian Community, Extremadura and Murcia. Among them, Pau Viñes did not hesitate to attend this event with his 4CV from Gerona and became the participant from the most distant origin.
« In 2023 we celebrate the 70th birthday of a model of great importance for Renault and the Spanish industry. This very special event has been the perfect occasion to organize a large concentration dedicated to Renault 4CV, which has been flooded with excitement and unforgettable moments. »
Enrique Martí, President of the Friends of Renault 4/4 Club of Spain
TRIBUTE TO A VERY SPECIAL MODEL
It was on August 12, 1953 when the first eleven Renault 4CVs manufactured in Valladolid left the Assembly 1 factory, located on Paseo Arco de Ladrillo, to tour their hometown to the town hall square. Just a few months later, before the end of the year, the first 707 units had already been produced.
Popularly nicknamed Renault 4/4 for its 4 doors, 4 seats and 4 HP, 4-cylinder engine, it was responsible for inaugurating the utility vehicle segment in Spain. Among other innovations, thanks to its self-supporting body and its technical layout (engine and gearbox in the rear), it achieved a flat and clear floor.
In addition to this optimal habitability, other features such as its independent suspension made it have ideal characteristics for the Spanish market. It also boasted of being an economical model due to its low consumption and maintenance, as stated in the slogan ” 4 horses are satisfied with little .”
In fact, due to these innovative features and playing a fundamental role in the expansion of the automobile in Spain, the Junta de Castilla y León named this model an Asset of Cultural Interest on November 11, 2004.
The “made in Spain” successor arrived in 1958 with the Dauphine, which would take over from the Renault 4CV when it left the Valladolid lines a year later.