Citroen is one of the best-known in the world but bet many fans aren’t aware just how far its history stretches back.
Amazingly, Citroen first asserted itself in the world of motoring way back in 1919, which means 2019 is its centenary year. And it has big plans to celebrate in style by taking part in the Power Maxed MotoFest event in Coventry this June.
To kick things off, the Citroen Centenary Event – organised by Citroen car clubs and supported by the brand itself – will see more than 1,000 vehicles heading to Coombe Park near Coventry from May 31st until June 2nd.
This will give fans and anyone who likes car-related nostalgia the perfect chance to see how the vehicles have changed over the years – and perhaps to reminisce about cars once owned and loved.
After this, there will be a mass convoy of Citroens from Coombe Park into the city of Coventry for MotoFest proper, when a selection will form part of a major feature parade.
Once MotoFest has finished, the cars will then go on display throughout the city centre, starting from the Transport Museum and stretching past the cathedral and into the university grounds.
It’s sure to be a real spectacle – and visitors will also get the chance to see the brand new C5 Aircross SUV up close and personal. We think this is one event that will be well worth travelling in for if you’re not already in the West Midlands.
Citroen UK managing director Karl Howkins said: “Not only is the festival a heritage event, it also showcases what is happening in the automotive world now and in the future. Celebrating our centenary here in Coventry is the perfect way to rejoice in our rich history and look to the exciting future ahead for the brand.”
MotoFest Coventry takes place each year and celebrates all aspects of motoring with competitive motorsports, demonstrations, displays and entertainment.