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Epoqu’auto Lyon 2022 with the Doyennes

The Epoqu’auto Lyon show was held from November 4 to 6 and was, in everyone’s opinion, a real success. Seven exhibition halls (80,000 m2), 1,500 exhibited vehicles and 850 exhibitors… There was enough to satisfy all the car lovers.

Les Doyennes had a stand in hall 7, together with the Dynamic Club Panhard & Levassor and the Club Panhard & Levassor France, the latter having received a prize for their stand which represented a design office of the 50s, Panhard of course!

The local team of the Doyennes was already there on Thursday to prepare the stand and to welcome the beautiful Dynamic X81 of our friend Laurent Bedenne who came by the road from Dijon.

Gérard Nayme had filled his display with the latest parts reissued by the club and many people were interested in all these remanufacturing.

The team on the spot was able to meet members of the club, some of them coming from far away, and it was a pleasure to have an aperitif with them on the stand.

Not far from there, the prestigious historic French brands, Bugatti, Delage, Hispan-Suiza, Hotchkiss, Talbot, Neighbor, Delahaye, Panhard & Levassor, Salmson, Facel-Vega of the Association des Clubs de Marque was thus gathered, just in front of our stand.

The magnificent convertible X… of Robert Panhard finally restored as well as a venerable ancestor loaned by the Mulhouse automobile museum were in good position.

The two auctions, of motorcycles (a first) and of cars, were a success, out of 45 motorcycles put up for auction, 80% found buyers. A Pernod was sold at 61 200€ and a Fior at 34 200€. On the car side, the traditional sale once again brought together a large number of enthusiasts around the 60 vehicles presented. Among the most remarkable sales were a Citroën DS Cabriolet Chapron La Croisette sold at 180 000 € and a Lamborghini Espada 400GT from 1977 sold at 94 200 €.

A big thank you to all the Doyennes team and especially to those who helped to set up (and dismantle!) the stand. Thanks also to Laurent Bedenne for his participation with his beautiful Dynamic.
For the 2023 edition, there is no doubt that the Doyennes will be present for this show which has become unavoidable …

Journées du patrimoine 2022

Focus on Panhard & Levassor at the musée de Compiègne

The information was announced at the club’s last general assembly: a great Panhard & Levassor retrospective would be held on 17 and 18 September in the courthouse of honour of the imperial castle of Compiègne, on the occasion of the European Heritage Days.
The initiative belongs to Rodolphe Rapetti, General Curator of Heritage and current director of the National Museum of Compiègne, who contacted the Federation of Panhard & Levassor Clubs to set up this retrospective. The idea was to gather about thirty cars, representative of the history of the brand in the courtyard of the castle
Our club immediately positively responded!

The museum already houses in its collection two of the brand’s oldest automobiles:
– the second 1891 back-to-back prototype (P2D engine no. 48);
– the second production two-seater phaeton car, also sold in 1891 (P2C engine no. 80).

The federation was in charge of obtaining the loan (and transport from the Mulhouse museum) of the 1892 four-seater car (P2D engine no. 102) with which Hippolyte Panhard made the first trip between Paris and Nice in 1893 and which is today the oldest car in working condition in the world!

Our club then gathered several cars representative of the evolution of the brand’s productions:
– our friend Theo Biekens did not hesitate to bring from the Netherlands his magnificent 1898 M4E 4-cylinder Phenix Wagonnette;
– the 1910s were represented by Arnaud Blanc’s 1918 10HP type X19 two-seater torpedo;
– for the following decade, Michel Rongione presented his magnificent 1928 16CV type X57 landaulet, coached by Ansart and Teisseire;
– then came the thirties with the desirable sedan 6CS 13CV type X68 of 1931 of Patrick Quehin;
– the panoramic bodywork revolution was brilliantly represented by Guy Loos’s highly elitist 1936 6DS 23CV X71 sedan:
– finally, it would have been unthinkable to ignore the stylistic apotheosis of the Dynamic: Laurent Bedenne presented the magnificent 16CV sedan type X81 of 1939.

In addition to these nine cars presenting the evolution of the oldest brand from the origins to the Second World War, all post-war models were represented in multiple declensions. We found charming Dyna X in various bodyshells, a Junior, Dyna Z, PL17 and 17B, in every bodyshell imaginable: sedans, cabriolet, break ambulance, utility and then the last 24CT and BT marking the swan song of our dear brand. Sports derivatives were of course not forgotten with several cars: DB, CD, Pichon Parat, Veritas, etc…

A delicate attention was given to visitors coming in vintage cars: on both sides of the main entrance of the castle, two spaces were dedicated to them…
And, a sign that the organization was perfect, the weather that was supposed to be capricious continued throughout the weekend and even gave us a welcome sun!
The audience was numerous throughout the weekend.


The 2022 newsletter has been published

It has been distributed to all members up to date with their dues.


Sale Rétromobile 2022 – 18 march 2022 /Lot 343 1936 Panhard et Levassor Dynamic X77 (140) berline No reserve

Carte grise française
Enginen° 221521

– from the museum of a Réole

The 2021 newsletter is out!

It was sent to all club members up to date with their dues. This special issue is dedicated to the Panhard & Levassor factories.

It was supervised by Bernard Vermeylen known author and member of the Doyennes. The federation of Panhard clubs as well as the Amicale Panhard Belgium have allowed us to print several hundred. 150 pages with some unpublished photos, all captioned and English translation for our English speaking friends! … It is possible to buy, for non-members, the bulletin from an office manager (see menu “contact”)




Enquête FIVA 2021 : Les résultats

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Reopening of the Valençay museum – Panhard & Levassor exhibition

Driving ban for vintage cars: Update from the Federation of Vintage Vehicles

To know everything about the new traffic rules, do not hesitate to read these two articles which will reveal the truths and untruths to you:

AutomotonewsInfos, the development of the FFVE

Le Figaro: Collector’s vehicles and FFVE

Death at the Doyennes

We have learned with sadness of the deaths of Frans Hoekemeijer and Delaire Michel.

Frans owned two nice PL (types X31 from 1920 and X47 from 1928) and took part in a lot of club activities (for example the club rally in Oise in 2007). He had left the club a few years ago because he wanted to concentrate on his Salmson but he never failed to stop by to see us, at Rétromobile for example..

Michel was the owner of three beautiful Panhard X68, X 73 and X 69 and was one of the first members of our club.

The office of the Doyennes presents its sincere condolences to the bereaved families.

Sandaucourt 2020: a success!

Photo de famille devant le château.

This year again our friend and member of the office Matthieu Cognet had organized a small (?) Meeting of friends on the magnificent Sandaucourt estate in the Vosges.

For the occasion Mathieu had taken out the heavy artillery (in the proper sense) because in the middle of the Panhard vehicles of tourism some heavy goods and military machines were exposed. Mathieu’s friends from Pays-Bas, Germany and Belgium met on the estate.

Christophe Blaue came from Germany at the wheel of his 1936 fake X73 convertible, by road! 500 km in two days. Only a few “finishes” left to complete the restoration and we will be able to admire it in its new livery.

On Sunday two magnificent Vosges pigs did not have the leisure to take more advantage of the Vosges countryside …

A very nice weekend which brought together not only fans of the Doyennes brand, but also friends who shared this special moment.

The Doyennes’ 2020 bulletin has been published!

The 2020 Doyennes’s Bulletin has just been released. Each member of the club has received a copy. Many articles, tips and reports are featured. We will discover a magnificent 20 cv sport among others.

For non-members it is possible to order it, contact the president (contact menu)

The Doyennes have their Facebook page

That’s it since April 23, 2020 the Doyennes have officially a Facebook page!

Our friend and club member Jerome Collignon shares a Blog where he imparts his knowledge and interest, not only for the “Chevron” make, but also artistic and a mechanical admirer for all, from that period. The page is notably reserved for the Dynamic Model where photo’s and texts explain the hidden side of this exceptional car.

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Jérôme Collignon’s blog

Our friend and club member Jerome Collignon shares a Blog where he imparts his knowledge and interest, not only for the “Chevron” make, but also artistic and a mechanical admirer for all, from that period. The page is notably reserved for the Dynamic Model where photo’s and texts explain the hidden side of this exceptional car.

See Jérôme Collignon’s blog, click here

Retromobile 2020/ The Doyennes were present





The Retromobile show closed its doors on February 9. The Doyennes as every year had a stand (relatively well located) in the middle of other clubs. the stand was set up and maintained thanks to a small team of volunteers (Arnaud, Matthieu, Gérard, Michel, Alain, Gilles) and we presented the magnificent 6DS convertible, X66 20CV 1932 from our friend Jean-Pierre whom we thank here.

These few days at this prestigious show allowed us to meet many fans of the brand and of course to meet members of the club. It was an opportunity to get to know new members or meet the faithful like for example our friend Alain Cerf and his wife from the USA.

Alain Cerf and his wife (from the USA) visiting the stand

Gérard, Matthieu and Arnaud the president ensure that the stand is kept in good condition.

An interior that has not stopped being photographed by the many visitors

Retromobile is also more than 620 exhibitors, more than 1,100 vehicles and 75,000 m2 of exhibition! In short, the show is essential …

At the Acturial auction on February 07, there was a P&L X 73 CS Special from 1936.

The new owner joined the Doyennes club a few days later, congratulations!

The Teuf-Teuf club exhibited several ancestors of the Doyennes brand, including this P&L Type 2 F from 1899

The club of Doyennes wishes to thank all those who participated in this fair and without whom we could not have organized and run the stand.

An appointment is made for next year with of course a new car on the stand!

Exclusive from the Doyennes: A rare 1909 X5 (or U2) for sale.

To find out more about this amazing and rare car in perfect condition, see the “Announcements” section.

Two Doyennes at the international P &  L meeting in Brittany on June 7, 8 and 9, 2019

Peter Breed member of the Doyennes took part in the international P & L rally in Brittany on the 7th and 9th of June. It was therefore with his 6 CS of 1932 with his wife Jolanda that they went to Brittany.

After some mechanical difficulties two days before the start, it was accompanied by a pretty Dyna Z pickup truck.  June 2nd was therefore the departure date using mainly non motorway roads. They averaged 220KM (135miles) per day.

There were stopovers at Aalter and Hebecourt where they dined at a notable restaurant…

June 5th arrived in Gace situated between Le Havre and Le Mans, where the French countryside could be seen in all its splendour.
The night of June 6 to 7 was spent at the castle of Iffendic west of Rennes and the next day, the small team arrived in Erdeven at the scheduled time.

It is not nice this little picnic?

A second Doyennes joined us, it was Manfreid Fritz splendid tourer. only two pre war Panhards throughout the event.

Alas as the exhaust notes signalled the end of the meeting, It was with regret that Peter put his Panhard on the trailer for the return home...

Upon arrival the engine was examined and the verdict was that new bushes had to be fitted.

Next year a rally is planned in Sweden. There is no doubt that Peter’s X72 will be on the road, as this rally promises to be sumptuous with the crossing of Denmark, a ferry ride and the final Swedish campaign…

Subscription for the book on Delaugère Establishments

The Delaugère and Clayette club has published a book: “ Delaugère, Carrossier, A singular Orleans adventure from 1855 to 1966 with Romain and Clayette then Panhard and Levassor”.

The first edition being sold out, a subscription is again launched for the second edition. Do not hesitate to contact the Delaugère and Clayette Club for more information

D&CC Bon de commande 2ème tirage

Download the fill form, click here

8th Hot Tube (Hauts-De-France) several Panhard & Levassor in the spotlight on LVA

Our friend and Club member Theo Biekens had released his beautiful “Wagon” from 1898 and participated in all the rally at a more than correct pace with his ancestor.
Two more Panhard & Levassor were present: two models of 1897 and 98 of Philippe Sonnet and the couple Baele.
Rare models that we like to see on the roads
This rally gathered cars only before 1900, a small London-Brighton French …

125th PARIS-ROUEN, The Doyennes were there

Our friend and member Philippe Houdayer participated on June 15th and 16th at the 125th anniversary of the Paris-Rouen Rally. It was at the wheel of his double Phaeton of 1910 that he traveled the 320 kilometers of the course in the company of 43 other cars built between 1902 and 1927.

The photo published in the article of La Vie de l’Auto recounting the event


Tribute to the Panhard family in Saint-Sauveur-le-Haut

On April 27, a solemn tribute was paid to the Pahnard family at Saint-Sauveur-le-Haut (Côtes-d’Armor) where Yves Penhart was born in 1655. His lineage will lead to the birth of René Panhard, who will create the world’s first car manufacturing company. The Life of the Auto reported the event on two pages in its No of June 6, 2019.

Robert Panhard notre président d’honneur et arrière-petit-fils de René Panhard dévoile le panneau commémoratif:

After the ceremony a small rally composed of thirty vehicles of the brand Doyenne traveled the original lands of the Panhard family

Death of Jeanne Panhard, widow of Jean Panhard (Loiret)

Jeanne Panhard, widow of Jean Panhard has just left us in its 100th year.
It was a beautiful example of courage and attention for all in an elegant discretion. It has died out like a small flame of candle. All members Doyennes join in the grief of the Panhard family..

First prize for the Skiff Labourdette X36 by Marie-France and Jean-Jacques Aucher at Saint-Benoît (Loiret)

In the category of vehicles from 1900 to 1959 our friends and members of the Doyennes were a great success

Read the article from the newspaper Center Presse

New Panoramic 1938 auction on March 28, 2019 in Toulouse (31)

Visit the web site Interenchères

Auction of 20 January 2019 in Tarbes (65 )

On the 22nd of January was held in Tarbes (65) an auction of the Ruggieri collection.
80 lots that brought together vehicles from the 30s to the 70s. Some having spent several years in the grip of the bad weather were presented a little in the style of the famous Baillon collection. Of these lots, there was Panhard & Levassor. An X69 of 1932, a X72 of 1933 (Cerus) and a Dynamic X81 of 1931.

Malgré l’état avancé de corrosion les trois voitures ont atteind des records pour des voitures dans cet état…

More than 1000 people attended the sale.

A member of the Doyennes on La Vie de l’Auto january 03 2019

Our friend and member of the Doyennes Jean-Pierre Coustenoble was seized by the lens of the photographer during the 17th Hasle of ancestors in Ille-et-Vilaine; We see him driving his splendid 1932 convertible with which he participated in the rally of brand clubs.

Les Doyennes in the spotlight on La Vie de l’auto nov 22-2018

On the occasion of the exhibition Epoqu’auto Lyon, LVA published an article about the brand P&L.

London – Brighton, here we go!

The traditional race for ancestors before 1905 will take place next November 04. This year the rally will take two routes to reach Brighton. This novelty had become necessary following the increasing traffic on the classic axis (there was a death last year) and the difficulty of circulating cars of another age and modern vehicles on the same axis. ..

This year will be the 122nd edition of the rally and no doubt that many Panhard & Levassor will make the trip (more than thirty last year!)

Our friend and correspondent Neil Burdock will keep us informed of the event and will be on duty to see more than 600 cars before 1905!

Robert Panhard should participate with his 6 HP of 1897

21 ème bourse de l’Aigle ( orne )

An X72 was seen on the Eagle Exchange on October 21st. Was she selling?

Rallye des clubs de marque 2018

For all you need to know about the 2018 rally, go to the page dedicated to the Rally of Brand Clubs (under the “Club” tab)

Panhard & Levassor in the Barcelona-Sitge rally (Spain)

No 1811 from La Vie de L’Auto reports on the last Barcelona-Sitge rally held on March 3rd and 4th.
A Panhard & amp; Levassor was on the list of participants.
A magnificent 1907 T16 from Mr Pau Alentorn who had the honor of a photo in LVA.

The Barcelona-Sitge rally is one of the oldest in the world (after London-Brighton of course). It celebrated this year its 60 th edition! And no less than 108 crews had departed from Barcelona including a majority of cars of French brands. Throughout the rally, a huge crowd had massed to see the beautiful bodies all before the war.

Our friend and member of the Doyennes Ricardo Jordi was also at the start of the rally with his Rolls-Royce Phamtom II and the least we can say is that the next generation is assured!

Robert Panhard, co-Honorary President of the Doyennes delivers some reflections in an article of the Authentique, the review of the FFVE

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SO DECO ! Vintage road car magasine

The January 2018 issue of the American magazine VINTAGE ROADCAR showcased a magnificent Dynamic, which is none other than that of one of our expatriate members in the USA.
A beautiful article complete and praiseworthy for the Doyenne brand.

Luxembourg publishes a stamp: the Doyennes in the spotlight!

The 6DS X71 of July 1936 of our friend Guy Loos was in the spotlight for the release last December 5th of this very pretty stamp.
For 1.30 € you pay a panoramic!

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