Past Activities


The great Lyon fair has become a must and our club is now accustomed to it: we will be happy to meet there again in a friendly space as the club’s premises know how to organize… This year, there will also be a remarkable event since a large podium will be reserved for the Association des Clubs de Marque. In addition to the club stand, we are exhibiting two very beautiful cars there, which are quite exceptional! It’s up to you to come and discover them…

Club members can buy tickets at a preferential rate from Gérard Nayme (see contact details in the “contact” menu)

RETROMOBILE 2022 with the Doyennes

The Rétromobile 2022 show will open its doors from March 16 to 20, 2022. Rétromobile is the show for enthusiasts, curious or lovers of vintage cars: more than 1,000 vehicles on display, 620 exhibitors, 120 clubs, 60 artists gathered in the largest “Gallery of ephemeral art in the world dedicated to the automobile and numerous exclusive activities.

The Doyennes will have a stand and will present a prestigious vehicle, a Panhard & Levassor of course! We are expecting many of you on the stand. The general assembly of the club will take place on Friday evening as every year in the premises of the Mercure hotel. It will be an opportunity to take stock of the association and to meet. We hope that many of you will come.


Note that the Dynamic Club Panhard & levassor stand will be right next to our stand.

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!


Epoqu’auto Lyon is one of the most prestigious exhibitions for the vintage car. It was held from 08 to 10 November and of course the Doyennes were there.
This year, besides the 100 years of Citroën, a special tribute was reserved to the DELAGE marque; We also celebrated the 105 years of Maserati, the 100 years of the motorcycle marque Gnome-Rhône and of course the marque Berliet as every year exhibited a plateau as sumptuous as original …

The Doyennes had prepared a nice booth where encompassed the coach Dynamic X 81 kindly lent by our friend and member of the club Guy Poulain.

Mathieu Cognet, manager of the salons supported by the Nayme brothers and Michel Ferret prepared and held the stand during these three days. It was also an opportunity to exhibit the spare parts remanufactured by the club.

The Doyennes stand with the magnificent coach X 81 1938 lent by our friend Guy Poulain

Vincent Bouchard came as neighbour, Michel Ferret, Gérard Nayme and Etienne Ramond ready to welcome visitors in front of a 6 cylinder engine of 6 CS and the Dynamic.

Aurélien Marcadier a member of the Doyennes and his father Dominique also had a stand where they presented a Ballot 2 liters of 1924 whose woodwork had been entrusted to them. Many people around their booth to admire the work of woodwork, ash and mahogany the most beautiful effect.

An address to note where the members of the Doyennes will be very well received.

The woodwork work on the Ballot.

To get full information about SNC Marcadier…

Epoqu’auto Lyon without trucks? unthinkable! But Berliet of course … wonderful display this year again …

The truck driven by Lino Ventura in “$ 100,000 in the sun” in 1964( Berliet GBC 8 M )

GLR 10 M3

GCM 5 des années 30


The exhibition DELAGE, splendid …

We will probably be present next year in Lyon again as this show offers a wonderful display and a friendly atmosphere. it is easy to walk between the aisles and the variety of booths to delight all lovers.

Thanks to the team of Doyennes who for 3 days held the stand and welcomed the many visitors. At the show we made two new memberships. See you in 2020! …


Retromobile 2019 was a great vintage event of international dimensions! It is unique because it brings together many motoring clubs; the merchants of spare parts, models, booksellers, artists, equipment manufacturers etc …

The 100 years of Citroën were well celebrated with a particular presentation of Carrosseries (Coachbuilder) Chapron.

The car make Bedelia was also in the spotlight.


The museum of Saumur demonstrated two tanks of the Second World War with a moving display outside with their caterpillar tracks.



100 Y.o for Citroën ! A stand with only Chapron bodies… Beautiful !



It was also the occasion to celebrate the centennial of the car make Gnome and Rhône who introduced a magnificent and eclectic set of motorcycles from 1919 to 1960.



We can not ignore the monumental presence of the Berliet T 100 which arrived on its stand Retromobile after 600 km!

5 meters high, 5 meters wide, 15 meters long, 100 tons! Who can better that, nobody? It is the biggest truck in the world! Assigned to oil research in the Sahara, only 4 were ever built. Driven by a V12 engine powered by two turbo compressors, it delivered 700 CV. This is the only survivor.

The Doyennes were present and the PL Dynamic of our president Arnaud Blanc attracted the attention throughout the duration of the show. Mathieu, Christophe, Gerard, Alain, Michel and Gilles succeeded each other to hold the stand in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We had the opportunity to meet our members visiting the show; some come from very far as Stefano came from Italy and Alain from USA. It was also an opportunity to register three new members, welcome to them!


The team that organised the stand for several days.



Beaucoup de monde autour de la Dynamic

There is still much to say about this event … The Doyenne team seperated on Sunday night, the PL Dynamic is left by the road and a reservation has already been handed in for next year. Thank you to all those who helped to hold the stand including Christophe from Germany!


We told you, many curious on the stand ….



This year, the show focused on the Doyenne brand, a set of some thirty exceptional cars that recounted the history of Panhard & amp; production. Levassor, from the oldest, a phaeton 4 seater from 1982 to the most recent a 24 CT with the most beautiful models between the wars and some special bodies.

Our club was present and our booth received many visitors but let our friend Gerard Nayme who was part of the team organizing the stand:

The preparation of the show already mobilized a week before the energies, to present the various cars and a disassembled engine kindly lent by Alain Garnier. A trip to Gap in the Hautes-Alpes allowed the repatriation of a Dyna Z1 that will truncate on the central plateau.
On Thursday morning all this small world starts to join the show before the scheduled opening the next day. Guy Camus joins us on the spot with his Dynamic come by the road.


After a good snack in a friendly atmosphere dear to the Doyennes, everyone is active to set up the stand. The club Panhard & Levassor France with whom we share the location did not spare as much trouble so that everything is ready for the opening tomorrow.


During 3 days it was the opportunity to meet real enthusiasts as well as simple curious. The engine with no valve bleeding that was turned to the crank caused by pretty corks in our driveway! The vision of sliding shirts and plunger through the lights seemed to mesmerize many visitors. Some even want to slip a finger …

Saturday night the whole team was around a good meal in the restaurant and the next day some small eyes probably blame the spotlight of the show …


And as every time in the salons in which we participate it was necessary to disassemble, clean and tidy, but the team spirit and the good agreement allowed to do everything in time.


Here is Epoqu’auto Lyon is over, thank you to all those who have closely or from afar participated in mounting and hold the stand, the result is positive and allowed a few members to meet.

Next meeting in February for the General Assembly and the Retromobile show from 06 to 01 February 2019.

La Vie de l’Auto pays tribute to the rally of the Brand Clubs

The issue of October 4, 2018 presents an article (double page please) on the last rally of Brand Clubs held on September 7,8 and 9 in Anjou around Saumur.


Icing on the cake the weekly quiz presents a valve-free, but the question was not very difficult …



RETROMOBILE 2018 avec les Doyennes…

Many candles were blown for this 43 th Retromobile! 120 Years for Renault – 70 for Honda, Porsche, 2 CV and 203 – 50 years for the Mehari and the 504 …
105 000 visitors this year (against 118 000 last year) down, probably due to the snowy episode and weather conditions in Paris this year. Perhaps also because of the price of the ticket which went from 18 to 20 € …

The Doyennes had a booth at the bottom of the pavilion 3 … It really had to want to come here to discover our booth, but the presence of a ham restaurant on the alley just last us, finally helped to drain a crowd compact all around the stand …

Jean-Michel Rongione our friendly member had done us the honor to lend us his beautiful X 57 of 1928, he is already thanked!

We can see in the photos the interest of the public for our stand and it did not take too much to answer the questions of the public, meet the members of passages (we had the pleasure of chatting with American, Spanish or Italian members !) and … monitor the various items exposed or the mascot of the radiator …


Notre stand jouxtait celui du Dynamic Club P& L qui présentait une bien rare Dynavia





Vidéo of the exhibition

The Mulhouse Automobile Museum presented the P & L archives of 1934. During the inter-war period, Paul Panhard wanted to give the brand a sportier image. It is natural that he decides to turn to the records. At this time, monsters of 8 liters and more are in vogue.
Paul Panhard decides to modify a Panhard of 35 CV of 1926 at the initiative of a record hunter: the Englishman Georgs Eyston. They push the engine to 290 hp, deepen the body to make it more aerodynamic and remove the brakes on the front wheels.
February 4, 1934 George Eyston rushes to break the world record of the hour. After 60 minutes it returns in history having traveled 214,064 km.

Among the aisles a visit to the artists’ village allowed to discover beautiful original works on the theme of the car of course:




Retromobile are hundreds of booths where sellers of spare parts and books are also present …

So thank you to everyone who helped with the logistics so that we could hold the stand for a week, which is never obvious …
The 2018 edition has been for our club rich in encounters and emotion, we now give you an appointment on the roads of Anjou for the next Rally Club Brand we will organize next September …


Travel Notes, by Daniel Marachin.

The Lorraine-Dietrich Club and its dynamic President Philippe Leroux
took the Brand Club Rally in … Lorraine, what a surprise!
Another nice surprise, the ten cars of the organizing club on the road,
including a 1908 race car that went beyond everyone and everywhere!
A beautiful program of discovery of gently rolling landscapes,
and visits to emblematic places: mirabelle museum,
craftsmen town of Remiremont “in almost original condition”,
museum of the images of Epinal, castle of Lunéville, …
All the brands of the association were represented, except … the Deans!
due to lack of space at the hotel. Fortunately, I was able to represent
the club as a member, and participating with a Facel – Simca sport coupe from 1951!
(at the request of Arnaud, who had written a beautiful word of presentation of the Rally 2018)
Beautiful Bugatti, Facel, Hispano, Salmson and Talbot whose Clubs are always well represented at the Brand Rallies, with Hotchkiss “guests” and the 15CV Family Traction of the Céréde Family (see photos)
The organizers, the couple Philippe and Christine, assisted by the faithful Patrick Saffier of Bard,
were warmly applauded and congratulated … on Mirabelle, before the passage
relay at the club des Doyennes for 2018 in the region of Saumur.

See the of the rallye

EPOQU’AUTO Lyon, les Doyennes were there !

The Epoqu’auto Lyon trade fair has just ended and the time has come.
With more than 70,000 visitors in three days and attendance increasing by 20%, this show has become a must and the second largest in France.
There will be an increase in fans for “youngtimers” (cars from the 70s-80s) Youngtimers are future collectors and must now have their place in the world of the collection, despite the nostalgia of the old car …

The Rhône-Alpes team, led by the devoted Gérard Nayme, had been working for several days to set up the stand.

Our booth was shared with the Panhard & amp; levassor France. The theme was the holidays, and the two little Dyna’s got their wheels in the sand surrounded by small boats and other beach accessories. the spots in hall 5 did not replace the sun of southern France, but the illusion was very real …

Mr de Saint-Vis, a member of the Doyennes, had kindly loaned his X 45, a chauffeur-driven 1925 chauffeur, which was very successful. It is rare to see such cars in this state. Many people would have liked to hear the 4 cylinders without valve purring …

The president Arnaud Blanc had also made the trip as well as Mathieu Cognet in charge of the organization of the exhibitions.

It was an opportunity for the team to meet lovers of valves, to create new links and make two club memberships. The two models who brought a retro touch to the stand also had their small success judging by the number of visitors who literally strafed them for 3 days.

It would take 10 pages to describe everything that was exhibited in the various halls, but the plateau was of quality and the number of sellers of impressive pieces, here are some stand taken at random aisles …

Scooters do you want it here …

Sellers of parts and accessories were not left out and offered a lot of objects

The delage’s stand

Beautiful as a truck … hotchkiss

A juvaquatre flaschy!

A steam tricycle at the bend of an alley

On the Hispano-Suiza stand an imposing 6-cylinder engine that turned every two hours, a real treat!

Peugeot 203 Dar’l Mart please …

That’s Lyon 2017 it’s over! Thank you to all the team who did not spare his time to present this stand which was very successful, with a special mention to Gerard Nayme who ensured the logistics with brio and sympathy! A big thank you to Mr De Saint Vis and his son who were kind enough to entrust us with their magnificent chauffeur coupe.

Thank you also for the club Panhard & Levassor France who helped us for logistics, meals etc, a big thank you to them too!




AUTOMEDON – Le Bourget 2017: The Doyennes had stand




Last October 14 and 15 Panhard’s & levassor shared a stand with the CPLF at Automedon. This was an opportunity for the team who had the opportunity to hold the booth to meet and chat with members of the club who had visited us.
Arnaud Blanc, our president, was pleased to lend his magnificent Dynamic of 1939 for the occasion. It attracted many visitors and raised many questions, particularly concerning the operation of the engine without a valve.


Our friend Michel Rongione, member of the club, for his part, saw his magnificent X 57 exposed next to a Delaunay Belleville and another P & amp; L of 1913 of a light green of most seyant. With French bodywork being honored this year, the Dean brand was well represented!



Michel’s X 57, converted and seen from the rear: magnificent !


Alongside an ancestor of the same brand, with its fuel cans.


At the turn of the alleys, the magnificent Torpedo Sport 6 DS, type X66 by Alain Coustenoble was also honored in the company of two ancestors loaned by the Mulhouse museum.



At his side a coupe driver Rothschild of 1911, type X8 loaned by the museum of Mulhouse



On the same stand the museum in Mulhouse presented a Kellner driver coupe of 1906, with its large 4-cylinder engine of 5319 cm3 which propelled this car at 80 km / h!



On the parking lots were the popular French cars, but also American ones … For the pleasure of the eyes …


Une autre Panhard rendait encore hommage à la carrosserie française au détour d’un stand.

Finally, a beautiful lounge with a tray of choice and a good atmosphere within the booth of the Doyennes !

The Doyennes at Retromobile february 2017







The Doyennes’ stand with the P & L of 1897 kindly loaned by Robert Panhard
Gérard Nayme had made a sign exposing the pieces that the club will make to remake.

Mathieu and Jean-Louis, the Vosges team who hosted the stand for several days.

We had during the exhibition many visitors as well as members of the club came to visit the team. It was also the occasion to register several memberships to the club.
A very rich salon this year and the booth of the Doyennes was literally assailed by the visitors.


Epoqu’auto Lyon is one of the most important trade exhibition in Europe. For its 38 th edition 50,000 m2 were reserved for the different exhibitors of which we were part!
Several brands were honored: Delahaye, Aston-Martin, Berliet Foundation …
An auction was held on Sunday, November 6;
Epoqu’auto is 123 clubs represented! Exhibitors of spare parts, documents, miniatures, works of art …

Our friend Jean-louis Geraud had kindly lent us his Dynamic of 1937 presented in its original state. A beautiful car with a patina intact and an interior that smelled good in the thirties!

On the booth Gérard Nayme had made a display with the different pieces that the club is doing to remake (see on the site the re-manufactures in progress) this display has been very successful and some members have ordered. A nice display however not wide enough to hide a bottle that was there only for the welcome of the visitors of course ….

At the turn of the alleys one could admire any kind of stand with very beautiful models exposed.


The sellers of parts were not left behind!


The Delage Club was next to the Doyennes

This year the club Delahaye was honored this year:

At the bend of a stand, a friendly Dyna from the Panhard & Levassor Club France

The EBR or (Reconnaissance Armored Engine) and its horizontal 12-cylinder flat engine had a great success on the DCPL stand


A brand new bicylndre …

So much for this year! The club thanks all those who have invested, gave their time and which allowed to make a little more our club through this superb exhibition.

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