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Automobiles Classiques a Bagatelle

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A French magazine "Automobiles Classiques" was released in 1983. The aim of its inventor, Arnauld de Fouchier, was to create a reference magazine for all classic cars lovers, a high-quality journal printed on thick paper. To conquer a larger audience the editorial staff noticed that France was missing an upper-class car event as it missed an upper-class car magazine before "AC" had been created. The journalists wanted to revive the traditional Parisian "Concours d'Elegance" of the twenties, thirties and fifties. They set up the "Club Automobiles Classiques" to organize the show, and Paris' mayor allowed them to use the prestigious "Parc de Bagatelle" in the "Bois de Boulogne", next to Paris. The first "Automobiles Classiques a Bagatelle" show took place on September 11th and 12th, 1988.