R.S. models wow at French Car Show

Renault Sports stole the show at the high profile French Car Show at Donington Park in July where a wide variety of immaculate R.S. models were on display.
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Among rarer finds were R19 16vs x2, Clio Williams x2, R5 Turbos x10, Mk1 Clio 1.8 16v x11 plus one each of the following: R5 Alpine; R5 Gordini; Mk1 R5 Cup racer; R17; Williams Cup; Clio V6 255.


As ever the Renault Sport Club had a significant presence with its impressive display of over 40 R.S. owners’ models that also spanned the ages and turned plenty of heads among during the two-day event – believed to have attracted over 15,000 visitors.


Club co-founder Stevie Cunningham said: “We had one of the biggest stands, which was dedicated to all Renault Sport models past and present. The turn-out was terrific and a BBQ added to the sense of community with owners able to socialise and chat about all things Renault Sport.


“We also ran a show and shine competition which was sponsored by Gtechniq and Mynt Automotive and this gave Renault Sport owners the ideal opportunity to prepare their cars to a high standard.”


The winner was Hollie Nelmes with her Liquid Yellow Renault Sport Twingo 133. Another Liquid Yellow model, Martin Davidson’s Mégane 265, was second ahead of Richard Speed’s Titanium Silver Clio 182 in third.


However, ‘car of the show’ outright went to Andy Hamilton’s stunning Flame Red Mégane 275 Cup S.