Yorkshire to Host 2012 International Citroen Car Clubs Rally in August

The 15th International Citroen Car Clubs Rally, an event that will showcase cars made from 1919 to the present day, by France-based automobile company, Citroen, will be held in the UK this year, for four days in August.

The event will be held at the Great Yorkshire Showground, near Harrogate, from August 9 to 12, 2012, and it is being organised by a team of volunteers from the three main British Citroen clubs. Although the International Citroen Car Clubs Rally originated in Britain, it has been to many countries in Europe and America since its inception in 1973.

Amicale Citroen Internationale, a non-profit international organisation for Citroen Car lovers, has chosen the event as their ‘Event of the Year’. The rally is expected to see the participation of around 1,500 Citroen vehicles from around the world.

The event is expected to offer a wide line-up of classic Citroen vehicles, including British-built Citroens, and some remarkable vehicles, such as British-owned Citroens and Panhards, and a private museum collection.

The organisers of the 15th ICCCR said in a statement, ‘We invite everyone interested in any Citroen, from 1919 to the present day, to join us – from B2 to Belphegor, from 2CV to DS5.

We expect just about every Citroen model to be present – not just cars, but vans, trucks, buses and beyond. If it’s to do with Citroen, it will be there.’

The event will also include Club displays, displays of historic and model vehicles, a Concours d’Elegance, or gathering of exclusive cars, as well as driving events and competitions.