One hundred years is worth celebrating! And what a party! On the occasion of the centenary of the birth of Jean Rédélé, no less than 1,100 Alpines of all generations were gathered on May 28 by the IDÉA collective (Initiative Dieppe Events Alpine) in front of the brand’s historic factory, the Alpine Manufactory.
It was indeed on May 17, 1922 that the man who, after growing up in the heart of the family garage, was born in Dieppe, created the Alpine brand and its famous Berlinetta. In addition to the impressive number of vehicles gathered, a surprise awaited fans of the French sports brand. Indeed, for the first time, the Alpine A552 which participates in the Formula 1 world championship took the lead in a parade organized in the streets of the city. Leaving under a radiant sun from the Manufacture Alpine Dieppe Jean Rédélé, historic production site for old and new Alpine cars, the procession headed for the seafront.
Among the cars opening this procession, it was also difficult to miss the limited edition of 100 A110 GT J. Rédélé that the brand is launching to honor its founder. After the arrival of the procession on a green lawn upstream from the beach, Michelle Rédélé, wife of the founder, was also given the keys to the A110 GT J. Rédélé numbered 1/100. Based on the A110 GT model, this limited edition sports the Gray Montebello color which, explains the manufacturer, “Jean Rédélé was particularly fond of”. This car has the same engine as the A110 GT, with 300 hp.
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