60TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DS: THREE ICONS TO OPEN THE FESTIVITIES
This year marks the sixtieth anniversary of the 1955 DS.
Three icons ̶ the original DS, DS 3 WRC and Sébastien
Loeb ̶ are joining forces with the DS brand to celebrate
the anniversary of this legendary car and support the launch of the new
All three icons will be in Monte-Carlo this month: the DS 3 WRC and Sébastien Loeb today, for the start of the 83rd Monte-Carlo Rally, and the DS 21 in a few days for the 18th Monte-Carlo Historic Rally.
This year will see a variety of meetings, shows and special
events, along with other surprises yet to be announced by the DS brand.
THE DS BRAND BRINGS TOGETHER THREE ICONS IN MONTE-CARLO
Opening the festivities, three icons will be present in Monte-Carlo this month:
DS 3 WRC with its new 2015 livery featuring a large “60” on the rear wings and Sébastien Loeb – nine-time World Rally Champion – will both be on the starting line for the 83rd Monte-Carlo Rally today.
A sports version of the 1966 DS 21 will be taking part in the 18th Monte-Carlo Historic Rally (28 January - 4 February). Stamped with the brand logo and carrying the number 21, the DS will be on the starting line at Reims on 30 January, with Bob Neyret at the wheel. A nod to history, as Bob Neyret has already claimed two victories in the Monte-Carlo Rally at the wheel of a DS.
INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOWS IN THE SIXTIETH ANNIVERSARY COLOURS OF THE DS
DS is also taking part in events dedicated to vintage car
enthusiasts, such as Rétromobile (Paris, France, 4 - 8 February) and
Techno-Classika (Essen, Germany 15 - 19 April), as well as
international motor shows in Geneva (Switzerland, 5 - 15 March),
Shanghai (China, 22 - 29 April) and Frankfurt (Germany, 19 - 27
September). The brand will be celebrating the 60th anniversary of the
DS with original exhibitions of vintage vehicles, with new vehicles
placed alongside the historic DS.
FAN MEETINGS TO CELEBRATE THE SIXTIETH BIRTHDAY OF THE DS
DS enthusiasts all over the world will be celebrating the 60th birthday
of the DS, as in Belgium (on 26 April) or in Australia (2 and 11
October). One of the main international events, set to take place on 22
and 23 May at the historic Montlhéry track in France, is set to bring
together 700 vintage DS vehicles.
DS WEEK: A MAJOR EVENT TO CELEBRATE THE SIXTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DS AND LAUNCH THE BRAND
Between 19 and 22 May, the DS brand will be welcoming representatives of its global network to Paris, the home of DS. On the weekend of 23 and 24 May, the brand will be organising events for the general public in the heart of Paris.
The meeting place will be the Tuileries Garden.
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