2CV owners show their cars (2,000 of them) in Portugal

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It must be fun when a couple thousand C2Vs and their owners invade a village | Citroen photos
It must be fun when a couple thousand C2Vs and their owners invade a village | Citroen photos

The 22nd biannual 2CV World Meeting of Amicale Citroen Internationale (International Citroen Friends) took place recently in the Portuguese seaside resort of Ericeira.

The event, launched in 1975 in Finland, takes place every other year. The seventh such event also was held in the Portuguese location on the Atlantic coast, about 20 miles from Lisbon.

The largest such gathering took place in France in 2011, when more than 7,000 of the classic Citroens assembled at Salbris. This year, around 2,000 vehicles gathered for the meeting, which includes a tour, with about 50 of the vehicles taking part in the Raid 2CV.

The 23rd 2CV World Meeting is scheduled for July 30 to August 4, 2019, in Croatia.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the Web and becoming the author of more than 15 books. In addition to being Editorial Director at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times, writes a weekly automotive feature for The Detroit News and is an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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