The afternoon of January 28, 2022 is dedicated to Alpine with the collaboration of Dieppe national scene. A never-before-seen behind-the-scenes documentary on the Alpine team that took part in the 2021 24 Hours of Le Mans will be screened, while Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire will be received at the factory.
While the Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire announced that he would be going to the Alpine factory in Dieppe on Friday January 28, 2022, a whole series of events had been planned for a long time, outside and inside. interior of Dieppe national scene (DSN) in honor of Alpine. Presentation and opportunity to settle in the new model, meeting with actors of yesteryear and today of the Dieppe automobile brand as well as attending an evening documentary on the backstage of the Alpine which ended on the podium for the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2021.
The Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), organizer of the event, chose Dieppe to commemorate Alpine’s triumphant return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans. « She will participate in the next edition scheduled for June 11 and 12, 2022 », emphasizes Dominique Touzeau of CA Ouest.
Unpublished images in the pits of the race
“With the agreement of DSN and the municipality of Dieppe, we were able to organize this event for lovers of Alpine and motor racing. All outdoor and indoor entertainment will be free. It is imperative to reserve or withdraw an invitation to watch the documentary, distributed at the reception of DSN, in order to respect health constraints and to avoid making people disappointed in case there is no more room in the large cinema room with more than 500 seats, continues Dominique Touzeau. This one and a half hour documentary traces the Alpine race at the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2021, seen from the inside with unpublished images taken in the pits. » It will be preceded by a short film.
Mini book fair
In the course of the afternoon, activities around Alpine will be held in the DSN car park with the opportunity to test drive as a passenger in the new A110 model; racing prototypes will be exhibited and with the help of local collectors, around ten old models will be gathered around a small village bringing together associations dedicated to the Alpine.
The DSN hall will be transformed during the course of the afternoon into a mini-book fair with the arrival of personalities, past and present drivers who have participated in the development of the Diepp automobile brand.
Personalities expected on site
Among the people who have already assured of their visit to Dieppe, let us mention the former CEO of Alpine – and one of the initiators of its rebirth – Bernard Ollivier, Jacques Cheinisse, who was a driver and manager of the he Alpine team in the 1970s, Christian Ethuin who did the 24 Hours of Le Mans at the same time for the brand’s veterans.
Young drivers will tell their experience like the Rouennais Nicolas Janin, of the same generation as Pierre Gasly. Philippe Sinault, the current manager of the Signatech Alpine sport section, will also be present. “The opportunity will be given to make dedications, to discuss with all these actors who built the Alpine legend. Will be added Bruno Vanderstick, the official speaker of the 24 hours of Le Mans and Hervé Guyomard, historian of the hours. »
The only absentee from Dieppe: Alain Serpaggi… who will be in a historic event in Monaco.
A historic climb in Pourville, in June
Dieppe historic rally has announced the 2nd edition of the Pourville hill climb reserved for cars over 30 years old. It will take place on June 16 and 17, 2022 and will be able to accommodate old motorcycles and quads in their thirties.
Registration is open from February 1 on the Dieppe Rallye historique site. Last year, 96 vehicles took part.