Alpine A106
  • Alpine A106
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Alpine A110
  • Alpine A108
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Alpine A110
  • Alpine A110
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Alpine A110 Group 4
  • Alpine A110 Group 4
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Alpine M65
  • Alpine M65
  • Image Credit: Renault
Alpine A442
  • Alpine A442
  • Image Credit: Renault
Alpine A450
  • Alpine A450
  • Image Credit: Renault
This year the Alpine brand marks its 60th anniversary, so Goodwood is celebrating with a special exhibition as part of its Moving Motor Show next month on the day before the Festival of Speed.

On hand for the festivities will be an example of the original A106 that kicked it all off, the A108 that followed, and a two examples of the iconic A110: a road-going 1600 S and a Group 4 rally version. They'll be joined by a mid-1960s M65 racer, the A442b that won Le Mans in '78, and the new A450b prototype that's competing in the FIA World Endurance Championship this season. (But if you can't wait that long, we've assembled a slideshow of these classic French masterpieces for your perusal above.)

Those familiar with the marque may recognize those as some of Alpine's finest sports and racing cars. But for those who aren't, Alpine (not to be confused with the BMW tuner Alpina) is one of the most celebrated marques ever to emerge from France, with a long and proud history dating back to 1955.

The marque lay dormant since the last A610 rolled off the assembly line in 1995, the Dieppe facility re-purposed for the Renault sport division. But Renault is bringing the brand back to the forefront by taking the European Le Mans Series titles two years running, with the A110-50 and Vision Gran Turismo concepts, and soon with the release of a new sports car.

Development originally kicked off in partnership with Caterham before the British firm withdrew, but Renault is proceeding on its own to revive the marque with a sports car earmarked to take on (but undercut) the likes of the Audi TT and Porsche Boxster. The vehicle anticipated to be called the Alpine AS1 could borrow heavily from the RS 01 spec racer and is tipped to debut at Le Mans next month, so it may very well be on hand for the Goodwood celebration as well.
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MOVING MOTOR SHOW TO HOST 60 YEARS OF ALPINE CELEBRATIONS

Alpine will celebrate its 60th anniversary in style at the Moving Motor Show presented by the AA in association with The Telegraph on Thursday 25, June.

The historic French brand can boast on-track success dating back to 1963, as well as an enviable reputation for producing some of the most iconic road-going vehicles ever, since its inception in 1955.

A number of these legendary road and circuit vehicles will come together on the grounds of Goodwood House for the first time ever, including an original 1955 A106, the iconic A110, the 1978 Le Mans-winning A442b and the A450b currently competing in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).

The sixth Moving Motor Show at Goodwood is expected to attract crowds in excess of 34,000, with many lucky visitors able to view and drive brand new vehicles before they are officially on sale.

Alpine is also developing a brand new sports car predicted to be unveiled in 2016.

Expected to be the high point of the year so far in Alpine's anniversary year, the display will enthral enthusiasts, while celebrating the triumphant re-emergence of the Alpine brand as well as its heritage.

The full list of models that will be on display in the F1 Paddock area in a dedicated Alpine enclosure is as follows:
- A106
- A108
- A110 1600 S
- M65
- A110 1600 Groupe 4
- A442b (the 1978 Le Mans 24 Hours-winning car)
- A450b (current WEC racer)

As well as great success in the world of rallying in the 1960s and '70s, Alpine has also been victorious at the Le Mans 24 Hours and won European Le Mans Series titles in 2013 and 2014, cementing its place in motorsport's hall of fame in the minds of race enthusiasts.

Last year's Moving Motor Show was a complete sell out, attracting fans from across the UK to the West Sussex countryside location. With demand higher than ever, ticket availability has been increased for 2015.

A record number of new cars are expected to be revealed at this year's event and more than 18 manufacturers will showcase their latest models. New car buyers can even test-drive some of the cars on display on Goodwood's legendary Hillclimb course.

Visitors to the Moving Motor Show also get an exclusive sneak preview to the Festival of Speed, as well as access to the Formula 1 Paddock presented by Sky Sports F1, Cartier 'Style et Luxe' Concors d'Elegance, Michelin Supercar Paddock and all of the automotive show stands, which will boast the widest range of new products in the 22-year history of the Festival.

Tickets for the ultimate test drive experience are now on sale at just £30 for an adult ticket, young persons (13-21) half-price and children under 12 free of charge. Tickets are available to via www.goodwood.com/tickets or 01243 755055.

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