El Club Méhari Argentina and Towns Méhari Uruguay met in the town of Los Cardales, province of Buenos Aires, to celebrate 50 years of this iconic Citroën model.
The meeting was supported by Citroën Argentina, who was present to provide the institutional framework that the magnitude of the event deserved. From the immense inflatable arch, which functioned as an entrance portico for all visitors (more than a thousand throughout the weekend), a multi-colored palette was displayed with a collection of more than 100 Méhari units from different periods, styles and state.
It was a true festival for the senses and where there were attractions for all ages and tastes: merchandising allusive to the event, raffles, test drives of the current range of Citroën Argentina, food court and live music. This festival that extended beyond the Plaza Miter, in Los Cardales, had the logistical support of the Municipality of Exaltación de la Cruz.
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Abroad, meanwhile, the festivities focused on the “Rencontre National des Collectionneurs” that was held at the beginning of the month in Amboise, France, with an open-air meeting with units representing all eras.
In Europe the Méhari is an expensive vehicle for libertarian sentiments since it is closely associated with the French student movement, which was in full swing when it was presented to the public on May 16, 1968.
For those fans of this model who wish to join the Mehari Club of Argentina, enter www.mehari.com.ar. While the nostalgic who want to live the experience of giving march or honking the horn can do so by entering http://www.citroenorigins.com.ar/es-ar/vehicule/mehari-0.