by Groupe Renault - Heritage

Twingo 20th birthday meetup : meet some crazy Twingo's

The Twingomania is alive and well! They've come from all over Europe, pimped their Twingo and even slept in it! Twingo fans met up this week-end (24-25 August) near Metz, France to celebrate their fav's 20th birthday. Let's meet  these hardcore fans and their crazy Twingo's (a video will be available on Renault's YouTube channel on Saturday).

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Though the sun didn't show up, many fans did. Over 100 Twingo's, all generations considered, were presented at the génération-twingo meetup. Games, competitions, pageants, memorabilia were on offer too.

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Maurice,  who came all the way from Germany, showed us his Twingodzilla. Thousands of hours went into this piece of art to create a new blue and grey suede dashboard, a mini bar in the back of the car and Godzilla's all over the trunk.

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A Twingo Grenouille (Frog) was introduced by Philippe and his son Michael, who worked together on this crazy Twingo...

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Believe it or not, Philippe and Michael did install a full pond in the back of their Twingo ! LCD screens all over the trunk and rear bumper and frogs everywhere ! (even in the headlamps)

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Gerald came all the way from Austria to showcase his "Twingi", a Twingo "and a half"! After getting into a car crash a few years ago, he decided to buy a second-hand Twingo to use its parts to repair his wrecked Twingo. But once that was done, he was left with an extra half Twingo...which he turned into a trailer!

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We also had the pleasure to meet Fabrice, who brought his Twingo Police (only 4 units were ever produced!) Fan of police cars, Fabrice is part of a club of collectors in France called Amicale Police et Patrimoine (do visit their website, it's full of treasures! Like an old school Estafette).

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Lisa met her boyfriend thanks to Twingo, it was only natural they'd come all the way from Germany for the meetup. The couple turned their Frenchie into a German car: BMW body colour, VW Polo headlamps...

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Meet Johan's Twingo Pick-Up. A hardcore fan, he worked on his Twingo to turn it into a pick up and reminded us that in 1992, when Twingo was revealed at the Paris Motor Show, a pick-up version was also on display!

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Love the stickers we saw on a  Twingo II (Perfect = Renault):

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And obviously, any Twingo real fan will tell you, Twingo has tip-up seats, so many had the opportunity to test them out and sleep in their Twingo over the weekend!

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A huge thank you goes out to Mellissa from generation-twingo.fr for her cheerfulness, her motivation and passion.

SAVE THE DATE : a video featuring Twingo fans will be available on Saturday August 31 on Renault's YouTube channel.

Tags: 20th birthday meetup