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From left, the Dahle family: Karl Joergen, Katinka, Svend, Jorunn and Kassandra; and the Hagen family: Jeanette, Kjetil, Martin, Trond and Kari, are driving from New York to Los Angeles in their 1962 and 1963 Renault RL cars to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of the brand. The families are from near Oslo, Norway, and made a stop in Bemidji because the original Renaults (pronounced Reh-no) were cold-weather tested in the area. Pioneer Photo/Molly Miron

Two families celebrate 50th anniversary of Renault

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The Hagen and Dahle families from near Oslo, Norway, are traveling from New York City to Los Angeles in a relaxed cross-country tour.


Along with a rented motor home, they are driving, respectively, 1962 and 1963 Renault (pronounced Reh-no) 4Ls to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the little French cars. The four-cylinder cars rate at 25 and 29 horsepower.

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