Bobby Nitro did get an invitation to this grand cabbie spectacle, but unfortunately it was a bit of a stretch.
However, another 130 000-odd enthusiasts did make it to the 48th edition of the Retromobile show in Paris last weekend.
After a jaw-dropping parade through the streets, the three pavilions were propvol of choice automobiles from select marques and traders in rare collectibles.
There was a zone for living heritage companies that preserve motoring history, with the Conservation Award going to a 1903 Mercedes Simplex HP 60 that has remained in the same family for 121 years.
The poster child of the show had to be the MG EX181, with a Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic and two Ferrari GTOs delighting the fans.