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Race of the Ramparts.

Discussion in 'Motorsports' started by sidthefrog, 19 October 2010.

  1. sidthefrog

    sidthefrog Wrench Pro

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    There is a large town not far from me called Angouleme and they have this street race that goes back to the 1930's. A few years ago it was under threat of ending due to new health & safety & euro laws etc etc. The race and tour of the vineyards is very well supported by Brits especially the classic sports car types and as such attracts a very nice mixture of machinery. I am a big fan and have been going for the last 4 years, here are a few examples of the older gear.

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  2. turbonutter69

    turbonutter69 TC ModFather Moderator

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    Gorgeous. Great pics mate thanks for sharing.
     
  3. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    Some lovely cars there, it looks like a great event.
     
  4. sidthefrog

    sidthefrog Wrench Pro

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    Heres a few more as they are being appreciated ;)

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  5. Loz

    Loz Torque King

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    Health & safety is slowly sucking the fun out of everything these days :(

    The photo's are great, it's always a treat to see old tin being used as it was intended. :bigsmile:
     
  6. sidthefrog

    sidthefrog Wrench Pro

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    Quite agree Loz. The first time I went to the race around the town I thought surely they won't really be racing in such rare and expensive machinery but boy how wrong was I :shock:.
     
  7. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    I note also that most of these cars would get minus ncap scores! No airbags, no bumpers and no mud guards etc...

    Perhaps having such "dangerous" cars made people drive more carefully?

    I do think that health and safety is taken to extremes by people who are paranoid about everything. Perhaps the compensation culture is playing a part here.
     
  8. Loz

    Loz Torque King

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    You should see the vintage Hill climbers racing Waynne, elbows sticking out, driver sitting proud of the car & they don't hold back at all!
     
  9. Big Fat Fatty

    Big Fat Fatty The Torque Meister

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    soon the health and safety brigade will want to ban all forms of motorsport for being to dangerous, but you must have some way of keeping the population down during peace time :lol:

    great pics though Sid thanks for sharing
     
  10. bigbadjoe

    bigbadjoe Pro Tuner

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    Tell me about it. Isle of Man TT is under pressure every year, as is the NW 200.
     
  11. T9 man

    T9 man TC Pro Founder Moderator

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    Marvellous pics Sid, thanks for sharing :cool:
     
  12. sidthefrog

    sidthefrog Wrench Pro

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  13. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    Nice pics. It looks like there was a lot there to see.
     
  14. turbonutter69

    turbonutter69 TC ModFather Moderator

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    Great pics cheers for sharing.
     
  15. sidthefrog

    sidthefrog Wrench Pro

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  16. sir2you

    sir2you Full member

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    Just love the Lister Jag in the first bunch of photees, prettier than most women!
    Oouch, Sorry love.
     
  17. sidthefrog

    sidthefrog Wrench Pro

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    Yes beautiful indeed. I am afraid I am a bit of a Jagophile. To me they have it all, power, style, competion history just pure class (the older ones of course):lol:
     
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