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This blog is run by  Patrimoine Sportif et Mécanique, an association working to keep alive the memory of the Autodrome of Linas Montlhéry. It wishes to make more people aware of the historical importance of this famous track.
 
We are trying to rally all those, individuals and organizations alike, who feel that the Autodrome is really an historical place and that everything should be done to gather and preserve documents about its history. Our goal is to try to set up a spot where documents and other archives about the Autodrome could be preserved and shown.
 
This blog is open to all those who would like to contribute to this noble cause. We will publish here all information and news about the Autodrome, its founders and its many users over the years.
 
You can contribute by adding your documents, pictures, stories. It is vital that all those who would have original and unknown documents make them available.
 
Our dedicated team will guarantee the quality and the contents of this site
 
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11 octobre 2007 4 11 /10 /octobre /2007 17:51

 

 

 

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The Autodrome of Linas-Montlhéry exceptionnaly opened on September 6 and 7 to welcome all Citroën fans.

 
This meeting was organized by CitroPassion, an association gathering owners of Citroën cars and trucks. UTAC, the owner of the Autodrome, agreed to welcome Citroën cars and their owners on the track to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the speed records set up by the Rosalie on the mythical banking designed by Raymond Jamin in 1923.
 
The sun was present at this party which saw hundreds of Citroën of every type coming from all over Europe to celebrate the Rosalie and to have a chance to drive on the track where their precursors had run days after nights to beat world records. Some of them have not yet been beaten! Such as the record run by “Petite Rosalie” from March 15th to July 27th 1933. After 133 days and nights of hard driving it was stopped at 298.298,902 km, which was rounded to 300.000 km for publicity purposes.
 


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Unfortunately the original cars have been destroyed or lost. But a few very well made replicas were present at the meeting and were driven by their owner/builder on the very same track as in the 30s. Some more recents Citroën racing cars were also present, such as a special 2CV which had set up records in the 50s. There was also a very special DS, racing SM and the latest racing cars from the Citroën stable.
 
The Citroën factory had created a small museum within the Montlhéry track, exhibiting the main cars produced by André Citroën before WWII.
 

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Jean Pierre Beltoise came to support the efforts of Patrimoine Sportif et Mécanique, an association working to keep alive the memory of the Autodrome.
 
All participants really appreciated these two days. Extending their most sincere thanks to UTAC and CitroPassion, they hope this event will not be a last chance but the first of many to come.





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courti 14/12/2007 09:36

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