June 4, 2011
Party’s sky view
The Autodrome de Linas-Montlhéry will celebrate on June 4th the 3rd edition of the Autodrome Heritage Festival. 500 cars pre 78 are already registered to celebrate one of the largest meeting of collection cars and motorcycles in the Paris’s suburb.
It lists no fewer than 50 international brands including motorcycles and auto Renault, Peugeot, Citroen, Triumph, Morgan, Pontiac, Austin Healey, Porsche, Lynx, Jaguar, Facel - Vega, Alfa Romeo, Nissan, NSU, Simca, Enfield, MG Ford, Chevrolet, Talbot, Aston Martin, BMW, Ferrari, Lotus or Riley, Dodge and many others. Collectors flock from across Europe to participate in this event: Belgian, British and German, friends of the Autodrome are ready to move to live a friendly day at the heart of the speed ring. Clubs are also present including clubs Honda, Triumph, Matra Club Passion, Club de France Fiat, Jaguar Enthusiasts'Club, Italian Cars, Spitfire and many others who will be part of the show to allow visitors to travel among multiple stages of the history of the automobile.
Visitors will be entertained all day long: a jazz band will provide the musical atmosphere. Blues, swing, jazz musical styles will part of their programming. Richard the pump man, will allow visitors to take photos in an original place: a vintage garage! The Joe Bar Team, straight from the comics will do demonstrations and stunts on the track. 38 R8 Gordini will flare up the track.
Among the new entertaining activities, visitors will take the pitch with a bucket and watch the bustle on the ground. A hot air balloon will make the game if time allows him to fly and offer the most panoramic view of the circuit. An experience not to be missed. The sky will also be animated by a biplane flying over the track several times in the day for a memorial to race cars against planes of the thirties.
Dizziness and vertigo guaranteed!
To build on this day, UTAC offers gather around a dinner hosted by the awards presentation, dissemination of the best times of the day, unusual photos taken on the spot, with the conductor Galiffi Gregory, editor chef and host of Direct Auto. Many collectors will be rewarded in the evening for those attending. Different types of trophies, Michelin, UTAC Trophy, Trophy Renault and Citroen, Trophy Club, ... Michel Leclere, Jean Vinatier, Jean-Pierre Jaussaud, Ragnotti Jean Philippe Bugalski ... and many others will be celebrating for that sequence recognition.
PROPER DRESS REQUIRED!
On 4 June, no fewer than 300 cars are now already registered for the one-day show under the seal & the friendliness of automotive passion. Vintage cars, single-seaters, R8 Gordini, Frenche and foreign brands of motorcycles ... collectors will show off these finest bodywork for the delight of visitors expected.
Autodrome Heritage Festival will continue into the evening with a gala dinner for the first time. This evening will be hosted by Gregory Galiffi, editor and host of Direct Auto, and will provide an opportunity to revisit the best moments in pictures of this third edition. This evening, reserved for collectors, will also be an opportunity to share special moments with personalities from the automotive world in a particularly pleasant area at dusk, in the heart of the speed ring. Jean Vinatier, Jean-Pierre Jaussaud, Michel Leclere and many other personalities will share this evening of friendship.
Booking on the site www.utac.com (calendrier) for 50 € per car.
For this third edition which will run until the end of the night, the partners are likely to participate in the event, as Citroen, faithful partner for 3 years. Citroen has decided to highlight the Ami 6 car. Denis Huille, Head of Heritage Citroën unveils the reasons of the partnership: "Citroen is very proud to take part into the Autodrome Heritage Festival and sponsor this event since the initiative. This is an excellent public relations tool for the brand. The receptive overlooks the track at the South chicane. Guests have a fantastic view on the circuit, which offers a show without interruption. The animations in 2011, will, among other things, be the presentation of some of the cars that make up the ranking of Sébastien Loeb, an exhibition of Ami 6 cars, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary and the presence of collectors of Citroen, 22 registered so far, the adventure is just beginning."
The manufacturer Renault is also a partner in this event with the participation of two departments, Renault Classic and Renault Sport, sponsors of the R8 Gordini session.
A day that seems too short to enjoy all the activities that will be offered: driving sessions all day, car and motorcycle shows on track, musical entertainment in the village, a pump attendant manic, animations air, a village, shops, collectors, two speakers, one day, one evening and remember dress code required!
If you want to come with a prewar car contact me.
Rendez-vous June 4, 2011 ...