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Coupes de l'Age d'Or (Dijon, 03-05 Jun '16)

Post by tanuki » Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:29 am

Hello,
As we did this year at Montlhery, our club English Rencart is willing to host Scimitar owners on our club area at next year's event 8)
I have thus sent an invitation this morning to the french scimitarists and I am extending this invitation to any RSSOC member here who would fancy attending the Coupes de l'Age d'Or in Dijon :wink:
As far as we have been told by Peter Auto, our club should have a reserved area within the circuit's main area, close to the paddocks by the look of it :mrgreen:
Should anyone be interested in joining us, please PM me !
Cheers,
Fred (on behalf of Scimitar France)


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Re: Coupes de l'Age d'Or (Dijon, 03-05 Jun '16)

Post by Oldconn » Mon Nov 16, 2015 12:12 pm

I have been to this event several times, it's a magnificent revival of circuit racing as it used to be forty or fifty years ago. Peter Auto took it over from the previous organisers last year, and their organisation is very professional . The reserved parking areas for clubs are indeed right in the midst of all the action , and you can wander freely round the paddock areas , but if you don't have a club pass you haven't a hope in hell of getting your car inside the enclosures, no-matter what you are driving! The Prenois circuit is very interesting and picturesque with good spectator facilities , restaurants,bars, grandstands, etc.


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Re: Coupes de l'Age d'Or (Dijon, 03-05 Jun '16)

Post by tanuki » Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:06 pm

I have had confirmation that Fred Hermand & Brownie will be with us in Dijon :wink:
Jörg , you can amend your list on the Calendar thread :wink:
Fred


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Re: Coupes de l'Age d'Or (Dijon, 03-05 Jun '16)

Post by landschrabbler » Sat Nov 21, 2015 6:57 pm

I am more and more tempted...
just corrected the date and the link in the calendar (was the 2015 before).



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Re: Coupes de l'Age d'Or (Dijon, 03-05 Jun '16)

Post by tanuki » Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:53 am

Hello Jörg ,
You can add Patrice Beauchant & his Aubergine for this event, I got confirmation that he will be with us the whole week-end :wink:
Cheers, Fred


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Re: Coupes de l'Age d'Or (Dijon, 03-05 Jun '16)

Post by ginotonico5A » Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:00 pm

Hello Fred et ami's

Do you have any updates for Dijon?
We plan to be in Charolles for that week and ourlocal ex pat English and Dutch friends are very keen to attend.
Is it possible that their MG's might be part of the English Rencart attendees?

Sadly I don't think either my 5A or SS1 will be up to the trip.
Also with so much going here on we will have to miss Classic Days Magny Cours in May

Cheers
John



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Re: Coupes de l'Age d'Or (Dijon, 03-05 Jun '16)

Post by tanuki » Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:48 am

Hello John,

I have just sent a reminder to all french scimitarists about the event.
For the time being, there are 4 of us enrolled .. the same team as at the Classic Days of last year:
- Ian Lambert & Candy
- Fred Hermand & Brownie
- Patrice Beauchant & Aubergine
- myself & Custard/The Flying Sub - most likely unless Purple whimpers :lol: -

I will ask the club if it is possible to host a bunch of MGs, we'll talk it over at our annual meeting this coming week-end :wink:
How many cars would that be ?
Hope to meet you again this year - with or without a Scimitar/SS1 - !!

Will get back to you as soon as I have fresh news from Peter Auto and English Rencart

Cheers,
Fred


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Re: Coupes de l'Age d'Or (Dijon, 03-05 Jun '16)

Post by ginotonico5A » Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:40 am

Hi Fred

Many thanks

My friends have a Midget and and an MGB, both registered in the 71 Soane et Loire region.
Being retired ex pats they are now spending a month in the Spanish sun and avoiding any Burgundy frost or snow!

We will definitely be there but it would be great to be part of the Rencart group.
I await your news via the forum or a PM

Merci
John



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Re: Coupes de l'Age d'Or (Dijon, 03-05 Jun '16)

Post by landschrabbler » Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:11 pm

Hello everyone,

well... first of all a very late "happy new year" to all of you - and thanks Fred for the calendar.

Back to the topic: time for me say "yes" finally, so now we are 5 "scimitaristes" :D
Hey, BIG Scimitar meeting!!!

Cheers
Jörg



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Re: Coupes de l'Age d'Or (Dijon, 03-05 Jun '16)

Post by tanuki » Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:52 pm

Hello Jörg :P
Excellent news ... welcome to the madhouse :hurrah:
I will inform the club that there will be one more Scimitar on stage !!
Do you want me to ask about accomodation at the camping site as well (cf. my original email from november) ?
Looking forward to seeing La Bete Verte :mrgreen:
Cheers,
Fred


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Re: Coupes de l'Age d'Or (Dijon, 03-05 Jun '16)

Post by tanuki » Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:21 pm

ginotonico5A wrote:My friends have a Midget and and an MGB, both registered in the 71 Soane et Loire region.
Being retired ex pats they are now spending a month in the Spanish sun and avoiding any Burgundy frost or snow!

We will definitely be there but it would be great to be part of the Rencart group.
I await your news via the forum or a PM
John, I have just talked to our president, no problem ... English Rencart will be happy to host yourself and friends on the club area 8)
All english classic cars welcome, not just Scimitars :wink:
Anyonelse interested on the forum, just let me know !
Cheers,
Fred


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Re: Coupes de l'Age d'Or (Dijon, 03-05 Jun '16)

Post by ginotonico5A » Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:17 pm

Hi Fred and thank you.

I'll contact you again just as soon as I have news from my friends.

John



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Re: Coupes de l'Age d'Or (Dijon, 03-05 Jun '16)

Post by tanuki » Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:27 pm

Hello everyone,

A little update about the organization of this event ... things are progressing (slowly but surely as the saying goes) :wink:

The registration procedure is still a bit obscure on their website, but according to the information obtained through the club
it looks like any vehicle granted access to club areas will have to be registered through the club ... fair enough, the president
of our club is frequently in contact by email & phone with the organizing team at Peter Auto, phew.
This is fortunate because the event is theoretically reserved to pre '66 cars, but of course also open to a known list of other
more recent classic cars or 'cars or exception' - e.g TVRs or Caterhams all welcome regardless of age -

Today our president raised the case of the Scimitars, and after the secretary/liaison officer - a nice lady - went suddenly silent upon hearing the
words Scimitar and Reliant ... our president ended talking directly to Mr Peter Auto himself - well, whatever his real name is ... he is
the boss organizing the event 8) - Now for a bit of a funny note - let's take it this way :roll: - I almost choked when our president reported to me
the reaction of Mr Peter Auto (himself): "Scimitar ? Reliant ? never heard about it :? those are not english cars, are you sure ?"
:shock: :shock: :shock: :twisted: :bh

Oh well, it looks like we still have a long way to go to promote the make in this country :?
But the good point is they accepted us after all, which should give them a chance to learn a little bit more about the British Car History :mrgreen:
- gee, I forgot to tell our president to mention about HRH Princess Anne !! -

Stay tuned for more news, but at least we've got 5 Scimitars enrolled at the event :mrgreen:

Fred


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Re: Coupes de l'Age d'Or (Dijon, 03-05 Jun '16)

Post by landschrabbler » Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:38 pm

BIG thank you to you and your club for the effort :clap:



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Re: Coupes de l'Age d'Or (Dijon, 03-05 Jun '16)

Post by Oldconn » Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:51 pm

Bravo, Fred! :hurrah: :hurrah: Now you can understand my frustration at being refused admission because they didn't recognise the RSSOC! Anyway, we won't open that Pandora's box again, suffice to say I will be there both days, come tempest or fludd, - would you like me to bring my portable chapiteau de jardin along? It takes about three minutes to erect or to stow away , and would provide a modicum of shelter for people and food/beer in case of a sudden downpour.
Incidentally, which campsite have you chosen? Would you like me to make a recce?
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