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RSSOC International 2018 - France

Post by tanuki » Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:10 pm

Friday, 22nd June ... freetime and visit to the castle

Friday morning was dedicated to free time, allowing to visit either downtown Fontainebleau or Moret-sur-Loing (another historic city nearby).

By early afternoon all the teams had arrived - including Steffen & Annelise from Denmark -
in time for a guided visit of the Fontainebleau Castle (photos from Frances Bryan)

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The evening traditional ice-breaker - a buffet at the Hotel Mercure - officially started the Rally ;)


now: Scimitar SE5 ('71), Scimitar SE6a ('79), Scimitar SST 1800Ti ('90), Ford Anglia LHD ('61), Ford Consul Capri LHD ('61), TVR Chimaera 400 ('96), Caterham SV ('10), Lexus IS200 ('04), Austin Metro 1000 ('82)
past: Mitsubishi Celeste ('77), Alfetta Quadrifoglio ('85), Nissan Maxima ('95)

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RSSOC International 2018 - France

Post by tanuki » Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:45 pm

Saturday, 23rd June ... Rally and evening Gala

The rally started a bit early this year - departures between 08:00 & 08:30 am -
Too early I admit for those who had a long drive on the Friday :(
Blame it on the organizer who had prepared a 75-mile roadbook for the morning ... and a chef
who wanted us to be at the restaurant by 12:30/13:00 (!)
My daughter who was doing her internship with the RSSOC - thanks again Kevin Cooper & John Unwin ! -
helped with giving the roadbooks and taking pictures on the way - most of the photos below are hers -

Nevertheless, the weather was still wonderful - it has been a warm & sunny week without any single drop of rain -
So we all left in time and enjoyed various types of landscapes through the forest and
countryside ... not to forget crossing a few villages and historic cities on the way.
We could not avoid the many speed reducers that they are fond of over here ... a few spoilers
still remember about it I am afraid :(

ImageP1470223 by Frederic RAMBERT, on Flickr

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Coffee break had been organized at a garage, thanks top the offer of my mechanic who was
looking forward to see a hurdle of Scimitars - he even had the opportunity to tighten up a pair
of loose wishbones on Steffen's car ! - This guy is specialized in classic cars, what he
does not realize is that now French Scimitarists have his address ;)

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Lunch took place at the Dame Jouanne, right in the middle of the Fontainebleau forest.
Time for everyone to hand out their answer sheets and vote for the cars that were parked
in the shade. Some were heading back to Fontainebleau right after lunch, others explored
the area up to the oulook in the forest ;)

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While Minami and I were busy checking the answer sheets, everyone could enjoy a bit of extra
free time before the evening Gala Dinner at the hotel. Prizes went to some well known team,
but also to newbies for whom it was the first International ;)

ImageDSCF7510 by Frederic RAMBERT, on Flickr

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ImageDSCF7815 by Frederic RAMBERT, on Flickr


now: Scimitar SE5 ('71), Scimitar SE6a ('79), Scimitar SST 1800Ti ('90), Ford Anglia LHD ('61), Ford Consul Capri LHD ('61), TVR Chimaera 400 ('96), Caterham SV ('10), Lexus IS200 ('04), Austin Metro 1000 ('82)
past: Mitsubishi Celeste ('77), Alfetta Quadrifoglio ('85), Nissan Maxima ('95)

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RSSOC International 2018 - France

Post by tanuki » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:08 am

Sunday, 24th of June ... Visit to the aircraft museum in La Ferte Alais

Once again, we have been really blessed with the weather during the whole week-end.
That was fortunate since our visit to the Musee Volant Salis allowed us to enjoy some
exhibition of aerobatics ... and several more aircrafts testing engines on the field,
or flying over our heads. There were plenty more airplanes resting inside the museum,
all of which are in flying order - except for the bomber -

The Scimitars were on show right in front of the museum, there could not be a better place
to watch the action in the sky ;)

The Rally ended with lunch at L'Amicale, the local pub & restaurant where pilots often get together.
Some of our friends started heading back home after lunch, there were a great deal of farewells
on the carpark ! Most of the teams though would stay one more night in Fontainebleau,
so they could enjoy more time at the museum, then visit other places on their way back to the hotel.

ImageP1470302 by Frederic RAMBERT, on Flickr

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ImageDSC03705 by Frederic RAMBERT, on Flickr
Above photo courtesy of Frances Bryan !

ImageDSC03607 by Frederic RAMBERT, on Flickr
Above photo courtesy of Frances Bryan !

ImageP1470275 by Frederic RAMBERT, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_1227 by Frederic RAMBERT, on Flickr
Above photo courtesy of Kevin Cooper !

ImageIMG_1223 by Frederic RAMBERT, on Flickr
Above photo courtesy of Kevin Cooper !

ImageIMG_1196 by Frederic RAMBERT, on Flickr
Above photo courtesy of Kevin Cooper !

ImageDSC03666 by Frederic RAMBERT, on Flickr
Above photo courtesy of Frances Bryan !

ImageDSC03704 by Frederic RAMBERT, on Flickr
Above photo courtesy of Frances Bryan !


now: Scimitar SE5 ('71), Scimitar SE6a ('79), Scimitar SST 1800Ti ('90), Ford Anglia LHD ('61), Ford Consul Capri LHD ('61), TVR Chimaera 400 ('96), Caterham SV ('10), Lexus IS200 ('04), Austin Metro 1000 ('82)
past: Mitsubishi Celeste ('77), Alfetta Quadrifoglio ('85), Nissan Maxima ('95)

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