Pic of The Week: PH Fleet C63 In Reims

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The old start line grandstands just on the outskirts of Reims, might be a bit of a road trip cliché these days, and the newly painted concrete has robbed the crumbling buildings of some of their bygone-era mystique, but the old circuit is still worth a look if you're ever passing by that way.

To start with, the circuit, which was an F1 venue until 1966 and held sports car races up until 1972, is barely a stone's throw away from the autoroute as you skim past Reims.

It's also a pretty evocative place, although the rush-hour traffic on the road to Gueux does spoil your reveries of Lotuses and BRMs chasing one another down the road...

So when we were taking our PH Fleet C63 AMG back from Geneva, we just had to stop in and grab a few snaps.

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Pic: Steve Hall

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  • thewheelman 26 Mar 2011

    There's something very cool about fast/subtle estate cars. This probably means i'm getting old.....

  • soad 26 Mar 2011

    Could have picked a better location - what's with the run down shop fronts?
    Suppose motor makes up for it

  • Mannginger 26 Mar 2011

    soad said:
    Could have picked a better location - what's with the run down shop fronts?
    Suppose motor makes up for it
    Um - I can't tell if this is a piss-take or not!

  • Z8cookie 26 Mar 2011

    Bring on the cliché photos hehe

  • georgeboyter 26 Mar 2011

    It's a fabulous spot as the sun goes down at the end of the straight. Importantly it's the place where the immortal Fangio stepped out of his Maserati and retired for good. I've always wondered which pit number he was in when he did so.

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