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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  • g3org3y 30 Jul 2011

    Rallye James said:
    g3org3y said:
    Thanks very much! smile

    Just had a couple of days by Lake Como including a jaunt over to Lake Lugano in Switzerland. Today drove from Como to Annecy (which incidentally is a lovely town) via the Petit St Bernard Pass. Properly brilliant, roof down. E30 was absolutely spot on.

    Dijon tomorrow and Reims the day after. Back to England on Sunday. frown
    You're doing a similar route to the one I did two months ago then. Between Dijon and Reims, head along the old D996 and D396 most of the way, quickest, quietest and most fun route between the two wink
    There are some really really nice roads here. We've tried to avoid the toll motorways as much as possible and really been rewarded (apart from the 90 Euro fine for overtaking over a solid central line!). E30 hasn't put a foot wrong. Drive back from Reims to Dunkerque tomorrow. End of holiday frown

    Thanks to those regarding the track location advice. Was fairly easy to find. Drove into Reims and set the sat nav to Gueux. Sat nav took us out of Reims and the pit lane was quite obvious on the N31. Got (quite) a few pics while the gf waited in the car.

  • Rallye James 29 Jul 2011

    g3org3y said:
    Thanks very much! smile

    Just had a couple of days by Lake Como including a jaunt over to Lake Lugano in Switzerland. Today drove from Como to Annecy (which incidentally is a lovely town) via the Petit St Bernard Pass. Properly brilliant, roof down. E30 was absolutely spot on.

    Dijon tomorrow and Reims the day after. Back to England on Sunday. frown
    You're doing a similar route to the one I did two months ago then. Between Dijon and Reims, head along the old D996 and D396 most of the way, quickest, quietest and most fun route between the two wink

  • g3org3y 28 Jul 2011

    Rallye James said:
    Search for the village of Gueux in the satnav, there's a straight road between two roundabouts, labelled as the D27 on my TomTom leading out of the village to the north east. The grandstand and pit garages are half way down that road, you can't miss them!
    Thanks very much! smile

    Just had a couple of days by Lake Como including a jaunt over to Lake Lugano in Switzerland. Today drove from Como to Annecy (which incidentally is a lovely town) via the Petit St Bernard Pass. Properly brilliant, roof down. E30 was absolutely spot on.

    Dijon tomorrow and Reims the day after. Back to England on Sunday. frown

  • A.G. 24 Jul 2011


  • Rallye James 24 Jul 2011

    Search for the village of Gueux in the satnav, there's a straight road between two roundabouts, labelled as the D27 on my TomTom leading out of the village to the north east. The grandstand and pit garages are half way down that road, you can't miss them!

    Whilst I'm here, from the latest visit...





    Edited by Rallye James on Sunday 24th July 21:54

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