Anyone going to Angouleme this year?

Anyone going to Angouleme this year?

Author
Discussion

GG33

Original Poster:

1,021 posts

146 months

Tuesday 28th May
quotequote all

We did it in 2017, enjoyed the rally although weather not so great, planning on trying again this year, wondered if anyone else is planning the trip?

GG33

MrVert

3,107 posts

184 months

Thursday 30th May
quotequote all
Yep, 2 x 911's going over, been twice before and love the weekend.

Will be there by the Friday evening thumbup

GG33

Original Poster:

1,021 posts

146 months

Friday 31st May
quotequote all
Will keep a look out for you. We are two TVR Tuscans and a 911

GG33

MrVert

3,107 posts

184 months

Sunday 9th June
quotequote all
Was thinking about doing the rally on the Saturday, however €400 for two people in a car seems a tad high to our party....also if the weather is poor it could turn into an expensive disappointment...

On the past couple of trips, we've driven out to Brantome, a beautiful village about an hour away, with fantastic roads winding through a forest. Loads of restaurants etc there and can thoroughly recommend it if you fancy a trip out on the Saturday.

GG33

Original Poster:

1,021 posts

146 months

Thursday 25th July
quotequote all

All three cars in our party are booked on the Rallye on Sat. Agree it's not exactly cheap, but a great drive and the lunch was epic last time we did it.

blueg33

21,680 posts

169 months

Saturday 27th July
quotequote all
Yup. We are going. Ferrari 360, 930 turbo , Evora S and some other stuff. Thursday evening ferry hi St Malo. The Ferrari and Evora will then be doing a road trip through the Dordogne to the Pyrenees and on to Santander god ferry home.

Looking forward to it. Haven’t done Angouleme before. Also want to do Pau at some point.

MrVert

3,107 posts

184 months

Thursday 1st August
quotequote all
You'll love it I'm sure.

When we went two yrs ago, we saw what we thought was possibly the best race we'd ever seen on the Sunday afternoon, with a 60's 911 & Mk1 Escort battling out for the lead for over half an hour.

Absolutely full on, sideways round the hairpin, mesmerising action! The crowd were ooh and aaahing with each overtake attempt, cheering the drivers along...absolutely fab stuff!

We didn't bother with Grandstands last time, felt being on the side of the road with the crowds made it much more exciting.

Purchased a Cayman R a few weeks ago which is an epic little machine, so will probably be taking this now.



Eurotunnel early on the Friday for us, hoping to arrive 6pm ish as we're going to try and avoid the Autoroutes on the way.

Pau is also on our list, possibly for next year, although with Mille Miglia, LM Classic, Angouleme one the cards for 2020 a decision will have to be made which one we knock off the wishlist..

GG33

Original Poster:

1,021 posts

146 months

Friday 2nd August
quotequote all

I remember the Escort vs 911 battle..it was epic. Hoping for better weather this time. Say hello if you see us. (2 TVR Tuscans and an Aston Vanquish volante)

GG33

Pvapour

8,236 posts

198 months

Friday 2nd August
quotequote all
Errrr what is at angouleme then hehe im all ears and up for a blast as im innthe dordogne and would love to stretch the maserati legs..

blueg33

21,680 posts

169 months

Friday 2nd August
quotequote all
Famous (fort some petrolheads, but not all it seems) classic car races known as Circuits des Remparts.

This year will be my first time, but I have been wanting to go for many years.

MrVert

3,107 posts

184 months

Friday 2nd August
quotequote all
GG33 said:
I remember the Escort vs 911 battle..it was epic. Hoping for better weather this time. Say hello if you see us. (2 TVR Tuscans and an Aston Vanquish volante)

GG33
There's a fab little cafe / bar called Cafe Chaud we sometimes frequent, just north of the centre. Could meet up for a glass of something?

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Café+Chaud/...

GG33

Original Poster:

1,021 posts

146 months

Friday 2nd August
quotequote all

The whole town becomes a classic car fest from Friday through to Monday morning. All the bars and cafes and restaurants are populated by petrolheads on Friday. Many of the streets in the town are set aside for classic parking (modern classics too) usually by marque.
There's a big rally on Saturday with an exquisite lunch stop. Entry by ticket only and it's not cheap. Sat is also qualifying day and there is a concours show in the evening.
Sunday is race day. It's a short tight circuit around the city, but good fun. You be able to get entry tickets at the venue during the weekend. Usually many Brits in attendance, both spectating and racing. I believe it clashes with Goodwood revival this year but the race entry is full, so should still be good.

GG33

Pvapour

8,236 posts

198 months

Friday 2nd August
quotequote all
Cool, only an hour away for me, will pop along thumbup

GG33

Original Poster:

1,021 posts

146 months

Friday 2nd August
quotequote all

We are going to be in the Dordogne from Tuesday (Monpazier) Travelling up to Angouleme on Friday morning.

blueg33

21,680 posts

169 months

Friday 2nd August
quotequote all
We are going to Monpazier after Angouleme

Pvapour

8,236 posts

198 months

Friday 2nd August
quotequote all
We live right by monpazier smile

Route to angouleme I know well as it’s en route to caen for uk trips (did it Tuesday)

Bergerac, Musidan, Riberac, angouleme, tours, Le Mans etc..

It’s a good hoon as far as angouleme, very few cameras or gendarme, good passing areas and September will mean little to no traffic (12-2pm zero traffic) all motorway after that.


Edited by Pvapour on Friday 2nd August 19:09

blueg33

21,680 posts

169 months

Friday 2nd August
quotequote all
We are going via Oradour sur glane.

Vintage Racer

303 posts

90 months

Thursday 22nd August
quotequote all
only a few weeks to go now and thought some of you might like the 'blog' I wrote after last years event:

https://imageweaver.blogspot.com/2018/11/angouleme...

Not entering the concours this year due to other committments, but looking forward to the racing on Sunday.

MrVert

3,107 posts

184 months

Thursday 22nd August
quotequote all
Thanks for posting, really enjoyed that, a great write up! thumbup

We leave three weeks today and I can't wait!

magooagain

2,958 posts

115 months

Wednesday 28th August
quotequote all
For those of you using the "Gatine tunnel" in Anguleme town. There has been a brand new super camera installed there.
Not only measuring speed but also vehicle distance,mobile phone use and safety belt use.

They are looking to reCoupe a very large amount of money spent on the tunnel renovations.

Have a great time everyone it's a great event.