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Dave B
12-08-2019, 07:56 PM
While out in France this last few weeks I caught sight of a flyer in a shop window for a hill climb 100 miles away at a very small, very French ski resort. Ooh, I’ll book a hotel for a couple of nights and ‘we’ will have a lovely old time.

I only had a small compact camera so the pics aren’t brilliant but what a superb event.
Arrival and a bit of a showcase in Mont Dore on the Friday, practice on Saturday and Hill Climb itself on the Sunday.
5.1km long, 380 m altitude gain and stunning views.

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Some pics

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After each group did a run, they parked in a field at the top of the Col and then a procession was led back down to the start, and the next group began their practice.

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Dave B
12-08-2019, 07:56 PM
SaxoJeanPierre made an appearance….

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Dave B
12-08-2019, 07:57 PM
The morons masquerading as Marshals stood and chewed the fat at the back of their cars for perhaps 15 minutes...while 25-30 cars came past on a practice run. Neither could have run 30 yards to save his life, let alone then pick up an extinguisher and done what they were there for….rant over

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Sim
12-08-2019, 08:44 PM
Brilliant! :thumb:

Some fantastic stuff there.


So did you book the break and just tell the wife it was coincidental that the event was on? :lol:

Stu
13-08-2019, 05:02 AM
Looks great, thanks for posting the pics :thumb:

Dave B
13-08-2019, 05:42 AM
Brilliant! :thumb:

Some fantastic stuff there.


So did you book the break and just tell the wife it was coincidental that the event was on? :lol:

Sort of, I'd also messed up dates so should have been driving home last Thursday but I'd booked Mont Dore for the Friday and Saturday..oops, I rebooked the tunnel for yesterday so all good in my head...but in her daft head 2 days isn't enough time for us to sort our stuff from the last 5 weeks, garden and then sort 3 weeks worth of stuff and pack the bike to go tto the Manx on Thursday.
Apparently I'm a ''f###### idiot''

Neil Mac
13-08-2019, 07:08 AM
Excellent stuff, Dave. Some epic cars there, including the sort of French tat that we are under-exposed to usually. :thumb:

crossie
13-08-2019, 07:15 AM
Great photos

Hope your enjoying the french life style

Dave B
13-08-2019, 08:35 AM
Neil, they're common or garden here (normal stuff, without 9k revving race engined 2CVs) and youy get the impression old Pierre bought his Renault 4 new....

We're still half and half at the mo Ed, we need to crack on and sell up here cos we don't 'feel' local in either house. Hopefully next Spring

Chris D
13-08-2019, 11:02 AM
Looks ace. Lovely weather too. At first glance, the background in the first pics looks similar to Adenau.

I'd like to settle somewhere like that, or Germany. Doubt we will though :sad:

autohabit
19-08-2019, 06:48 PM
That looks right up my street Dave, I think I see a Jide in your pics http://www.northloop.co.uk/forum/images/smilies/thumb.gif