Thursday, April 27, 2017

27/04/2017 If you do not like cars and particularly Porsche, you may find this post boring!!

Maximum temperature 12C, minimum -2C.  12 kmh N wind, 15 km/h gusts.  Overcast with some sun, rain around but we mostly missed it, chilly wind.  Ice on the birdbath this morning!  1mm rain measured. 
Driving through the Charente forests...

Looking across fields of winter wheat...

 into the department of Vienne and the town of Pressac...

down twisty lanes...

and we arrived at the Circuit Val de Vienne.

The cars were on the Optic 2000 rally from Paris to Biarritz, this was one of the places where they stopped to take a drive around the track.
Porsche 911 2 litre 1965

Porsche 911 2 litre 1965

Porsche 904 GTS 1963

Porsche 356 Pre A 1954

Jaguar XK 120 1952

Jaguar Type E 3.8 litre 1962.

Ferrari 246 Dino.

DB HBR5 1957
If like me you have never heard of this car follow this link Deutsch and Bonnet's (DB)

Driving home we stopped to take a look at Viaduct de la Sonnette at Grand Madieu which was built 1902 - 1905.

8 comments:

  1. The viaduct is very impressive... as are the cars!

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    1. The viduct is not that far from us but it is not easy to see from the road. We only discovered it existed a short time ago! It was interesting to us. Have a good weekend Diane

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  2. I'll bet you were in heaven with all those Porsches about.

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    1. Lots of Porsches there and of course my particular love the 356 :-) Have a great weekend, guess you will be moving again. Take care and drive safely. Diane

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  3. I am not a huge fan of cars, but I do love vintage cars. But I still do not find this post boring, Diane. I love all the different colours of cars, and the shapes. Very nice! Your first four photos are gorgeous...very soothing!

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    1. Linda just a bit of mindless info - Veteran cars are cars built before WW1. Vintage cars were built before 1930. After that it becomes a bit hazy, but cars built pre 1973 are now classed as classics which is what most of these cars fall under.
      I also love the early photos, the French countryside is beautiful at the moment and so green. Have a good weekend Diane

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  4. Wow....loving the cars! Nice shots.

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    1. Thanks Pam glad you liked the cars :-) Have a great weekend Diane

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