14th Oct 2016
Hello James, I am getting people asking me about Montlhery next May and while I'm not organising the club's attendance there I did say to the organiser that I would encourage as many Nashes and GNs as possible as it will be the celebrated marque in 2017. Attached are the entry form and all details about the event for members of the club to make their own arrangements; would it be possible to put something on the website to alert people about it please?
Thanks very much
Vintage Revival Montlhery is set again for 2017 and their celebrated marque is none other than Frazer Nash/GN. Here is your opportunity to drive round this historic banked track amongst fellow vintage crackpots during what has always been a fabulous weekend in France. Dougal and I have attended two previous meetings and last year saw a few more VSCC-types attending. It is a thoroughly brilliant, relaxed weekend which only happens every two years and so 2017 is not to be missed.
The event co-ordinators are now looking for entries – especially from our club. Below is a brief outline from our UK VRM representative of what is on offer.
It is scheduled over the week end of 6th and 7th May 2017and is a gathering of pre-war cars and motorcycles from Veterans to Post-vintages at the famous banked race track, 15 miles south of Paris.
All pre-war cars and bikes are parked in the paddock, modern cars and trailers can be left there from Friday afternoon to Sunday 18.00 hours. Caterers for lunches and cafés with snack food and drinks are available all week end. Picnics are permitted but no cooking/BBQing on site
250 cars and 100 bikes are selected to go on the track in sessions of 40 cars and 100 bikes at a time. Each gets 4 runs of approx. 25 minutes over the week end, 1 in the morning and 1 in the afternoon on each day.
The selection takes into consideration the sporting character of the car, the originality, the racing career and other factors. The event is non-competitive, it is like a track day, drivers can run at a speed of their choice, and simple safety equipment only is required.
(helmets, gloves, cotton or fireproof clothes with sleeves). There is a simple scrutineering to ensure that the car is in suitable safe condition to go on the track.
The cars are matched for performance so that all the cars in one session are coherent in terms of acceleration, top speed, brakes and road holding.
Pre-war cars not selected for the track are still allowed in the paddock with the track participants and they will be allowed on the circuit for 2/3 parade laps at the end of the event.
I am sure that you will have many questions but I hope that this give you enough information for the moment.
Being the honoured marque means that we offer a little bit more than for the standard participants.
A special tarmacked area of the paddock immediately next to the pits will be reserved for the marque, both road and racing GN/FNs will be allowed there and there will be a large marquee for the most vulnerable ones in terms of weather or the public.
Hopefully we will have gathered enough cars so that you will have your own sessions.
By GN/FN, we understand cars with the marque’s “chain gang” rear axle, the chassis, front axle and engine of the same is optional as long as they are of a pre-war design. So specials are allowed.
As an indication, we are hoping to keep the cost below €250 for 1 car and two participants for the two days. Mention that you are a member of the FNCC when you enter.
There is no camping facility on-site but the staff and many participants will be staying at the nearby camping site with a party on Saturday night.Several FNCC members have already booked into the local Kyriad hotel.
You have to make your own hotel arrangemens; the usual internet sites will show you what is available in the area if you enter Linas, Montlhery or Arpajon in your search. (owners direct, AirBnB, Gites de France are also worth considering)
The general atmosphere is of an olde-worlde race track with many people attending in vintage-style dress. If you are interested and would like an entry form, please fill in the entry request form on the website http://www.vintage-revival.fr/?page_id=31
(also available on their facebook page)
and send to: Association Vintage Revival
28, Rue de la rotonde
Our UK representative, should you require more information is :
Jean-Frédéric Frot – firstname.lastname@example.org
Tél : 0044 1254 824590
Mob : 0044 7746 776696
This really looks to be a very special event of 2017 and I urge you all to take part and encourage others to do so.