Tuesday, 13 September 2011
Motoring fun and games - vintage car show in Saint Mathieu
There were American cars
Lots of French ones of course
And some very elegant vintage cars
One proud owner
Reminds me of the cars in 'Day Of The Jackal'
The local church - the clock always seems to be 5 minutes slow...
You could look under the bonnet if you wanted, although why is another matter...
These weren't police although they had sirens and a few lights that looked like it - I noticed the real gendarmes giving them an odd look
Very noisy and smelly but quite impressive close up
You see the straw bales? They were all the protection from
I have never seen the underside of a car in this way
And here are the stunt drivers showing off in tandem
And here, the red car swept the wooden stands away and the guys jumped down safely, much to the relief of the crowd!
Saint Mathieu is our next village and this was the 4th vintage car rally, and it was really quite exciting! We were fortunate enough to have ring-side seats as we have Dutch friends who live on the road where all the real action took place.
The stunt drivers were great, quite accomplished, but honestly - have they never heard of Health & Safety? All that was sheltering the crowds were a few straw bales, but I suppose that's part of the thrill...
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