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The 2010 Autosport International opens to punters on Saturday and Sunday, but we’re already here setting up, and today and tomorrow are trade and press days. You may have seen the TV ads, but if you were thinking of coming, then I can promise you the show is an excellent day out for any petrolhead.
As well as Jenson’s Brawn, above, and appearances from many legends of racing, past and present, including the aforementioned Mr Button, and our mate Sterling Moss, there are plenty of amazing Cars. Today I’m sharing a couple of cars from the more motorsport oriented AutoSport part of the show, and tomorrow I plan to give you my pick of the roadgoing performance cars from the Pistonheads area.
F1 is well represented, of course, and you can see all the 2009 F1 cars, but also some amazing car of the past, such as Mansell’s Williams and the Benetton above, which was Schumacher’s, of course, both reminding me of long Sundays watching F1 in the pub, and better times for Renault’s racing division. There is also plenty of the awesome John Player Special livery in evidence.
Other racing disciplines and Formulae are also covered in staggering depth, with highlights like the Historic rally cars, including the same awesome T-16 we saw at the French Car Show. Another French Car at the show is the current Le Mans 24 Hour champion, the Peugeot 908 HDi, which really does look stunning, and my photo does it no justice.
Finally, a mystery picture. This is part of a car at the show. Any idea which one? I will reveal all tomorrow…
Last Sunday, thousands of French car fans descended on the Rockingham Racing Circuit for the Adrian Flux French Car Show 2009. The Show was a big hit, with the great weather and the large array of activities and live action on offer. This included Track and Rally racing, trade stands, car clubs, live stunt teams, the F1 pit stop challenge and the Rockingham virtual racing game.
Attracting the largest amount of attention though was the Flux Babes. Although they were having their pictures taken for most of the day, they found time to collect for charity, drift with Opposite Lock and have the OTT Stunt team jump over them.
A good day was had by all except the people who’s cars got caked in brown dust from the rally circuit.
If you are interested in your French cars, then check out influx. This month influx has taken on a French theme, with some great articles on the monstrous Renaultsport Mégane R26R and one of the biggest fans of the iconic Citroën DS.
Although there isn’t very many pictures a the moment here are some of the places I found some:
For us that means taking an unprecedented number of Flux Babes, getting an even bigger and better Scalextric circuit, and sorting out free popcorn and candy floss, plus loads more besides.
Can’t wait for the next one…
So to help everyone digest other people’s opinions of the day (and a common theme seems to be how much better looking the Flux Babes were than the other promo girls!) we’ve gathered links to many of the threads together in one place. I think we’ve got enough threads to make a sizable rug, actually, but if you know of more, or want to big up your own, please add them using the comments facility.
Here are some of the threads other people are contributing to:
Be warned there are some honest and frank opinions on these sites. Note also that some require free registration.
- 106 Owners Club – Loads of FCS Threads
- 106 Rallye Forum – a few FCS threads here, too.
- 206 Info
- Renault 21 Turbo OC
- 306 GTI-6 OC
- AX Owners
- Bad Boy Performance
- C2 Club
- C2 Sports Club
- Clio 16valver
- Clio Sport Owners
- GTi owners
– a few threads
- Peugeot GTi Autosport Club – Tons of threads.
- Williams Clio Forum – Several Threads
- And the French Car Show blog has a couple of vids, and a pic of some familiar girls!
If you haven’t already, check out our French Car Show 2007 pics.
Videos are coming soon.
The French Car Show is a great day out for all the family, and this year’s event, sponsored by Adrian Flux is being held at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground on Sunday 28th May. The organisers are expecting at least 10,000 visitors and 2500 club and demo cars are expected to attend.
The show attracts a massive variety of great vehicles, standard, performance, supercar and modified. The cars maybe the stars, but there’s all sorts of other activities, too, including a 2.1 mile circuit, 0-60 sprint track, a Pro-kart circuit , live skills tests and demos, 2 arenas, a rolling road and much more.
There’s also live entertainment, motorsport teams and personalities, over 30 clubs and 60 traders, plus fairground rides and more.
For tickets and information see www.frenchcarshow.co.uk or call the booking hotline on 0845 838 0824. If you book now you can save 20% on the gate price, and whether you have a passion for Peugeots, shout about Citroens, rave about Renaults or if you’re just a regular car fanatic, this is truly an event you can’t afford to miss.