Home  
Site Partners: SpotterGuides Veloce Books  
Related Sites: Classic Cars Monthly Your Link Here  

Go Back   TenTenths Motorsport Forum > Historic Racing & Motorsport History > Historic Racing Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 7 Jan 2012, 07:37 (Ref:3008512)   #1
john ruston
The Scarlet Pimpernel
Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location:
Retired roaming
Posts: 5,256
john ruston has a real shot at the podium!john ruston has a real shot at the podium!john ruston has a real shot at the podium!john ruston has a real shot at the podium!
Retromobile Paris 1-5 February 2012

One of the best old car shows is Retromobile.
Suggest that if anyone wants a decent trip ,with reduced value of Euro, it's worthwhile.
john ruston is offline  
__________________
john ruston
Quote
Old 7 Jan 2012, 18:59 (Ref:3008642)   #2
smokystove
Racer
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
United States
BERLIN, GERMANY
Posts: 196
smokystove should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Planning on being there on either the Saturday or Sunday.

My first time, any tips what to see (or what to avoid for that matter)?

Disappointed I won't make it before the Bonham's Sale is over, so no chance to gawk dreamy-eyed at the Amilcar C6...

Interesting to note that the buyer will also be responsible for EU import taxes on the C6 after emptying his/her wallet. Yikes.
smokystove is offline  
__________________
Sylvester Earl Harvin
Quote
Old 7 Jan 2012, 20:09 (Ref:3008673)   #3
Tim Falce
Race Official
Veteran
 
Tim Falce's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
England
Very edge of S E London almost in Kent
Posts: 11,138
Tim Falce is going for a new world record!Tim Falce is going for a new world record!Tim Falce is going for a new world record!Tim Falce is going for a new world record!Tim Falce is going for a new world record!Tim Falce is going for a new world record!Tim Falce is going for a new world record!
Quote:
Originally Posted by smokystove View Post
Planning on being there on either the Saturday or Sunday.

My first time, any tips what to see (or what to avoid for that matter)?

Disappointed I won't make it before the Bonham's Sale is over, so no chance to gawk dreamy-eyed at the Amilcar C6...

Interesting to note that the buyer will also be responsible for EU import taxes on the C6 after emptying his/her wallet. Yikes.
Avoid the sit down restaurant in the show itself, it's very expensive, chaotic and you'll be lucky to get served.
Tim Falce is offline  
Quote
Old 7 Jan 2012, 20:14 (Ref:3008676)   #4
smokystove
Racer
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
United States
BERLIN, GERMANY
Posts: 196
smokystove should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tim Falce View Post
Avoid the sit down restaurant in the show itself, it's very expensive, chaotic and you'll be lucky to get served.
I don't know if I've ever been to a restaurant in Paris that doesn't fit that description!
smokystove is offline  
__________________
Sylvester Earl Harvin
Quote
Old 8 Jan 2012, 09:24 (Ref:3008883)   #5
terence
Veteran
 
terence's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Germany
Nordschleife
Posts: 12,838
terence should be qualifying in the top 10 on the gridterence should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Had hoped to go to this year but will be at Nurburgring on those dates.
terence is offline  
__________________
Living the dream,Chief instruktor and racing on the worlds best circuits-The Nordschleife and Spa.Getting to drive the worlds best cars-someone has to do it, so glad its me.
Quote
Old 11 Jan 2012, 08:47 (Ref:3010118)   #6
John Elwin
Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
France
Pas de Calais
Posts: 2,616
John Elwin should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridJohn Elwin should be qualifying in the top 5 on the grid
Quote:
Originally Posted by terence bower View Post
Had hoped to go to this year but will be at Nurburgring on those dates.
Never mind Terry, you should come to Techno Classica Essen (21-25 March). Quite simply the biggest & best classic car show anywhere.

It's closer to the Nurburgring too...
John Elwin is offline  
Quote
Old 11 Jan 2012, 08:55 (Ref:3010120)   #7
terence
Veteran
 
terence's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Germany
Nordschleife
Posts: 12,838
terence should be qualifying in the top 10 on the gridterence should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Quote:
Originally Posted by John Elwin View Post
Never mind Terry, you should come to Techno Classica Essen (21-25 March). Quite simply the biggest & best classic car show anywhere.

It's closer to the Nurburgring too...

Good idea John,should have a list of available dates early next month,idea time to meet up.
terence is offline  
__________________
Living the dream,Chief instruktor and racing on the worlds best circuits-The Nordschleife and Spa.Getting to drive the worlds best cars-someone has to do it, so glad its me.
Quote
Old 7 Feb 2012, 14:07 (Ref:3022658)   #8
smokystove
Racer
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
United States
BERLIN, GERMANY
Posts: 196
smokystove should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Just back and really enjoyed it.

Can understand why it's highly recommended by our JR, lots of Pre War represented, some real, some perhaps questionable, but all lovely to see in the metal, they were mostly my favorite displays of the show.

Couldn't resist this snap, assuming to have been tongue in cheek but then again one never knows these days.
Attached Thumbnails
eligilbe.jpg  
smokystove is offline  
__________________
Sylvester Earl Harvin
Quote
Old 7 Feb 2012, 17:02 (Ref:3022722)   #9
terence
Veteran
 
terence's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Germany
Nordschleife
Posts: 12,838
terence should be qualifying in the top 10 on the gridterence should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Thats why JR likes it.
terence is offline  
__________________
Living the dream,Chief instruktor and racing on the worlds best circuits-The Nordschleife and Spa.Getting to drive the worlds best cars-someone has to do it, so glad its me.
Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Retromobile john ruston Historic Racing Today 19 6 Feb 2011 19:10
RetroMobile 2010 Paris putje Classic Cars 5 29 Mar 2010 06:42
Retromobile 2009 henk4 Classic Cars 3 12 Mar 2009 04:33
paris nickyf1 My Track Designs 11 16 Oct 2005 17:35


All times are GMT. The time now is 23:36.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Original Website Copyright © 1998-2003 Craig Antil. All Rights Reserved.
Ten-Tenths Motorsport Forums Copyright © 2004-2021 Royalridge Computing. All Rights Reserved.
Ten-Tenths Motorsport Forums Copyright © 2021-2022 Grant MacDonald. All Rights Reserved.