Since 1984 the third Sunday of September is an opportunity to revisit our heritage. This year in addition to the old stones we could also admire sculptures on wheels. Thus, on September 16th, far from the debates on the automobile in the city centres, the French campaign resonated with the sound of Alpines, Porsches, Fords, Aflas and other glories from the past.
Initiated by the Morbihan Autosport Team, the famous round of the 70s and 80s French Mountain Championship was alive for one sunny weekend of September. Supported by both the associations and the local officials, the first Pluméliau’s Historic Climb gathered 62 cars from a 1930 Ford to a Lotus Elise Mk 2.
Neither a race nor a time trial, the event was only an excuse to have some good time among enthusiasts. Therefore only pleasure drove the cars along the 1.6km of asphalt from the lock of Rimaison to the top of the hill. And what a spectacle it was to admire these beauties wind up at good speed the middle of the Argaot.
911s, A110s and other Alfas enjoyed ones more the historic route.
n the middle of these classics other glories had some fun, like a proto Scora powered by a Renault engine.
Also, reminding us of the group F there was a nice “DIY” racer with A110 look.
And what would it be a gathering of oldies without a Simca Rallye,
or a Mini?
Besides, The question was asked again, 4 cylinders …
… or V6?
Certainly, the Alpine A310 cannot leave you indifferent, but what about the R5 Turbo 2? This little hatch literally outgrows its competition.
And then there are the others, the UFOs, cars almost forgotten or just rare.
There, if you think Citroën and rally, the SM or the GS will certainly not pop up into you mind. And yet with a Maserati V6 for one and great chassis for both, they should be considered for historic racing.
So pretty and also forgotten, the Simca Coupé still seat in the shadows of it Rallye sibling.
It might be less cute than its platform, the Mini Marcos is also a car that should not be forgetten.
And what about the oldest? Half-wood, half-steel, it seems straight out of an episode of the Wacky Races.
What a contrast between the lines and the high tech materials of his youngest competitor!
In any case my hero this weekend is neither rare nor forgotten. Yes, the Autobianchi A112 even in Abarth version does not seem so special.
And yet, if towing a caravan with his race car is an already an achievement, doing it with a thirty-year old city runabout is legendary.
Free entrance and parking (beware of bumpers), BBQ, refreshment stall held by smiling volunteers, entertainment for children? Maybe you want to get really close to both the cars and drivers? This is all that awaits you on the banks of the Blavet in mid-September.
Anyway, see you soon for the second edition!