My European Heritage Days in the middle of Brittany
Ford Escort RS2000, Montée Historique Pluméliau, 09/16/2018

My European Heritage Days in the middle of Brittany

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.

Montée Historique Pluméliau, 09/16/2018

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.

Montée Historique Pluméliau, 09/16/2018

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.

Alpine, Montée Historique Pluméliau, 09/16/2018

The Classics

911s, A110s and other Alfas enjoyed ones more the historic route.

Montée Historique Pluméliau, 09/16/2018

n the middle of these classics other glories had some fun, like a proto Scora powered by a Renault engine.

Scora, Montée Historique Pluméliau, 09/16/2018

Also, reminding us of the group F there was a nice “DIY” racer with A110 look.

Proto A110, Montée Historique Pluméliau, 09/16/2018

And what would it be a gathering of oldies without a Simca Rallye,

Simca Rallye 2, Montée Historique Pluméliau, 09/16/2018

a Gordini,

Renault R8 Gordini, Montée Historique Pluméliau, 09/16/2018

or a Mini?

Mini, Montée Historique Pluméliau, 09/16/2018

Besides, The question was asked again, 4 cylinders …

Alpine A310 4 cylinders, Montée Historique Pluméliau, 09/16/2018

… or V6?

Alpine A310 V6, Montée Historique Pluméliau, 09/16/2018

Certainly, the Alpine A310 cannot leave you indifferent, but what about the R5 Turbo 2? This little hatch literally outgrows its competition.

Renault 5 Turbo 2, Montée Historique Pluméliau, 09/16/2018

And then there are the others, the UFOs, cars almost forgotten or just rare.

Those heroes

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.

Citroën SM, Montée Historique Pluméliau, 09/16/2018
Citroën GS, Montée Historique Pluméliau, 09/16/2018

So pretty and also forgotten, the Simca Coupé still seat in the shadows of it Rallye sibling.

Simca Coupe, Montée Historique Pluméliau, 09/16/2018

It might be less cute than its platform, the Mini Marcos is also a car that should not be forgetten.

Mini Marcos, Montée Historique Pluméliau, 09/16/2018

And what about the oldest? Half-wood, half-steel, it seems straight out of an episode of the Wacky Races.

Ford Model A, Montée Historique Pluméliau, 09/16/2018


What a contrast between the lines and the high tech materials of his youngest competitor!

Lotus Elise Mk 2, Montée Historique Pluméliau, 09/16/2018

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.

Autobianchi A112, Montée Historique Pluméliau, 09/16/2018

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.

Autobianchi A112 Abarth, Montée Historique Pluméliau, 09/16/2018
So, thanks to these drivers for the show and for sharing their pleasure! Even if the automobile is persecuted and there are already too many events around old timers, Pluméliau is an excellent choice to spend the heritage days. Indeed, what can you ask for more than a living heritage?
Montée Historique Pluméliau, 09/16/2018

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.

Alpine A110, Montée Historique Pluméliau, 09/16/2018

Anyway, see you soon for the second edition!

Some more for the end!

Montée Historique Pluméliau, 09/16/2018
Lotus Elise Mk 2, Montée Historique Pluméliau, 09/16/2018
Ford Escort RS2000, Montée Historique Pluméliau, 09/16/2018
Porsche 911, Montée Historique Pluméliau, 09/16/2018
Montée Historique Pluméliau, 09/16/2018
Mini Marcos, Montée Historique Pluméliau, 09/16/2018
Montée Historique Pluméliau, 09/16/2018
Montée Historique Pluméliau, 09/16/2018
Peugeot 104 ZS, Montée Historique Pluméliau, 09/16/2018
Autobianchi A112 Abarth, Montée Historique Pluméliau, 09/16/2018

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