Angouleme Onboard

Culture


full set of images from Ian Wilson here.

Every September vintage and classic racers gather in the historic hillside town of Angouleme, which straddles the beautiful Charente River.

At the hub of the town is an amazing 12th century cathedral, but during the middle weekend of September all eyes are on Circuit des Remparts, which has hosted the street race here since 1939.

The weekend opens on Friday with the Concours D’elegance, where the machinery can be ogled, lusted after and judged. Racing proper begins on Saturday and Sunday – and it’s the close up and personal, visceral nature of the tight circuit that brings such good entertainment – and great pictures too.

Check out the lovely onboard action from what looks like a venerable prewar car, which is really evocative of racing times past.

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