We set ourselves up in the little hamlet of Le Temple which is just north of Cellefruin and waited for the arrival of the cars. In fact we waited quite a long time and there was absolutely no one about, then an English couple turned up and explained that maybe the participants had stopped for mid morning coffee in Champagne Mouton.
Anyway eventually some Gendarmes came through and a few fancy cars that were not actually in the rallye and the first car through was this very nice little French Triump Vitesse.
Here are some of the early arrivals, I have photos of most of the cars, I am somewhat biased so not everything got snapped.
Now we have some slide shows and if you see your car and would like a high definition copy of the photo then a nice request will no doubt be successful. The first photo is of a gate I was standing next to and over it is draped a dead and dried out grass snake!
Here are some more , they are more or less in chronological order, although the computer reorganised some of them for me. I have also mainly shown photos of cars that were displaying the Rallye de Charente plate, ie official participants.
This is the next batch
And these were the back markers.
I do not have a favourite, I do like Austin Healeys and Triumps are nice also the classic French cars look great but I have selected this photo as my featured ‘image’ because the driver looks so happy.
Also it was nice that so many drivers waved, piped their horn, flashed their lights and even slowed down so I could get good shots…. thankyou.