Went to Angouleme for lunch today, its the weekend of the Tour de Remparts and the Rallye de Charente, so lots of lovely cars. We had a quick look round but it was getting near to lunch time and there were quite a lot of people about so food was more of a priority than cars.
The booking hall was open to book a seat for Sundays racing round the town, I have never seen it, but I will one day.
We chose a restaurant with seats by the road so I could enjoy food and cars at the same time. It was the Resto des Halles, opposite les Halles as you might expect. The food was excellent and it was sunny and there were quite a few cars passing by.
All around it was cloudy and a massive storm was brewing to the north, we just got back to our car as it started to rain and leaving Angouleme it was hammering down…. not so good for the open top cars.
Here are some of the cars we saw whilst eating my Moule picante. ( had spicy sausage with it and almost burnt onions… very tasty.) This is a Triump TR6 we had one of them years ago, ours was chocolate and cream colour.
This is a Porsche 911 , we had two of them but not this model. We had the one before and the one after.
Lotus 7, never had one of them. This one was driven by a very old lady, well 75 plus and why not said Anita.
There were quite a few Jaguars about, we never had this model but we did have two XJS’s. I did catch site of a nice XJS convertible but it was some way off and lots of other traffic about. No doubt see it tomorrow when we will be photographing the cars on the Rallye.
This one (actually there were two of them) roared past, I do not know what it is but suspect it is one for the racing on Sunday.
This BMW was also quite noisy, we have recently come to be BMW owners, first was a 3 series then a 5 series and now we have a 420 coupe, very nice and as near to a Porsche as I will get for the foreseeable future after the last one let me down big time.
Maybe this next car would be a possibility in the future, they hold their value quite well, but insurance is a bit high and repairs/servicing can be a tad expensive.