Montlhery 2013

One of the largest international events in the world for pre-war vehicles took place over the weekend of April 20-21, 2013 at historic L’autodrome de Linas-Montlhéry near Paris, France. Like Brooklands in the U.K. which preceded it and its contemporary, Monza in Italy, the high banks of the Montlhéry oval have attracted seekers of speed from its inception in 1924.

The course was a natural choice for many long distance endurance record attempts, notably a 126.44 mile per hour average pace for 200 miles set by John Cobb in his mighty 24 litre Napier-Railton in 1933 and a 100.5 miles per hour for 24 hours mark set on a Velocette Venom in 1961.

An intrepid band of Morgan and Darmont Tricyclists gathered at the circuit for this year’s revival weekend. Dennis and Wendy Rushton took photos which you can see below.

Ian Haynes has provided another couple of photos as well as a video taken when he was a passenger in Mike Guess’ Three Speeder Aero. Unfortunately, Mike suffered an engine seize, caused by overheating and melting pistons. Work is underway to rectify the problem. 

To see Ian’s video on YouTube now, click on the logo:  Montlhery 2013

Ian wasn’t the only one with a camera. Richard Atherton has made a 5 minute video too.

To see Richard’s video on YouTube now, click on the logo:  Montlhery 2013

Photos below are courtesy of Dennis and Wendy Rushton who took to photography remarkably well after only 10 minutes tuition. To view the photo gallery, click on any of the photos to bring up a larger version. You can scroll forwards and backwards using the [,] and [.] keys. Press [ESC] or click on the image to Exit.

The excitement was just too much for one of our younger members. Tim (TD) Green dreamed of his days as an International Racing Driver and then pondered on what he missed whilst sleeping. Click on an image for a closer look. Photos from Ian Haynes.


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