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Rétromobile - 3rd to 7th Feb 2016

Postby Alpineandy » Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:09 pm

Hi,
Anyone else going?
http://www.retromobile.com/
Or just me..... :)
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Re: Rétromobile - 3rd to 7th Feb 2016

Postby turbell » Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:39 am

Andy,
I've been fancying this one for a while, looked up flights and Birmingham-CDG is coming in about cheapest/nearest to me but I'm not sure about the other end, what the nearest/most convenient French 'bed in a box hotel' the flights are all morning returns so it would have to be a two nighter.
Or I tunnel it on the cheap overnight ticket, but I've never done Paris in a car before, so no idea where to stay.
I've got University interviews with my Daughter about then so it's probably a no go, depends if I can squeeze it in, time off work etc.
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Re: Rétromobile - 3rd to 7th Feb 2016

Postby mettersl » Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:10 am

Hi,
Unfortunately I won't be going, but as a former regular traveller to Paris here are a few things to help you make up your mind.
CDG is to the north of Paris, the venue is the the south west, taxis are expensive so I'd recommend the RER then the metro. These run from the airport train station which you access from the terminal shuttle bus, depending on which terminal you arrive at.
There are lots of hotels, including budget brands around the airport, formel1, ibis etc, you should be able to find one and I expect most have transport to the terminals too. My favourite for cheap but good just now is ibis budget, basic, cheap but clean and comfortable. Book online.
As you are crossing Paris anyway, you don't need to stay at the airport and may get a better deal in town, especially at the moment as tourism hasn't fully recovered.
If you plan to drive, you are going to need to drive around Paris too. To get to this part of Paris I'd take the autoroute via Amiens as that minimises the distance on the peripherique, which tends to clog.
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Re: Rétromobile - 3rd to 7th Feb 2016

Postby Alpineandy » Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:57 pm

Driving in Paris is a PITA, especially when the weather is poor. Parisian drivers have a zero tolerance level for anyone, even other Parisians (especially Non-Parisians and tourists). Train or Flying is much easier.
As Lee says, loads of places, although the cheaper ones local to the show tend to fill quickly.
I'm there for the whole show with Dad and his mates. We'll stay in an Ibis which is quite local. I've been before some years back but can't remember where it is beyond saying it's 10-15 minute walk south of the venue.
With the metro being easy to use, a bit of distance shouldn't be a problem....usually ;)
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Re: Rétromobile - 3rd to 7th Feb 2016

Postby Dave Williams » Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:06 pm

Driving through Paris...should be like this....
40 years ago mind...if you've not seen this...essential viewing
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Dwjy0qED2Lo
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Re: Rétromobile - 3rd to 7th Feb 2016

Postby Dave Williams » Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:31 pm

Nearly forgot..this is Ragnotti's homage to the above..in a 5...
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=B71taD8yjHY
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Re: Rétromobile - 3rd to 7th Feb 2016

Postby Alpineandy » Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:23 am

Dave Williams wrote:If these don't make you want to go to Paris...nothing will...!


I'd love to drive through Paris.... 1976, but my Time machine is playing up at the moment......
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Re: Rétromobile - 3rd to 7th Feb 2016

Postby mettersl » Tue Jan 12, 2016 12:06 pm

Yes...It was bad list time I drove there 12 years ago...
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Re: Rétromobile - 3rd to 7th Feb 2016

Postby turbell » Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:57 pm

Driving through Paris...should be like this....
40 years ago mind...if you've not seen this...essential viewing
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Dwjy0qED2Lo


Love that film, never mind it wasn't a Ferrari and it wasn't Jacky Ickx or who ever driving, but the seventies vibe and lots of Renault spotting still makes it one of my all time favourite pieces of film, and the fashion at the end is fantastic, I'd love to wear something like that in the GTA one day................................but I I'm not sure if my legs would suit that dress. LOL ............
No go for me on this, not enough in the penny jar and about four Uni interviews to be dragged to....sorry take my Daughter to.
This is a good one, spot the 8G after a minute or so, lots of other stuff that raises a smile.
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And if I had ever been, this would be on my favourite driving roads.....but I ain't, so tough, but this is one of the reasons I love cars, especially old sports cars,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lqtNThufkk
I'll have to do pretend on the Snakepass with Matt Monroe on the Ipod.
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Re: Rétromobile - 3rd to 7th Feb 2016

Postby Dave Williams » Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:54 pm

Some good roads there Ryan.... I can boast I have driven in the alpes maritime (Col de Turini etc) in a Group B car
..Sadly..that was Group B in hire car terms (think 4 up in a 1.0 Ford Fiesta) not FIA Group B... a big difference...
Paris driving is really more like this these days as Lee mentioned...
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Re: Rétromobile - 3rd to 7th Feb 2016

Postby Alpineandy » Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:47 pm

Well that was fun.
The beaulieu stand had a 1907 25Litre Darracq V8 and a 1911 30Litre Fiat 4 Cylinder car (The Beast of Turin) which were started every day and sounded awesome;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXnkvBYIFaQ
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1mdlfVMcRg

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Re: Rétromobile - 3rd to 7th Feb 2016

Postby Alpineandy » Fri Feb 12, 2016 4:38 pm

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