5/11/11

Montlhéry Vintage Revival 2011 *part1*

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The last week-end was exceptionnal, on our famous racetrack of Montlhéry-Linas, thanks to the organisation and Vincent Chamon, there was no crowd, atmosphere was irreal and so cool. The machines displayed were very rares and truly "vintage" (before 1940). Some of them courageous, came by the road like George "Norton" Cohen on his 1908 Brasier from England, who broke the clutch few miles before arriving.
We hope and pray all for a second edition next year!


The Napier-Railton 1933: 12 cylinders, 24 litre Napier Aero Lion engine, 3000rpm 3 speed gearbox. top speed 168mph



The Guys from: Tonton Vélo



La France "Red Baron" 1916, 6 cylinders, 15 litres, 120 cv









The Sisters du Bucheron

Amilcar CGS Skif 1925








Bugatti T59, one of the four surviving, fantastic immaculate machine, 8 cylinders with compressor: 250Bhp at 5000rpm




Lewis Leathers Boots



Jérome Coste, The man Behind Ruby Helmets on the family ES2

Frank Chatokhine on his Speed Twin 500, very fast!

Mr Perot of the Belgian crew "Moto Club Famenne Ardenne" on a 500 Sarolea 24S 1929
Thanks for the fresh Jupiler guys!


Jérome full speed on the old Es2, just before eating a valve...

Didier Coste on Inter

A Rudge Racing 500 from 1930 (Brooklands Museum)


The Grindlay Peerless 500, is a replica of Bill Lacey's record machine who covererd 103mph
at Brooklands and beat Bert Le Vack record of 100mph in 1925. This is one of the six period replicas.

Mrs Aude De Roussy de Sales on Velocette Mk7


To be or not be on a Mandoline 500







So British.




Koehler Escoffier 500 "Mandoline"

Senechal 1922

We are Devo D-E-V-O




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6 comments:

Bozi said...

That was a great group of photos. Wow! Ideas, ideas ideas. Thanks V.

Jeff

Kirk said...

That was the singularly most fantastic collection of photos I've seen in a long while, and I waste waaay to much time looking at photos! It looked like pure joy, and I wish I could hear it too. Oh, Bozi/Jeff, your bikes are genius. Love that XS.

occhiolungo said...

wow, great shots! thanks for sharing.

David said...

Those are spectacular photos......I am hoping to do the same at the Coupes De Moto Legende, but somehow, not sure they will be quite as good.....!

American motorcycles said...

Great fotos (as usual) from what seems to have been a great event. Thanks a lot.

Sverre

John said...

What a wonderful event. I was pleased to be there. Your images are a superb reminder of the day. I can't wait for part 2.
Magnificent photography, keep up the good work.

John Robson UK