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November 1st
A little drive test with my Amilcar CGSs racing car.
I've just finished little works including supercharger restoration, now let's tune the engine.
Engine is guenuine Amilcar side valves 1100cc, but with a lot of racing works including the supercharger.
It takes 4800 PRM, blowing at more than 8 PSi, about 56 HP (factory was 33 HP)
This is probably the ultimate original Amilcar CGSs.
Listen to the great sound...





October 30th
Another interesting picture of the Neander cyclecar, and its particular front axle.
For sure it might have a excellent handling.
More about Neander (in french)

neander cyclecar

October 28th
New find, some Lombard documents just discovered.
It's always interesting because those documents, except the Serge Pozzoli ones, are quite rare to find.

From Tricycle.ch documents, a Lombard chassis, probably AL3, Grand Sport (big fuel tank) and Cozette blower.
The radiator is inclined, so it's a Lombard-BNC.

chassis Lombard

On the left, another Lombard, but this time with a Donnet radiator.

lombard bol d'or

Race driver Christian with its Lombard 1100cc

lombard

And at the Circuit des Remparts 1949, Robert Gerbout (car n°38 in the back) in his Lombard Gerbout Speciale
powered by the Lombard 1500cc engine...

circuit des rempards

October 20th
On November 7 & 8th, Epoqu'Auto Show in Lyon will open his doors. The Amicale Tricyclecariste de France (ATF) will be there
on location W20/21, Hall 5.
This year the thema will be "Sandford", with an interesting cars exhibition.
If you are travelling in Lyon, don't forget to visit them and have a talk with these 3wheeler enthousiasts.

sandford show

October 16th
Our friends Guy and Claire Mahy went to Circuit des Remparts in Angoulème last september.
I just received his pictures and his report about the "wet" WE...

"Le meilleur compte rendu, les meilleures photos ne remplaceront jamais ce qu'on peut
ressentir le long du circuit ou dans la ville d'Angoulême.
Dès le vendredi après-midi les premiers concurrents arrivent au parc gardé, mais c' est
surtout toute la journée de samedi ou bolides de tout genre et d'une autre époque arrivent,
sont préparés, des fois réparés et essayés. Beaux plateaux de Bugattis et Morgans pour les
100 ans des deux marques, mais bon nombre de trois-roues également.
Plateau d' une quinzaine de Bentleys en démonstration.
Cette année pour notre première visite le beau temps n' était pas au rendez-vous.
Les essais le dimanche matin s'éffectuaient sur un circuit plus ou moins sec et bien des photos
sont prises à ce moment, puisque le circuit plus accessible à divers endroits, et les pilotes y vont
comme si c'était la vraie course.
Les véritables courses l'après-midi ont été intérrompues par des pluies diluviennes donnant spectacle
de glissades, se terminant parfois dans les pneus. La présence de nombreux parapluies empêchait
parfois la bonne visibilité et de bonnes photos, et la dernière course a même été annulée la sécurité
ne pouvant plus être garantie."

Click to see his gallery.
guy mahy

October 14th
After a few holidays for me, let's comes back to what's happening in the small cyclecars world...
• Some nice pictures of the Anzani cyclecar seen at the Monthlery meeting, and some others cars

anzani

• A few nice cyclecars for sale on the market such as the Mathis GM located in Sweden, a GS8 Salmson, a 1924 Samlson GSS,
a nice little Sima Violet in UK (see here other detailed pictures),
a Amilcar GCSs reconstruction, a 1927 Amilcar CGSs, and a very rare Scap Le Mans 1926.
It's more than time to choose your future cars.

scap
(tricycles.ch document)

October 1st
Beautiful Course de Cote de Gaillon

September 25th
Another superb gallery of the Angoulème event... and below, Scott fully in action with the Amilcar-Riley!
Great shoot, Ian!!
Or this one?

amilcar-riley

September 24th
And now some pictures from Angoulème event. The weather was so wet that only few pictures were taken during the meeting.
See gallery of Achille and a video

September 16th
My thoughts will go to Angoulème 70th Anniversary meeting, this WE.
Again, the participants and cars are obsolutely sublim.
I 'm wishing all the best success to Scott with the Amilcar-Riley in its serie!

Sit in a Bugatti 35 and look at a video during the race.


September 14th
Some pictures of the last 27th Amilcar and Cyclecars Meeting in Aveyron

September 7th
Nice beautifull prewar cars pictures from Helmut website, the "Hellopress agency", during the Nurburgring 2009

September 3d
Jean-Marie Guivarc'h sent me a few tricyclecars drawings executed during the Orleans meeting.
My preference is going for this Sandford one. Congratulation, Jean Marie!

sandford

August 31st
Fresh from the photographer Federic Goblet, here comes the very first galleries of the Randonnée du Hain.



Photo F. Goblet /Classic Car Passion.com

August 28th
Where to see the cars of the Randonnée du hain on this sunday August 30th
From 8:00 to 9:00, start at the Chateau du Cheneau in Braine-l'Alleud
12h30 at the Chateau de la Rocq near Arquennes
From 16h30, arrival at "Le Pilori", in Braine Le Chateau


August 24th
Let's check the engine, check the car, and have a test run with the Sandford before the Randonnee du Hain, next week-end.


August 17th
On the 17th, the participant list in the "Sport" category of the Randonnée du Hain was not too bad!
We are still waiting a few more sport cars and cyclecars, plus 9 cars of the André Plasch collecton including Ballot.
Don't wait too much for your registration, it's more than time!

34e RANDONNEE DU HAIN 30/08/2009
Liste des participants
Categorie « sports »

  1. Ballot 1923 Baudaux Michel Bouffioulx
  2. FN 1925 Mouchart Paul Rixensart
  3. Bugatti 1926 Van Kesteren Jacques Braine-l’Alleud
  4. Bugatti 1926 Mahy Vincent Gent
  5. Bentley 1926 Mahy Guy Lovendegem
  6. Bugatti 1926 Sonet Pol Estinnes
  7. Amilcar 1926 Jacques Jean-Pol Marcinelle
  8. Sandford 1927 Hendrix Marc Bruxelles
  9. Amilcar 1928 Tillieux Alexis Grez-Doiceau
  10. Bugatti 1928 Janssens Luc Braine-l’Alleud
  11. Salmson 1929 Tillieux JeaMarie Bruxelles
  12. Bugatti 1929 Janssens Vincent Braine-l’Alleud
  13. Morgan 1930 Beuvens Michel Saint-Gerard
  14. Rally 1930 Detienne Georges Ohain
  15. Rally 1930 Gossart Yann France
  16. Lagonda 1932 Borms Pierre Braine-le-Chat
  17. Alfa-Romeo 1934 Timperman Andre Wezembeek
  18. Frazer-Nash 1934 Bussche Robert Schoten
  19. Riley 1937 Judicq Jacques Soignies
  20. BMW 1938 Wautier Leon Ophain
  21. Delahaye 1938 Libiez Patrice Bruxelles
  22. Lagonda 1938 Van Roost Luciaan Mechelen
  23. Austin Eight 1938 Hoogaer Robert Ohain
  24. BMW 1938 Allard Alain Braine-l’Alleud
  25. AC 1938 VandenDriessche Yves Gistel
  26. Autoar Paspero 1939 D’Ieteren Roland Bruxelles
  27. BMW 1939 Gerard Pierre Braine-le-Chat
    ...

Categorie « veterans »

  1. Clement Bayard 1905 Van Ende Paul Waterloo

Categorie « vintages A »

  1. Citroen 1923 Cluytens Willy Auderghem
  2. Hotchkiss 1925 Mosselmans Daniel Strombeek-Bever

Categorie « vintages B »

  1. Dodge-Brothers 1929 Caselitz Guy Ohain
  2. Ford 1930 Wautier Christian Braine-l’Alleud

Categorie « classics »

  1. Ford A 1931 Foucart Valere Horrues
  2. Ford 1933 Van Hoolant Jean Lasne
  3. Citroen 1938 Cluytens Frederic Auderghem
  4. Buick 1939 Deckx Edmond Lembeek


August 13th
In August 30th, the RVCCB 34th edition "Randonnée du hain" will be organized with a fresh new team. If you were waiting for a "Cyclecars and Grand Sport" one-day rally, this is it.
The spirit of the Cyclecariste Belge meeting will be there, driven by Andre Plasch cars collection, and our team. Come and join us on that Sunday for a great day together!
See 2008 edition

Royal Veteran Car Club of Belgium
Tel: 0032 (0)2 217 56 30
Fax: 0032 (0)2 219 82 34
E-mail: info@rvccb.be


August 11th
Another gallery received from Jean François Fritsch, concerning the Grand Prix d'Yvois 2009.
I was also happy to see my ex-car Chevrolet in the street of Carignan. This 1928 monoposto Chevy
was one racing car of the famous Ron Roycroft F1 driver collection, in New Zealand.

August 5th
Received from Luc Rijckaert, a beautiful gallery of the last VSCC Prescott Hillclimb meeting.

August 3d
Some holidays in Dordogne with the Amilcar was a excellent opportunity to discover the land of many medieval bastides.
And also to have a little visit to Sarlat for the Retro Auto Event.
Interesting cars from 1881 steam car, De Dion, but also Delahaye, Bugatti, Sandford, Amilcar, barn find BNC and Peugeot, Renault, Talbo, Voisin, Ballot, and quantity of Facel Vega...
Click to visit the gallery


July 29th
Many 3 wheelers and cyclecars where there at the Puy Notre Dame meeting.
A nice video from Vincent of the event is now online.

July 11th
Now it's time for a few days of holidays.
Just like Mr Hulot and his Salmson cyclecar...
See you in Retro Auto Sarlat.

July 7th
Are you sure to know or remember all Bugatti production?
You will have the whole summer to memorise each model


July 6th
Some cyclecars & Grand Sport meetings for the future days...
Retro Auto Sarlat (Dordogne/ France), where the pointed tails cars are invited, on July 18-19th
• one of the most important meeting will be of course the Puy Notre Dame, July 25-26th
Randonnée du Hain (Belgium), a RVCCB event, on Sunday 30th august. With Le Cyclecaristebelge Team.
Remparts d'Angoulème, from 18th tp 20th september
Journée du Patrimoine in Monthléry, saturday september 19th.
Cyclecars en Luberon, september 19-20th, with the Trapadelles

July 2d
Found on the web, a little Rosengart engine is waiting his sport chassis.
The Rosengart club in France will helps you to built your cyclecar.
Why wouldn't you be attracted by this graceful shape or this one...

June 20th
The Circuit des Remparts in Angoulème will celebrate the 70th anniversary (1939) in september 18-19-20th.
Trying to collect some pictures or info about Robert Gerbout racing driver, who was racing my Lombard in the '45s-'50s,
I found this website with old racing pictures in Angoulème. Christian Claude was a photographer, and cars lovers.
Have a look on his nice vintage pictures, black and white, or color, and you will recognise some of the period stars...
(Click on pictures below)


June 18th
Looking for "pointed tail" cars...?
This year, the Retro Auto Sarlat event is organizing his event on July 18th -19th. One of the topics will be a pointed tail cars show.
It will be a good opportunity to visit the beautifull land of Perigord during the saturday rally.
Try to identify the 5 cars (make, model and year) of their concours, and you will maybe win a free and tasteful Perigordian Buffet.
By the way, if you are in Bergerac area during july period with your cyclecar like me, let LeCyclecaristeBelge know and we will meet together to go at Sarlat event,
I will bring the Amilcar...

June 16th
Prepare you a a good large beer and sit in your sofa, here comes a new set of 363 (!!!) beautifull and large pictures of the Grand Prix d'Yvois, from Ralph Quaring.

June 5th
An interesting car 1935 MG PA "Bongazoo" was also on the track of the Grand Prix d'Yvois.
Jean Christophe was driving the car in the "Grand Sport" series, but he should be better placed in a "flying" series...
Click image



June 4th
More pictures and other details of the Grand Prix d'Yvois, from Michel Duhoux who enjoyed driving the Sandford during the WE.



June 3d
A little bit more action during our visit of the Marville airport...


June 2nd
Back from the "Grand Prix d'Yvois 2009". Plenty of sun, plenty of nice cars, it was a great pleasure to drive the Sandford and the Amilcar in this weather condition.
Congratulations to Eric and Augusta Philbiche and their team for this excellent meeting. The saturday big surprise was the rendez-vous between our vintage cars and a 80's russian airplane.



60 years between the 2 machines. The Sandford was named "Avion de la Route" (Airplane of the Road) in the 20's!

On sunday, the "Grand Prix" was the opportunity to have fun in our cyclecars and Grand Sport cars on the circuit of Carignan village.
See the gallery of the meeting




Pictures Luc Scournaux

May 28th
Another nice artwork from Jean Marie Guivarc'h cames to me a few days ago in honor of the Morgan's 100th birthday.
Prudence Fawcett at the 1938 Le Mans edition, driving the 4/4 Morgan fitted with a 1098cc Coventry Climax engine, she finished at the 13d place.


May 27th
Nice news in my mailbox today. Some more history about my Amilcar GSSs "PH2046", sent by the Amilcar Register in UK. Scan copies of 1961, 1985, 1995 Newsletter issues were the car was featured.
The great thing was a copy including an old '50s picture of "PH2046", so I'm happy to have in my history file the oldiest picture of my Amilcar that I know.


(Amilcar Reister Newletter 47, May 1995)

"PH2046" around '55s, during Leon Taylor ownership.

and today...

More pictures

May 26th
Some news from our japones cycclecarist enthousiast, Norifumi Uryu will taking part to the "Giro di CalderAso", a classic vintage cars event which crosses the country.
We wish him full success to complete the event at the wheel of his 1927 Vernon Derby and the Bandini Siluro.


May 22nd
On May 30th & 31st, the Grand Prix d'Yvois in Carignan/France will be organized for its 3d edition.
A 150 kms rally on saturday, and the "Grand Prix" in the village of Carignan on sunday.
After 11 month without moving from my garage, I will bring my 1927 Amilcar CGSs supercharger, and Le Cyclecariste Belge team member "Michel" will drive my 1927 Sandford.
I hope he won't lose the hairs of its large moustache...!



Last year edition nice cars took part at the event, see pictures from JF Fristch who was driving his Amilcar CS.



May 21st
Photographer Frederic Goblet did very nice shoots of the participants and cars during the meeting.
Now a book on the 3d Cyclecars & Grand-Sport Meeting is available and you 'll enjoy to remember all these great moments.
Click here to preview and order your book.

May 15th
A new gallery on our meeting from Jaak Jacobs.

and see the video on Michael website


May 13th
A gallerie from Michael full of details, thank you Michael for these nice pictures.

and again another gallery here...

May 12th
A little video on the event, cars ready to start on sunday morning...

and very nice pictures galleries from the reporters Frederic Goblet and Antoine Sepulchre of Classiccarpassion.com who joined us on saturday.



May 11th
Here comes the very first pictures from our meeting. Most of the week-end was dry and even under the sun, except a little rain on saturday evening which doesn't affected the rally.
A very good atmosphere, a lot of beautiful and impressive cars, I hope everyone enjoyed the excellent road-book, the visit of the worldwide biggest cans collections (54.000 cans), Belgian beers, nice landscapes of the Belgian Brabant wallon and the Hainaut.
Much more galleries or video will comes in the coming days...


May 8th
How to come on tomorrow to see the meeting


Agrandir le plan 

May 7th


The 3d Cyclecars & Grand Sport Meeting is very close now. The list is full with great cars.
We will have the great pleasure to welcome our main sponsor and friend Andre Plasch, who will bring few cars from his collection, including the superb 1922 Targa Florio Ballot racing car and an 1936 Alta powered with a Jaguar SS engine!
Last january, reporter Luc Scournaux did a visit to him and published an article in the Retroviseur magazine.

May 3d
Have a seat in the 1928 Amilcar CGSs for the "Montée de Cassel"...


May 2nd
This year, the Christophe Pund Pic-nic was an exceptional meeting. Good food, drinks, sun... and cars!!
The ex King of Begium Leopold III Bugatti was on show, the beautiful 1949 Bol d'Or Lambert, many Bugatti from Bescia to 35B, Morgan, Sandford, Bentley, Benova, Amilcar, Bitza etc...
See the Gallery

And listen ex King of Begium Leopold III Bugatti sound...


April 29th
3 shoots of the Cyclecarist Belge Team "carrousel", during the Rallye de Bruxelles,
from Luc Scournaux reporter.

and the Lombard rear gears result after rally. No luck with old metal quality...

Well, some more work for the coming days...

April 28th
For those who were expecting to have a closer look on the meeting, here is the agenda:

Saturday 9th:
9h00 / 9H30 Starting from the Hotel Mercure, Louvain La Neuve
10H30 - Grand Hallet
11H45 - Braives
12H45 to 14H30 - Oteppe - Chateau de l' Hirondelle
17h30 Back to Hotel Mercure

Sunday 10th:
9H00 / 9H30 Starting from Hotel Mercure, Louvain La Neuve
10H30 - Rebecq
12H30 to 14h30 - Villers La Ville
16h / 18 H Back to Hotel Mercure Louvain La Neuve

April 28th
Dramatic news this week for us, we learned that our close friend Daniel Thiou passed away in an airplane crash in Marokko near Marrakech last friday.
Daniel was the kind of friend you would like to have with you, his kindness and friendship was without limit.
He was a really great supporter of the Cyclecariste Belge, and was registered in our meeting with a Ballot LTS 1925.
He always drove cars with delicacy and a good sense of respect.
We will dedicate the meeting to his memory. Our thoughts go for his family.



April 23d
On sunday, the "Rallye de Bruxelles" will start in front of the "Place du Palais" in Brussels.
Cars from early years to 1960 will be awaited on sunday morning at 9 AM.
The complete "Cyclecaristebelge" team will be there, Michel will drive my Sandford, Jean Die is taking care of his fast Amilcar CGSs and I'll bring the GP Lombard 1927 for its 1st outgoing after its engine restoration.
See previous 2008 edition gallery.


April 21st
Just back from the Condorcet rally in France... 30 cars were ready to discover the beautiful landscapes of the Drome.
A bit of sun, a bit of rain, but very interesting cars such as a 1923 Salmson with its beautiful AL experimental period twin cams engine and 4 speed gear box,
the 1927 Bol d'Or G.A.R 12 valves Chapuis Dornier race engine, a barn painted Bugatti 35 "Grand Prix de Lyon", a 4 wheels Sandford, Darmont Special, Morgan and
finally my 1927 Sandford... See gallery.


April 15th
The participants list of our 3d Cyclecars & Grand Sport is growing and growing from day to day, beautiful and rare cars are awaited !!
We leave you some more days to join us, and if you don't have a car have a quick jump to PreWarCar.com ads to make your market.

Meet on saturday 9th May at 9AM at the Mercure hotel!

April 5th
Another interesting gallery of the Jacques Potherat Trophy in Avignon, and a gallery on the Bugatti show

April 1st
The artist Jean-Marie Guivarc'h will expose some of his paints and drawing in Monthlery city.
Have a look below on 2 beautiful drawings that Jean Marie just finished for the expo.
In 1924 was the official opening of this great race track, most of the best cyclecars battles were written for ever.
Now winter is slowly away and the events are coming back, such the "Coupe du Printemps"



March 31st
A new gallery from the Vaucluse Vintage Rally is added today.
Did you missed the rally? It's still time to join for the Condorcet Cyclecars Rally on April 18th & 19th, organized by Le Cyclecariste Belge representative Daniel Vanhoolant..
I will support him and his2nd edition with the Sandford.


March 29th
The Vaucluse Vintage Rally was a good opportunity to drive the Sandford up to the Mont Ventoux.
It was also for the Sandford a coming back to France after 41 years, as the car left France in 1967 and never came back since that time.
I also received from the hands of Alexis Couturier and Jean Pierre Palun the" Jacques Potherat Trophy".
Now the famous "entonoir masqué" Petoulet wine box is under my responsability until next year...
Michael Buller did a quantity of beautiful pictures of the event, click to see his gallery.


March 15th
Not too many Darmont Special come on the market. These fast running and powerfull tricyclecars are fun but particular to drive. I never found, when I had mine, how to classify this machine in motorcycles or cars category.
Well, in any case, it's a good mix of both. You always dream to own one, now here is now the superb opportunity in my ad section.

http://lecyclecaristebelge.forumchti.com/annonces-ads-f2/darmont-special-for-sale-in-belgium-t77.htm#93

March 13nd
Some little souvenirs of the 2006 Puy Notre Dame Edition.
Amilcar, Darmont, Sandford and Bedelia on the grid. Nice!



6th october
"... don't push, we are going to see mother-in-law..."

(Click on picture)
alsace

2nd october
Again some pictures received from Japanese cyclecarists. What about you in other countries like US, UK, Australia, South America? Send your pictures...

30th septembre
Jump into the vintage class cars in the paddock, at the "Spa 6 Hours" last week-end.
Enjoy the great machines gallery n°1, and gallery n°2

29th september
Some good news this WE from japanese cyclecarists.
Norifumi is giving the final touch on my ex. 1927 Vernon-Derby. He will take part with his brother to the Mille Miglia Japan Edition with the car, from 11th to 14th october.
Great cars are already listed including some Bugatti, Aston, Salmson or Rally, and much bigger such as Bentley's. Let's wait for some pictures of this major vintage car event, and hope to the Vernon-Derby team all the best results and a safety road!

Click on picture

Vernon Derby

25th september
Mestivier had started working at Amilcar as a mechanic in 1921. His brother Marius who died at Le Mans in 1925 - was chief tester there. Mestivier was a genious tuner and soon became chief mechanic. He acquired an Amilcar CS in 1931, a Pégase in 1936 and the unique Amilcar MCO 1100 in 1933. When Amilcar closed their racing shop he was attached to the sales department until 1939. In the 1950s he founded Autobleue, a successful outfit specialized in tuning Renaults and in building special parts for them. Maurice Mestivier was very active on various governing boards of the sport and a race organizer himself. He was the president of the AGACI (the French Drivers Association) from 1937 to 1969. The first post-war meeting at the Bois de Boulogne in 1945 was mainly due to his efforts.
Let's have a closer look on his 1928 Amilcar MCO supercharged single seat works racert which was in Angoulème. These works cars of which only about 12 were built differed from the C6. The twin overhead camshaft engines had an integral cylinder block and cylinder head (non detatchable) the engine and transmission were offset to the near side. And now, switch your speakers on, louder!

and the the Vintage cars class on the starting grid:



24th september.
Scott Bevis was driving my ex 1928 Amilcar-Riley at Angoulème, and I was confident with his result: 2nd in class, just behind the Amilcar 6 cyl. blower-methanol MCO! A fantastic result regarding the 17 cars on the grid.
Best lap at 64.886 kph, not bad when the 35B Bugatti class winner was 67 kph!
Good job, Scott! See the new gallery.

angouleme

24th september
Last week-end was the 30th edition of the Angoulème "Circuit des Remparts" fabulous event (see on 12th septembre below). Take place in a Sandford a few hour before the event, and follow the race track in the city.
Or see the saturday's rally in Charente? Or the evening Concours d'Elegance? Or some impressions of the sunday races, gallery 1 and gallery 2

angouleme
(photo Majid Bouzzit)

23th september
In 1929 was starting production, in UK, of a superb sport car, the Alta. With a 1.100cc supercharged engine et 76 HP, it was enough to become quickly a racing car star.
Check on Ebay before it goes...

alta

19th september
For an enjoying week-end, a new little gallery about the Weert-Arcen-Weert rally, and another on the Schloss Dyck meeting.

18th september
From '20s to '30s when Amilcar, BNC, Darmont, Sandford, Sénéchal, Salmson, Bugatti... were taking part of most races events and hill climb, the marquis Raoul Pegulu de Rovin was a fine mecanic lover, building motorcycles but also very few cyclecars for his own use. His concept was simple: "weight is the enemy", so his race cars were based on the minimum needed to perform. Starting with a 175cc cyclecar and later with a 500cc JAP, he won a few races in the 750cc class. The shape of his little cars seems to be inspired by Delage racing car, maybe that's why he was handling at the first Grand Prix de Monaco in 1929 a superb 1.500cc Delage..
I will keep great memory of my little and more "classic" 1952 de Rovin I restored a few years ago...

de rovin


15th september
This year, I wasn't able to go to the RVCCB "Rally du Hain" due to Weert-Arcen-Weert rally in the Nederlands.
Some of our cyclecarist friends were there with their machines, see here some pictures of the meeting.

12th september
The Circuit des Remparts in Angoulème is one of those great PWC events, using the original track since 1939. Don't miss the place if you want to see Bugatti, MG, Alvis, Lagonda fighting together, or maybe have a chat in the paddock with Sir Stirling Moss.
But my hart will beat for Scott and Paul Bevis racing my ex. Amilcar-Riley in the race. (2nd in class in 2007)
Now... 3, 2, 1, Gentlemen, start your engine, fasten your seat belt, and smell the castor oil exhaust from an Alvis cockpit in a Delahaye 135 pursuit.
See participants list here

4th September
Jacques Henri Lartigue was one of those exceptional photographers. This Amicarist master produced quantity of well-known pictures, including superb photos taken in racing events, such as Coupe Gordon Bennet or French Grand Prix.
Have a look at his art, listen Cyndi Lauper singing "La Vie en Rose" and dream of the sweet good old time...

lartigue

2nd September
Some more pictures from Michael of the Weert-Arcen-Weert rally, who did 700 Kms to come from Germany with the Amilcar CS and the Riley...
Congratulations for the effort!!

michael

1st September
Weert-Arcen-Weert rally. 24 great cars at the start, 24 great cars at the end. Our "angel-guard" following the rally with the trailor was a lucky man, no job for him during the whole WE.
A sunny and hot weather in The Nederlands, it was smelling like South France but without the cicadas.
Picture below, Joris and Rick from PreWarCar great website testing their Amilcar air conditionning system.
Follow the link for the pictures.

Joris

29th August
This week end, the Weert-Arcen-Weert Rally will starting in Weert, close to the Belgo-Holland border.
No luck for me as the Lombard is still in engine rebuilt process, but this is the opportunity to have a closer look at this unique and specific engine.
Warter chambers made in Alpax, engine head made in bronze, the engine was built in 1931 by Edmond Vareille BNC engineer for Pierre Felix french race driver.
As the engine suffered in many Grand Prix participations, it was more than time to give him a small blow of youth with the great help of "Ateliers Lambaux" in Brussels.
Probably now 1 or 2 weeks remaining to start again the masterpiece.

moteur

And by the way, it will be also a great opportunity to drive the Sandford at the Rally...

sandford

27th August
You are gently driving your little Amilcar on the road. But always keep your right, you never know what will pass you on your side...




23th August
In PWC period, it was quite usual to place a radiator mascot on his car. Not to much cyclecars, it was more useful to have a good temperature jauge! Imagination was without limits, some mascots were closer to art than car accessories, like the well-known cristal Lalique. My 1927 Lombard, during its 40 years stay in the Autotron Musuem was proudly wearing a beautiful mascot, at that time: "The Cigogne Parisienne" (The Parisian Stork), from "Mady" artist. This mascot was placed on the radiator cap of the "good" customers of the Parisian garage "Saint-Didier" who was servicing top cars such as Bugatti, Delage, Hispano, Talbot etc... When the musuem closed its doors, the Lombard was sold, but the mascot... flew away, probably was sold separetly. If one day you are locating such an item, keep me inform, the Lombard will be proud to raise her mascot again.


13th August
It seems that august is the cyclecars for sale month. Some beautiful Salmson are added again today.
Visit the garage.

12th August
Last july the "Circuit des Ardennes" was organizing the commemoration of the 1902 race.
Before the first Circuit des Ardennes was held in 1902, all the major races for cars and motorcycles had taken place from one city to another, so that the unfortunate spectators only caught a glimpse of the competitors once as they sped past…This is what gave Baron de Crawhez, a noted sportsman, the idea of organising a race on a closed road circuit, i.e. consisting of several laps starting and finishing at the same place.Thus the Circuit des Ardennes revolutionised the concept of racing and inspired such noted events as the Gordon Bennett cup, the Targa Florio and, later, Spa-Francorchamps.
A few cyclecars and grand-Sport cars were at the start.
See some pictures of this major meeting. or this gallery

circuit ardennes

11th August
It's not every day that original Rally cyclecars are for sale. This french made were built from 1927 to 1930 with Chapuis-Dornier, Scap, Ruby K and later with S4 Salmson engine.
How lucky you are, 2 cars are actually for sale, one in France, one in UK. You won't be able to choose the color: there are all blue, or even the engine: they all have the nice and performing OHV Scap engine.
Interested? Be quick, check the ads in the Cyclecaristeb Belge forum section

Rally


4th august
It's time to register!

During the weekend of 30th and 31st August, once more, Les Amis d’Amilcar des Pays Bas will organize their traditional rally Weert-Arcen-Weert.

The friends of this famous French car make Amilcar invite their sporting competitors in olden times to meet for a united rally. The Endurance Rally Weert-Arcen-Weert 2008 is the high point of the year for every real vintage sport enthusiast.

For more information and application form see:  www.weert-arcen-weert.nl

Updated list of participants: http://www.weert-arcen-weert.nl/Deelnemers.html

Download the registration form.

W-A-W

1st august
While I was rallying in Carcassonne, the Puy Notre Dame was organizing its 11th Grand Prix. A great place to drive on 3 or 4 wheels.
Have a look at the ATF gallery and the beautiful cyclecars...

PND

28th july
Back from holidays with the Amilcar, it's time now to come back to the actualities.

amilcar

The "Tour de l'Aude" rally in Carcassonne was a bit wet and fresh, the weather in south france was a bit capricious in july this year.
But fortunatly some wines tasting on the road to minervois helped us to keep smiling, and I will hardly recommand this beautifull wine if your cellar is getting empty.
The rally was ending with the apocalyptic 1 million Euros firework in the Carcassonne city. Probably the most impressive firework of France.
Not only cyclecars, but interesting cars including a nice Georges Irat, Bugatti 51 or Delage...
See the pictures gallery.

rally

4th July
It's now time for having some holidays, I will leave the "news" for a short time.
Some wine and foie gras tasting in Bergerac, a little escape near Cahors in the unique place of Saint Cirq Lapopie
and a rally in the beautiful area of Carcassonne with the Amilcar. What a programme!

Now a bit quiet and some respect, you will now appreciate this incredible cemetery where cars return to nature.

cemetery

Feel free also during these few days-off, to go for a visit to Michael blog.
Our cyclecarist friend Michael is keeping update our passion, and a lot of interesting features are regulary added .

New galleries will come soon, but don't forget to send me your holidays pictures in your favorite cyclecar, I will posted the best ones.

Bye! Marc

2d July
Enjoy the "ring" that you missed last week-end.
And look at some curiosity like the NSU, Frazer, Sima-Violet, EHP...
Plenty of wonderful shots again on www. hellopress.de
Great job, Helmut!

helmut

30th June
Last week-end, Vintage Nurburgring 2008 was organized on the famous and beautifull track.
Michael bring his Riley to meet a great band of other prewar cars.
Check his pictures

micheal

27th June
2 days remaining to own a "Pur Sang" Bugatti 35B...
See more pictures here

bug

26th Jun
Choose your body, have some inspiration and spend this summer (or a bit more) in your garage.
cheap and nice project for a becoming cyclecarist.

C4

23d June
Very sad news today. Our Swiss Amilcar friend Manuel Jolly was participating in a rally, when a fast driving biker crashed with him.
His wife Yvette died in the accident.
From Le Cyclecariste Belge and myself, I wish him a lot of courage and my expression of sympathy.

Here is the message from Michel Marteling, President of the Amilcar Club of France:

"Dimanche 22 juin
Cher Ami'lcariste membre du Cercle Pegase AMILCAR,

J'ai une bien triste nouvelle a vous informer, notre ami Manoel Jolly, amicariste Suisse que nous connaissons tous pour sa participation depuis de nombreuses annees a des manifestations internationales au volant de son Amilcar comme celle des milles milles a ete accidente ce samedi en Italie.
Ils participaient a une manifestation de regularite, l'acident est survenu dans une cote. Son epouse, Yvette, qui partageait depuis toujours sa passion est decedee suite a la collision qu'ils ont eu avec un cycliste qui descendait a vive allure et qui a percute l'Amilcar, Manoel est sorti indemne de l'accident.
Nos amis etaient avec nous en Provence au mois de mai lors du dernier rassemblement a Tarascon (photo jointe).
Il faut dire que nous admirions particulierement Yvette pour son courage et sa tenacite, faire une etape aux mille milles de 800 kilometres en une journee en tant que co-pilote sur un modeste siege rebuterait pas mal d'Amilcaristes, n'est ce pas messieurs !
Elle savait aussi se servir des chronos, comme en temoigne les resultats dans toutes les cources de regularite auquelles ils participaient.
Yvette etait d'une gentillesse extreme, pour ses petits enfants qu'elle affectionnait par dessus tout, sa bonne humeur et son sourire nous manqueront.
Inutile de vous dire dans quel etat se trouve notre ami Manoel, un temoignage de sympathie et de soutien de votre part seront les bienvenus.
Voici son adresse :

Manoel JOLLY
Villa Bella Vista
8872 WEESEN
Suisse

Salutations amilcaristes
Michel Marteling"

jolly

19th June
Who known that Bugatti designed mowers?


March 1st
Nice little cyclecar toy from the '20s for sale.
Look at the ad to contact the seller.

cyclecar

Feb. 28th
2 interesting catalogs for sale at the moment on Ebay: original Benjamin and Salmson AL catalog for sale, until march 8th, 2009



Feb. 16th
The participants list of the Vintage Vaucluse Rally in Avignon next month is just published.
Interesting cars such as rare Derby K3, Robur AR8 and of course some Bugatti from 13 to 51...
And the 2 Lombard will be again together. See list

Feb 11th
Last week end was a visit to Retromoobile in Paris. Again, lot of interesting cars, such as the superb DB2, Alfa Romeo Monza, the Indianapolis Peugeot or the supercharger Amilcar CGSs... Visit the galery.

Feb. 1st
First registration to our 2009 international Meeting is the Grofri from Pierre Lambaux.
Congratulation to Pierre for having again the rally plate number "1".
A participants list is just open since today.
We are waiting now for your participation ;o)

Jan 31st
Good news, you can now register to the "Cyclecars & Grand-Sport Meeting" 2009.
All informations are on-line since today.
Don't wait to enter your car. The participants list will be added very soon.

Vous pouvez a partir d'aujourd'hui vous inscrire au "Cyclecar & Grand-Sport Meeting" 2009.
Ne tardez pas de nous renvoyer votre inscription.
La liste des participants sera bientot disponible on-line

January 27th
After some work overload since a few weeks, let's come back to our main passion.
Let's start with a new and interesting motoring pictures library:

A wonderful collection of over four hundred 1930’s motor racing photographs has recently been made available on the Motoring Picture Library website. Shot by photographer F.M. Montgomery, who also competed in events himself, winning his class in the 1930 Monte Carlo Rally in an MG M type, the images paint an evocative picture of this golden age of Motor Sport.
 
Montgomery covered many events such as the Isle of Man Motorcycle TT races, Grand Prix’s of Monaco and Dieppe, The Le Mans 24 hour and many Brooklands meetings, to name but a few!
 
The Montgomery collection can be viewed at www.motoringpicturelibrary.com

Check this Brescia driver with a bit of enthousiasm...

22d dec 2008
Le Cyclecariste Belge is whishing you a Happy Motoring Year for 2009 !

(click image)

6th december
Book our agenda, prepare your cars, the 3d edition of our cyclecars meeting will comes on 9 & 10 May 2009.
More info will be available here in the future days...

See here some pictures of the last edition

23d november
A little visit at the Ventoux Motor engeneering (Laurent Rondoni Bugatti specialist) is always a pleasure and full of discoveries.
Bugatti, Guyot , 1.1 L Lombard, Bugatti 16 cyl. or Hispano Suiza engines, a lot of vintage masterpieces are carefully rebuilt for a new life.

23d october
Another interesting gallery from a VSCC meeting featuring great and rare vintage racing cars, like this 1922 Parker GN Special.

parker GN

22d october
How to restore you future Amilcar CS in details, learn from others...
Thank you Michael for all these pictures!

Amilcar CS

20th october
Remember the subject about La Festa Mille Meglia in Japan. The event just ended last week, and I've received some good news from Norifum:
"...I came back from La Festa Mille Miglia 2008.
I am satisfied because I run the whole distance 1600Km!!
DERBY was a wonderful condition. She is beautiful and fast!!
I made good memories with her in La Festa Mille Miglia 2008.
A lot of pictures are sent to you..."


La Festa Japan


13th october
If you've never sat in a Bugatti Brescia to visit Sardinia , fasten your copilot seat belt, tighten your teeth and keep your eyes on the road...

7th october
Last week-end was the RVCCB - Rallye de Charleroi, and it was raining cats and dogs
Not too much pictures this time, due to a very very wet weather.
We were not really "Singing in the Rain", as the Sandford was really more looking like a bath-tube this time...

sandford

Listen to this beautiful interpretation on a Array Mbira. of "Singing in the Rain"


6th october
"... don't push, we are going to see mother-in-law..."

(Click on picture)
alsace

2nd october
Again some pictures received from Japanese cyclecarists. What about you in other countries like US, UK, Australia, South America? Send your pictures...

30th septembre
Jump into the vintage class cars in the paddock, at the "Spa 6 Hours" last week-end.
Enjoy the great machines gallery n°1, and gallery n°2

29th september
Some good news this WE from japanese cyclecarists.
Norifumi is giving the final touch on my ex. 1927 Vernon-Derby. He will take part with his brother to the Mille Miglia Japan Edition with the car, from 11th to 14th october.
Great cars are already listed including some Bugatti, Aston, Salmson or Rally, and much bigger such as Bentley's. Let's wait for some pictures of this major vintage car event, and hope to the Vernon-Derby team all the best results and a safety road!

Click on picture

Vernon Derby

25th september
Mestivier had started working at Amilcar as a mechanic in 1921. His brother Marius who died at Le Mans in 1925 - was chief tester there. Mestivier was a genious tuner and soon became chief mechanic. He acquired an Amilcar CS in 1931, a Pégase in 1936 and the unique Amilcar MCO 1100 in 1933. When Amilcar closed their racing shop he was attached to the sales department until 1939. In the 1950s he founded Autobleue, a successful outfit specialized in tuning Renaults and in building special parts for them. Maurice Mestivier was very active on various governing boards of the sport and a race organizer himself. He was the president of the AGACI (the French Drivers Association) from 1937 to 1969. The first post-war meeting at the Bois de Boulogne in 1945 was mainly due to his efforts.
Let's have a closer look on his 1928 Amilcar MCO supercharged single seat works racert which was in Angoulème. These works cars of which only about 12 were built differed from the C6. The twin overhead camshaft engines had an integral cylinder block and cylinder head (non detatchable) the engine and transmission were offset to the near side. And now, switch your speakers on, louder!

and the the Vintage cars class on the starting grid:



24th september.
Scott Bevis was driving my ex 1928 Amilcar-Riley at Angoulème, and I was confident with his result: 2nd in class, just behind the Amilcar 6 cyl. blower-methanol MCO! A fantastic result regarding the 17 cars on the grid.
Best lap at 64.886 kph, not bad when the 35B Bugatti class winner was 67 kph!
Good job, Scott! See the new gallery.

angouleme

24th september
Last week-end was the 30th edition of the Angoulème "Circuit des Remparts" fabulous event (see on 12th septembre below). Take place in a Sandford a few hour before the event, and follow the race track in the city.
Or see the saturday's rally in Charente? Or the evening Concours d'Elegance? Or some impressions of the sunday races, gallery 1 and gallery 2

angouleme
(photo Majid Bouzzit)

23th september
In 1929 was starting production, in UK, of a superb sport car, the Alta. With a 1.100cc supercharged engine et 76 HP, it was enough to become quickly a racing car star.
Check on Ebay before it goes...

alta

19th september
For an enjoying week-end, a new little gallery about the Weert-Arcen-Weert rally, and another on the Schloss Dyck meeting.

18th september
From '20s to '30s when Amilcar, BNC, Darmont, Sandford, Sénéchal, Salmson, Bugatti... were taking part of most races events and hill climb, the marquis Raoul Pegulu de Rovin was a fine mecanic lover, building motorcycles but also very few cyclecars for his own use. His concept was simple: "weight is the enemy", so his race cars were based on the minimum needed to perform. Starting with a 175cc cyclecar and later with a 500cc JAP, he won a few races in the 750cc class. The shape of his little cars seems to be inspired by Delage racing car, maybe that's why he was handling at the first Grand Prix de Monaco in 1929 a superb 1.500cc Delage..
I will keep great memory of my little and more "classic" 1952 de Rovin I restored a few years ago...

de rovin


15th september
This year, I wasn't able to go to the RVCCB "Rally du Hain" due to Weert-Arcen-Weert rally in the Nederlands.
Some of our cyclecarist friends were there with their machines, see here some pictures of the meeting.

12th september
The Circuit des Remparts in Angoulème is one of those great PWC events, using the original track since 1939. Don't miss the place if you want to see Bugatti, MG, Alvis, Lagonda fighting together, or maybe have a chat in the paddock with Sir Stirling Moss.
But my hart will beat for Scott and Paul Bevis racing my ex. Amilcar-Riley in the race. (2nd in class in 2007)
Now... 3, 2, 1, Gentlemen, start your engine, fasten your seat belt, and smell the castor oil exhaust from an Alvis cockpit in a Delahaye 135 pursuit.
See participants list here

 

4th September
Jacques Henri Lartigue was one of those exceptional photographers. This Amicarist master produced quantity of well-known pictures, including superb photos taken in racing events, such as Coupe Gordon Bennet or French Grand Prix.
Have a look at his art, listen Cyndi Lauper singing "La Vie en Rose" and dream of the sweet good old time...

lartigue

2nd September
Some more pictures from Michael of the Weert-Arcen-Weert rally, who did 700 Kms to come from Germany with the Amilcar CS and the Riley...
Congratulations for the effort!!

michael

1st September
Weert-Arcen-Weert rally. 24 great cars at the start, 24 great cars at the end. Our "angel-guard" following the rally with the trailor was a lucky man, no job for him during the whole WE.
A sunny and hot weather in The Nederlands, it was smelling like South France but without the cicadas.
Picture below, Joris and Rick from PreWarCar great website testing their Amilcar air conditionning system.
Follow the link for the pictures.

Joris

29th August
This week end, the Weert-Arcen-Weert Rally will starting in Weert, close to the Belgo-Holland border.
No luck for me as the Lombard is still in engine rebuilt process, but this is the opportunity to have a closer look at this unique and specific engine.
Warter chambers made in Alpax, engine head made in bronze, the engine was built in 1931 by Edmond Vareille BNC engineer for Pierre Felix french race driver.
As the engine suffered in many Grand Prix participations, it was more than time to give him a small blow of youth with the great help of "Ateliers Lambaux" in Brussels.
Probably now 1 or 2 weeks remaining to start again the masterpiece.

moteur

And by the way, it will be also a great opportunity to drive the Sandford at the Rally...

sandford

27th August
You are gently driving your little Amilcar on the road. But always keep your right, you never know what will pass you on your side...




23th August
In PWC period, it was quite usual to place a radiator mascot on his car. Not to much cyclecars, it was more useful to have a good temperature jauge! Imagination was without limits, some mascots were closer to art than car accessories, like the well-known cristal Lalique. My 1927 Lombard, during its 40 years stay in the Autotron Musuem was proudly wearing a beautiful mascot, at that time: "The Cigogne Parisienne" (The Parisian Stork), from "Mady" artist. This mascot was placed on the radiator cap of the "good" customers of the Parisian garage "Saint-Didier" who was servicing top cars such as Bugatti, Delage, Hispano, Talbot etc... When the musuem closed its doors, the Lombard was sold, but the mascot... flew away, probably was sold separetly. If one day you are locating such an item, keep me inform, the Lombard will be proud to raise her mascot again.


13th August
It seems that august is the cyclecars for sale month. Some beautiful Salmson are added again today.
Visit the garage.

12th August
Last july the "Circuit des Ardennes" was organizing the commemoration of the 1902 race.
Before the first Circuit des Ardennes was held in 1902, all the major races for cars and motorcycles had taken place from one city to another, so that the unfortunate spectators only caught a glimpse of the competitors once as they sped past…This is what gave Baron de Crawhez, a noted sportsman, the idea of organising a race on a closed road circuit, i.e. consisting of several laps starting and finishing at the same place.Thus the Circuit des Ardennes revolutionised the concept of racing and inspired such noted events as the Gordon Bennett cup, the Targa Florio and, later, Spa-Francorchamps.
A few cyclecars and grand-Sport cars were at the start.
See some pictures
of this major meeting. or this gallery

circuit ardennes

11th August
It's not every day that original Rally cyclecars are for sale. This french made were built from 1927 to 1930 with Chapuis-Dornier, Scap, Ruby K and later with S4 Salmson engine.
How lucky you are, 2 cars are actually for sale, one in France, one in UK. You won't be able to choose the color: there are all blue, or even the engine: they all have the nice and performing OHV Scap engine.
Interested? Be quick, check the ads in the Cyclecaristeb Belge forum section

Rally


4th august
It's time to register!

During the weekend of 30th and 31st August, once more, Les Amis d’Amilcar des Pays Bas will organize their traditional rally Weert-Arcen-Weert.

The friends of this famous French car make Amilcar invite their sporting competitors in olden times to meet for a united rally. The Endurance Rally Weert-Arcen-Weert 2008 is the high point of the year for every real vintage sport enthusiast.

For more information and application form see:  www.weert-arcen-weert.nl

Updated list of participants: http://www.weert-arcen-weert.nl/Deelnemers.html

Download the registration form.

W-A-W

1st august
While I was rallying in Carcassonne, the Puy Notre Dame was organizing its 11th Grand Prix. A great place to drive on 3 or 4 wheels.
Have a look at the ATF gallery and the beautiful cyclecars...

PND

28th july
Back from holidays with the Amilcar, it's time now to come back to the actualities.

amilcar

The "Tour de l'Aude" rally in Carcassonne was a bit wet and fresh, the weather in south france was a bit capricious in july this year.
But fortunatly some wines tasting on the road to minervois helped us to keep smiling, and I will hardly recommand this beautifull wine if your cellar is getting empty.
The rally was ending with the apocalyptic 1 million Euros firework in the Carcassonne city. Probably the most impressive firework of France.
Not only cyclecars, but interesting cars including a nice Georges Irat, Bugatti 51 or Delage...
See the pictures gallery.

rally

4th July
It's now time for having some holidays, I will leave the "news" for a short time.
Some wine and foie gras tasting in Bergerac, a little escape near Cahors in the unique place of Saint Cirq Lapopie
and a rally in the beautiful area of Carcassonne with the Amilcar. What a programme!

Now a bit quiet and some respect, you will now appreciate this incredible cemetery where cars return to nature.

cemetery

Feel free also during these few days-off, to go for a visit to Michael blog.
Our cyclecarist friend Michael is keeping update our passion, and a lot of interesting features are regulary added .

New galleries will come soon, but don't forget to send me your holidays pictures in your favorite cyclecar, I will posted the best ones.

Bye! Marc

2d July
Enjoy the "ring" that you missed last week-end.
And look at some curiosity like the NSU, Frazer, Sima-Violet, EHP...
Plenty of wonderful shots again on www. hellopress.de
Great job, Helmut!

helmut

30th June
Last week-end, Vintage Nurburgring 2008 was organized on the famous and beautifull track.
Michael bring his Riley to meet a great band of other prewar cars.
Check his pictures

micheal

27th June
2 days remaining to own a "Pur Sang" Bugatti 35B...
See more pictures here

bug

26th Jun
Choose your body, have some inspiration and spend this summer (or a bit more) in your garage.
cheap and nice project for a becoming cyclecarist.

C4

23d June
Very sad news today. Our Swiss Amilcar friend Manuel Jolly was participating in a rally, when a fast driving biker crashed with him.
His wife Yvette died in the accident.
From Le Cyclecariste Belge and myself, I wish him a lot of courage and my expression of sympathy.

Here is the message from Michel Marteling, President of the Amilcar Club of France:

"Dimanche 22 juin
Cher Ami'lcariste membre du Cercle Pegase AMILCAR,

J'ai une bien triste nouvelle a vous informer, notre ami Manoel Jolly, amicariste Suisse que nous connaissons tous pour sa participation depuis de nombreuses annees a des manifestations internationales au volant de son Amilcar comme celle des milles milles a ete accidente ce samedi en Italie.
Ils participaient a une manifestation de regularite, l'acident est survenu dans une cote. Son epouse, Yvette, qui partageait depuis toujours sa passion est decedee suite a la collision qu'ils ont eu avec un cycliste qui descendait a vive allure et qui a percute l'Amilcar, Manoel est sorti indemne de l'accident.
Nos amis etaient avec nous en Provence au mois de mai lors du dernier rassemblement a Tarascon (photo jointe).
Il faut dire que nous admirions particulierement Yvette pour son courage et sa tenacite, faire une etape aux mille milles de 800 kilometres en une journee en tant que co-pilote sur un modeste siege rebuterait pas mal d'Amilcaristes, n'est ce pas messieurs !
Elle savait aussi se servir des chronos, comme en temoigne les resultats dans toutes les cources de regularite auquelles ils participaient.
Yvette etait d'une gentillesse extreme, pour ses petits enfants qu'elle affectionnait par dessus tout, sa bonne humeur et son sourire nous manqueront.
Inutile de vous dire dans quel etat se trouve notre ami Manoel, un temoignage de sympathie et de soutien de votre part seront les bienvenus.
Voici son adresse :

Manoel JOLLY
Villa Bella Vista
8872 WEESEN
Suisse

Salutations amilcaristes
Michel Marteling"

jolly

19th June
Who known that Bugatti designed mowers?


17th June
Our Amilcarist friend Helmut was at the Spa Summer Classic to capture the greatest moments of the event.
Visit his beautifull pictures galleries at
www.hellopress.de

helmut

Copyright www.hellopress.de

16th June
Sandford thrill at Spa-Francorchamps. Have a seat for a lap with me and let's go full throttle in the "raidillon"



And take a smell of the great cars in the paddock...

frazer


13d June
Some more cars added in the "Forum & Ads" section.

10th June
The "Spa Summer Classic" will comes next WE on the famous Spa-Francorchamps race track. It's not really related directly to cyclecars, except that I will be there with my Sandford 1927, as some cars are invited to run on the circuit by the FBVA
Not sure, as far as I know, that Sandford took part to anyraces at Spa circuit.

10th June
Remember last week on www.pwc.com about Cedric BNC history.
Cedric was in the copilote seat of Jean Marie BNC at the GP Yvois, and did also number of pictures.
Now his gallery is on-line.

9th June
JF Fritsch was at the Grand Prix d'Yvois with its CS Amilcar.
Visit his pictures gallery.

5th June
Bob from Alaska was reminding me these small toys for big boys, the "cycleckarts".
Click here
It's not very comparable, but very small/light cyclecars were existing in the period, the minimum on 4 wheels.
The "Monet Goyon" was one of these cars.

3d june
If you were wondering how to use a cyclecar for an daily use, this is the anwers.
Just buy a modern cyclecar

29 May 08
No words needed to describe this GN cyclecar masterpiece.
Follow the link.

25 May 08
Carignan, a small village in french Ardennes will be the localisation of the "Grand Prix d'Yvois", on next WE May 31st & june 1st.
Listing of particants is already published, and interesting cars will be on show. I won't be able to drive my Lombard this time, as the engine is actually under some restoration, but I will bring my Sandford and my supercharger CGSs Amilcar. I hope to meet you there, it's maybe already possible to register the event...





5 May 08
Not really only cyclecars again.
But some pictures of the great event in Mont Cassel /France, for the 1st May Meeting in Christophe Pund gardens.
A lot of fabulous cars were there, even if weather was a bit wet in the morning during the hill-climb demonstration.
Then a sunny picnic took place in the afternoon and a sunny rally directly to the sea-shore "Cap Gris Nez" the day after.
I will be there in 2009, for sure...

30th April
Not really about cyclecars today.
Jean-Marie Guivarc'h has a real passion for old motorcycles and old cars.
His hands can't stop drawing or painting, when there are not driving his Salmson 2300s.
Have a look at his galleries, full of the most beautiful vintage and classic mecanic specimens.
And if you are looking well, you will find some cyclecars anyway...

norton

singer

29th April
On 1st May, Christophe Pund is organizing a picnic and celebration of the "Montée de Cassel", a well-known
'70s hill climb race located in north france.
Quantity of fabulous vehicules, from prewar to modern cars, will be at the start to celebrate the event, including
an interesting Porsche racing cars exhibition in Christophe gardens.

With its 290 kilos and 38 HP, I'm enjoying to see how much my 1927 Sandford will be a speedy hill-climber,
such as in the past...

sandford
(document source Tricycle.ch)
Click picture for last edition galery.

28th April
The "Rallye de Bruxelles 2008": see update pictures gallery.
or click here to see the -Belgian Television News-
(for Windows Media Player 9)

alvis


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