Thursday, 15 June 2017

Circuit Historique de Laon, Julian Parish, and … uh … Lederhosen!

Anybody who knows author and 'Drive Guide Guru,' Julian Parish, knows he's a busy man. Whilst Julian has been spending many hours undertaking extensive research for some great forthcoming books, he's still managing to make time for a spot of commentating …

Last week, was no exception, as Julian attended the 26th Circuit Historique de Laon. Taking place over three days, this year saw around 750 cars of all ages and eras tour the city, taking in the sights, and entertaining the crowds.

Fine weather – and fine cars – saw the start of proceedings on Saturday, with a rally around Laon, taking in a stop at Gueux and finishing at Parc Foch with a concours d'élégance and a glass of champagne. Sunday saw the highlight of the weekend, the closed street run. Over 6kms of street were closed to traffic for the run, which incorporated a hill climb (complete with hairpin bends), giving spectators plenty of opportunity to see some fine cars in action. The event was rounded-off with a final Monday morning drive up to Lens, and then home to England for the many British participants.

Here's a few pics of Julian in action, commentating, and giving away copies of the France guide to competition winners … and the senator-mayor of Laon, Antoine Lefèvre  resplendent in Lederhosen! A big 'thank you' to Drive Guide's Dutch friend, Annemieke Dekkers, for taking the photos.

If you missed seeing Julian at Laon, he will be back in action as part of the commentary team at the Grand Prix Historique de Bressuire on June 24/25.

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