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Author Topic: Grand Prix De Pau Historique 14-15 May  (Read 666 times)
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Tim Ray
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« on: 30 April, 2011, 02:42:10 PM »

Is anybody else going to Pau or has been before? Any idea whether parking is readily available in the town centre ? I intend to take my Fulvia and enjoy the journey of 400 kms, keeping off the Autoroutes .Hope to stay in the area for a couple of extra days. First long journey in the car since Mille Miglia last year.
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« Reply #1 on: 30 April, 2011, 08:55:30 PM »

Was in Pau for Le Tour de France last year, and enjoyed the place. It's not that large a place with plenty of places to stay including a decent municipal camping site just over the river from the town centre.
Quite fancy going for one of the motorsport events that are held there but not this year. Sad
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« Reply #2 on: 13 May, 2011, 08:37:32 PM »

I have raced at Pau several times in the ERA I used to be fortunate to drive.

It is a wonderful event, surpassing even the Monaco Historique unless you go for the glitz and glamour (of which Pau anyway has enough for most people)

From a racer's point of view the circuit is very demanding and levels out the inequalities between a pre- and a post-war single-seater, demanding more from the driver than almost anywhere else I raced at. A particluar feature on wet days is the adhesion, or lack of it, when crossing white traffic lines!
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« Reply #3 on: 14 May, 2011, 07:18:36 AM »

The French seem to hold a monopoly when it comes to classic circuits. Im thinking of Angouleme, Montlhery, Pau and Rheims. All provide the perfect background and relaxed attitude important for historic motorsport without, may I add the mildly childish and overpriced approach adopted by Goodwood. Why anyone should want to impersonate a second world war service officer whilst watching first class motor sport is beyond me.   
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