Cafe Racer Festival - Linas Montlhery Autodrome near Paris

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Joe Bar, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. Joe Bar

    Joe Bar Middle England

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    Cool event held last weekend, the first Cafe Racer Magazine Festival, held at the old Linas Montlhery banked circuit just outside Paris. Thought I'd share a few of the photo's I snapped over the weekend -

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  2. Joe Bar

    Joe Bar Middle England

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    .........and a few more :D

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  3. Joe Bar

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    ....... and some more :D :D

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  4. Joe Bar

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    ...... a few more? :D

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  5. Joe Bar

    Joe Bar Middle England

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    .... and finally :D

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    It's difficult to capture just how steep the banking is in a photo, but the Suzuki 1200 two photo's below is the bike at the top of the banking below. This guy was freakin' awesome, no fairing, open face helmet, no silencer, and pulling 150mph in the top lane of the banking lap after lap. :shock: :cool: :shock: :cool: :shock: He was getting bollockings from the marshalls as they reckoned they didn't have public liability insurance above lane 3 and he was in lane 5. He was just laughing it off though and going for it again in the next session. Amazing to watch. :clap

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  6. Speed King

    Speed King Long timer

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    Great pics thanks! No Guzzis'?
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  7. earwig

    earwig Crowbar of Embrayage

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    WOW! Great photos!

    That Slippery Sam-esque Hinckley Daytona with the single-sided swingarm spoked wheel and raygun silencer is weirdness of the most awesome caliber. :clap
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  8. Joe Bar

    Joe Bar Middle England

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    What, apart from this one :rofl:rofl:rofl

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    ... and here's another

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    But although there were a few, they weren't that many Guzzi's.
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    many thanks :clap
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    That was quite a gathering of outstanding bikes :clap
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    Oy! That made my heart go pitter-patter. Great pics, Great bikes!
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    Wow.:clap Thanks for posting.
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  14. Chico

    Chico Thief and Saboteur

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    Great stuff--thanks
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    Velocipede Been here awhile

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    Brilliant photos.Thanks for posting them!!!!!

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    The 500 Triumph with yellow fairing and alloy tank- what's it say on the tank?
    "something"moto.com.

    That's a real nice bike.
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  17. Joe Bar

    Joe Bar Middle England

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    Yes, very nicely done and had a nice patina of use about it. It was featured in a magazine article about 3 years ago when it was forst built, but it was nice to see that it had been well used since. :D
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    JOe, thanks for the great pics. There is some lovely eye candy there. :clap
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  19. McJamie

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    Brilliant pictures. I couldn't imagine a cooler place to hold an event like that.
    I'd be trying to get to the top of the banking too, go big or go home.
    That Studebaker truck would be a rare bird in North America, in Europe, it might be the the one & only.

    The only thing I don't like about pictures from events like this, is it shows just how poor my own work is. I try to assure myself that other people obviously have a way bigger budget to work with. But in truth, they probably have way more skill too.
    Some amazing stuff there.
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  20. Joe Bar

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    Definitely a cool location, and the event had a great atmosphere. The banking looks pretty intimidating but I'm tempted to return and have a go, I didn't realise this year that they'd accept more modern bikes in the sessions as all the pre-event details were in French, so a bit more complicated than my very basic, hello, please, thank-you efforts.

    The phot's flatten it out and the guy on the Suzuki 1200 was the only guy holding it consistently, though a guy on an XR1200R was trying hard to get up there and hold it, but I just don't think the speed was there.

    There was definitely some big budget bikes on show, but by far the majority were the result of hard work and a good eye than big $$$$.
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