left York about 10am to Catch the ferry at Dover when we arrived
at Calais we Set off to our hotel which was about 15 miles away
we set off from the hotel to head to Magny Cours where the show
was being held. The drive though Paris was very interesting you
wouldn't believe the size of the gaps the French can fit a car in
especially when there are motorbikes flying in and out of the traffic
like it wasn't there.
After our battle
through Paris we had a steady drive down a very quiet motorway.
When we arrived at Magny Cours there was around 20 cars already
cued up with a couple of hours to spare before the gates opened
we had a drive into Nevers which was the closest city to the show.
We found the
supermarket and got the all important supply of beer for the weekend.
We then headed over to McDonalds for some food. When we got back
to Magny Cours the cue of cars had grown and we still had just over
2 hours to wait before the gates to the site opened.
was a little on the mad side. Cars bouncing off the rev limiters
all night long burnouts and extremely loud music dominated the night
and most of the morning the weather wasn't over good with rain most
of the night although this didn't stop the French from partying
the night away.
the first day of the show. I can gladly say I have never seen so
many modified cars in one place at the same time. Euro Styling is
definitely the way forward. The paintwork on the cars was amazing
air brushing was very popular from small details on petrol flaps
to entire bonnets and sides of cars. Another impressive modification
was the “Angle Grinder” effect which basically involved
lacquering over paintwork that's been attacked with an angle grinder,
the effect was amazing!
was even more of an eye opener, the French are the craziest people
we have ever met and they have an obsession with rev limiters and
burnouts. All we had to do was point a camera at them and cheer
and they would go mad.... As you can guess this made the night really
Sunday saw the
show even more packed out it took about 5 hours to have a quick
look around and that was a quick look too, cars were cueing even
after lunch to be on show. The show certainly lived up to its reputation
and the night life was out of this world, the whole weekend made
any British show look very poor......
Roll on next