Hurray! I have finally managed to find some pictures from my trip down south to France. These are from the meeting of 2CV friends itself, which was in Salbris. I have more pictures, but here are some to show you just how it was.
My brother’s car.
Many people upgraded while in Salbris. You see, all the car part dealers were there 🙂
We were two that needed to change the ignition system and lots of people who hang with us and talked and helped. Fun!
Sometimes it helps to be two.
Morten and Jan Erik were helping me. They are wonderful. Me in my 2CV shirt and Citröen caps.
A bit of adjustment to get the ignition right.
Lots of people were selling food. This guy made sausages…
These guys sold something that looked like sausage but definitely wasn’t. We never could find out what it was. And that was mostly because no-one could speak even the tiniest bit of English and nobody had bothered putting up signs in English. It was like they pretended it was only for French people and ignored the rest of us.
Most of our eating was done standing because none of the places selling food had brought anything to sit on.
Fresh out of military service.
I had my first ever macaroons there. Terribly sweet, but good. But I needed two days to finish them all…
And then we went to a wine tasting 🙂
I want a castle like this (as long as you give me the money to keep it as well)!
Dad knows really much about wine and we learned a lot.
Eager tasters and listeners.
We were in the wine district Poille Fumé, which is very close to Sancerre and Burgundy. They mostly make white wines and rosé wines there and it is a quite small wine area almost in the middle of France.
It was terribly hot while we were there, but that was normal, I think.
This will be white wine, someday.
🙂 TRAKTOR! This day ended with an epic feast at our hotel, lots of wonderful wine from Poilly Fumé and Burgundy and the most wonderful goose paté and steak. It was heaven.
When we came back, the whole Norwegian camp had a BBQ.
We must have had 15 tables lined up.
After driving our cars, this is what we did second most during the two weeks we were on the road; reading. That is definitely what summers are for.
This is from the championship. The team is to take the 2CV apart, get all the parts through a whole and build the car again and then drive it two meters. The Fins won over the Portugese and spent about an hour doing this. It was really fun watching.
They had one car each, naturally.
This guy hand painted cars. They were really nice. Lots of people sold gadgets and things. I didn’t buy that many things, but it was fun just looking as well. (I mostly bought car parts…)
I have many more pictures, from the trip down, from Paris and more from the meeting in Salbris also. I have wonderful amounts of pictures of 2CVs, but all in good time.
I’m not only back in Trondheim, but I have started working on my thesis again as well, so the days are getting more and more busy. And the first thing I will do after starting working is going back to Oslo for almost a week… This September is going to fly by! I love the autumn 🙂