Saturday, 14 May 2011

Day Two - Frairie - Chasseneuil-sur-Bonnieure, .

Sunday was much noisier than Saturday, but everyone seemed to be having masses of fun.  The weather was still beautiful which, of course, makes it all so much better. The Los Cassanoialos were playing and the crowds were dancing and singing along.
These guys were fooling around on their stilts and proved that they had amazing balance.
The children were having a fantastic time
As were the older children and adults!
I timed my visit today especially to see the old cars, which were fascinating.


Details of the Citroen above are on the label below, which was put on the car just after I took the photo.
Below is a  Citroën Traction Avant or "Light 15".  This was the first (I think) front wheel drive car ever produced in large numbers and was built by the French manufacturer from 1934 to 1957. Very advanced for its day.
Without a doubt this is a Simca, the badge says so!  Simca (Société Industrielle de Mécanique et Carrosserie Automobile) was a French carmaker, originally founded in November 1934 by Fiat. See more about the history of Simca Here. There are a number of different models and I am really not sure which this one is.
This below is certainly a Renault.  After quite a lot of research, I suspect that this is a Renault NN (Renault 6CV) (1925-1929) CV is French for horsepower but the 6 in this case is merely a class rating for vehicle taxation purposes.See Here
and there were two of them - saloon and convertible!
A Peugeot 301 which is a mid-size four cylinder engined car produced by Peugeot between 1932 and 1936. See Here 

Peugeot 202; production of this car ran between 1938 and 1942 and then, after a brief production run of 20 in early 1945, restarted in mid-1946. It was sold until 1949. See Here for more information.
This Panhard looks like it could do with some restoration, as quite a lot of rust was visible. Research tells me this is a Panhard Dyna Z 3, but I am not able to find any history at all about the model, other than the construction period appears to be between 1953 and 1959
Then there was this  Renault Caravelle 1959-1968 for more information see Here
 Last but certainly not least was my favourite; this lovely Amilcar. I think this is a 1921 CC.  See Here.
Hope that you enjoyed the two days of fun in Chasseneuil; I certainly did!!

72 comments:

  1. Hi Diane - loved the pics of old cars, especially the Citroën Traction Avant - I seem to recall that there were quite a few of them in SA in the 70's but, I remember silver stripes along each side of the bonnet ... or am I confusing it with another car?

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  2. Looks like a lot of fun. I especially like seeing the people on stilts as it's been so long since I've seen that. Enjoy :-)

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  3. Graham there were a number of Light 15's in both Zimbabwe and S.Africa so I doubt if you are confusing them. The silver stripes may well have been an African touch. I cannot remember. My memory is not what it used to be I am afraid, no wonder I am struggling to remember the French words for things I learnt yesterday :-( Diane

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  4. Joyful I have also not seen people on stilts for many moons. I was amazed how they were pretending to fall and got into such weird positions before just correcting their positions again. Excellent balance. Have a good weekend Diane

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  5. Looks like everyone is having lots of fun. Like all the pictures of some great cars.

    I was bit disappointed with the blogger mess and did not visit any blogs till now out of frustration and I hope everything is fine with your blog.

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  6. Hi Sailor, I lost a lot of comments but nothing more, never the less it was pretty frustrating.
    Some of these cars were completely new to me so I enjoyed the research. Diane

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  7. Hiya Diane glad things appear to be okay on your blog with all the mess during the week. Another fun day out for you, and those cars are amazing. I love the convertible. How fun it would be to drive down a french lane with the wind in my hair in one of those. Very romantic :)

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  8. nice post....beautiful cars

    and cherry jam !!!! that sounds so wonderful...i have never made it before.....

    have a great weekend too, my friend

    kary

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  9. Hi Dolly I lost a few comments but nothing more thank goodness. We had a Porsche 356 roadster in S.Africa and how I would love to be driving it here now! No regrets though as we sold it so we could afford to put money down on a house when we moved to the UK. We now have the French home as well. Diane

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  10. Hi Kary, we both love my cherry jam but it really is better with 40% rhubarb. But this year no rhubarb so we can still enjoy the cherry jam. Take care. Diane

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  11. What a fun day!! Wow, those old cars would be so much fun to see-I can see why you wanted to enjoy them.

    Velva

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  12. It's great to see those lovely old cars basking in the sunshine.

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  13. What fun..the post below looked like fun too.
    Always interesting to read about different things..Some of the cars are really classic and looked classy.
    Read about the cherry jam and how you like the rhubarb with it..I make my rhubarb jam with pineapple..it is now coming up and I have to start picking it..A happy sign for spring..
    Have a happy rest of the weekend..xoRosebud.

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  14. What a fun day - I love those vintage cars - the Peugeots and the Citroens Wow! such class.

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  15. Wonderful post Diane, I felt like I was there. Love the cars and the festive air that you captured so well. :)

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  16. Love the old cars photos, Thanks for sharing.

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  17. What a nice day you had ! I love old cars.We often have old car "races" around here ... It's always very pleasant ...
    Have a nice sunday
    Hélène

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  18. Looks like a lot of fun. Love the photos.

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  19. Velva the old cars were certainly worth visiting and yes it was a fun day. Diane

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  20. Jean wish you had of been here it would have been fun to have seen them with you. Diane

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  21. Rosebud thanks for the kind comments. Pineapple and rhubarb now that does sound interesting. Diane

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  22. Dianne it was a fantastic two days. Yes I love the old cars they have so much character compared to the new cars. Diane

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  23. Neil and Susan it really was a festive air, I had lots of fun and a bit of relaxation for a couple of days. Diane

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  24. Sonia thanks for the visit have a good day Diane

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  25. Hélène we have old car racing in Angouleme as well but I have never managed to get there to date. It was a great weekend with all the celebrations. Diane

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  26. Diane - lovely photos especially of the old cars. I liked the Amilcar too - we share good taste. I can vouch for the Angouleme classic car meet in September, it's very good indeed.

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  27. Craig the only reason I have not been to Angouleme classic car meet is I have not wanted to go on my own. Once Nigel is here I am sure we will both be there for it. Diane

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  28. What a fabulous collection of cars. The entire fair seems like awfully good fun. I'd love to be there. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  29. Your old car photos are pretty nice. I like them but didn't recognize any of the names except Fiat.

    Patty and I attended a hot rod show here in our hometown yesterday too. And we also went to a 40th reunion at the school where I used to teach Commercial Art and where she retired after working in Adult Education.

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  30. Mary it was lot of fun, I also wish you could have been here. Take care Diane

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  31. Abe I am not really surprised that you did not recognise the names of the cars as they are all French models, never the less they have been around for a long time! We have a Renault clio, a much more recent model than those in the photos! Diane

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  32. Thanks for your comments on my Tuba blog, I really love those vintage car pictures, the colourful artwork looks rather raunchy on the fairground ride !

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  33. It's my day for a blog hop, I'd love it if you came over and shared one of your great recipes at savory sunday!! Have a great day :)

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  34. WOW!
    I wish I could have been there!
    These old cars are fantastic, their magic spell works for me too!
    Lovely "reportage"!
    Keep well Diane!

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  35. The old cars are so classic! Very clolorful event!

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  36. Looks like a busy weekend! And beautiful weather. Hope you had a great time.

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  37. Mister D you are right about the art works LOL. The cars were amazing and mostly very well cared for. Diane

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  38. I'm always amazed at your beautiful photos. They tell a story.

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  39. This looks like such fun. I love all those gorgeous old cars, Diane.

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  40. so much fun and so much to see! i think i would have a phobia taking on those fun rides..scary for me, i'm afraid that i might just got swung off from the seats!ha!

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  41. Amanda I am quite lazy about cooking when I am on my own but I will join you one Sunday when I get energetic. Thanks for the visit and the offer. Diane

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  42. Noushka I wish you could have been with me s well it would have been much more fun :-) Diane

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  43. Ola it was a very colourful day and the cars were magical. I love old vehicles. Diane

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  44. Chez LouLou the weather has been wonderful but we so desperately need rain, it is getting more and more serious. Diane

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  45. Hi Judy, glad that you love my 'stories' :-) Diane

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  46. Faith it was masses of fun I just wish all my blog follower could have been with me. Imagine the fun we could have had :-) Diane

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  47. Lena I used to love those fun rides as a child but I don't think I would be brave enough to go on some of them now!! Diane

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  48. Christine's Pantry, It was a magical day for all concerned and the weather was fantastic. Diane

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  49. I love observing and taking photos of old cars. In Canada, I haven't had the chance to see anything older than the 1950s. Thank you for the post.

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  50. A fantastic collection of cars.

    Looks like a great family day out.

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  51. What fun festivities. The cars are gorgeous. And the Amilcar - it looks far ahead of its time.

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  52. It'a always fun to see old cars, especially when they are restored, takes us back to another era. Great photos and really enjoyed the weekend!!
    Mary

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  53. i just LOVE old cars!
    love the white one!!!!!!!!!!!!
    maybe i'll be lucky enough to get one one day or... maybe only in my next life!!! ;)
    lovely!
    happy week!
    Rosa

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  54. Oh My...those cars are fabulous!! And the stilt walkers - something so amazing about that! Thanks for yet another beautiful few minutes spent in your [current :)]lovely area of the world!
    Ann

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  55. Bikim I also love old cars but they are so expensive to restore and keep in perfect condition. You have a Happy week also. Diane

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  56. Ann I was amazed at the stilt walkers, their balance was incredible as they were pretending to fall and wobble all over the place then they would just stand up and walk off again! Thanks for the comments. Diane

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  57. Diane - I was going to make a comment but I ran out of steam after reading all the other ones - You are soooooooooooo popular.
    Oh well here's a comment.
    Panhard were taken over by Citroen but then Peugeot took over Citroen - It's like a great big automotive food chain in a way.

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  58. Dear Diane
    Please, the blue Renault is mine ! :)
    Wonterful photos of a very nice day !!!
    Thank you
    Amities

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  59. Leon not sure about popular just an interesting subject me thinks!
    You are right about the food chain. It was like we were fed up with Lloyds bank and changed to Halifax, now Halifax has been taken over by Lloyds, you can't win!! Diane

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  60. Magda I presume the convertible is the one you mean! I will see what I can do for you LOL. Diane

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  61. I love that header. So pretty. It looks like loads of fun at the festival. Love all those old cars. I am a big fan of car shows. Hope you and Nigel are both doing well.

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  62. What a fun time. I love looking at old cars!

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  63. Becca thanks for the comments. It was a lot of fun and the old cars being French were different to the ones I am used to. Take care Diane

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  64. Hi Pam, Glad you enjoyed the old cars. Diane.

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  65. The weather looks great - almost as though it's summer already! And vintage cars, what a treat! :)

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  66. Life for Beginners, the weather was fantastic but we could do with some rain it is so dry here. The cars were really worth going to see. Diane

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  67. Oh dear, we have the opposite weather in Kuala Lumpur now - it's raining hard every evening! I guess when it's dry, a good evening shower would be welcome. :)

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  68. Very cool pics, Diane!

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  69. Life for Beginners, please send some of your rain over here! Diane

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  70. I love those old cars Diane. My father in law would love to go on that event for sure.

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  71. chubskulit I wish your father-in-law could have been there. Perhaps you can show him the blog as some compensation! Diane

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