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Chantilly Arts & Elegance 2016 (France)

PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 11:33 pm
by Jeroen
Brilliant weather so the Mrs and I jumped in the Baur and drove to a beautiful castle just north of Paris for one of the most prestigeous concourses. Officially only tomorrow but we had to stop by and have a sneak peak for you today

Parking space with a view. Watchtower is from the horse track just in front.

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After a chat with this cute lady (about ignition advance mind you) she was off in her French Amilcar

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Tammy was shopping for a nice second hander

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But she found this more interesting. Both the BT52 and the Turbo prototype will be part of an extensive BMW exhibition on Sunday

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Looks like this weekend is going to be fun!

Re: Chantilly Arts & Elegance 2016 (France)

PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 11:40 pm
by uwbuurman
Oh man, that sure will be a great weekend! Have fun!

Re: Chantilly Arts & Elegance 2016 (France)

PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 12:59 am
by Peter V.
Have fun. Must become a nice weekend.

Re: Chantilly Arts & Elegance 2016 (France)

PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 10:16 pm
by Jeroen
Thanks, we had a great time and we will be coming home with a lot of brilliant shots, think we'll be able to make a little something for BMW Car Magazine again, and also more than enough for a lovely non-BMW online report. Might take a couple of days though!

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Re: Chantilly Arts & Elegance 2016 (France)

PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:29 am
by Stoffie
Saw you guys during the concept car parade, but was in the spectator area.

Went to go look around after that and never found you guys again to say hi.

The weather was so so but not too bad all things considered.

However, I thought last year's edition had a bit more sparkle than this year, but still a lot of beautiful cars to be seen!

And the lines at the food court and food trucks were horrendous, just like last year.

In any case a wonderful event in a spectacular setting!

Re: Chantilly Arts & Elegance 2016 (France)

PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:05 pm
by Jeroen
Pity we missed each other! With the BMW concept car around we were running a bit back and forth to get some decent shots so that might have ben the cause we were moving on already.

Even though we only saw a few raindrops it was not a sunny day like it was just the day before, real pity. Had fun though, didn't meet too many people either, just Olivier while you and my colleague Michiel were there as well. But on the other hand the area is not that small so there are ways to miss each other, clearly.

Food, well yeah that was busy but we knew a guy who knew a guy so free champaign and no queue for us hehe

Re: Chantilly Arts & Elegance 2016 (France)

PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 11:10 pm
by Jeroen
Here's a little selection of the non BMW shots

What a place to spend a weekend!

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on the sportscar field hehe...

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with these neighbours

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There's a prototype concourse

Lexus LC 500 expected in 2018 (!!)

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Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Coupé

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winner in this category was this DS prototype

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although the public loved this one much, much more. Vision Mercedes Maybach 6

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Miura prototype, one of the many cars originally tested (back in the day) by juror Valentino Balboni

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Always nice to meet a fan :wink:

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Some guy photobombing but it turned out quite nice actually

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Jury members for the classic concourse in action

John Malkovich

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Jean Todt

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Steam!

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Drum roll for the best car in show... Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Berlinetta, amazing car and restoration

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Re: Chantilly Arts & Elegance 2016 (France)

PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 9:08 am
by 323baur
What a bunch of extreme nice pictures!

Re: Chantilly Arts & Elegance 2016 (France)

PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 9:30 am
by uwbuurman
What a lovely Alfa Romeo!!!

Re: Chantilly Arts & Elegance 2016 (France)

PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 4:15 pm
by Peter V.
incredible collection of cars. Thanks for sharing.

Re: Chantilly Arts & Elegance 2016 (France)

PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 11:54 pm
by Jeroen
Thanks gents! The 8C is a work of art indeed but I was even more amazed by a design that was new to me, that of the 6C 2300 Aerodinamica Spider "Aerospider" (1934-1937). All these Italian designs are so wonderful, works or art rather than cars!

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Re: Chantilly Arts & Elegance 2016 (France)

PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 5:30 pm
by RO201EX
Hello everybody,

Glad to have seen Jeroen and Tamara at Chantilly Castle again.. :thumbsup

But, Jeroen is really stingy of posting you some BMW pictures.. :mrgreen:





If you seek me .. :launch

Re: Chantilly Arts & Elegance 2016 (France)

PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 5:52 pm
by RO201EX
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Re: Chantilly Arts & Elegance 2016 (France)

PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:28 am
by Jeroen
BMW pics finally in the works peeps!

Re: Chantilly Arts & Elegance 2016 (France)

PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:28 am
by Jeroen
Stay tuned!