We’re pleased to announce that we’ll be heading to the medieval city of Laon in northern France for the Classic Ford Tour 2018 — to take part in the Circuit Historique de Laon!
Fact file: Classic Ford Tour 2018
When: Friday to Monday, May 18-21, 2018
Where: Laon, northern France
How much: £279 per person
What’s included: Return P&O ferry crossing from Dover to Calais (other crossings available), three nights’ hotel accommodation at the Ibis Saint Quentin Hotel, buffet breakfast each morning, entry fee to the 2018 Laon Historique, participation in the Saturday rally, participation in the Sunday closed street parade, optional participation in the Monday morning run, commemorative tour rally plate
How to book: Call 01732 879153 or go to www.sceniccartours.com
The Laon Historique as it’s more commonly known, is the biggest and most popular classic car pilgrimage to Europe with over 300 cars from the UK attending every year. It’s a non-competitive event dedicated to any type of vintage, classic or sports car, with the city hosting a parade of classic and vintage cars from all over Europe, with classic Fords right at the heart of it.
Our regular tour organiser, Scenic Car Tours has put together a cracking weekend, which starts from Dover (other crossings are available) on the Friday, May 18. We’ll then make our way down through northern France to the Ibis Saint Quentin Hotel, then on the Saturday the fun begins.
In the morning all participants will need to drive to the registration point in the old town to sign on for the weekends events, here you’ll collect your rally plate, route book and joining instructions for Saturdays organised run in the local countryside with a packed lunch included.
Then on Sunday morning, all of the participating cars assemble in the old town ready for the highlight of the weekend – the closed street run. As the name suggests all of the streets are closed to traffic, with the route extending over 6 km and includes a hillclimb with hairpin bends as you make your way to the old town centre. The whole town is amass with spectators lining the streets, who come to watch the biggest cavalcade of classic cars and sports cars in Europe.
There is an optional (pre-bookable) Monday morning run, too before making your way back to Calais and the UK.
Interested? For further details or to book your place on the Classic Ford Tour 2018 call Scenic Car Tours on 01732 879153 or see their website: www.sceniccartours.com
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