This year’s Reepham Classic Car and Bike Festival, to be held on Sunday 29 September from 11 am – 4 pm, will celebrate “les automobiles français” – French classics that feature the glorious history of these sometimes eccentric, but always innovative, vehicles.
Now in its sixth year, the festival has become one of Norfolk’s most successful and attractively located shows, with over one hundred classic cars and motorbikes displayed in the town’s Market Place.
French manufacturers have a tradition of developing distinctive designs for mass manufacture – the Citroën 2CV and DS, Renault 16 and 5, Peugeot 404 and Simca 1000 are well-loved examples. There were other exotic and rare cars too, such as models from Bugatti, Delahaye and the Facel Vega.
While the French motorcycle industry never achieved the success of rivals from Germany, the UK and Italy, it developed the iconic VéloSoleX with its engine mounted on top of the front wheel.
There will be music in the King’s Arms courtyard and French-themed food and drink available in the Dial House and around the Market Place. The event is free to the public.
To register your car, bike or club for the event, contact Hugh Ivins or Peter Fitzjohn at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Once accepted, a numbered pass will be sent as confirmation that a place has been reserved for your vehicle.
Owing to the increasing popularity of the event, each exhibitor must display the pass in the windscreen to gain access on the day.