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CRAC66 Car Club Rally
3rd June 2016
Club Retro Automobile Catalogne 66
The CRAC66 car club are holding their annual ROOTS 66 rally on June 8th
A welcoming breakfast will start at 08:00 at the “Place de la Sardana” in Amelie
The rally will depart starting from 09:00 and will be c.120 km.
A road book will be provided to aid navigation and a quiz will be included that will cover topics related to the department and automobiles
A meal will be provided starting at c.12:00
All participating vehicles will be exhibited after lunch.
A contest with prizes will be held to judge the best turned out car.
If you are interested feel free to attend the evening meal and dance where a delicious paella will be served.
To register please visit www.crac66.com and check out the announcements and the documentation where an registration form can be found.
We look forward to seeing you
The website will show you where the club has been and where it plans to go in 2014 plus it has lots of links to car related topics and local information (in French and English). Check it out…. WWW.CRAC66.COM
Peter Spencer of Le Boulou tells us a little more about CRAC66
CRAC66 (Club Retro Automobile Catalogne 66) has been running for c.12 years.
The President is Gerard Pouzens lives and works in Amelie les Bains and runs the local ambulance, taxi and funeral service.
We have around 40 members of which 6 are Brits. The aim of the club is to develop a welcoming environment for anyone interested in old cars, and in owning and running “voitures anciennes” (this means anything over 25 years but there are generous exceptions such as for my 1995 BMW).
We arrange a monthly “sortie” into the local countryside (in France and Spain). The outings take in around 170km there and back inclusive of a meal or picnic. Examples of these sorties can be found on the web site under “sorties en evenements automobiles”. We have a number of photo albums on view including a trip to the Auto retro in Barcelona just before Christmas 2011.
Rosy and I got involved a few years back, after moving to France in 2003. The contact was via some French friends, Odile and Joel Berard, who live in Maureillas and are on the CRAC 66 committee.h
Joel helped me find my vehicle (BMW 320i cabriolet) and is a very keen enthusiast, having bought and sold around 80 cars since he started collecting in Metz many moons ago.
We live in Le Boulou and organised the club’s outing just before Christmas. This was to Pals and Palafrugell in Spain, to visit the largest wine supermarket in Spain “GRAU”. From there we travelled to lake Banyolles and ate in a lovely restaurant called “el Carpa” which I would heartily recommend for value, taste and welcoming atmosphere.