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14th July Parade


Photo credit: Alain Aoutin

The French festival has returned to Jersey, and as part of the celebration of all things French and wonderful, the 2cvs were asked if they wanted to parade.

Of course, we could not refuse this kind offer of showing off our pride and joys. And whilst only 5 cars had confirmed that they would be there before hand, 10 cars turned up at the starting blocks… Well done all that came to help make the parade special.

Our starting point was the Elizabeth harbour, and when Titinne and I arrived after having hit traffic jam on our way from St Brelade and trying all the rat runs we knew, everyone was already there. Except for Chris  and Buzz who had stopped to pick up Clive as his car is sick and waiting to get seen by the Chevron team.

Titinne picked up a couple of passengers, proudly flying the tricolore out of her roof and tailed the parade, hooting as much and as loud as she could to all those lovely people waving at her….

St Aubin

parking fine

photo credit: Alain Aoutin

We arrived in St Aubin, and a lovely honorary policeman helped us parked in the reserved area, it was a bit of a tight squeeze but we all made it. The we let our cars show themselves off, as they were a bit of a crowd puller. And we went for a cuppa and a piece of cake inside.

We then came back out for a few photos before heading home, to find out Mr Honorary had give Buzz a fashion accessory not found in a Citroen garage!

A great representation from the club to celebrate our 14 of July commemoration, thank you to all club members !!!

Also, our thanks to the Constable of St Brelade, Mr Jackson, who allowed us to park in front of the Parish Hall for the Occasion, and to the organisers of the French festival, for inviting us to participate.

Pictures: Alain Aoutin

July 2019 run

A Growing Club

I have been missing a few club runs because of work, and I am amazed to say that that every time I go to a club run, new cars and owners also show up. This month, we welcomed Jason and his acadiane Diva and Alan and Martine in their red and white 2 cv. 2 very smart new cars to join us…

The ride

We met in the town car park, and cruised the Esplanade (where Millie, very proudly overtook a Ferrary – yes you head right, a 2cv burnt a Ferrari!),  all the way to St Aubin and (please remind me not to swear at fast Eddie when I next see him), climbed ghost hill. Titinne did very well sticking to 2nd gear all the way up whilst I was slightly swearing at the car in front to go faster because I didn’t want to stall her, nor did I want to have to stop and put it on first gear as the hill start would have been epic.

Poor Sean who was “sans voiture” as he was only making a quick appearance from France was riding shotgun with me and had to listen to my colourful language….

The watering hole

The ultimate drinking hole for our ride was supposed to be The Braye, however, as the sun was beaming down on us, the car park was choker. So we stopped on the lay by bar park of St Ouen bay and walked to The look out cafe for our drinks…

Until the next time folks!