We planned a picnic in the car

Oh if only in one of these!

Last Sunday we thought that it would be a good idea to have a picnic breakfast beside the Dordogne River. However, the weather strongly disagreed with me, it was not raining but it was to cold and blustery. Plan B then, a picnic in the car looked good, then we would go on to St Cyprien for the Sunday market where I buy vegetables and fruit most weekends. But first Maison Carré at Castlenaud for their delicious pain aux raisins and croissants aux amandes which are freshly baked.

Imagine our surprise when we drove into the car park to see in front of us a wonderful display of vintage cars – beautiful.

Breakfast can wait a few minutes!

DSCN1232So elegant I so want this one.

 

Vintage and Veteran carsAnd perhaps these for Paul.

 

DSCN1236As we were taking photographs, more and more cars were arriving.

 

DSCN1237I expected Bonnie and Clyde to jump out at any moment.

 

DSCN1240A picnic in the above car would be wonderful, strawberries and champagne – yes please.

 

Full speed ahead

For vintage car enthusiasts the Perigord Noir is a dream come true, for it seems that most weekends during the Spring, Summer and Autumn months you will see a plethora of vintage cars, being driven around from one village to the next. These can be organised rallies, vintage car shows or just for the fun of getting together with fellow enthusiasts to enjoy the ride.

Paul and I were walking back from the post office one morning when we heard a car approaching, on the narrow road we stop to let the cars past, what a delight it was to see the vintage cars.

determination

Just look at the determination on the drivers face, he was second in the event through our village.

Relaxed driving style

This driver was a very laid back in third place. He was waving and smiling at everyone.

what a beauty

This was my favourite car, what a beauty.

Sometimes you will see the driver and passenger dressed in costumes of the time period.

Dressing the part

Dressing the part

This driver was wearing the correct hat, I think it was a little bit warm for the full outfit.