Author Topic: FAO of those going to Rotarystock in Holland - International Concours d’élégance  (Read 1699 times)

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Tickets ordered :)
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Lisa, Clive, I think that this is the "free little palace parking" that I talked about...

So, should we meet some where? And time? :)

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I think that we will leave hotel early, at 9:00 and try to get to that parking place... So see you there! 

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Few pics from Palace

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Much has been written about Rotarystock already but we actually had two "Rotary car days" with all the great people from both sides of the English "moat"

Wonderful day as always at Rotarystock but also a great day out at International Concours d’élégance at Palace Het Loo  :great:

Wow, not only did we see staggeringly good selection of Rotary cars on the Mazda stand with an RX-7 Gen 1 , Gen 2 and Marcel's RX-5 but also the super super rare front wheel drive 130 Luce with an even rarer 13A engine.

This car had been in England for may years and Mazda Netherlands bought it for 25K then spent a huge 100K bringing the whole car back to as new by a   Netherlands Classic car restoring company.

Turned out that many from Rotarystock were also at this event as well to see these cars  :).

Then outside the Palace courtyard itself was a  gorgeous 1967 Cosmo as part of the exotic Japanese car offering, with one of the famed Merc Rotary's nearby.

The other thing that staggered was the amount of Monte Carlo style money with more super rare Ferrari's , etc,etc  than even the Goodwood Festival of Speed has ever mustered.

What a wonderful two days with wonderful people :13:   
 
All the best Clive

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That Luce was so beautifull. I have allways loved that styling... Marcels RX5 was really nice. I think he said that he has turned down +20k € offer for it. And I do understand that...  Cosmo was absolutely flawles! 2 Cosmos in one weekend, what more do you need...   2 beautiful NSU Spiders. Havent seen NSU RO80s enginer on stands, off engine bay, ever. That was interesting... Offcourse as an rotary fanatic, one of my dream was to see that really rare Mercedes live some day. And I loath Mercs

Pre war cars was just amazing! Varity of really rare and beautifull, machinery masterpieces. And hear them run...   They alone made that day epic...

On palaces yard, those cars... well... 20 cars worth of... +100mil € is my best quess...

Other story is that even though there was "open yard park for pre 1976 cars", they werent just old enthusiast cars. They were two Aston DB5, two old Lambos, and other quite rare cars!

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Almost forgot, at rotary stand there was Citroen birotor, that was nice to see for a first time.

Also, near Cosmo was two absolutely stunning Toyotas, Sport 2000 and little thing called S 800 I think.

Porsche had few old models on stand, including "james dean killer" model which I think was old original, not replica.

Renault had its first car on display. 1889, basically sled with wheels. Also few nice prototypes.

Ferrari stand... well, for me they are just expensive fiats, but even I cant deny the fact that few of them were stunning. Styling of those thigs, damn...

We saw few very very very rare cars, that Im sure I have no change to see ever again. So that is for Im grateful I had this change to attend this epic event

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