The topics of this blog are Armand-Jean du Plessis, Cardinal Duke of Richelieu, and the IDEAL CITY built on his command next to his magnificent CHÂTEAU on the borders of Touraine, Anjou and Poitou, in France.

Tuesday 31 July 2007

Bentley and Rolls Royce in the Park and Square

On Sunday the 15 July 2007 as part of the Festivities for the opening of the town's recreated place du Marché, the proud owners of these grand cars met in the new square. It must be said and admitted that not all the cars were oil-tight!! Then on for a picnic luncheon by the Dome in the domainal park of the Château de Richelieu. Would the Cardinal have used a chauffeur and thus trusted his transportation to the Company of the twin Rs? Or would he have taken the steering wheel himself and purchased the stallion of the road, the BENTLEY? Or perhaps in a more Chauvinist style, a Delage, a Bugatti or even a Hispano-Suiza - sound products of des Bons Français!
We hope that the visit might become an annual event with the attendance of more motors of all the vintages, including those from between the two wars, and even those from before the Great War. A particular welcome can be extended to members of the Rolls Royce Enthusiats Club and to the 20-Ghost Club next time.

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