Friday, 25 March 2016

Days of Future Past

Although we like doing the old car thing (actually, we love doing the old car thing!) we are by no means the most energetic or completionist of adherents. We are starting to get a 1950's style wardrobe together, along with a bit of vintage luggage and an accessory or two, but there is much room for improvement.

One thing that I really like the look of is retro-camping, a seriously organised nation-wide series of events for enthusiasts. Retro camping can be done under canvas in a 1930's style open car and canvas ex army tent, all the way up to a Citroen DS towing a mid 70s fibreglass caravan (with orange interior, naturally).

Not us, even though it's stylish

We first encountered retro-camping as visitors to the le Grand Pressigny campsite in 2009, just after we bought Célestine, and at the time thought it looked a bit of fun if weird. We also encountered it when at le Mans (we were camping, but not retro stylee) and at the Ste Maure traffic jam.

Now, I want to try. Having watched this program on French TV a couple of weeks ago, I have decided it looks like the best road trip holiday one could have in France.



So if all goes well, maybe this summer we will head off on holiday in one of les grandes dames.

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  1. You'll have to get the plastic flamingos!!

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    1. I'm not sure I could be sufficiently convincing as a stylemonger to carry the flamingoes off...

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  2. That looks like a heap of fun, hope the weather is cooperative.

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  3. By "We are starting to get a 1950's style wardrobe together" do you mean for Celestine or for you? Should we keep an eye out for resale shops and yard sales?

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    1. Both, really :) So if anyone finds a proper 1940s/50s Homburg in size 61, an authentic 1950s transistor, wooden deckchairs, or fishing rods, we're interested.

      At a base price, of course!! :)

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