I have a blogging friend called Gary Mathews. With one “t”, kindly take note. He does not always have an easy life. Despite this, he has supported my blogging efforts patiently over the last 9 months, commenting on all sorts of posts that could not possibly have been of any huge interest to him.
That is why my husband and I drove into Nogaro this afternoon to photograph cars. I sincerely hope Gary likes classic cars, because while taking these pictures, I nearly got myself run over at least 20 times. I must have breathed in at least 20 cubic meters of petrol-laced fumes and I am now temporarily deaf because the best place to take the photos from, was right across the road from the band.
It was the third annual Classic Car Rally in Nogaro. All cars had to date from before 1980. Here are a few of the cars that took part:
Contrary to expectations, (I am a horsewoman, not a petrolhead) I thoroughly enjoyed myself. There were a few that made my heart beat a little faster. I have to admit that I cheered when they drove past. They must have driven at least three times round the town. The poor band was exhausted by the third time the cars came by.
These are the ones I liked best:
The band was very popular. They sang as well as played their instruments. It was all very jolly.
All in all a great afternoon out in the French countryside. Nogaro is the home of the Formula 3 Paul d’Armagnac racing track. It is also the starting point of one of the legs of the Santiago de Compostella pilgrims route (Camino). Guests on our walking and wine tasting weekends start their second day’s walk here. Our Connect with Horses workshop participants can also choose to spend a day walking the Camino.
Everyone was on their best behaviour as the police were prominently present, as is nearly always now the case when people gather anywhere in France.
Oh yes, and Herbie was there too.
Well, Gary, this one is for you. Enjoy.