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From Wednesday 28th June to Sunday 2nd July 2006 in the Auvergne region
If you wish, you may arrive from Wednesday onwards in order to take part in the rallies on Thursday 29th
and Friday 30th
There is a choice of four rallies on the Thursday and the Friday the number of cars is limited to 100 MGs per rally and one rally each day is reserved for the pre-war and T series MGs.
DETAILS OF THE OPTIONS:
Option 1 Yellow rally : Livradois-Forez (round trip 240 km)
Option 2 Green rally : Tour of castles (round trip 150 km) reserved for pre-war and T series MGs on Thursday 29thJune.
Using small winding roads, you will pass from the plain of the Limagne up to la Chaise Dieu which is 1082 metres high. You will go through great open spaces and magnificent forests before arriving at the Abbey of St. Robert, which you can visit. After lunch you will go to Ambert and visit the museum of Steam Machines. After that you will return to Royat, passing close to the mountain range of Monts Dores and Monts Dômes.
The cost of this rally is 35 per person, including lunch.
The Castle of Busséol,
built in 1170 dominates the Limagne. The twelfth century fortress of Montmorin
gives an exceptional view of the range of Puys. The imposing ruins of Mauzun,
of the middle ages stands as a memory from the past.
In the valley of Dore, the Castle of Vollore,
which you will visit has a remarkable view from it's vantage point. You will pass by the foot of Thiers
, renowned for it attractive cutlery and have lunch in an auvergne style music hall! In the afternoon you will visit the Château of Ravel,
which was built from the twelfth to the seventeenth century. It has a great view over the range of Dômes and the Monts Dores.
The cost of this rally is 40 per person, including lunch.
Option 3 Blue rally : Tour of les Combrailles (round trip 150 km) reserved for pre-war and T series MGs on Friday 30th June.
This drive will take you into the heart of the Combrailles
to St. Georges de Mons. You will go by the viaduct des Fades
built at the beginning of the 20th
century. Then there will a stop at St. Gervais for a welcoming feast for the hungry! After that you will leave for the Sioule valley, St. Rémy de Blot and then the Château Rocher
, a military fortress from the twelfth century. Pretty winding roads will lead you to the Gour de Tazenat. This lake in a 32 hectare crater has a depth of 70 m. You will then visit Volvic
capital of water and stone, before returning to your base by Malauzat, Durtol and Royat.
The cost of this rally is 25 per person, including lunch.
Option 4 Orange rally : Tour of Lakes and Puys (round trip 160 km).
Leaving Royat you will immediately take the high ground, passing above the new Charade circuit, then you will find the little lakes of la Cassiere and Aydat at an altitude of 825 m. At St. Nectaire we will see the magnificent Romanesque church built in 1160 you will visit a cheese maker and a place where honey is produced. You will go up the Rocher del'Aigle, a superb viewing point over the Chaudeffour valley and the Sancy range.
The climbing of the pass de la Croix St. Robert will enable you to discover the 40 bends in the road which make up the charm of the Mont Dore. Then you will go down towards Bourboule
for lunch. After that you will leave for Mont Dore, the Guéry pass and its lake at 1244 m high and enjoy the view of the Roches Tuillères and Sanadoires. We will stop at Pontgibaud and visit the château Dauphin, built in the twelfth century. The final route is in the steps of the Gordon-Bennet Cup before returning to Royat.
The cost of this rally is 30 per person, including lunch.
Option 5 Gala evening at the Royat Casino on Friday 30th June.
A prestigious evening in the grand reception hall of the Casino at Royat. The MGs will be on show in Royat to allow the inhabitants to admire our cars.
The cost of this evening will be 35 per person.
Option 6 on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd July various practice sessions for those who want to drive on the track.
The cars will be split into grids of 25 according to category : pre-war, T series, MGs from before 1980 (MGA, MGB, MG 100, MG 1300, Magnette Z
), modern MGs (MGF, MG TF, MG ZS, ZT
Each participant will have two or three sessions of 30 minutes. It is not a race, but a regularity trial without the element of competition.
The cost is 100 per vehicle.