A long time ago I attended the first ever French Car Show in my trusty Citroën AX GT, back then it wasn’t much more than a few Peugeots in a field. Luckily, FCS has come a long way since those days and 2015 saw our favourite French show after Moulin Rouge celebrate its 15th anniversary.
This year’s event showed the French car scene is stronger than ever, and that the UK is still top of the class when it comes to fettling with la voiture. As you’d expect Castle Combe was brimming with pretty much every Peugeot, Renault and Citroën you could imagine, with everything on display from the newer school DS3 and latest gen Clios to old school icons like the 205 GTi and R5 GTT.
FCS always showcases a variety of styles and this year was no different with everything on display, from gleaming show cars to club motors. But as always it was fast road and track cars that reigned supreme.
Also at the show was the Lassa Car Catwalk (which gave owners the chance to speak about their projects in more detail), a rolling road and even some free dodgems. Centre stage of the show though was the famous Castle Combe Circuit, which featured everything from full-on track cars to daily drivers hooning it around Quarry.
It was a great show and we’re already getting excited about next year’s event. Who knows, I might even have the AX ready in time (I doubt it – Jules). Anyway… until next year’s show, bonjour!
Photos Glenn Rowswell