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ST SATURNIN - CLASSIC BRITISH WELCOME
FRIDAY 12TH JUNE 2020 - 9:00 TO 17:00
The Saint-Saturnin Classic British Welcome originated from a passion for Le Mans and the 24 hour race. It’s a fun, colourful car show to welcome visitors to Le Mans, held every year, on the Friday before the 24 hour race. Over a thousand classic cars of all shapes and sizes, from all around the world, gather in Saint-Saturnin, on the northern outskirts of Le Mans.
Bring your classic car and show it off in the exhibition car park and grounds with around 1000 sports and classic cars. Wander around the stands, watch a film, admire the cars, have a bite to eat and then see off the Saint-Saturnin Cavalcade of prestigious cars as they make their way into town for the Parade des Pilotes. This not-to-be-missed event is free for both visitors and exhibitors. On Friday 12th June 2020, the Classic British Welcome in Saint-Saturnin is the place to be.
THE THEME FOR 2020 IS...
A RETRO HOMAGE TO THE MARQUES FEATURED PREVIOUSLY
It’s hard to believe, but Classic British Welcome is now 20 years old! Over the past two decades, it has grown in size and stature to become the premiere support event to the world famous Le Mans 24 hour race. Now, as then, it is totally free to the public, something only made possible by a hard-working band of volunteers who give up hours and indeed, days of their time throughout the preceding year to make sure that everything works perfectly on the day.
Every year since 2003, there has been a theme marque, but to celebrate the 20th Edition, 2020 will see us honouring the 13 marques that have gone before, namely; Alpine, Aston Martin, Austin Healey, BMW, Corvette, Ferrari, Jaguar, Lotus, Marcos, MG, Morgan, Porsche and Triumph. All have com- peted in the world’s most famous race, a true test of drivers and machines, a race which is often cruel, sometimes gruelling but always exciting!
As always, this year’s theme was announced at the Soirée des Partenaires on the last Friday of January, the 31/1/20. CBW president, Stéphane Auvrignon, welcomed all those present, including the sponsors, partners and members of the Classic British Welcome volunteers. The evening was compared by Bruno Vandestick and the special guest was Vincent Beaumesnil, the ACO sporting director. On display was an AC Cobra Daytona provided by ATS Le Mans, and a 1926 Bugatti Type 35B.
Finally, it was also confirmed that this year’s special guest would be Dr Wolfgang Ullrich, the former director of Audi Sport. Under his leadership, Audi won 13 times at the Le Mans 24H and it is fitting that 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of Audi’s first win in the Sarthe.
FREE ENTRY AND PARKING
- 09:00 - Event Opens
- 10:30 - VIP Guests Arrive
- 11:00 - Best Car Judging
- 11:30 - VIP Guests Interviews
- 12:30 - Prize Giving
- 14:00 - Sponsor Interviews
- 16:15 - Parade Cars & Cavalcade Cars Depart
- 17:00 - Event Closes