CITROËN CENTENARY EVENT
a thousand cars for a century of Citroën
Coombe Park, Warwickshire CV3 2AB
31 May - 2 June 2019
This is the programme – but please check this site for any last minute updates!
Thursday 30th May
Arrivals welcome from 3:30pm. Camping facilities include toilets and hot showers*.
In the evening: catering on-site, and bar open in the marquee from 7pm. A marquee? - yes – a mere 200' by 40', as you were wondering ...
Friday 31st May
The first full day of the event; think of this as the Saturday of a ‘conventional’ rally. Display your car on the Avenue and have a good look around all the others there. Every participant receives a Rally plaque to display on their car.
It is planned that the entire event will be recorded on video – by drone, camera and GoPro, with participant interviews – this could be you!
Citroen’s mobile exhibition unit will be present, together with club shops – special Centenary souvenirs! - trade stands, children’s entertainment and a range of catering.
The Citroen Specials Club offers a ‘tulip’-style run, and all are welcome.
Why not explore the historic Country Park itself? – there are many attractions, including a children’s playground nearby.
In the evening there's live entertainment featuring the rocking sounds of The Fab Sixties and a well-stocked bar in the marquee - take time to relax and catch up with old friends and new faces.
Saturday 1st June
The final full day at Coombe Park before the run to MotoFest tomorrow!
Take part in the further displays on the Avenue, including the event photoshoot.
2CVGB will present the Registers Day display – A-series galore!
Lunchtime sees a performance by busking phenomenon 'Stylophobia' (featuring Pop hits on the Stylophone) which went down well at a recent 2CV National.
Away from the site, you could preview the MotoFest activities in Coventry!
In the evening there's more live entertainment featuring the ‘Marchant’ band – www.marchantband.co.uk, the marquee bar - and some surprises!
Sunday 2nd June
The Centenary on the move – the 'Thousand car' convoy to Coventry leaves Coombe Park at 9:00 am to feature in MotoFest. All the cars will make a lap of the street circuit before entering the city centre to park up on display throughout a large reserved area including the Transport Museum frontage, Cathedral precincts and University quarters.
Four cars - a Type A, a Traction Avant, a 2CV and a DS – will be displayed within the Cathedral itself throughout the weekend, to be complemented by many other models right outside. Overall, this is likely to be the largest and highest profile Citroen Centenary Celebration outside France.
Stroll within the city centre – both historic and modern – and see the other thousand classic cars present; visit the Transport Museum at no charge. See Citroen UK’s display on Greyfriars Green, right above the circuit.
Very near the Cathedral, Drapers Bar will be offering a special menu and real ales; owner Peter Knatchbull-Hugessen is a 2CV enthusiast, and welcomes all participants.
In the evening: join us for an informal evening gathering in the marquee – feel free to stay over until Monday morning.
NOTE: Regarding the food/entertainment; there will be breakfast early Sunday morning
Uncertainty about there being significant numbers on Sunday evening mean it wouldn't have been viable to lay on entertainment, bar, catering etc. Bear in mind facilities like the marquee, seating, showers, loos etc. are still going to be in place. AND THERE'S A QUIZ :)
Monday 3rd June
Departure day – site closes at noon.
Of course, we would be grateful for any help in clearing the site.
NOTE: The above schedule is subject to change.
* Electrical hook ups are not available unless arranged in advance and for specific special needs (at the organiser's discretion).
The success of this event depends upon its volunteers, and our thanks to all who have already come forward. If you would like to help please let us know now – don't keep it to yourself, as forward planning is vital. Be part of a unique event – there will only be one Centenary!
Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to offer your services for Marshalling duties.