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Taste of Jersey for French motors

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The Club Armor Véhicules Anciens from St Brieuc enjoyed their recent action-packed visit to Jersey

A group of 17 cars and 34 members of a French motor club were in the Island recently for a visit organised by the Jersey Old Motor Club.

The Club Armor Véhicules Anciens (AVA) is from the Cote d’Armor region, and the participants arrived in Jersey on the Thursday afternoon.

On the Friday, the Jersey Old Motor Club organised a visit to the War Tunnels in the morning and the Orchid Foundation in the afternoon. The French club’s visit was organised by Nathalie and Andre Lefèvre, who are well known to JOMC members who attend French rallies.

Not only do they run the AVA club, but they are the main organisers of the touring section of the Coupe Florio held in St Brieuc every two years.

The range of old cars they brought to the Island was the star attraction at the Steam Threshing and Motor Fayre at the Pallot Steam, Motor and General Museum on Saturday morning.

Leaving at midday for a drive and visit to Jersey Pearl, the members then enjoyed lunch at Roccos, where they had requested a traditional English fish and chip meal. Saturday evening saw a gala dinner where the visitors were joined by 26 JOMC members.

Nathalie Lefèvre told the JOMC members: ‘We will come back, for sure, Brexit or no Brexit. We are ready to welcome you for the event in St Brieuc next year at the end of August. We are already preparing an extra trip for your club.’

Jersey Old Motor Club President Graham Le Lay said it had been a pleasure to be involved with organising the event, and that the visitors had certainly packed a lot into their trip.

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