#MySundayPhoto – Fan club

Yesterday was our annual day at the race.

You may remember that my brother Sylvain is an amateur rally driver. Every year he takes part in several local or regional races with his unmistakable Opel Manta 400 to the colours of the French flag. My parents are his designated pit crew. The rest of the family, his adoring fan club.

Yesterday, for the first time in his 20-odd years of rally driving, the entire fan club, i.e. the four acorns and their 7 cousins, was there to support him and cheer him on during the Rallye de la Fourme, held near the town of Ambert, Puy-de-Dôme.

This is the only one of Sylvain’s races that the acorns get to attend, and as ever, it was a memorable family day.


Hier était notre journée annuelle à la course.

Vous vous souvenez peut-être que mon frère Sylvain est pilote amateur de rallye. Chaque année, il participe à une petite dizaine de courses locales et régionales au volant de son Opel Manta 400 aux couleurs du drapeau français. Mes parents forment son équipe d’assistance, et le reste de la famille, son fan club dévoué.

Hier, pour la toute première fois en vingt ans de pilotage pour Sylvain, son fan club était au grand complet. Les quatre graines de chêne et leurs sept cousins étaient au bord des routes du Puy-de-Dôme pour le Rallye de la Fourme pour soutenir et encourager leur champion.

C’est le seul rallye de la saison auquel les graines de chêne assistent et, comme toujours, ce fut une journée en famille inoubliable.

Read this / A lire  One day at the race / Une journée à la course

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The full crew, all 11 of them! /
L’équipe au grand complet : 11 à la douzaine !

 

 

8 Responses to “#MySundayPhoto – Fan club

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Félicitations à Sylvain pour sa performance et bravo à ses supporters pour leur dévouement et leur patience…

  • How great that everyone could be there together for the race. Love their signs. #countrykids

  • It must be brilliant to see him race and I’m sure he loves the support.

    Thank you for linking up to #MySundayPhoto

  • Awww that must be so amazing to have a rally driver in the family – and what a lot of wonderful support.

  • Looks like a fun day out! Looks like they all had a good time and your bother was very please with himself. #CountryKids

  • So wonderful to be part of a big family like this and for the children to spend time together and what a venue. I bet they loved being part of it all and cheering on their uncle! I’m sure I remember one of your events last year, it looks all very exciting and such lovely photos of the kids together. I hope your brother has a good season in his rally car.

    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

  • looks like a great day out, nice to get so many family members together and show your support

  • How exciting, my uncle raced and repaired race cars.

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