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« on: September 13, 2008, 08:17:13 am »

I will be travelling on a Eurrail pass from 24 September to 30 September.  I will be starting in Amsterdam and ending in Pisa.  I will be visiting Carjoy and a supplier of 50cc racing bike parts in Holland but other than that I have no plans other than going wherever my fancy and the train takes me.  Does anybody have any suggestions for anything of interest to a Matra enthusiast  that can be reached by train and taxi.  Unfortunately my French is non-existent so I hesitate to turn up anywhere where communication would be a problem!

Ron Murrell
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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2008, 09:10:05 am »

Not too far in Germany : 2 others part suppliers close to Achen : Simon and Jürgen Roterberg.
Anders Dinsen
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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2008, 01:26:41 pm »

Hi Ron

It sounds like an excellent plan!

It may be too far from your main-route, but the best place to go for a Matra enthusiast is the museum in Romoratin. It's a small and cosy town south of Paris, and the museum is really worth a visit. I was there in June (a detour on the way to Le Mans):


But if that's too far to go, you should at least pay a visit to the Collection Schlumpf in Mulhouse in Alsace. This is one of the best and biggest automobile collections in the world - I'm afraid there are no Matras, but there's a magnificent collection of Bugattis for example. It's well worth a visit:


I also think Simon will be worth a visit. I have never had the pleasure of visiting his business, but I think his collection of Matra parts (and Renault Alpine parts) is probably the biggest in the world.

Since you don't feel confident in French, Simon is probably a better choise than Politecnic near Grenoble.

URL to Simon: http://www.simon-auto.de/

Jürgen is also a nice guy, of course :-)

And if you fancy a trip to Prague, you could also pay our freind Michal a visit. (It's been a while since we last saw him here, though)

Anders Cool

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