Thursday, November 23, 2017

The motor museum at Château Savigny-les-Beaune: it has a collection of cars, motorcycles, bicycles, fire engines, and airplanes

In this castle dating from the 14 thcentury, we find no less than nine collections, grouped by its owner, Michel Pont. Former racing driver on Abarth, from 1965 to 1972, finishing as well as 2nd in the 1968 French Championship, with 168 trophys, and has 30 Abarth race cars in this collection. It's the largest collection of Abarths in France


the 100 or so planes brought together by Michel Plat, unique in Europe and includes mostly French jet planes including the Dassault represented by Mirage III, Mirage IV, Mirage V, Mirage F1

Of American jets are the F-84 Thunderjet, F-8 Crusader. Several F-100 Super Sabers, an F-86 Saber F-104 Starfighter, an F-105 Thunderchief. The USSR is represented by many MiGs: with MiG-15, MiG-19, MiG-21 and MiG-23.

The helicopters include an Alouette 2 and an H-34 and a H-19 Sikorsky.

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