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15 June 2018
Départ Cavalcade 2012

The Saint-Saturnin Classic British Welcome originated from a passion for Le Mans and the 24 hour race. It’s a fun, colourful car show to welcome visitors to Le Mans, held every year, on the Friday before the 24 hour race. Over a thousand classic cars of all shapes and sizes, from all around the world, gather in Saint-Saturnin, on the northern outskirts of Le Mans.

Bring your classic car and show it off in the exhibition car park and grounds with over 800 sports and classic cars. Wander around the stands, watch a film, admire the cars, have a bite to eat and then see off the Saint-Saturnin Cavalcade of prestigious cars as they make their way into town for the Parade des Pilotes. This not-to-be-missed event is free for both visitors and exhibitors. On Friday 13th June, the Classic British Welcome in Saint-Saturnin is the place to be.

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The Saint-Saturnin Classic British Welcome originated from a passion for Le Mans and the 24 hour race. It’s a fun, colourful car show to welcome visitors to Le Mans, held every year, on the Friday before the 24 hour race. Over a thousand classic cars of all shapes and sizes, from all around the world, gather in Saint-Saturnin, on the northern outskirts of Le Mans.

Bring your classic car and show it off in the exhibition car park and grounds with around 1000 sports and classic cars. Wander around the stands, watch a film, admire the cars, have a bite to eat and then see off the Saint-Saturnin Cavalcade of prestigious cars as they make their way into town for the Parade des Pilotes. This not-to-be-missed event is free for both visitors and exhibitors. On Friday 16th June 2017, the Classic British Welcome in Saint-Saturnin is the place to be.

Marcos is the name of a small British sports car company, founded in 1959 by Jem MARsh and Frank COStin.

Though small by comparison with Porsche and Audi, it reflects the true spirit of racing at Le Mans – it’s not the size of your budget but the size of your heart!

Fifty years ago, the Marcos factory team entered the Le Mans 24hr race with a Mini-Marcos driven my Jem Marsh and Chris Lawrence. The car was clocked at 141 mph on the Mulsanne Straight in the April test, but failed to finish the race because of an oil pump failure. The same car was more successful in the Kyalami 9 hour race in November 1967, when Marsh and Brian Raubenheimer finished 15th.

In 1995, Jem Marsh’s son Chris, with David Leslie and François Migault, competed the Le Mans race and despite being stranded for two hours with an electrical fault, still managed to finish.

We expect that there will be around 70 Marcos cars at the 2017 event, along with a special display in the hall and of course, many cars will take part in the Cavalcade on Friday afternoon.

27th January 2017 was the date of the Classic British Welcome ‘Soiree des Partenaires’ (Partners’ evening) and the long awaited official announcement of the theme for the Classic British Welcome 2017.

As in previous years the event was be attended by many event Partners, special guests and members of the Classic British Welcome, including Marcos drivers Chris Marsh and Tim Lalonde. The evening was hosted by local radio presenter Quentin Lhuisset, and as always, was a special occasion to unveil the theme and the expected special guests that make June’s event such a successful one for the village of Saint Saturnin.

This year, the theme is Marcos, the small company with a big heart and we are delighted celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first factory entry at the Le Mans 24hr race.

30st January 2015 is the date of the Classic British Welcome ‘Soiree des Partenaires’ (Partners’ evening) and the long awaited official announcement of the theme for the Classic British Welcome 2014.

As in previous years the event will be attended by many event Partners, special guests and members of the Classic British Welcome. The evening will be hosted by Bruno Vandestick, the voice of the Le Mans 24 hour, and is always a special occasion to unveil the theme and the expected special guests that make June’s event such a successful one for the village of Saint Saturnin.

Watch this space for the big announcement at the end of January 2015.

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Whether you are on your way or already in Le Mans…

Need a relaxing break, want to meet up with friends or just mingle with other classic car owners ?

Have a wash and brush up, let your engine cool off whilst you enjoy a cool beer and a bite to eat ?

Want to enjoy a relaxing atmosphere, exhibitions, stalls, live music, air conditioned cinema and a lot more…?

Then the Saint Saturnin Classic British Welcome is your ideal venue !

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