Close to the meeting site, we will be organizing a special go-karting day on the largest track in
Mastering your vehicle in case of emergency
Want to learn how to brake and control your car in case of an emergency? We intend to welcome 2CVers on the European circuit of go-karting with qualified instructors, 7km from the campsite. First part of the event starts with the karts from the track, second part continues with your 2 CV. This event is scheduled for Wdnesday July 27 from 8:00 am to 11:00 am.
On Thursday morning at the Circuit de Sologne Kartin, the 2CV will be included in their ability to measure the acceleration of a 100 meter start-stop! If the "Sausse ente" changes from 0 km / h to 100 km / h and 59.4 s, how much does it for 100 meters? And AZ?
World Tappet Cover races
The first World Tappet Cover Championship will take place during the World Meeting. The rules are for download here. To participate, you will have to build a vehicle from a 2CV tappet cover with the following characteristics : length = 700 mm max, width = 200 mm max, maximum weight = 4,5kg, Minimum way : 100 mm ; maximum way : 200 mm, ground clearance 20 mm minimum and 60 mm maximum, no side wheels, decoration: your own unbridled imagination.
Alternative fuels to unleaded petrol
Every day we will put in the spotlight alternative fuel to unleaded petrol. We have some contacts with electrical power but we will also highlight use of natural gas; water or compressed air. Wednesday will focus on bio-ethanol, Thursday on added water and natural gas, Friday is all about electrical 2 CVs and Saturday will put the focus on modified 2 CV engines for lower consumption or higher power. The entertainment team will present the various items.
The 1st World Championship of 2 CV Dismantling and rebuilding
Those who have been to the French Nationals will have probably seen the scene! Two teams separated by a wall, scrambling to dismantle a 2CV, pass it through the wall with a trapezoidal hole just the size of the body shell and rebuild it on the other side, surrounded by dozens of fans screaming to encourage them… We are preparing a new version for the World Meeting! Every afternoon from 5:00pm and 7:00 pm, non-French competitors have to race against the clock to dismantle (and rebuild) an engine. The best times will be selected to make a national team and dismantle a full car on Saturday. 2CVFrance 2011 will provide the engines, the 2CVs and the tools.
The 2 CV museum
The team managing the 1300 sq meters museum has secured some rare cars (we are keeping the details a surprise),. The main themes will be “the men of the 2 CV”, “evolution of the 2 CV parts”, “automobilia”, “the Citroën 2CV raids” as well as a beautiful historical main stage. The museum will be opened daily from 9:30am to 7:00pm (Wed – Sat) and on Sunday July 31 from 9:30am to 12:30pm. Outside the museum, temporary exhibits will be organized as follows (program subject to alterations);
Wednesday July 27th: the 50s and 60s
Thursday July 28th: the 70s and 80s including limited editions (Spot, Charleston, 007, Transat…)
Friday July 29th : Amis, Dyanes and Meharis
Saturday July 30th: ModCon, customs, raids cars, etc…
Participants are encouraged to bring their car for the exhibition, for a day or even less. That’s part of the show!
French 2 CV Cross Championship leg at Pont de Ruan
French 2 CV Cross are organizing themselves to welcome up to 250 2CV registered at the World Meeting on the campsite to attend a qualifying leg for, the 2011 French 2CV Cross championship!!
Welcome on Saturday July 23 until Monday July 25 for 4€ per car and 8€ per person. A special dinner on Saturday night is offered for only 13 € per person (drinks not included) before the Saturday night party (open to all campers of the 2CV Cross)
In addition to attending the races at Pont de Ruan, you will be given a guide book to visit neighbouring sites and get discount access. You can pre-register on the 2CVFrance2011 website, tag «entertainment».
4WD and 2 CV Offroading
On Thursday July 28, the Off-Road team of la Ferté Saint Aubin will welcome 2 CVers on their 4WD track!!
Only prepared 2CVs will have access to this secure track area after compulsory booking on the website (www.2cvfrance2011.fr). Crossing demos will also be done on the meeting site (near the entertainment area) for confirmed amateurs in late afternoon of Friday July 29.
Under the main tent of the camping area and close to the Guinguette, we welcome children accompanied by their parents from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Several activities will be organised such as gym lessons, manual activities and sand sculpture. Note this is not a day care nursery !
To discover this picturesque French atmosphere, we are recreating a “Guinguette” on the world meeting site in Salbris where participants will be able to enjoy good drinks and chat with friends to live music from various groups.
If you play music or sing, we have reserved a full evening for musician 2CVers on Friday July 30. You will be able to register at the information point on Wednesday July 27 from 7:00pm. Everybody will have a slot, so do not hesitate to come to share a good musical spat with the audience.
Learning exhibition and demos: E-Solex, Electrical solexes and electrical bicycles
As today, many cars switch from fossil fuels to electrical power, the Solex follows the trend, and it’s not alone! Come to discover E-bicycles, including e-Solex on a secure dedicated track. Every day from Wednesday to Saturday during daytime for participants over 14 on the Road Safety booth next to the outdoor museum.
On the mechanical entertainment area, a road safety stand will be open every day to test your driving skills on a driving simulator. Danger does not always come from where you would expect it, so come and check your reflexes and get some simple advice of good driving for everybody’s safety!
The 2 CV MOT / technical check-up stand
Everyday, you can come to this stand to check your vehicle : MOT/technical check-up is compulsory for our cars and the MOT/technical check-up stand will show you risks easy to detect : tyres, lights and wipers as well as pollution : how to properly adjust the mixture screw. This stand will be set close to the garage, on the mechanical entertainment area.
On the mechanical entertainment area, a garage will be set to fix breakdowns happening on the site if the owner/driver cannot do it. It will ONLY work on breakdowns. Spare parts will have to be purchased from professional dealers available onsite or on the morning flea market. Breakdowns will be fixed depending on time available and the severity of the symptoms. But few 2 CV breakdown so it should be OK!!
A spot will be set to fix your 2CV yourself, with advice relevant to the problem. To protect the nature of the site, repairing cars will be prohibited in the camping site. That’s why we will dedicate and set this DIY corner accordingly. Tools will NOT be provided.
2 CV Driving school
For everybody aged over 16 who want to discover the joy of driving a 2CV, each afternoon, from 2 :00 pm to 5 :00 pm. 2 driving school 2 CVs will be available on the mechanical entertainment area.
The pedestrian track
An information booth on the effect of alcoholic intoxication will be open from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm on the mechanical entertainment area.
The Flea Market
A flea market will be organized every morning from 8:00 am till 12:30 am. Traders (which must be non-commercial participants) will have to register on a logbook set by the City of
You will be able to pass over the river Sauldre with a zip wire, from the mechanical entertainment area to the major stage. Come fly in the air !