Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Reconnaissance 24th edition Nachtrit

Last weekend we enjoyed some lovely autumn weather. So what better to do than finalise the route for this year’s edition of the Nachtrit. As we both have been occupied with other things over the past 6 months we decided to make it a little easier and use a shorter route from the past and add some interesting twisty bits to get the mileage up to around 280 kilometres. It is again a very nice mix between through roads, nice smooth flowing country lanes and in a few places ... mmm ... very narrow farm tracks. But they are all surfaced one way or another.
This year we will be heading towards Beffe again. As a result of this the route takes us past the back of the old Impéria factory in Nessonveaux. Famous for its test track partly on the roof of the factory buildings.

But of course mostly for the fact that they assembled and produced Standard and Triumph cars for the European market in the 50’s. They also thought it a good idea to design a more luxurious version of the TR2, the so called Triumph “Coupé Francorchamps”. Sadly Triumph didn’t see much in this car, so in the end only 22 left the gates of the factory.

Luckily the route has much more on offer, also driving wise. Which is a good thing as you won’t be able to admire much of the very fine views and buildings as you drive past them in the darkness. A few of the driving highlights in this year’s edition projected in Google Earth;

All in all well pleased with the route, so to end a fine day we enjoyed a nice glass of beer on one of the many terraces we encountered along the way ....

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