As every year in September, the town of Angoulème fills with racing enthusiasts for the Circuit des Remparts, an annual car race of vintage and classic cars. The track, in the heart of old Angoulême uses the rampart streets for a distance of 1.279 km (0.8miles) and has not changed since the first event was held in 1939. Races and demonstrations all take place on Sunday with the practice sessions on the morning and the races in the afternoon. More than 160 cars participate in the competition and are split into different grids including two pre-war grids and two Bugatti grids as well as GT/GTS/GTP grids.
However the event begins on the Friday evening with a Concours d'Elegance. The Saturday, owners of pre-1975 cars can join in a tourist rally on a pre-planned route through the surrounding countryside and vineyards. There is also an exhibition of vintage and classic cars on the lawns around the Hotel de Ville during the whole weekend.
September 14, 2018 - September 16, 2018