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 Cafe racer Montlhery Paris France motorcycle tour - A truly excellent tour to Montlhery, just to the south of Paris in France for the 3rd edition of the Cafe racer festival held on the historic Autodrome de Linas-Montlhery banked circuit.
 Cafe racer Montlhery Paris France motorcycle tour - Montlhery has become one of those 'must see' events and is still growing in popularity due to its' originality and refreshing French charm.
 Cafe racer Montlhery Paris France motorcycle tour - We can't even get in the gate before we are stopped by a beautifully prepared Ducati Cafe from Radical Ducati.
 Cafe racer Montlhery Paris France motorcycle tour - Harley Davidson Sportster Cafe on the prowl.
 Cafe racer Montlhery Paris France motorcycle tour - The French Triton owners club put on one of the best shows which also included any type of 'British' Cafe racer and sportster such as this Egli Vincent and Rickman.
 Cafe racer Montlhery Paris France motorcycle tour - Some real quality bikes to be seen.
 Cafe racer Montlhery Paris France motorcycle tour - Sweet Velocette heading a line up of British sportsters.
 Cafe racer Montlhery Paris France motorcycle tour - And a whole flock of Rob North style Triumph triples.
 Cafe racer Montlhery Paris France motorcycle tour - There is also always plenty going on to stop and watch, final tuning on a triple racer.
 Cafe racer Montlhery Paris France motorcycle tour - Newer and just as attractive are some of the modern style of custom bobbers.
 Cafe racer Montlhery Paris France motorcycle tour - Rare, partly because I have never seen one before, Harley Davidson Aermacchi Cafe racer is a real treat.
 Cafe racer Montlhery Paris France motorcycle tour - John Player Norton amongst the paddock finds.
 Cafe racer Montlhery Paris France motorcycle tour - Period Norton Dominator racer looks just the part.
 Cafe racer Montlhery Paris France motorcycle tour - This one looks a little neglected but just as enthraling, I would be happy to have any of them in my barn:
 Cafe racer Montlhery Paris France motorcycle tour - Just imagine to take this up on the Montlhery banking.
 Cafe racer Montlhery Paris France motorcycle tour - And a superb Norton Internationai (or is it actually an ES2 ?) to round the collection off.
 Cafe racer Montlhery Paris France motorcycle tour - We found this perfect Norton Commando 850S in the bike park, so plenty more to see there too.
 Cafe racer Montlhery Paris France motorcycle tour - The track session participants gather in the pit lane before their group is given the green flag.
 Cafe racer Montlhery Paris France motorcycle tour - A great view from the pit lane roof.
 Cafe racer Montlhery Paris France motorcycle tour - The famous 'Lucky Cat' garage BMW streamliner prepared for the sprint races.
 Cafe racer Montlhery Paris France motorcycle tour - Plenty of activity around this bike which has been wowing the visitors to sprint events in Europe since it was first shown in Glemseck back in 2013.
 Cafe racer Montlhery Paris France motorcycle tour - The Montlhery banking looks to be about 10 metres high, it's a brave man who takes his machine up to the top.
 Cafe racer Montlhery Paris France motorcycle tour - But there's no hurry to do anything quickly at Montlhery . .
 Cafe racer Montlhery Paris France motorcycle tour - Harley Davidson XR750 racer going into the chicane after the banking.
 Cafe racer Montlhery Paris France motorcycle tour - And again, being prepared in the paddock.
 Cafe racer Montlhery Paris France motorcycle tour - Olivier brings his Moto Guzzi Le mans 3 safely through the chicane.
 Cafe racer Montlhery Paris France motorcycle tour - Sylvain, close behind on the Ducati Mike Hailwood replica.
How about that challenge to bring 3 Hailwoods to Montlhery next year ?
We are definitely ready to go for it.
 Cafe racer Montlhery Paris France motorcycle tour - A rare Bimota HB2 making light work of the Montlhery circuit, here through the chicane on the start/finish straight.
 Cafe racer Montlhery Paris France motorcycle tour - Voxans are rare outside of France but there are plenty to be seen here, on the circuit and around the paddock area.
 Cafe racer Montlhery Paris France motorcycle tour - Whoever called the bevel gear window on a Ducati a 'bevel gazer' certainly got it spot on.
Myself, Olivier, Sylvain and Michael 'gazing' into the bevel 'magic'.
 Cafe racer Montlhery Paris France motorcycle tour - Cool Ducati 750 round case which was entered in the circuit sessions and the sprint races.
 Cafe racer Montlhery Paris France motorcycle tour - Inspiration for us all.
 Cafe racer Montlhery Paris France motorcycle tour - Another bevel Ducati in the paddock, converted to SS look.
 Cafe racer Montlhery Paris France motorcycle tour - A 750 Sport and little brother Pantah in the bike park.
 Cafe racer Montlhery Paris France motorcycle tour - Look closely, not a Ducati Monster, but a mini replica based on a Honda Cub engine.
 Cafe racer Montlhery Paris France motorcycle tour - This Paul Smart Sport Classic was turning in quick laps on the banking all weekend.
 Cafe racer Montlhery Paris France motorcycle tour - And an excellent condition 900SS in black and gold in the bike park.
 Cafe racer Montlhery Paris France motorcycle tour - Ducati single.
 Cafe racer Montlhery Paris France motorcycle tour - The BMW R nine T custom bikes were also on display.
 Cafe racer Montlhery Paris France motorcycle tour - The best of the bunch for me is the Hide Motorcycle version with nice proportions and some unexpected details in the treatment. The most fun to look at !
 Cafe racer Montlhery Paris France motorcycle tour - A great selection of bikes on this dealers stand.
 Cafe racer Montlhery Paris France motorcycle tour - Gorgeous Guzzi Falcone Cafe racer conversion, or is it indeed a period racer?
 Cafe racer Montlhery Paris France motorcycle tour - An MV Agusta or two to make my day complete. Also to be seen on the banking and in the sprints during the weekend. Using them for the purpose they were made for.
 Cafe racer Montlhery Paris France motorcycle tour -
 Cafe racer Montlhery Paris France motorcycle tour - The sprints were organised perfectly without wasting any time, each pair of bikes being flagged off as the next lined up behind.
This Yamaha V max put on a great show, spinning the wheel off the line.
 Cafe racer Montlhery Paris France motorcycle tour - Triton vs Triumph, what it's all about.
 Cafe racer Montlhery Paris France motorcycle tour - Gentlemans GT Laverda.
 Cafe racer Montlhery Paris France motorcycle tour - More Velocettes in the paddock.
 Cafe racer Montlhery Paris France motorcycle tour -
 Cafe racer Montlhery Paris France motorcycle tour - As well as an impressive variety of classic Triumphs.
 Cafe racer Montlhery Paris France motorcycle tour - The face of Cafe racing is alive and well and indeed prospering in a suberb of Paris, France.
 Cafe racer Montlhery Paris France motorcycle tour - Montlhery is such a unique and fascinating event, we will be definitely be going back next year for a week long tour, with plans to pass by the Nürburgring, on to the Champagne region and coming back trough the Vogesen national park with visits to the French national car and train museums in Mulhouse added in.