In the time of rebirth of our association, we propose you to celebrate
this event with pomp.
Raymond Loewy, which work is closely related to the history of the
South Bend brand, was the owner of a property in the commune of
Rochefort-en-Yvelines from the 30s to the early 80s. He lived there several
months by year and he rests today in the shade of its bell tower.
In July 2016, when his son-in-law, David Hagerman, accompanied by
members of the French Amicale Studebaker, came from the United States,
he met the deputy mayor of the commune and the idea of a Studebaker
gathering came out.
Given the geographical distance of each of the members, a place close
to the Paris region was needed. The attractiveness of the village, the region,
the easy access (rather remote from Paris) and the welcome of the local
authorities convinced us.
Accommodations in Rochefort-en-Yvelines are limited. So our “camp
base” will be established at 9km, in the town of Dourdan, at the Hotel “Le
Domaine du Normont”.
Situated away from the city center, in the heart of an 11 hectares
park, this property offers great value for money, good accommodation and
space for all cars.
The program for this festive weekend is still under development. However,
in order for everyone to make their own arrangements and to be able to block
reservations, we present the main lines :
Friday, September 1, 2017
From 17h: Welcome, Expo Loewy in Rochefort-en-Yvelines (awaiting for
confirmation), dinner and overnight at Domaine de Normont in Dourdan.
Projection in preview of the documentary “Citizen Loewy” in the presence of the
co-director and producer, Frédérique Bompuis (awaiting for confirmation).
Saturday, September 2, 2017
Studebaker Rally departing from Rochefort-en-Yvelines then in the Vallée of
Chevreuse including several stops, visits and lunch.
Reception and aperitif by the Municipality of Rochefort-en-Yvelines.
40th Anniversary Dinner.
Night at the Domaine de Normont in Dourdan.
Sunday, September 3, 2017
Exhibition of the Studebakers on Place des Halles.
Expo Loewy (awaiting confirmation).
Lunch at Château Porgès in Rochefort-en-Yvelines.
Parade of the Studebakers and animations by the commune of Rochefort-en-
Departure between 16h and 18h.
Weekend cost estimates / Packages
A/ registrating of the car : 20 €
B/ A l’hôtel “Le Domaine du Normont” (belambra.fr/hotel-dourdan-le-normont) :
From Friday night (visits, 4 meals et 2 nights) :
a/ Couple : 460 €
b/ Single : 300 €
From Saturday morning, 8 h (visits, 3 meals et 1 nights) :
c/ Couple : 350 €
d/ Single : 210 €
C/ Whithout hôtel (or different hôtel choice) :
a/ From Friday night (visits & 4 meals) / Couple : 300 €
b/ From Friday night (visits & 4 meals) / Single : 160€
c/ From Saturday morning (visits & 3 meals) / Couple : 260 €
d/ From Saturday morning (visits & 3 meals) / Single : 140€
For those wishing to enjoy accommodation “à la carte”, there are several possibilities around Rochefort en Yvelines. Please mention this preference, the list of establishments that can book rooms will be communicated quickly.
Moreover, for all special requests (child rates …), do not hesitate to contact our organizing member :email@example.com (+33 6 60 92 29 15).
At this point, we kindly ask you to return your intention to participate (vehicles, names of persons, days) by June 30th directly to the address of Daniel and return to the address of L’Amicale the attached coupon reply accompanied by your reservation check of 50% of the total.