Weekend Photos – Italy, Stuttgart, Le Mans, Worthersee and Portsmouth

Rounding up photos from the weekend – an intriguing pile-up at a toll booth in Italy, the world’s largest electric vehicle rally in Stuttgart, a traffic free Le Mans 24 Hours test day, introducing rat-tuning’, a poignant send off for D-Day veterans and Jay Leno’s film on the Mille Miglia.

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One should never jump to conclusions, particularly after the country lane 911 crash in Luxembourg last week, but it does look awfully like these two Italian cars were involved in an ill-fated race to the toll booth. There by the grace of God go all of us. Photo @Marcello_Gatto via @Emergenza24

One should never jump to conclusions, particularly after the country lane 911 crash in Luxembourg last week, but it does look awfully like these two Italian cars were involved in an ill-fated race to the toll booth. There by the grace of God go all of us. Photo @Marcello_Gatto via @Emergenza24

The world's largest electric vehicle rally at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart yesterday for the start of the WAVE Tour, one of two big EV rallies centred in Germany in the last week. More later.

The world’s largest electric vehicle rally at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart on Saturday for the start of the WAVE Tour, one of two big EV rallies centred in Germany in the last week.

Toyota set the pace at the Le Mans 24 Hours test day on Sunday. While Audi still lagged a little behind the team’s performance has significantly improved since their disastrous outing at Spa. The Porsches were in a definite third. The best news however was that all those attending managed to miss out on the worst of the traffic. There was carnage on many of the main routes on Sunday afternoon, apart from those in north west France.

Toyota set the pace at the Le Mans 24 Hours test day on Sunday. While Audi still lagged a little behind, the team’s performance has significantly improved since their disastrous outing at Spa. The Porsches were in a definite third. The best news however was that those attending from the UK managed to miss out on the worst of the traffic. There was carnage on many of the main routes on Sunday afternoon, apart from those in north west France.

Rat-tuning: a new one on us. Where the owner makes every effort to make their car look as old and knackered as possible. One of the exhibits at this weekend's GTi festival at Woerthersee, Austria. Wow.

Rat-tuning: a new one on us. Where the owner makes every effort to make their car look as old and knackered as possible. One of the exhibits at this weekend’s GTi festival at Woerthersee, Austria. Wow.

A Royal Navy salute for D-Day veterans departing Portsmouth for the anniversary next week in France. Photo via @BrittanyFerries

A Royal Navy salute for D-Day veterans departing from Portsmouth. Photo via @BrittanyFerries

And finally, Jay Leno’s ‘Jay Leno’s Garage’ on his recent Mille Miglia drive.

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