Swiss Boxer-meeting 2007 in Réclère (CH) 14.09. - 16.09.2007

In 2007 for the first time a Boxer-meeting was held in Switzerland. The location Réclère was situated in the very outskirts of the jurassic – just a brick throw away from the French border. Swiss Boxer-meeting 2007
The weather forecast for the weekend was very promising. The first participants arrived in the late afternoon. At dinner time a sociable round of alfisti had come toghether.

During the night a lot of humidity rose from the nearby river Doubs so Saturday morning started foggy. Swiss Boxer-meeting 2007But soon the sun burned the last frazzles away and the first raspy Boxer noises could be heard from the distance. A wide range of Boxer-cars where presented by the participants:
From the first series one Alfasud Berlinas to the top of the line 33 Permanent 4. Sleek chrome Sprints and throaty 105 bhp Tis were to be seen as well as late 80’s injection Sprints with their contemporary Ronal A1 type light alloy wheels. Unfortunately there where neither 145/146 nor early 33 series 905 cars. A rare Alfa Arna joined the meeting. This Arna - in the property of Maurice Juillerat - was successfully compeeting in hillclimb races for many years.Swiss Boxer-meeting 2007

This weekend the Arna even took the pace car role: Maurice had prepared a wonderful trip for the participants. On forgotten B-class roads Maurice lead us along mystic rivers, narrow ravines and over far-flong alplanes to Muriaux. A tasty meal and an exquisite little car museum awaited the participants there. Pride of the museum was undoubtedly the Peugeot 601 Eclipse from 1935. This car was the ancestor of all modern steel-roof retractables. By the way, the retractable was invented by a french dentist. After the vist many participants dedicated themselves to the questionary the promoters of the meeting had handed out in the morning. After the meal a bunch of tricky questions about the boxer cars had to be figured out. Furthermore the nicest, the hottest and the poorest boxer had to be elected. In Muriaux one more Alfasud from France had meanwhile joined the meeting. Next stop was the Moron Tower. A tower built by famous Architect Mario Botta built in compulsory labour by over 700 mason aprentists. The tower offers a magnificient view across the jurassic.

During the day the meeting fell sensibly behind schedule. Therefor many participants renounced to drive back to Réclère and made their way home. The others enjoyed a late meal and eagerly awaited theSwiss Boxer-meeting 2007 final of the Boxer-quiz. Coincidently three of the participants reached exactly the same score. Therefor the comitee had to invent some estimate questions on the go to sort out a winner. Eg.: how many bulbs are blown on Maurices car? Within a couple of minutes the winner was found. Chris won the magnificient Boxer Spirit-Shirt. Another winner was far easier to determine: Living on the edge and constant struggling with insubordinant competitors left their marks on Maurices Arna. So after 36 race trophys another first price was won: The price for the poorest Boxer-car. The trophy for the hottest Boxer-car was given to Edwin's magnificient 1.2 litre Alfasud ti series I. It seamed the new sport exhaust muffler did a good job on his car! The price proved that pure power is notSwiss Boxer-meeting 2007 mandatory for a hot car. With 68 bhp his car was among the weakest. For the second time in 2007 Gaudi’s pale jellow Alfasud was elected nicest Boxer of the meeting. The car was very close to perfection and wore lovely 5x13“ light alloy wheels. Finaly a pair of boxer shorts was given for the longest travel.

In summary the organizers of the Boxer-meeting Gaudenz Fischer and Felix Kuhn can be very statisfied with their first event. Many happy faces where seen and a lot of new contacts had be made.


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Last Update: December, 12th 2007      Created: December, 12th 2007

© Text and photos by Felix Kuhn and Gaudenz Fischer. Layout by Tim Rauen.