Spa-Classic: a new take on the past!

The Peter Auto teams achieved a remarkable feat at the 8th staging of Spa-Classic by assembling 325 racing cars and 1.200 collector cars with, as a bonus, some superb newcomers. The success of an event held on a circuit is partly based on the organiser’s capacity to inject fresh blood into the spectacle on offer. This is obvious when it ... Read more

Spa-Classic: latest news!

Spa-Classic, created in 2011, has gone from strength to strength and today it is among the major European events for historic cars. To pay homage to this temple of endurance, which hosts the famous Spa-Francorchamps 24 Hours for Touring Cars, Peter Auto created the Heritage Touring Cup for the 2013 event. Since then it has attracted more ... Read more

Women in the race

Historically, motorsport has always been a very male environment, a rather macho one, in fact. However, mindsets are evolving and in this area historic racing has a head’s start as proved by the last Tour Auto Optic 2000! Motor racing has often been called a man’s sport and women have seldom achieved prominence in it. However, some ... Read more

Tour Auto Optic 2000: Italian Renaissance!

At every event, a new consecration! After vanished French makes in 2017, vanished Italian makes such as Autobianchi, De Tomaso, Osca, Siata, Cisitalia, Lombardi and Moretti were highlighted in the 2018 staging of the Tour Auto Optic 2000. All these makes, which have contributed to the legend of the original Tour de France Automobile, were ... Read more

The Tour Auto in videos

Once again the spirit of the Tour Auto 2ooo conquered big crowds proved by the large number of spectators who thronged to the Grand Palais and the finish of the stages, as well as the Dijon-Prenois, Bresse, Lédenon and Paul Ricard circuits. It was also the case at the ten special stages run on closed roads. The 239 crews will take away ... Read more

Tour Auto Optic 2000: Raphaël Favaro & Yves Badan (Lotus Elan) pull off a last-minute victory!

The 27th Tour Auto Optic 2ooo ended on Saturday with three special stages in the Provencal hinterland and the finish on the Place Massena in Nice. The 239 crews that took part left the Grand Palais in Paris five days earlier: they will take away unforgettable memories of the route that gave them the opportunity to discover the most beautiful ... Read more

Tour Auto Optic 2000: Andrew Smith & James Cottingham invincible!

The Tour Auto Optic field edges ever closer to the milestone of 2000 km covered since Paris. After overnight halts in Besançon, Megève and Avignon, the crews continued downhill to Aix-en-Provence in the fourth leg. In keeping with the regulations of the event the entrants in the Regularity category set off first on two days of the rally. ... Read more

Tour Auto Optic 2000: The Ford GT40 pulls away

The crews headed up into the mountains in the second leg as they crossed the Jura and then continued to climb uphill to the Mégeve ski resort. Today they came down to the plains to compete in the third leg, a distance of 487 kilometres. The day’s programme included two special stages and races on the Lédenon circuit after which they ... Read more

Tour Auto Optic 2000: English crews top the time sheets

After the first leg used by the entrants to get the measure of their cars and the event, the Tour Auto Optic 2ooo left Besançon and set off for the first stage of the day named “Altitude 800” between the Levier and Dampierre-les-Tilleuls communes. On this road twisting its way through the Jura forest, a foretaste of the arrival of the ... Read more

Tour Auto Optic 2000: First blood to the English!

After the splendour of the show on Monday in the Grand Palais seen by 10 000 visitors, the Tour Optic 2ooo field left Paris at dawn for the Château de Courances where the official start of the 27th staging of the event was given. The opening leg’s programme comprised a 461-km route that brought the crews to the first special stage ... Read more