Tour Auto Optic 2000


Tour Auto Optic 2000, the conquest of French roads!

The Tour Auto Optic 2000, which will be held between 20th and 25th April 2020, is an invitation to a journey. It’s a trip back in time with the discovery of marvellous cars from another era, but also a bucolic voyage on the most beautiful roads in France. So it’s time to discover the layout of the 29th event with an itinerary which, at ... Read more

The book on the 2019 Tour Auto Optic 2000

Re-experience the key moments of the 2019 event in a book that highlights photos. With this book relive the journey of 240 collector cars that left the Grand Palais to go to Deauville along the most beautiful roads in France. The Tour Auto Optic 2000 is based on a unique principle that combines circuit races, rally-style special stages and ... Read more

Tour Auto Optic 2000: entries are now open

The 29th Tour Auto Optic 2000 will start from the Grand Palais in Paris and come to an end in Southeastern France. Entries are now open but, beware, the number of places is limited! The 29th Tour Auto Optic 2000 will celebrate this year the Porsche Prototypes. On this occasion these spectacular cars, making the show alongside other ... Read more

The dates of the 2020 Tour Auto

From 20 to 25 April 2020, the 29th running of the Tour Auto Optic 2000 will celebrate Porsche prototypes. Start your engines: ready, steady, go! Read more

Peter Auto magazine #02

The second airing of the Peter Auto magazine will be devoted to the Tour Auto Optic 2ooo. From the glass dome of the Grand Palais to the planks of Deauville, Mylène Dorange follows the event and meets the participants - drivers, road closers, spectators and organisers. On the programme…   _It was almost like being transported ... Read more

Tour Auto Optic 2000: Favaro-Badan crew wins

After the final battle on the Le Mans Bugatti circuit and two special stages the 28th Tour Auto Optic 2000 finished in Normandy. Raphaël Favaro and Yves Badan (Lotus Elan) win for the second consecutive year. Eric Hamoniau and Edouard Lotthe (Ferrari 250 GT Lusso) are first in Regularity. In Deauville the competitors were eagerly awaited ... Read more

The Lotus Elan, a beguiling English sports car

Like the Triumph Spitfire, the Lotus Elan is part of a memorable generation of nippy little English sports cars that saw the light of day in the 1960s. Between 1962 and 1973 the Elan was one of the great road-going cars in the history of British manufacturer, Lotus, also an innovator and dominator in Formula 1 during this period. Powered ... Read more

Lancia Stratos HF – revolution and domination

The Lancia Stratos marked a turning point in the history of rallying as it was the first car specifically designed for this type of event and represented a complete break with the road-going cars adapted for rallies. The Stratos initially saw the light of day as a stylistic design presented at the 1970 Turin Motor Show. Its wedge-shaped ... Read more

Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Tour de France: a car, a race

The common history of Ferrari and the Tour de France automobile is rich in victories and exceptional cars. One of them saw the moniker of the event associated with its name for eternity.   As the 250 generation really consolidated the name of Ferrari, it is one of the most emblematic with its line of cars including the 250 MM, 250 ... Read more

Tour Auto Optic 2000: vanished English makes

Each running of the Tour Auto Optic 2000 highlights a theme connected with the motor car. The 2019 event will pay homage to vanished English makes. They were the creations of cross-channel artisans who were master-craftsmen in the fields of engines and coachwork and they left their own mark on the history of the motor car. Among the ... Read more