This event, which Peter Auto took over again in 2014, is the trail-blazer in historic racing meetings and it has now regained its former glory. It is held on a much-loved circuit whose pits have been renovated and is one the drivers’ and spectators’ favourite rendezvous.
This event is the oldest historic car meeting in France as the first Coupes de l’Age d’Or was held on the Rouen-les-Essarts circuit in 1964 as a curtain-raiser to the French Formula 1 Grand Prix. In addition, it is particularly important for Patrick Peter who made his name known in the world of the motor car by associating the competences of his agency with it in 1984. After Montlhéry, the event is now held on the Dijon-Prenois circuit, the theatre of the most epic duel in the history of F1 during the 1979 French Grand Prix between Gilles Villeneuve in his Ferrari and René Arnoux in his Renault.
The short circuit in Burgundy (3.8 km) is a huge challenge for the drivers in the series by Peter Auto with, in particular, the blind La Bretelle corner, the uphill Parabolique hairpin and the never-ending very quick Pouas curve. The public love the dip and gather there in large numbers in what is almost a real stadium ideally situated only a stone’s throw from the paddocks. This is where the 300 racing cars are prepared throughout the weekend in temporary garages that are accessible to the spectators. In this zone too is the exhibitors’ village in which boutiques of all kinds whose common link is the motor car are installed.
Clubs and individual owners remain at the heart of the action with an exhibition area reserved inside the racetrack. The condition? A car in good condition, produced before 1966 or among the Happy Few list.
Entertainment at the Grand Prix de l’Age d’Or
A shopping village with many professionals presenting their latest works, publications, automobile antiques, miniature cars and other rarities … An automobile amateur’s dream!