Tour Auto Optic 2000
The 26th Tour Auto Optic 2ooo ended on Sunday, April 30, 2017 in the Basque region and the event finished in the seaside resort of Biarritz. Rendezvous in 2018 for the 27th staging of the Tour Auto Optic 2ooo, which will again offer the participants a new route as is the case every year.
The 242 crews had left the Grand Palais in Paris five days earlier and never-to-be-forgotten memories of their participation will remain etched in their mind as they followed a route that enabled them to discover Brittany for the first time. From Paris to Biarritz taking in the stopover towns of Saint-Malo, Haute-Goulaine, Limoges and Toulouse they all admired the beauty of the landscapes and absorbed the history of the famous monuments they visited. They shared exciting moments at the wheel of their cars that they had lovingly prepared with special care to cover the 2500 km of a journey that was one of the longest of the recent stagings of the event. And a few of them were able to taste the joys of victory! British crew Andrew Smith and James Cottingham in their Ford GT40 emerged victorious at the end of this human and sporting adventure. [complete report here]