TOUR AUTO

21 â€“ 27 APRIL 2024

🏁 Regularity rally & competition
đŸ‡«đŸ‡· Paris – Biarritz

INTRODUCTION

historical version of one of the oldest car rallies in the world, original conception alternating timed sessions on road & circuit, with a unique atmosphere: the tour auto is one of the few events in the world that any historic car enthusiast would not miss.

Created in 1899 by the Automobile Club de France, the Tour Auto is the oldest motor racing event still in operation. It has become one of the most prestigious rallies in the world, attracting legendary makes such as Ferrari, Porsche, Jaguar, Mercedes, Maserati, Matra driven by equally renowned drivers such as Maurice Trintignant, Stirling Moss, Phil Hill, Bernard Darniche, Jean Pierre Beltoise, Henri Pescarolo … In the 1980s, economic constraints linked to the oil crisis weakened the event and 1986 saw the 50th and last edition of the Tour Auto take place, at least in the version it was in at the time.

The revival of this event in 1992 (already over thirty years ago!) in the form of a historical retrospective, was an immediate success. Three years were enough to establish the event as one of the world’s most important automobile events for major collectors.

2024 EDITION

The rally started in Paris, Tours (La Grange de Meslay), Limoges, Carcassonne, Pau, and finally Biarritz as the stage towns for each day from April 21st to April 27th. Drivers competed on the Le Mans, Val de Vienne, Nogaro, and Pau Arnos circuits!

Competition

The big winners in the VHC Group Competition category (pre-66 cars) were Emmanuel Brigand and Yann Albert in the 1962 3.8L Jaguar Type-E (#202)! With a total time of 2h06m30s.

Regularity

On the top step of the podium in the Regularity category of the VHC group, we find Marc Jay and Etienne Bruet in the 1958 MG A 1500 (#50)! The crew was very consistent throughout the rally, winning several stages in the overall classification, and their assiduity propelled them to first place.

Practical
informations

The Tour Auto is the continuation of an event that was created in 1899 and was then called the Tour de France Automobile. Although all the competitors follow the same route, they do not all take part in exactly the same event. We explain everything!

Sporting
informations


🏁 Regularity rally & competition
Length: + 2 000 km
Number of circuits: 4

Drivers’ Area 🏁

You will find documents, an accommodation solution and valuable information for your Tour Auto.

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