Grand Prix de l’Age d’Or

Peter Auto historic racing at the Grand Prix de l'Age d'Or at Dijon
Photo | Fotorissima

The Grand Prix de l’Age d’Or 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. 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.

Events

The Peter Auto grids are devoted to different periods of the history of motor sport and to different circuit racing cars: GTs, Sports cars, Prototypes and Touring cars from the 1950s to the 2000s.

Circuit

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.

 

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