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At the Finish Line of the Tour Auto

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015

The Ferrari spectacular winds its way from Paris to Biarritz After 1,900 kilometres, the 24th edition of the Tour Auto has reached its finish-line in sunny Biarritz. It proved an unforgettable experience for all 233 participants who set off from the Grand Palais in Paris, taking in lovely cities read...

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Ferrari Results for the 2015 Tour Auto Optic 2ooo

Posted by on Apr 27, 2015

The 24th edition of the Tour Auto Optic 2ooo was held from April 20 to 25, 2015. Organized by Peter Auto, this annual event, gathering 225 classic cars, remained a major event of the historical motor racing calendar that it has become. The 2015 Tour Auto Optic 2ooo began on Monday, April 20, with read...

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Tour Auto Saturday 25th April: Pau to Biarritz

Posted by on Apr 26, 2015

For the final leg, the first crews rose at dawn for the last time and started their day on the Pau-Arnos circuit for the final showdown on track. By late morning, one last special stage brought to a close the timed sessions. Then, competitors gathered to enjoy a picnic at Bastide Clairence. Founded read...

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Tour Auto Friday 24th April: Toulouse to Pau

Posted by on Apr 25, 2015

The penultimate day had no circuit competitions, but two special stages on closed roads. After being timed first in the morning, the competitors enjoyed a lunch held at the Abbaye de l’Escaladieu (The Escaladieu – Scala Dei in Latin – meaning “scale of God”). Founded around 1140 read...

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Tour Auto Thursday 23rd April: Clermont-Ferrand to Toulouse

Posted by on Apr 24, 2015

From Clermont-Ferrand, the competitors covered some 463 km of open country roads in what is the second longest stage of the event 2015. The road book led them on the roads of the two special stages of the day, followed by lunch at Domaine de la Goudalie, an historical place of the Rouergue, built read...

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Tour Auto Wednesday 22nd April: Vichy to Clermont-Ferrand

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015

In the aftermath of the first warm-up stage, the competitors of the Tour Auto Optic 2ooo performed in two special stages before the lunch break at Castle Parentignat, nicknamed the little Versailles of Auvergne. Spared at the revolution, including the house where Marechal de La Fayette lived read...

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The Ferrari 488 GTB Star at the Grand Palais

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015

Unveiling in Paris of the new V8 and start of the Tour Auto The 488 GTB was the star of the Grand Palais for two days, for its French premiere at the departure of the Tour Auto. Hundreds of guests and journalist joined the unveilings, that took place at the presence of the Scuderia Ferrari test read...

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Tour Auto Tuesday 21st April: Paris to Vichy

Posted by on Apr 22, 2015

Just as dawn was breaking, the cars left the Grand Palais to go to the Château de Courances where the official start of the 2015 event was taken. Located at forty-seven kilometers southeast of Paris in the French Gâtinais and department of Essonne, the Château de Courances was built between read...

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Ferraris to Partake in 2015 Tour Auto

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015

The 24th edition of the Tour Auto Optic 2ooo will be held from April 20 to 25, 2015. Organized by Peter Auto, this annual event, gathering 225 classic cars, remains a major event of the historical motor racing calendar. As is tradition, the 2015 Tour Auto Optic 2ooo will begin on Monday, April read...

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1960 Winner Comes Home to the Tour Auto

Posted by on Apr 28, 2014

At the recent Tour Auto in France, a welcome visitor was the 250 GT SWB, s/n 2129 GT, which actually was 1st OA in the 1960 Tour de France, driven by Willy Mairesse and Georges Berger. After a grueling week of track events and over the road time trials, this SWB came home first against some very read...

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Legendary Breadvan Revisits Legendary Race

Posted by on Apr 28, 2014

At the recent Tour Auto in France, which sent classic sports cars from the ‘60s and ‘70s all over the French countryside, from Paris to Marseille, there was a special guest, the 250 GT SWB, s/n 2819 GT, now famously known as the Breadvan. This rare specimen started out as a regular SWB, and read...

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Tour Auto 2014: Provisional Entry List

Posted by on Mar 28, 2014

Martin H. SUCARI/Christian BERTSCHI – 250 GT Berlinetta 1961 Sergio TONCONOGY/Fabian ONETTI – 275 GTB/C 1965 Alejandro OXENFORD/José Luis CELADA – 275 GTB/2 1965 Juan BALL/Guillermo PALACIOS HASSELBACH – 275 GTB/4 1966 Martin GRUSS/Michel BROGARD – 250 GT TdF 1956 <p style="text-align read...

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