In 1964, Serge Pozzoli and Jacques Potherat and a handful of enthusiasts were the driving force behind the Coupes de l’Age d’Or, the first event for historic racing cars. It was the curtain-raiser for the F1 Grand Prix de l’Automobile de France on the Rouen-les-Essarts circuit. Renamed the Grand Prix de l’Age d’Or it moved to the Linas-Montlhery circuit where, at the end of the 80s, it became the Grand Prix de l’Age d’Or Lanvin under the Peter Auto banner.
The Grand Prix de L’Age D’Or 2015 was staged 5-7 June at the Dijon-Prenois circuit in Dijon, France. Under a hellish burning sun, the , the 51st edition of the Grand Prix de l’Age d’or was a huge succes with lots of visitors and full race grids. The battles fought at the race track were not as legendary as the one between Gilles Villeneuve and Rene Arnoux in 1979 in a F1 race, but that’s not exactly what one would expect in a historic car race with some multi-million Euro worth cars.
Series at the Grand Prix de l’Age d’Or
- Classic Endurance Racing – Protos & GT 1966-1979
- Heritage Touring Cup – Touring Cars 1966-1984
- Sixties’ Endurance – Sports cars pre-1963 & GTs pre-1966
- Trofeo Nastro Rosso – Pre-1966 Italian Sports & GT cars + some handpicked models
Most interesting for Porsche fans are without any doubt the 2 Classic Endurance Racing series, with different Porches at the start. Among them the ususal suspects as Porsche 934, Porsche 935K3 and the different engine sized Porsche RS and Porsche RSR models from the early to mid 70’s.
Afschin Fatemi raced his Porsche 904 in the sixties endurance.
The organization was very pleased with the number of clubs and their cars showing up. Nearly 14,000 enthusiasts paid visit throughout the weekend, and Peter Auto evens hopes to gather more at the Grand-Prix de l’Age d’or 2016.
Dijon GP de l’Age d’Or 2015
Pictures by Vintage Race Photography