Buckle up for some Tour Auto 2024 impressions

Tour Auto is, next to Le Mans Classic, probably the best-known event by Peter Auto. The Tour Auto is the continuation of an event that was created in 1899 and was then called the Tour de France Automobile. The “Tour de France Automobile” was a unique event in the world of motor racing, with a mix of open road, classic race track, and hill track scores across France. The first post-WWII event took place in 1951. Stopped once again in 1965, the rally was revived in 1969 thanks to five-time winner Bernard Consten. In 1992, Patrick Peter brought new blood to the Tour Auto. Supported by several motor racing enthusiasts, he gave the event a second life as an historic event for classic cars of a model that competed in the original Tour de France Automobile between 1951 and 1973. In three years, the Tour Auto became one of the top historic rallies in the world.

After scrutineering and the car display on Sunday, April 21st, and Monday, April 22nd, the drivers and co-drivers set off on a 2,000km route in 6 stages to the final destination Biarritz, which had already been the finishing town for numerous editions, the most recent dating back to 2017. Next to the rural roads, epic sceneries, and lovely atmosphere, the drivers competed on 4 race tracks ( Le Mans, Val de Vienne, Nogaro, and Pau Arnos circuits) Our reporters Wilfried Geerts and Belinda Nuytten were present at the scrutineering in Hall 6 of Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, a few spots during the first legs, and on the Le Mans track and returned home with an amazing set of pictures.

Picture Gallery Tour Auto 2024

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Pictures courtesy Wilfried Geerts & Belinda Nuytten