Tour Auto

Location Paris to Marseille, France
Date 16 – 23 April 2023

The Tour de France Automobile first ran in 1899, but it was reborn in the form we know it in 1951 and ran until 1986. In its late-1960s heyday it attracted the very best teams and drivers. In 1992 it was reborn as a retrospective. Run by Peter Auto, Tour Auto is now the biggest, most important such event for 1960s and ’70s sports cars, with Competition and Regularity classes. Any car of a type that ran in the event from 1961 to 1973 is eligible. The roads are suitably epic, and the route takes in several challenging circuits – Nevers Magny-Cours, Albi, Charade and Ledenon – many of which you’d be unlikely to sample at any other time.  Slickly organised and fast-paced, the Tour Auto is a remarkable experience.  You’ll also glimpse rarely seen cars and famous drivers.


The roads are suitably epic, and the route takes in several challenging circuits

The roads are suitably epic, and the route takes in several challenging circuits