With 850kms of which over 300 are special stages, the Tour de Corse Historique very much follows in the tyre tracks of the original Tour de Corse of which it is a revival and a celebration. Each year in October over 200 historic car drivers line up for a five-day tour of the magical, mountainous island at the time of year when the weather is almost always crystal clear and still warm and mild. Open to cars up to 1990, there is a race class and a regularity category, and the competition in both is fierce with many ex-rally champions and regularity specialists taking part. Fighting for a win in one of the many classes, from period E (1947 to 1961), all the way up to the J2 cars of the ‘80s and early ‘90s, the competitors all have one thing in common:
they are there for the fun and the thrill of driving on the breathtaking Corsican roads, where they are greeted by a large, knowledgeable and enthusiastic public. Beginning and ending in Porto-Vecchio, the 19th edition of the revival event organised by Jose Andreani will tackle a new route and some new stages on 7-12 October and entries are now open. You can register at www.tourdecorse-historique.fr.