30 Years of the Tour Auto Revival

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This year the Tour Auto, one of the earliest motoring events, which first ran in 1899, will mark its 30th anniversary as a revival event. Each year a special marque or model is selected to receive priority and special recognition during the five-day rally, and this year Peter Auto has chosen to celebrate the Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta and the Jaguar MK II. Competitors entered with these models will automatically benefit from a hotel upgrade as well as various advantages to be discovered in the coming weeks.

In order to improve the Tour Auto experience for competitors, organisers have decided to limit total entries to 200, meaning entries will be even harder to get. It is worth remembering that although organisers Peter Auto will welcome the big buck cars and high profile drivers, the selection committee’s brief is to construct the most diverse and representative grid, which reflects all the models, big and small, that ran in the original event, so it is often the humble car that will get an entry over the more high-profile one. There is a list of eligible models on the Tour Auto website. Dates are 19-24 April and entries close soon!

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