ASAVÉ – Return to Fundamentals

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After the sad passing of ASAVÉ stalwart Alain Goupy last year, a new team has taken over the reins of the oldest organisation in Europe dedicated solely to historic motorsport.  ASAVÉ, or the Association Sportive Automobile des Véhicules d’Époque, was founded in 1972 and has been organising races for historic cars since then.

A new team now comes in to write a new page in the Club’s history, led by racers Jérôme Servies as President, Greg Carini as Vice President and François Leloutre as Secretary.  They have listed their ambition for the Club to continue to provide licences for competitors, to “Develop races that are more friendly and more respectful of history,” to “Create real services, before, during and after the races” and to “Imagine new, even unexpected, meetings to share our way of life.”  They will also continue to organise the traditional ASAVÉ track day for members, this year on 9 March.

They have announced two sprint races to be run at Paul Ricard on 1-3 November supporting the VdeV 24 Hours.  The 45-minute races will be for pre-1966 cars with HTPs running on Dunlop Racing or Avon CR 65 for two drivers with mandatory pitstop.  If you are not on their mailing list and want to be, email  They also have a new website at

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