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The 13th edition of Peter Auto’s Dix Mille Tours at the Paul Ricard circuit in southern France saw nearly 25,000 spectators enjoying a profusion of entertainment, activities and exhibitions amongst a gathering of some 460 collector’s cars and 348 racing cars on track, as Peter Auto’s slick and professional organisation continues to attract big grids of top-quality entries.

Photos Nicolas Bremaud & PhotoClassicRacing Courtesy Peter Auto

Continuing this year’s Centenary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans theme, JMB Classic staged an exceptional exhibition in the heart of the exhibitors’ area, highlighting the legendary GT cars and prototypes that once echoed on the Sarthe circuit.  Several of these icons joined in the racing, including the Porsche GT1 in the expert hands of Emmanuel Collard and Pierre Fillon, the Porsche RS Spyder of Emmanuel Collard and Matthieu Vaxivière, the Ferrari 333 SP and the Ferrari 575 GTC brilliantly driven by Olivier Galant, the Ferrari 550 Prodrive entrusted to Nicolas Joffre and finally, the Aston Martin Vantage GTE piloted by Matthieu Vaxivière.

The open museum also paid a vibrant homage to the golden age of Formula 1

The rolling museum also paid a vibrant homage to the golden age of Formula 1.  Visitors got to hear the roar of the engines of cars like the 1975 Ferrari 312 T driven by Richard Mille and Thomas Jamin, the 1971 Tyrrell 002 in the hands of Pierre Fillon, the 1971 Tyrrell 006 with Armand Mille behind the wheel, the Ligier JS11/15 with John Of B at the controls and the Ensign MN180-B with the talented Eric Hélary in the driving seat!

Eric Hélary, Thierry Boutsen, Emmanuel Collard, Yannick Dalmas, Matthieu Vaxivière et Soheil Ayari were amongst those racing who signed autographs for the public

See our October 2023 issue for a full report of the racing.  Available in hard copy of digital editions.

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