NEWS

  • A RECORD-BREAKING LE MANS CLASSIC!

      The number of historic racing cars that continues to increase event after event, drivers coming from all over the world plus more car clubs, exhibitors and activities all confirm the undeniable growth of Le Mans Classic since its creation in 2002. This biennial event, an exceptional mega-sized retrospective of […]

  • LE MANS CLASSIC 2018 REPLAY

    Back to Le Mans Classic 2018. Marc Minari and Frédéric Roba provided the French commentary. English version coming soon on youtube.com/peterautoofficial. Jaguar Classic Challenge & Group C Racing Porsche Classic Race Le Mans & Little Big Mans Plateaux 1 & 2 Plateaux 3 & 4 Plateaux 2, 3 Plateau 4 […]

  • 16 HOURS LIVE ON VIDEO

    On 7th and 8th July, Le Mans Classic will be given free never-before-seen video coverage by 16 cameras that will broadcast for 16 hours – 12 races to be followed live and in full on lemansclassic.com. In 2016, live broadcasting attracted more than 300 000 surfers all over the world. […]

  • DRIVERS PUBLIC CONFERENCE

    Among the thousand drivers from more than 30 nationalities who will be behind the wheel during the ninth staging of Le Mans Classic on 6-7-8 July on the big Le Mans circuit are ten former winners of the Le Mans 24 Hours. The majority of these drivers will take part in […]

  • GLOBAL ENDURANCE LEGENDS: AN EXCEPTIONAL PREMIER!

    The major novelty at Le Mans Classic in 2018 is the Global Endurance Legends that opens the door to a new era for this iconic meeting. With the arrival of this demonstration grid the event now covers the history of the Le Mans 24 Hours from 1923 to 2014! In […]

  • LE MANS CLASSIC 2018 TIMETABLE

    The 9th staging of Le Mans Classic has many surprises in store for visitors including an action-packed programme from 6th to 9th July comprising no fewer than 21 races and spectacular parades! After Group C Racing in 2016, it’s Global Endurance Legends’ turn to make its debut in the Sarthe. […]

  • ARTCURIAL SALE: FERRARI DAYTONA GROUP IV

    A rare Ferrari Group IV Daytona that finished 5th overall at Le Mans in 1971 will return to the mythical circuit later this year to star in Artcurial Motorcars’ biennial sale at Le Mans Classic on 7 July 2018. The Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Group IV #12467 is one of […]

  • JENSON BUTTON IN THE GROUP C RACE

    The ex-Formula 1 World Champion (2009) who has never taken part in the Le Mans 24 Hours or Le Mans Classic will drive a 1988 XJR-9. Jenson Button has never hidden his desire to take part in the Le Mans 24 Hours one day. In the meantime, the English driver […]

  • GLOBAL ENDURANCE LEGENDS: ENTRIES OPEN

    This year, the Global Endurance Legends will join forces with the historic grids on four occasions and put on spectacular on-track demonstrations with cars that spectators really adore. Entries are now open.  The Global Endurance Legends field consists of GTs and prototypes that raced in the most famous endurance events […]

  • 70 PORSCHES FOR THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY…

    The 9th Le Mans Classic, which will be staged on 6-7-8 July 2018, will be the occasion for Porsche France to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the make’s sports cars with a race called Porsche Classic Race Le Mans. Porsche France, in collaboration with Peter Auto, will assemble an exceptional […]

  • GRIDS & GROUP C: THE FIRST ENTRY LISTS

    Le Mans Classic is approaching! With six months to go to the event, the selection committee has just published the first entry lists for each of the six grids and for the Group C race, which will be run as a curtain-raiser on Saturday morning. In order to give spectators […]

  • PETER AUTO AND LE MANS CLASSIC AT RETROMOBILE

    Peter Auto will be at Retromobile (Paris) from Wednesday 7th to Sunday 11th February (Hall 1, Row N, Number 033).  Le Mans Classic and historic racing series will be featured. More than 500 historic automobiles jewels and 120.000 visitors are expected for the 43rd edition of Retromobile. At the heart of the […]

  • THE 2018 PETER AUTO CALENDAR

      In 2018 Peter Auto will put on a programme of eight historic meetings in the above regions as well as in the Belgian Ardennes, Burgundy and Provence. Espiritu de Montjuïc (6-8 April): the rendezvous at the beginning of April prepared by Peter Auto will kick off the season of […]

  • 2018 LE MANS CIRCUIT CALENDAR

    2018 promises to be exciting and it’s time to start preparing for it now as no fewer than 24 events are on the programme with, as the year’s high point, the Le Mans 24 Hours and Le Mans Classic. A round-up of the events not to be missed! Whether in […]

  • GROUP C: TWO QUALIFYING ROUNDS

    To race in the 2018 Le Mans Classic in Group C Racing entrants must have taken part in two qualifying races. In order to improve driver safety even further they will have to take part in two qualifying rounds before racing in the 2018 Le Mans Classic. This requirement can […]

  • RACE IN LE MANS CLASSIC 2018!

    Be a racing driver – the ultimate dream! Many are called but few are chosen. Le Mans Classic enables you to make this dream come true with, as a bonus, the big Le Mans 24-Hours circuit as your playing field with Tertre Rouge, the Mulsanne straight, Arnage etc. To become […]

  • LE MANS CLASSIC: THE TICKET OFFICE IS OPEN!

    Le Mans Classic, episode 9, will be held on July 6-7-8, 2018. The ticket office is open! With only a few weeks to go to Christmas and the end-of-year festivities it is an original idea for a present, which will delight all motor sport fans as well as those who […]

  • BOOK YOUR PRIVILEGE PACKAGE!

    Since eight editions, the Le Mans Classic has gathered more and more enthusiasts for 3 exceptional days... This is a unique opportunity to enjoy this exceptional historic car celebration with the most exclusive hospitality packages. In 2016, more than 120.000 spectators took part in this unique celebration. A mind-blowing show […]

  • PHOTO GALLERY: FERRARIS AT CHANTILLY

    Waiting for Le Mans Classic 2018… The 4th Chantilly Arts et Elegance Richard Mille held on Sunday 10th September in the Chantilly Château domain fulfilled all its promises. For the Concours d’Etat, the Peter Auto decided to celebrate in its own way Ferrari’s 70th anniversary with the Le Mans 24 Hours as the main […]

  • THE LE MANS FERRARIS AT CHANTILLY

    Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille is celebrating Ferrari’s 70th anniversary with an exceptional retrospective retracing Maranello’s history at the Le Mans 24 Hours. Some 30 significant cars that have taken part in the race will be on display on Le Nôtre’s lawns at the chateau. Celebrating Ferrari’s 70th anniversary […]

  • ENTRY FORMS AND TICKETING

    Le Mans Classic, episode 8, will be held on July 6-7-8, 2018. Entry forms and online ticketing will be available soon. Le Mans Classic will once again be the opportunity to escape in another motor sport era: 500 racing cars on track, more than 8,500 vintage club cars, numerous animations, an […]

  • IN THE ALPINE A443 WITH JEAN RAGNOTTI

    Several anniversaries will be celebrated at Le Mans Classic 2018, including in particular, the 40th anniversary of Alpine's victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours. Meanwhile, we are with Jean Ragnotti in the Alpine A443! Check out via on-board camera the Renault-Alpine A443 in circuit lap of the 24 Hours, filmed in […]

  • LE MANS CLASSIC: 6, 7, 8 JULY 2018

    Le Mans Classic, 9th edition, will be held on 6, 7 and 8 July 2018. This is the announcement made Tuesday on the occasion of a conference held for Retromobile in Paris. Le Mans Classic gives now-and-already go to all classic car enthusiasts on 6, 7 and 8 July 2018 […]

  • PETER AUTO AT RETROMOBILE

    Peter Auto will be at Retromobile (Paris) from Wednesday 8th to Sunday, February 12th (Hall 1, Stand P 29). 115 000 visitors and 500 historic automobiles jewels are expected for the 42th edition of Retromobile. At the heart of the show, Peter Auto will present an original scenography... Competitors, clubs, […]

  • 2017 BEST WISHES – VIDEO CALENDAR

    On the occasion of the New Year, all at Peter Auto wish you the best for 2017. This year, Peter Auto will organize a new event: the Hungaroring Classic. There are of course the classics among which the two top of the bill events: the Tour Auto Optic 2000 and […]

  • CHRISTMAS GIFT: LE MANS CLASSIC BOOK

    Races are woven of seconds which the stop watches count but do not tell the story. This is what Laurent Nivalle does; he walks around and captures the moment with its emergencies, expectations, rewards and gestures. He catches light and ambiance, but he is not an archivist who documents each […]

  • 2016 LE MANS CLASSIC AWARDED

    Le Mans Classic given an International Motoring Award for the second time! The 2016 International Historic Motoring Awards ceremony sponsored by the private bank EFG and Octane magazine was held in the prestigious Guildhall in London on Thursday 17th November. Since 2011 prizes have been awarded to prominent figures and […]

  • LE MANS CIRCUIT: THE 2017 CALENDAR

    The densely-packed calendar comprises no fewer than 23 exciting events! If several of these rendezvous are already known and eagerly awaited like the 85th Le Mans 24 Hours on 17-18 June, the 2017 season will also have some great innovations. A round-up of not-to-be-missed events! The 5th Exclusive Drive, a real […]

  • PETER AUTO: THE 2017 CALENDAR

    Even though the 2016 season isn’t over yet Peter Auto is already announcing its 2017 calendar, which contains a certain number of well-known and eagerly-awaited events like the 26th Tour Auto Optic 2ooo and the 4th Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille - and a newcomer! These reflect Peter Auto’s […]

  • LE MANS CLASSIC 2016: THE RESULTS

    Le Mans Classic 2016 has enjoyed superb racing, a warm, festive atmosphere and splendid weather: all the ingredients required to make this 2016 edition a worldwide success. The biennial event is now an essential date in the diary of every fan of vintage racing cars. BY TEAMS PERFORMANCE INDEX COMPETITION […]

  • 123 000 SPECTATORS CELEBRATE THE HISTORY OF THE LE MANS 24 HOURS

    At 16:00 today Sunday the flag came down on the 8th staging of Le Mans Classic  organised jointly by Peter Auto and the Automobile Club de l’Ouest. This biennial event celebrating the history of the Le Mans 24 Hours has became a real crowd-puller over the years as it offers […]

  • PHARRELL WILLIAMS

    On 9th July at 16:00 American star, Pharrell Williams, singer, song writer, composer and producer of many successful hits (including his famous Happy, the international Song of the Year at the 2014 NRJ Music Awards) will gave the start of the 8th Le Mans Classic. Pharrell Williams is well-known for […]

  • LIVE BROADCASTING

    This weekend, Le Mans Classic will be broadcasted live via the set-up of a multiple cameras system. Saturday and Sunday, on the www.lemansclassic.com website, the dedicated interface will allow web viewers to watch the Web-TV with enhanced "live-text" and rankings. SATURDAY, JULY 9 10:20 - 11:4011:40 - 13:0015:20 - 16:0016:00 […]

  • MUST-SEE: THE DRIVE-IN

    Who has never dreamed about the drive-in movie theater? It came to us from the United States, combining the two major national industries, auto and film. Le Mans Classic will recreate this atmosphere!  The inflatable screen will be installed nearby the famous Dunlop Bridge. Each spectator, comfortably seated in an […]

  • TEN FORMER WINNERS

    Le Mans Classic gives spectators a unique opportunity to see the cars that took part in the Le Mans 24 Hours between 1923 and 1993. And not only that, as many drivers use the event to get back behind the wheel. Of the nine former winners down to drive, the […]

  • 48 GROUP C

    For the first time, the Group C grid will be one of the highlights of the 8th Le Mans Classic with a race that has already attracted 48 cars as a curtain-raiser to one of the greatest historic race meeting in the world. In force from 1982 to 1993, these […]

  • A FRENCH DRESS CODE

    And what if we all pulled out all the stops so our garb is in unison with the cars? And what if, for our great pleasure we are all dressed elegantly, sporty and smart with outfits of the time? The range of clothing possibilities is vast because the period spans […]

  • ON FRIDAY MORNING!

    On the occasion of the Le Mans Classic press conference held at the Retromobile, Patrick Peter announced that the on-track action will begin on Friday morning ! The F.F.V.E exhibition entitled Race Transporters at Le Mans will be another first. The 2016 Le Mans Classic sees a major innovation as […]

  • TICKET SALES OPEN!

    Le Mans Classic, episode 8, will be held on July 8-9-10, 2016. The ticket office for the 2016 Le Mans Classic is open! With only a few weeks to go to Christmas and the end-of-year festivities it is an original idea for a present, which will delight all motor sport […]

  • RETROMOBILE PARIS

    Le Mans Classic will be at Retromobile (Paris) from Wednesday 3th to Sunday, February 7th (Hall 1, Stand P 29). 120 000 visitors and 500 historic automobiles jewels are expected for the 41th edition of Retromobile. At the heart of the show, Le Mans Classic will be honored with new […]

  • TIME FOR ENTRY

    Le Mans Classic, 8th edition, will be held on 8, 9 and 10 July 2016. With 500 race cars on the track, the event is set to be a highlight of the 2016 motoring calendar. The entry forms are now available. Competitions To be a racing driver is definitely for […]

  • GROUP C RACING

    The Group C Racing Association and Peter Auto are combining their know-how. In 2016, the grid will be present at each of the circuits on the French organiser’s calendar. Peter Auto, which already has four remarkable historic racing grids, Classic Endurance Racing, Sixties’ Endurance, Trofeo Nastro Rosso and the Heritage […]

  • AWARD

    On Thursday November 20th, the evening of the International Historic Motoring Awards 2014, London’s St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel received the international historic cars’ ‘Who’s Who’ with its panel of familiar faces and household names who bring the legend to life. Le Mans Classic was awarded. These awards are to motor […]

  • ON-GOING SUCCESS!

    The 7th Le Mans Classic, co-organised by Peter Auto and the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, fulfilled all its promises and attracted a bigger crowd as the 110 000-spectator barrier was broken. The weather also smiled on the event on Friday and a blue sky and high temperatures greeted the people […]