Here’s an event for passionate and connoisseurs, the Tour Auto Optic 2000 is one of the greatest event in terms of automobile and is part of the most remarkable events held within the Grand Palais. Theater of the first Salon de l'Automobile in 1901 and until 1961, we can't count how many renown fairs fight over this exceptional venue, perfect setting to highlight art items, fashion shows and... collector's cars.
Not less than 240 super rare cars, with perfectly polished car bodies with finely fixed mechanisms will be displayed this Monday 29, ready to roar the next day.
In keeping with tradition, the edition 2019 of the Tour Auto Optic 2000 will start on Monday April 29, with the famous day when involved cars are exhibited at Paris Grand Palais. The next day, competitors (competition and regularity) will leave the capital for five days of discoveries on the roads of France, marked by timed steps on circuits and closed sections (rally). The arrival will be judged on Saturday May 4 in Deauville.
Every year, Peter Auto celebrates a manufacturer or a kind of car that took part in the history of the France auto tour. On the occasion of the 28th edition, models approved by organizers are those who signed up for the challenge between 1951 and 1973 (including a few exceptions). The 28th edition will give pride of place to disappeared English brands. By the way, we already know there'll be a 1949 Healey Silverstone driven by a Japanese team, a Frazer Nash Le Mans coupé 1954 and a Sunbeam Alpine Roadster from 1953 and several TR2 and TR3 Triumph cars.
Among the remarkable cars, let's note that many Shelby Cobra, Ford GT40, Jaguar Type E, Lancia Stratos, Ligier JS2 will be there as well as plethora of Porsche from the 356 pre A to the 904 GTS without forgetting the 911 2.0L, 2.2L, 2.7 RS, 2.8 RSR and 3.0 L RSR and even the 914/6.
Multiple-time winner of the Tour de France Automobile in the Tourism category thanks to the talent of Hermano da Silva Ramos in 1959, then of Bernard Consten in 1960, 1961, 1962 and 1963, Jaguar MK I and MK II will be largely represented as well.
Finaly, among the other brands presented, we could name Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Alpine Renault, Aston Martin, Audi, DB, CG, Chevrolet, Citroën, Datsun, De Tomaso, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Hotchkiss, Jide, Lancia, Ligier, Lotus, Maserati, Matra, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Morgan, Nash, NSU, Opel, Panhard, Peugeot, Renault, Saab, Studebaker and other Volvo will receive public rewards.
In other words, an event at Paris Grand Palais you don’t want to miss for this Tour Auto 2019, and a race to follow. For the record, the Nave is accessible upon presentation of the official program available for €10 at the entrance of the Grand Palais.
On 29 April 2019
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower
75008 Paris 8
M° Champs-Elysées Clemenceau
programme officiel: 10 €
Accessible au public sur présentation du programme officiel vendu 10 € à l'entrée du Grand Palais
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