THE GOLDEN AGE OF RACING SHOWCASED IN FRANCE

BMW M1 shooting after fire
Re-shared from Petrolicious, Photography by Rémi Dargegen for Petrolicious

Held about two weeks ago, the Grand Prix de l’Age d’Or (Grand Prix of the Golden Age) in Dijon-Prenois was recently reorganized. It was formerly run by the famous Quiniou family but has now come under the umbrella of the Peter Group (check out another of their events here). This was the historic Grand Prix’s first test and first success since the reorganization. And it featured some of French historic racing’s usual grids: U2TC (Under two-liter Touring Cars), 1960s Endurance, Classic Endurance, Trofeo Nastro Rosso (Red Ribbon Trophy, dedicated to Italian racers of the late ’50s and ’60s), and the new Heritage Touring Cup. In addition, three other grids raced in Dijon: FIA Lurani Trophy (Grand Prix cars with smaller engines, mainly Formula Junior), and the highlights of the week-end, which were provided by the Historic Grand Prix Cars Association (HGPCA): pre-’61 front-engined Grand Prix Cars, and pre-’66 rear-engined Grand Prix cars. (more…)

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