Grand Prix de l’Age d’Or - Loyal fans flock to the Dijon-Prenois Circuit

Grand Prix de l’Age d’Or - Loyal fans flock to the Dijon-Prenois Circuit

11.06.2018: The 54th Grand Prix de l’Age d’Or held this weekend on the Dijon-Prenois circuit fulfilled all its promise as almost 15 000 spectators came to watch the nine races on the programme for the 250 historic racing cars present.

The 54th Grand Prix de l’Age d’Or held this weekend on the Dijon-Prenois circuit fulfilled all its promise as almost 15 000 spectators came to watch the nine races on the programme for the 250 historic racing cars present.
 



Although changeable stormy conditions affected the rest of the country, the event was run in fine weather and went off without a hitch. The organiser Peter Auto’s six grids gave the spectators the opportunity to relive the history of motor sport in the years 1950 to 2000.



The first race, the Greatest’s Trophy on Saturday afternoon, featured the most beautiful pre-66 sports and racing cars like the Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta, the one-off GT Drogo, the Maserati T61 Birdcage, an Aston Martin DB 2/4 MkI Competition Spider by Bertone, Alfa Romeo Giulia TZs, lightweight E-Type Jaguars plus the Bizzarrini 5300 GT and several others.


This was followed by the longest race of the weekend, Sixties’ Endurance, in which pre-63 sports cars and pre-66 GTs did battle on the circuit in Burgundy.



The grid included names - Shelby Cobra 289, E-Type Jaguar, Chevrolet Corvette and Ford Shelby GT 350 - that resonate in the memories of enthusiasts of endurance racing which, in that era, was the blue-riband category of motor sport.
 


Action-packed Sunday

 

On Sunday morning it was the turn of cars in the Heritage Touring Cup to revive the halcyon years of the European Touring Car Championship between 1966 and 1984. The race was the theatre of no-holds-barred battles between BMW 3.0 CSLs, 635 CSis, Ford Escorts, Capris, Alfa Romeo 1750 GTAMs, etc.



 Then came the Euro F2 Classic single-seaters that wrote many thrilling pages in the history of the European Championship between 1967 and 1978. At the time F2 was considered as the last step on the ladder before F1 and a decade of drivers who were to leave their mark on the history of motor racing learned the ropes in it.



They included Jacky Ickx, Jean-Pierre Beltoise, Clay Regazzoni, Ronnie Peterson, Jean-Pierre Jarier, Patrick Depailler, Jacques Laffite, Jean-Pierre Jabouille and René Arnoux. In the afternoon, the GTs and Protos in Classic Endurance Racing 1 and 2, one of the most hotly-contested and fastest series in historic racing with two grids comprising 39 and 19 cars, went at it hammer and tongs in duels worthy of those seen in endurance racing between 1966 and 1981.



Gérard Larrousse, two-time winner of the Le Mans 24 Hours, former Renault Sport team manager in Formula 1 and Sport Prototypes who also set up his own team, took part in CER 1 in a 1970 Porsche 911 ST 2,5L shared with Englishman, Oliver Bryant.



Last but not least, the new 2.0L Cup grid created by Peter Auto for pre-1966 short-chassis 2-litre Porsche 911s has met with great success and 30 cars were at the start of a closely-fought race in which tiny gaps separated the drivers.



The more recent GTs and prototypes, including a superb Ferrari 333 SP, which raced in the most famous endurance events in the 1990s and 2000s, make up the Global Endurance Legends field that put on three 40-minute demonstration runs during the weekend.
 


Aero demonstrations

 


Again this year the Grand Prix de l’Age d’Or not only highlighted historic cars, but also some of the greatest planes in the aviation world that came to add excitement to the skies over the circuit on Saturday afternoon.


The stars of this air show were a 1949 Sea Fury in the colours of the Royal Australian Navy, a plane used during the Korean War in particular, a Morane Saulnier MS406, a French combat aircraft in WWII as well as a North American T-6 used to train Allied fighter pilots during WWII.



 Other important players at the Grand Prix de l’Age d’Or were the makes’ clubs of which there were even more at the event this year. Their members could enjoy laps of the track in special time slots specially reserved for them.
 




Meetings in the paddock

 
The public could also visit the many exhibitors and activities laid on for them in the paddock where they could run into Patrick Tambay who was on hand to sign a superb book retracing his F1 career at Ferrari.



While waiting for the 55th Grand Prix de l’Age d’Or, the next event on Peter Auto’s calendar is the 9th staging of Le Mans Classic that will showcase 650 historic racing cars and more than 1000 drivers from 30 countries including 10 former winners and some Formula 1 drivers like ex-world champion, Jenson Button, on 6-7-8 July on the big Le Mans 24-Hours circuit.
 

 
PETER AUTO, ©Fotorissima

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/grand-prix-age-dor-fans-dijon-prenois-circuit---177237.html

11.06.2018 / MaP

More News

Kitzbüheler Alpenrallye mit neuen Siegern.
11.06.2018
Leistungsschau der Automobilgeschichte.Erlebnis Alpenrallye! Die 31. Kitzbüheler Alpenrallye hatte alles zu bieten, was das Oldtimerherz begehrt: Atemberaubende Fahrzeuge, spannende Bewerbe, tolle Strecken, begeisterte Zuschauer – und dazu more >>
Liège-Rome-Liège 2018 -SS1
11.06.2018
Quand la notion d’endurance prend déjà tout son sens… Cette fois, c’est parti ! Samedi soir, devant un public encore plus nombreux que douze mois auparavant, le Liège-Rome-Liège 2018 a pris son envol offici more >>
Liège-Rome-Liège: Tous à Spa pour le grand départ ce samedi soir !
07.06.2018
C’est ce samedi 9 juillet que l’édition 2018 du Liège-Rome-Liège prendra son envol. Comme le veut la tradition, le grand départ sera donné depuis le Parc de Sept Heures au cœur de Spa, où voitures et équipages arriveront à partir de 13 heures pour les différentes opérations de contrôle technique et adm more >>
Rallye des Princesses - SS5 Formigal - Bidarray- Biarritz
07.06.2018
JEUDI 7 JUIN - ETAPE 5 : FORMIGAL-BIDARRAY-BIARRITZ (247 km)Chapeau… basque Princesses !Le soleil, l’océan, du sourire et du champagne ! Après une ultime traversée sportive des more >>
E-Type wins latest Bespoke Rallies event
07.06.2018
... with just 12 seconds to spare !A new event among the rapidly-expanding roster offered by leading international classic car rally organiser Bespoke Rallies, the recent Highland 1000 ended in climactic fashion with just 12 seconds sep more >>
Rallye des Princesses: SS4 Toulouse- Bonnemaison- Formigal
07.06.2018
Rallye des Princesses Richard Mille MERCREDI 6 JUIN - ETAPE 4 : TOULOUSE-BONNEMAISON-FORMIGAL (327 km)Bienvenida a PrincesasSortez vos crampons et vos piolets ! A l’occasion de cette 4e et avant-derni&egra more >>
Denis Robert et Alexandre Peeters viseront le top 10 au Liège-Rome-Liège
06.06.2018
Denis Robert et Alexandre Peeters (Porsche 911 « CCS ») Parmi la multitude de voitures légendaires engagées dans l’une des épreuves de régularité les plus réputées more >>
Rallye des Princesses Richard Mille SS3 Vichy - Muret le Château - Toulouse
06.06.2018
 MARDI 5 JUIN - ETAPE 3: VICHY - MURET-LE CHÂTEAU - TOULOUSE (482 KM)Ville rose de PrincessesDe Vichy à Toulouse, cette 3e étape marathon av more >>
Rallye des Princesses Richard Mille - SS2 Beauval- Meaulne- Vichy
05.06.2018
En quittant ce matin les Jardins de Beauval, les équipages de ce 19e RALLYE DES PRINCESSES RICHARD MILLE ne s’imaginaient sans doute pas ce qui les attendait tout au long de cette deuxième étape placée sous le signe de la navigation. A more >>
Rallye des Princesses Richard Mille - SS1 Paris- Sandillon- Beauval
05.06.2018
La traversée buissonnière…Quelques minutes avant le grand départ de ce 19e RALLYE DES PRINCESSES RICHARD MILLE l’heure est à la concentration. Les équipages peaufinent les derniers régl more >>
FIA Las Vegas Ypres Historic Rally
04.06.2018
 Paul Lietaer comme outsider Le plateau du FIA Las Vegas Ypres Historic Rally sera à nouveau de très haut niveau cette année. Les étrangers nous amèneront des voitures exotiques et exclusives, telles l'imposante Ford Fa more >>
Rallye des Princesses 2018 - Verifications Paris
03.06.2018
À la conquête de l’OuestPlein soleil sur Vendôme pour cette journée de vérifications du 19e RALLYE DES PRINCESSES RICHARD MILLE. Au pied de la célèbre colonne, les Princesses et leurs voitures anciennes more >>
Dritter Saisonlauf der PCHC beim Motorsport XL Weekend
01.06.2018
Wer stoppt die Siegesserie von Heinz Bert Wolters?Vom 08.bis 09. Juni geht es für die Pilotinnen und Piloten der Porsche Club Historic Challenge in die dritte Runde. Im Rahmen des Motorsport XL Weekends werden in der Eifel zwei Rennen ausgetragen. Als Tabellenfüh more >>
Derek Bell MBE at Classic & Sports Car Show
01.06.2018
Five-time Le Mans hero Derek Bell MBE to take to the track at  The Classic & Sports Car Show in association with FlywheelThe Classic & Sports Car Show in association with Flywheel is delighted to announce that one of the UK’s most celebrate more >>
11th Traversée de Paris estivale- The endearing rolling heritage
31.05.2018
11th Summer crossing of Paris Sunday July 22nd 2018La Traversée de Paris has never carried a better name. Vincennes en Anciennes, organizer of the event, wished to pay an homage more >>
Liège-Rome-Liège 2018: Sous le signe du ‘Girl Power’…
31.05.2018
Roamhy Heras et Jennifer Hugo relèvent le défi  en Porsche 356 SC Cabriolet 1964  !Depuis la nuit des temps, le sport automobile est une affaire d’hommes… que vie more >>
Grand Prix de l’Age d’Or par Peter Auto les 8-9-10 juin
28.05.2018
GRAND PRIX DE L’AGE D’OR8-9-10 JUIN   Le week-end des 8-9-10 juin 2018 se déroulera la 54ème édition du Grand Prix de l’Age d’Or sur le circuit de Dijon-Prenois. Depuis u more >>
Spa-Classic - A new take on the past
20.05.2018
The Peter Auto teams achieved a remarkable feat at the 8th staging of Spa-Classic by assembling 325 racing cars and 1 200 collector cars with, as a bonus, some superb newcomers.  The success of an event held on a circuit is partly based on the o more >>
PCHC Oschersleben - Dreifacherfolg für Wolters
14.05.2018
Beim zweiten Lauf der Porsche Club Historic Challenge war Heinz Bert Wolters mit seinem Porsche 997 GT3 R nicht zu schlagen. Gleich dreimal schlug Wolters in Oschersleben zu. Klaus Horn (997 GT3) machte es zumindest im zweiten Rennen extrem spannend, als sich der Landauer nach engem Kampf mit 0,393 Sekunden geschlagen geben musste. more >>
History repeats itself: the Lamborghini Marzal at GP de Monaco Historique
14.05.2018
The Lamborghini Marzal made its first outing since 1967 at the GP de Monaco Historique driven by Prince Albert of Monaco Lamborghini Polo Storico went back in history taking the Lamborghini Marzal back to Monte Carlo for the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique. more >>
Lamborghini Polo Storico goes back in history, taking the Marzal to the GP de Monaco Historique
10.05.2018
On 7 May 1967, shortly before the start of the Monte Carlo Formula 1 Grand Prix, His Serene Highness Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, completed the lap of honor on the track in a legendary car: the Lamborghini Marzal, with its glazed gullwing doors offering an almost unimpeded view of the interior and the silver leather upholstery.  more >>
Mercedes-Benz at the “1000 Miglia” 2018
09.05.2018
 Great moments of motorsport retracing the legendary thousand-mile raceIt is one of the most fascinating events on four wheels: as an automotive sponsor of the race, Mercedes-Benz will once more field a large contingent of vehicles and famous drivers a more >>
Spa-Classic 2018
09.05.2018
Spa-Classic, created in 2011, has gone from strength to strength and today it is among the major European events for historic cars. In 2017, the 7th Spa-Classic fulfilled all its promises setting new records with more than 20 000 spectators.& more >>
Bernhard-Stuck: Dream team at the Nürburgring Nordschleife
07.05.2018
Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo and 956 C with Timo Bernhard and Hans-Joachim Stuck at the wheelJust before the Nürburgring 24-hour race will be green flagged on May 12, Porsche prese more >>
ACL Classic Tour 2018
07.05.2018
 Les voitures de collection sont de sortieLors de la 18e édition de l’ACL Classic Tour, le 10 mai prochain, 120 voitures historiques datant de 1936 à 1991 traverseront les plus beaux paysages du Luxembourg sur un circuit de 190 km more >>
Tour Auto Optic 2ooo SS5 Aix-en-Provence to Nice
29.04.2018
Raphaël Favaro & Yves Badan (Lotus Elan) pull off a last-minute victory! FULL RESULTS here more >>
Tour Auto Optic 2ooo Leg 4: Avignon - Aix-en-Provence
27.04.2018
ANDREW SMITH & JAMES COTTINGHAM INVINCIBLES ! RESULTATS   Progressivement, le peloton du Tour A more >>
Tour Auto Optic 2ooo leg 3: Megève / Avignon (26th April)
27.04.2018
The Andrew Smith-James Cottingham Ford GT40 pulls away   Full Results here The crews headed up into th more >>
ING Ardenne Roads 2018- Sous le soleil exactement
26.04.2018
  • Conditions parfaites, leaders imperturbables • Lutte intense pour les accessits • Tendances féminité et passion familiale • Modernisation confirmée more >>
Onroak Automotive, modern and classic
26.04.2018
On Tuesday, the 1973 Ligier JS 2 from the Onroak Automotive workshops set off to tackle the French roads in the Tour Auto Optic 2ooo. While awaiting its return Onroak Automotive is hard at work more >>
Tour Auto Optic 2ooo SS2 Besancon - Megève
25.04.2018
Classements 25.4.2018 Après une première étape qui a permis aux concurrents de prendre la mesure de leur more >>
Tour Auto Optic 2ooo SS1 Paris - Besancon
25.04.2018
ETAPE 1 : PARIS / BESANCON (24 avril) Classement   Après les fastes de l’exposition tenue lundi au Grand more >>
TOUR AUTO OPTIC 2ooo – 10 000 visiteurs au Grand Palais
23.04.2018
Quel plus bel écrin que le Grand Palais de Paris, monument unique et majestueux trônant en bord de Seine non loin d’autres grands édifices historiques de la capitale, pour accueillir les joyaux automobiles de la 27ème édition du Tour Optic 2ooo. more >>
Historic Minardi Day - From the F1 Surtees' Cooper T51 to Formula E
09.04.2018
BETWEEN THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE THE 2018 HMD NARRATES HALF A CENTURY OF RACING COMPETITIONS  “Without the Past there is no Present and Future”  These are the first words  that Gian Carlo Minardi pronounced when spe more >>
Gipimotor launches new website ahead of busy 2018
09.04.2018
Gipimotor, the Brussels based classic and racing car restoration and maintenance company, is launching a new website ahead of a busy 2018, which will see a major expansion to its racing operations. Gipimotor, the Brussels based classic and racing car restoratio more >>
The 18th occasion of the Tour de Corse Historique
09.04.2018
Corsica is a place where respect for tradition has gone to another dimension. Corsica is also a land of mechanical passion and has been proving it year after year by keeping its tradition of legendary rallyes. More than a moving museum, it is almost all o more >>
ARDEN British Day a Castle Zelem in September 2018
04.04.2018
Arden British Day will take place on Sunday 23rd of September 2018: For the third time in a row, the Arden Classic Team invites all friends of classic automobiles to the Arden British Day to be held at Castle Zelem, Zelemerweg 15, in Kranenburg. Steadily i more >>
Ennstal-Classic 2018 mit Rekordstarterfeld
04.04.2018
238 Teams mit 51 Marken aus 17 Nationen werden bei der diesjährigen 26. Auflage am Start sein. Der Andrang spiegelt den Beliebtheitsgrad der Ennstal-Classic wider: Aus über 300 Nennungen wurden vom Verans more >>
Jenson Button will compete in the Le Mans Classic Group C race
29.03.2018
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 Jaguar XJR-9. Jenson Button has never hidden his desire to take part in the Le Mans 24 Hours one day. more >>

Kategorien

STROOSSEN ENGLEN ASBL www.stroossenenglen.lu

2001-2019 automobilsport.com full copyright