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Dix Mille Tours du Castellet Lines Up 7 Classic Grids for October

Submitted by on August 8, 2011

The classic car meeting of the South of France returns for 2011 – the Dix Mille Tours du Castellet will be back with 600 cars lining up on seven grids over the 7th, 8th and 9th of October, 2011.

Classic Endurance Racing, Sixties’ Endurance, Trofeo Nastro Rosso, Group C Racing, Challenge ASAVE and Groupe 1, and CanAm events will keep the track busy and the punters smiling over the course of a massive weekend. The Classic Endurance Racing event will be a highlight, with prototype and GT cars from 1966 – 1979 split into two highly competitive grids that will duke it out over hour long races. Speaking of long races, the Sixties’ Endurance race will have AC Cobras, Lotus 15s and the like taking over the track for a full two hours.

All over the track, pits and paddock, legends like the Porsche 935, BMW M1, Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta, Sauber-Mercedes and Jaguar E-type are set to demonstrate just what makes historic racing so compelling, with CanAm and Challenge ASAVE beauties from the likes of Lola, McLaren, and Alpine-Renault gracing the Tours du Castellet for the first time.

Read the official word from Dix Mille Tours below

Via Dix Mille Tours

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The Dix Mille Tours first saw the light of day in 2010 on the Paul Ricard circuit. From the beginning, the 100% classic car meeting gathered six exceptional grids, over 220 collector cars, dozens of clubs and nearly 10,000 spectators. Encouraged, Peter Auto has decided to continue with two new appointments in 2011. The first was held in April with an edition on the Navarre circuit, a promising export for this young concept.

For the second consecutive year, the Dix Mille Tours du Castellet will be held next 7, 8 and 9 October; seven grids are on the programme and no less than 600 Club cars are announced.

On this occasion, Classic Endurance Racing will fight its final race. Split into two grids, endurance racing legends such as a Lola T212 FVC of 1970, Chevron B16 FVCs, Porsche 935s or BMW M1s… will try to win the 2011 crown.

It will also be the finalace for the cars entered in the Trofeo Nastro Rosso: the very best of transalpine production of the ‘50s and ‘60s such as Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta, Maserati A6 GCS or Abarth Simca.

The Sixties’ Endurance grid will be present with some forty Prototypes and pre-66 GTs: Lotus Elite, Morgan +4,Jaguar E Type, Porsche 904… fighting on the track for two hours.

The Group C cars, which made a strong impression in 2010, will be there with spectacular models: Sauber-Mercedes, Porsche 962 and Jaguar XJR, among others.

After a first participation at the Spa Classic, the GTs of the Challenge ASAVE will continue the adventure in the South with Peter Auto. Between Alpine-Renault and Ford Mustang, the public will rediscover much loved cars.

Also present, the powerful CanAm after a first appearance in Spain at the Dix Mille Tours of Navarre. The prototypes made in America will certainly make the track tremble.

For these two new appointments, the show will not only be on the track. Once again, a special welcome will be reserved for the Clubs with a totally dedicated area to be shared with all classic car enthusiasts.

The Dix Mille Tours du Castellet is already considered THE classic car meeting of the South of France and car lovers have already noted the appointment.

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