The banked circuit of Montlhéry, near Paris, has been confirmed for this year’s Les Grandes Heures Automobiles historic motorsport event.
Plans are already underway for 2017’s Les Grandes Heures Automobiles (LGHA) at the celebrated Autodrome de Linas-Montlhéry, near Paris.
The event – the third in its running – attracted colossal crowds in 2016 and is set to take place on 23-24 September.
And while that may seem a way ahead, super keen fans can have a taster of what’s to come at February’s Retromobile, held at the Expo Porte de Versailles in Paris from 8-12 February. There, visitors can see the spectacular LGHA retrospective display, with Group B cars in the spotlight on the exhibition bridge, linking Retromobile Halls 1 and 2.2.
And there’s more. The LGHA is also now in partnerships with UTAC CERAM, the owners of the world famous Autodrome de Linas-Montlhéry, near Paris. This allegiance is reassuring for LGHA fans as it assures the event’s future at this historic venue.
Last year, the LGHA attracted more than twice as many visitors as the inaugural 2015 event. And the 2017 event is looking to be even bigger, with action from a broad variety of both pre-and post-war historic competition cars and motorcycles.
Highlights from last year’s event included the 1927 Voisin 24 Hour speed record breaker, which ran for the first time on the Montlhéry banking since first setting a number of speed and endurance records at the circuit 89 years earlier. This 1927 machine was joined by four other important Voisins at the event.
Also on last year’s bill was the impressive flock of competition cars from event partner, Peugeot. These machines included the short-tail CD Peugeot LM66 aerodynamic endurance racer, as well as examples of rarely-seen rally and track racing 203, 403, 204 and 205 models.
But these are just a handful examples from an event that has quickly become one of the most dynamic gatherings in the classic motorsport diary.