Dix Mille Tours de Navarra

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The original Can-Am is a classic example of a sensational series, loved by fans throughout the world, but brought down by a one manufacturer's domination.

The first Dix Mille Tours organized by Patrick PETER of ‘PETER Auto’ on the circuit Paul Ricard le Castellet in October 2010, marked the birth of a great happening, born out of pure motor sport passion.

The first Dix Mille Tours turned out to become a reasonable success with 220+ cars filling the grids.  The continuation of this success translates into a second appointment with the Dix Mille Tours on the brand new circuit de Navarra in Spain.

The circuit de Navarra was only completed midway 2010 and is located some 100km south of the Bay of Biscay. The unique infrastructure hosts a 4-km long race track to F1 specification. Wide pit boxes, first class hospitality and spacious paddocks are all important assets of the circuit de Navarra.

The premiere of the Dix Mille Tours de Navarra was organized this weekend, on 2 – 3 April 2011 and  was host to the first appearance of the classic Canadian American Challenge Cup. This Can-Am revival series is a reproduction of the original sports car racing series from 1966 to 1974.

Other PETER Auto  classics, that were present, were the ‘Classic Endurance Racing’ series , consisting of some fifty Prototypes and GT’s, which have competed in the most important endurance races between 1966 and 1979. Next the ‘Sixties Endurance’, a pre-66 GT and pre-63 sports cars grid, assembled by PETER Auto in partnership with  Carol SPAGG, a major actor in this category.

The Trofeo Nastro Rosso is open to beautiful  Italian sports cars  and GT’s  built before the end of 1965. An invitation to Ferrari Challenge competitors to race in a different environment.

Highlight of the weekend, no doubt was the Can-Am revival series, which was the fastest, loudest and wildest class of the weekend.

> Dix Mille Tours de Navarra (official website)
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> Dix Mille Tours du Castellet (historic racing news)
> Can-Am cars in detail (historic racing news)