Grand Prix de Pau Historique


Grand Prix de Pau Historique is another street circuit on the rise. The scenery and excitement stand guarantee for a successful weekend for both the competitor and the visitor.

Grand Prix de Pau Historique perfectly fits the ambiance of this small historic town located near the Pyrenees. The Grand Prix de Pau Historique has a motor racing past that very few events and cities can boast of and which can be traced back to 1900.

This weekend, 14-15 May 2011, visitors enjoyed an excellent weekend in the picturesque town of Pau. There are plenty of bars and restaurants in town and many of them are located on the esplanade front, which looks down over the circuit and all within easy reach from your hotel . Race tickets give you access to the paddock and grandstands, where you can come and go as you please throughout the day.

The Grand Prix de Pau Historique remained faithfull to the single seater formulae, which made the Pau circuit so famous. Full grids included a Grand Prix & pre-war Sports cars grid, with no less than 15 pre‐war Bugatti models, a Formula Junior 1957-1963 grid, a  Grand Prix pre 1961 front engine grid, a pre 1966 rear engined Grand Prix  grid, a 30 car Formula Ford grid and a combined F3, 1000ccm grid. Two other interesting grids were the pre 1966 GT’s & pre 1963 two-seater sports and a 20 car pre 1966 Mini MkI grid. All grids transforming the town of Pau into an open air race car museum for the weekend.

The Car Clubs always play an important role in the French historic weekends and of course the Grand Prix de Pau Historique was no exception. The Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club took  advantage of the event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their Jaguar E-Type. The Morgan Club de France, the Club Lotus France, the Mustang Passion France, the Club Porsche Aquitaine and some smaller clubs brought a great diversity of well over 200 collecter cars.

The second edition of the Peter Auto’s  Grand Prix de Pau Historique proved to be a great success, presenting a great deal of exceptional road and race cars.

> Grand Prix de Pau Historique (official website)
> Grand Prix de Pau Historique (youtube)