The 26th Tour Auto Optic 2000 will take place from April 24-30, 2017, along a new route devised by Peter Auto for the 230 entrants. After the traditional exhibition under the glass dome of the Grand Palais in Paris, the cars will set off for Brittany for the first time in the history of the event.
Peter Auto’s aim is to provide a completely new route each year, and for 2017 it will take participants on a journey across another part of France. After leaving the capital the crews will head out to discover the roads and landscapes of Brittany before heading south.
Every year Peter Auto highlights a manufacturer or a type of car that has been involved in the history of the Tour de France Automobile. For the 26th event, the spotlight will be focused on French makes that are no longer produced, including CG, Delahaye, Facel Vega, Hotchkiss, Jide, Pichon Parat, René Bonnet, Salmson and Simc, along with the famous Panhards and DBs created by Charles Deutsch and René Bonnet (above, photo courtesy Peter Auto) that will enjoy pride of place next April. Please visit https://peterauto.peter.fr/en for further information.