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Sunday, 29 October 2017

Heritage Touring Cup - Dix Mille Tours du Castellet - 2017

The huge field of classic touring cars comes round for the rolling start at Paul Ricard on Sunday afternoon.
The Dix Mille Tours du Castellet or 10,000 laps of Paul Ricard has become the traditional end to the European historic racing season.   The Heirtage Touring Cup is for classic Touring Cars from the era 1966 to 1884.  Thus a fantastic array of Fords, BMWs and other marques that recapture the history of the European Touring Car Championship in its golden years.  I was there for the qualifying on Saturday morning and the 60 minute 24 lap race on Sunday afternoon and captured the pictures below of these beautiful cars.  Hope you enjoy!

The winner was Christian Traber in his 1973 BMW 3.0 CSL.
Early leader was this 1974 Ford Capri 3100 RS shared by Gerard Lopez and Dickie Meaden.
A group of cars exit the last corner onto the start finish straight. 
The 1983 BMW 635 CSi that came third in Group A.
Capri vs Escort.
1974 Volkswagen Scirocco leads a 1965 pink Ford Mustang that was in the invitation class.

Typical Paul Ricard shot with an 1971 Alfa Romeo 1750 GTAm

1978 Ford Escort 1800 RS chased by a much older 1972 Escort.

1972 BMW 3.0 CSL leads another BMW and a VW Scirocco through the last corner.
1972 Ford Escort 1600 RS.

For the Group C cars at Paul Ricard, click here.

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A view down the start finish straight as a 1971 BMW 2002 Ti exits the last corner.

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