Articles tagged Frederic Puren

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Wide open for 'driller' Sheldon

Le Mans veteran John Sheldon will be the man to beat when the 15th Tour Auto heads away from the Fontaines du Trocadero in Paris on Tuesday April 25. Ahead of 'Driller' and his 120 rivals lie five days of races and timed stages on closed public roads en route to the finish in Cannes on Saturday afternoon. The balance of the 200-strong entry will run in the concurrent regularity event. Sheldon won...

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Around the tracks

Six up for Hugenholtz Bigger crowds than ever, a fabulous entry and some rather challenging weather added up to the 13th Tour Auto in which, after five days of races and timed stages across France, victory eventually went to the Lotus Elan of Hans Hugenholtz. While the Dutchman took the spoils for the sixth time in the pre-65 results, victory among the pre-73 cars went to the Ferrari 308GTB of...

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Tour de force

You can go gently or you can go for it; either way a five-day bash from Paris to Marseilles is a tough test for a classic car By Johnny Tipler The 17th Tour Auto Lissac in mid-April involved 220 classics which travelled from Paris to Marseilles over five days. First port of call was Fontainbleu, with a stage round a Chablis vineyard. The Cobras of Shaun Lynn/Kevin Kivlochan and Mark Freeman/Bobby...

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First Le Mans '24Hr' retro meeting voted a big success

Classic Le Mans A sense of the surreal abounded at Le Mans in September, as a truly spectacular array of historic racers took part in the inaugural Classic Le Mans event. Designed to recreate past glories of the famous Vingt-Quatres Heures, the weekend was the brainchild of Tour Auto organiser, Patrick Peter. Working closely with circuit owner Automobile Club de l'Ouest, his months of preparation...

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Tour Auto Lissac

April 25th-29 France For the sixth time, Hans Hugenholtz clinched overall victory on the Tour Auto Lissac as crews worked their way from Paris to Cannes in four days packed with races and rally stages. The Dutchman's Lotus Elan (heading Ferrari, Mustang and Elan at Dijon, left) was always in the leading pack, and was ideally placed to capitalise when the Elan of 2005 winner John Sheldon hit...

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Event of the month -- Tour Auto

  While some of the favourites hit trouble, John Sheldon turned in a sublime performance to win the 14th Tour Auto -- Paul Lawrence reports, photography by Patrick Payany A capacity entry gathered in Paris in late April for Tour Auto, the world's leading combined race and rally stage contest for classic sports and GT cars. The 200-strong field was packed with automotive jewels, including two...

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