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Video: Classic sportscars assaulting a mountain

04th May 2021
Ethan Jupp

Post-bank holiday blues and gloomy blustery weather got you down? Fear not. Where you may find your work, you can also find escapism and we have some here for you. Travel back with us, 41 years, to 1980’s running of Tour Auto.

One of the oldest and longest-running motorsport events before its last running in 1986, Tour de France Automobile as it was known in full first began in 1899 as a road rally around France. By 1980, the term ‘road rally’ was taken literally, on evidence of the competitors we see in this video. Renault 5, Porsche 911, Lancia Stratos, Alpine, Opel, Ford, Alfa Romeo, BMW – sports, rally and tin-top legends met for a multi-discipline assault on the French countryside.

Welcome to Goodwood Elevenses, a mid-morning helping of motoring-related amusement to help break up your day. Watch the last video: Bonkers bike‑engined superminis

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Video: Tour Auto visits Montlhéry

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Video: Classic sportscars assaulting a mountain

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Video: Doing over 100mph on tiny roads in a Cobra is terrifying

05th November 2020

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Video: Racing a BMW M1 Procar on public roads is incredible

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Video: On board a singing flat-six Porsche 904 at Tour Auto

24th May 2017

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Video: Watch an F1 driver hurl a Cobra down tiny French roads

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Video: This V16 Auto Union sounds absolutely savage

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