Tour Auto

This year's Tour Auto Optic 2000, the 27th running of the event, took place last month. The 239 crews that took part left the Grand Palais in Paris and journeyed along some of the most beautiful roads in France on their way to the Place Massena in Nice. 

Swiss crew Raphael Favaro-Yves Badan in their Lotus Elan emerged victorious. They were in second place, and they took advantage of the gearbox problems that hit the Ford GT40 driven by British crew, Andrew Smith-James Cottingham, in the second-last stage of the rally. The victors of the 2017 event had to retire after scoring 10 out of the 14 wins possible. Mathieu Bonnevie and Julien Hergault captured the spirit of the event for Peter Auto with these beautiful images. Photos ©Mathieu Bonnevie, © Julien Hergault.