The world's first historic racing school

Follow in the footsteps of Jim Clark and Jackie Stewart with our ’60s driving experiences

Our Driving Experiences

Logo Classic Racing Group
PASSENGER LAP

3-LAP SPORT-PROTOTYPE EXPERIENCE

Experience the thrills of a 60’s pure bred 2-seater race car at the epic Charade circuit for a 3 lap passenger experience next to one of our professional race instructors! Strap yourself in the Crosslé 9S – a 1966 sports-prototype, built to go as fast as possible around a race track.  Powered by a 2.0 liter Dunnell racing engine developing 240 hp for just 550 kg of weight it’ll be a ride to remember.

•  3 Laps around the iconic Charade circuit

•  Experience the Crosslé 9S: a race winning 60’s sportsprototype

•  240 bhp from a race tuned Zetec engine and just 550 kgs

•  Driven by one of our experienced race drivers

•  Onboard footage of your experience

•  One Night for two at either Classic Driver Home or Driver’s Room

• Limited time offer

STARTING FROM 150€ VAT INC.
Logo Classic Racing Group
HALF-DAY

INNES IRELAND EXPERIENCE

The perfect introduction to single seater and track driving, the Innes Ireland Program is perfect for those who are looking to experience single seater driving for the first time. Open to any driving level, this driving experience is the perfect introduction to the world of historic motorsports.

 

• No track experience needed

• 3 x 20 minute session in a Crosslé 90F single seater

• Personalised coaching throughout the day

• Breakfast / Gourmet lunch, champagne, open bar during day

• FIA approved racing equipment

• Trackside private lounge

• Driver’s pack (photos, onboard video, and more)

Starting from 1050€ VAT inc.
Stage pilotage Classic Racing School journee complete
Logo Classic Racing Group
FULL-DAY

JIM CLARK EXPERIENCE

For drivers that are looking for more driving time than the Innes Ireland Experience, our Jim Clark Experirence focuses on more driving time and more time with our coaches so you can make the most out of our day behind the wheel, improving your driving technique throughout the day.

Our best seller!

• No track experience needed

• 6 x 20 minute sessions with a Crosslé 90F single seater

•  Personalised coaching throughout the day

• Breakfast, gourmet lunch, champagne, open bar throughout the day

• High quality vintage inspired and FIA approved racing equipment

• Trackside private lounge

• Driver’s pack (photos, onboard video, and more)

Starting from 1850€ VAT inc.
Logo Classic Racing Group
FULL-DAY: PERFORMANCE

CHRIS AMON EXPERIENCE

Our most advanced 1-day experience. Advanced coaching sessions with onboard video, AIM data analysis and timed lap analysis – the Chris Amon Experience will give you a full day behind the wheel of a single seater and plenty of tools to unlock your driving potential.

• No track experience needed

• 8 x 20 minute sessions with a Crosslé 90F single seater

• Advanced coaching throughout day: data analysis, onboard video analysis, timed laps

• Breakfast, gourmet lunch, champagne, open bar throughout the day

• High quality vintage inspired and FIA approved racing equipment

• Trackside private lounge

• Driver’s pack (photos, onboard video, and more)

Starting from 2590€ VAT inc.
Logo Classic Racing Group
2-DAY COACHING

JACKIE STEWART EXPERIENCE

An hommage to Sir Jackie Stewart, two-time winner of the French Grand Prix when it was held at Charade in 1969 and 1972, our 2-day coaching experiece is the most complete driving experience we offer: with 5h30 of driving time, you will have access to our high performance coaching techniques, used in our racing team.

• No track experience needed

• 14 x 20 minute sessions with a Crosslé 90F single seater

• Data analysis with race engineer, onboard video analysis, timed laps

• Breakfast, gourmet lunch, champagne, open bar throughout the day and dinner with group

• High quality vintage inspired and FIA approved racing equipment

• Trackside private lounge

• Driver’s pack (photos, onboard video, and more)

Starting from 4650€ VAT INC.

November

December 2021

January
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
SU
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
Events for 1st December
No Events
Events for 2nd December
No Events
Events for 3rd December
No Events
Events for 4th December
No Events
Events for 5th December
No Events
Events for 6th December
No Events
Events for 7th December
No Events
Events for 8th December
No Events
Events for 9th December
No Events
Events for 10th December
No Events
Events for 11th December
No Events
Events for 12th December
No Events
Events for 13th December
No Events
Events for 14th December
No Events
Events for 15th December
No Events
Events for 16th December
No Events
Events for 17th December
No Events
Events for 18th December
No Events
Events for 19th December
No Events
Events for 20th December
No Events
Events for 21st December
No Events
Events for 22nd December
No Events
Events for 23rd December
No Events
Events for 24th December
No Events
Events for 25th December
No Events
Events for 26th December
No Events
Events for 27th December
No Events
Events for 28th December
No Events
Events for 29th December
No Events
Events for 30th December
No Events
Events for 31st December
No Events

What our customers say about us

” The best racing school today! A great team, exceptional cars, a magnificent setting..Total immersion, felt like a ’60s racing driver, it was just awesome! “

— Benjamin Cory

 “Absolutely perfect time travelling experience. We trusted the Classic Racing School team to make our father’s childhood dream come true and the experience lived up to every promise.”

— Xavier Lamboursin

 ” Where usually the quality of service starts decreasing, this experience bucks the general trend. The team is exceptional. The attention given to the client is much higher than what I am used to seeing.”

— Raphael Machery

The sixties racing school

Jim Clark, Jackie Stewart, Graham Hill and Jean-Pierre Beltoise. Racing royalty; heroes and symbols of a fun and relaxed ambiance that’s missing in today’s racing, so we created Classic Racing School: Where you will be taken to 1969 and learn to drive as fast as you dare. Our experiences are open to any driving level- Whether it’s your first time on track or if you’re looking to shave seconds off your laptimes, our driving experiences are adapted to every driver, so you can get the most out of your time on the former Grand Prix circuit of Charade.

Whether you’re looking to do a private driving day or a special corporate experience for your team, partners or clients, you’ll be in safe hands with our team.

Discover Our concept

Our corporate clients

The Classic Racing Team

Classic Racing Team is a historic racing structure that offers historic race car maintenance, setup and transport services. We assist our clients that wish to either rent or entrust us with their prized historic race cars, to take part in race meetings with a key-in-hand package, that includes mechanic support, driver coaching, catering as well as taking part of administrative formalities for you. Classic Racing Team does this all in a warm and welcoming atmosphere with a demanding attention to detail.

Learn more about our Team

Our racing school in pictures

Passion runs in our veins: The Classic Racing School team

 

Classic Racing School is a team of passionate people, where simplicity, conviviality and innovation are what guide us. We strive to create a simple and fun atmosphere in our driving days, to give our clients a day they will never forget.

Discover our team

The Journal

Uncategorized

Interview : Stéphane Brunetti

April 9, 2021

If you ever come across Stéphane Brunetti at a race meeting, you’ll probably see him with a warm smile on his face as he walks…

READ MORE
Uncategorized

Classic Racing School F.A.Q.

March 25, 2021

Do I need to have track or high performance driving experience to come to Classic Racing School? Our racing school is open to everyone regardless…

READ MORE
Uncategorized

WHAT’S YOUR IDEAL RACECAR?

December 7, 2020

Our ideal racecar is probably a historic Formula Ford (we are very creative people aren’t we?) But let us explain why. ITS LIGHTWEIGHT. A vintage…

READ MORE

Classic Racing School & Friends  – Celebrating with a charity rally Classic Racing School celebrates its 3 year anniversary on Saturday, 18th of July with a…

READ MORE

BACK IN FRANCE After our meeting with Crosslé in Northern Ireland in the end of June 2016, it was time for us to do our…

READ MORE

“..there’s just something about the race tracks from the past that makes them impossible to resist.”

READ MORE

CLASSIC DRIVING EXPERIENCE

Logo Classic Racing Group

Crosslé 90F single seater

Especially built for us by the original factory in Northern Ireland, we have 10 Crosslé 90F single seaters that have been recreated and modernized for us, based on their 1969 Crosslé 16F.

Logo Classic Racing Group

An authentic ’60s immersion

A characterful lounge with chesterfields, a welcoming bar, vintage racing memorabilia, everything feet away from the track to transport you to a 100% retro atmosphere, one you won’t find anywhere else in the world.

Logo Classic Racing Group

Polyvalence and security

A racing school for every level of driving. Our single seaters might look vintage, but their ’60s look are deceiving: They are more spacious, safer and more driver friendly than the 1969 original, being able to accomodate all levels of driving and sizes.

Logo Classic Racing Group

The right look

Your driving equipment is waiting for you in your dedicated locker. FIA homologated, this vintage themed racing equipment will keep you confortable, while looking positively sixties.

Our partners

Subscribe to our newsletter

LOCATION: WHERE TO FIND US

Classic Racing School calls the Charade circuit home- Close to Clermont-Ferrand in the Puy-de-Dône, this former Grand Prix track is accessible from the Clermont airport, or if you land via Lyon, by car.

Accessible : by train (2h15) and by car (2h).

Accessible : by train (3h30), by plane (1h) by car (4h).

Accessible : by train (4h30 via Lyon), by car (4h).

Accessible by plane (1h40 to Lyon) and then train (2h15 to Clermont)

Accessible by plane to Clermont-Ferrand (1h45) or Lyon (1h40 and then 2h30 by train to Clermont-Ferrand).

classic racing school driving experiences prices