The world's first historic racing school

Follow in the footsteps of Jim Clark and Jackie Stewart with our ’60s Formula Fords and racing programs

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. Open to any skill level, our courses are open to any skill level- Whether it’s your first time on track or if you’re looking to improve your laptimes, our coaching programs are adapted to you, so you can get the most out of your time on the iconic Charade track.

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.

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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

Our Racing Programs

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PASSENGER LAP

CHARADE CIRCUIT 9S 3 LAP EXPERIENCE

Max. 9 passengers per session (morning/afternoon)

•  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, on racing tires.
•  Driven by one of our experienced race drivers
•  Gopro onboard footage of your experience

STARTING FROM 150€ VAT INC.
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HALF-DAY

60 KM PROGRAM

Max. 12 drivers

• For drivers of all driving levels
• 60 kms – 15 laps in Crosslé 90F single seater
• 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)

RESERVE TODAY WITH A 50% DEPOSIT (RESERVED ONLY FOR CHEQUE AND BANK TRANSFER PAYMENTS)
Starting from 990€ VAT inc.
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FULL-DAY

120 KM PROGRAM

Max. 12 drivers

• For drivers of all driving levels
• 120 km – 30 laps driving a Crosslé 90F single seater
• Advanced 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)

RESERVE TODAY WITH A 50% DEPOSIT (RESERVED ONLY FOR CHEQUE AND BANK TRANSFER PAYMENTS)
Starting from 1790€ VAT inc.
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PERFORMANCE COACHING DAY

200 KM PROGRAM

Max. 8 drivers

• For drivers with track experience
• 200 km – 50 laps with a Crosslé 90F single seater
• Advanced coaching throughout 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)

RESERVE TODAY WITH A 50% DEPOSIT (RESERVED ONLY FOR CHEQUE AND BANK TRANSFER PAYMENTS)
Starting from 2490€ VAT inc.
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GROUP PRICING

CHARADE CIRCUIT - GROUP PRICING / PRIVATIZE TRACK

Max. 24 drivers

• Group pricing (3 people minimum)
• Possible to privatize track for private coaching
• Customized and adapted coaching
• Breakfast, gourmet lunch, champagne, open bar throughout the day
• High quality vintage inspired and FIA approved racing equipment
• Trackside private lounge
• Driver’s pack optional

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The Classic Racing Team

Classic Racing Team maintains, sets up, transports historic race cars and offers coaching services.

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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.

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The Journal

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

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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…

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

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Meeting the Crosslé Car Company

April 9, 2020

“Hi, is this the Crosslé factory? A friend and I are looking to take part in the historic Formula Ford championship next season, and we’re looking for a Crosslé 16F. Yes, as soon as possible..Oh really? One in Silverstone and another in Belfast near your factory? I’m buying a ticket as we speak.”

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).