The world's first historic racing school

Learn performance driving from behind the wheel of a purebred 60’s single seater race car

Not Your Average Racing School

Set in a unique 1960’s atmosphere and using our historic-based single seater race cars, you will learn track and performance driving with our driving programs created for beginners or learn how to shave time off your laptimes if you’re an experienced driver. We also organize unique experiences for corporate clients to go back in time to the sixties.

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Some Of Our Previous Corporate Clients

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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Beginner

CHARADE CIRCUIT- BEGINNER

Max. 12 drivers on track
Half-driving day : Morning and afternoon sessions: 8h00 – 14h00 or 12h00 – 18h00

• 56 kms – 14 laps driving a Crosslé 90F
• Personalized coaching between each sessions
• Breakfast / Gourmet lunch, champagne, open bar throughout the morning or afternoon
• High quality vintage inspired and FIA approved racing equipment
• Trackside private lounge
• Driver’s pack included

Starting from 990€ VAT inc.
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Intermediate

CHARADE CIRCUIT- INTERMEDIATE

Max. 12 drivers
Full driving day : 8h00 – 17h30

• 120 km – 30 laps driving a Crosslé 90F
• Personalized coaching between each sessions
• Gourmet lunch, champagne, open bar throughout the day
• High quality vintage inspired and FIA approved racing equipment
• Trackside private lounge
• Driver’s pack included

Starting from 1790€ VAT inc.
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EXPERT

CIRCUIT DE CHARADE - PERFORMANCE COACHING

Max. 8 drivers

From 8h00 to 17h30

• 200 km – 50 laps with a Crosslé 90F
• Customized coaching in between sessions using go pro footage
• Breakfast, gourmet lunch, champagne, open bar throughout the day
• High quality vintage inspired and FIA approved racing equipment
• Trackside private lounge
• Driver’s pack included

Starting from 2490€ VAT inc.

The Classic Racing Garage team

Besides the Classic Racing School, we also have operate the Classic Racing Garage: A fully fledged racing team, dedicated to historic racing cars and their maintenance, to be raced French historic championships. Whether you are looking for someone to run your historic race car, taking care of maintenance, transport, set up or coaching, or you are looking for an arrive and drive package with one of our Formula Ford cars, we can accompany you in your racing journey.

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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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Crosslé 90F single seater

We have 10 Crosslé 90F single seaters that have been recreated by its original ’60s manufacturer, from Northern Ireland.

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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.

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Polyvalence and security

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).