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

Our Racing Experiences

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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.
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HALF-DAY

INNES IRELAND PROGRAM

Our introduction program to single seater and track driving, the Innes Ireland Program is perfect for those who are looking to experience for the first time what performance driving is like, or to simply experience the feeling of a vintage formula car. Adapted to everyone’s level, this program is the perfect way to enter the universe of historic motorsports .

 

• No track experience needed

• 3 x 15 minute session in a 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)

Starting from 990€ VAT inc.
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FULL-DAY

JIM CLARK PROGRAM

Made for drivers looking for a longer experience than the Innes Ireland program, the Jim Clark program focuses on more driving time and more coaching sessions so you can make the most out of our day behind the wheel, as you concentrate not only in enjoying your drive, but also improving your driving technique throughout the day.

Our best seller!

• No track experience needed

• 6 x 15 minute sessions with 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)

Starting from 1790€ VAT inc.
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FULL-DAY: COACHING

CHRIS AMON PROGRAM

The most advanced 1-day program. Advanced technical coaching sessions with go pro onboard videos, AIM data analysis and timed lap analysis and 1h30 of driving time – the Chris Amon program will give you a day of non-stop driving pleasure and plenty of tools to improve your driving technique.

• 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 2490€ VAT inc.
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2-DAY COACHING

JACKIE STEWART PROGRAM

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 program is the most complete 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 4490€ VAT INC.

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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

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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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.

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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

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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…

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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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CLASSIC RACING EXPERIENCE

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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).