Classic Racing School is built on one thing: Passion for historic racing
Whether you’re an inexperienced driver looking to drive on track for the first time or a racing veteran with plenty of experience, our team of instructors will adapt the program to you so you can enjoy your time behind the wheel of our single seaters and improve your driving level. Before you arrive on track, we will ask you about your level of driving and previous driving experience so we can adapt the day’s coaching to you.
Engineer by trade, Julien fell in love with the golden age of racing early on, where the drivers, the mentality of the time and the look of the sixties made for an era we all crave to go back to. A dream that would come true whilst studying in Lyon, Julien came up with the idea of the world’s first historic racing school, allowing drivers to go back in time to the sixties with vintage Formula cars and in one of the world’s most beautiful circuits, the Charade circuit. You’ll find him on all of our driving days, with a smile and happy to speak for hours about vintage racing.
His passion will forever be Le Mans, but when Victor learnt about the world of vintage racing and Classic Racing School, it didn’t take him long to qui his previous job to work with us in our commercial side with corporate clients. entreprises. With an excellent way to speak to people, Victor finds our clients needs and gives them exactly what they want, to create an event they won’t forget. Victor is today a shareholder of the company and an excellent driver on track.
Associate since the creation of the school, Pierre is an INSA mechanical engineer and professional race driver. Working at Alpine as a development engineer and racing in numerous european competitions like the LMP3 or GT4 championships (winning the 2018 Alpine Cup and GT4 world championship) and with more than 10 years of racing experience, he brings students his experience in motorsports with a calm and methodical approach so drivers can get the best out of our single seaters.
Born in Albi and rocked by the engines of its circuit, Pierre joined the Classic Racing School in September 2022. Whether it’s writing or developing visuals, Pierre ensures that our image and communication are meticulously orchestrated. Thanks to his language studies, Pierre also becomes the privileged interlocutor of some of our international customers when it comes to accompanying them on driving days. His phone never leaves him to immortalise the highlights of our days, whether they are racing experiences or competitions.
A student at the INSEEC Lyon, Léo joined us as part of a work-study programme in September 2022. His passion for everything that has an engine can be felt in his speech, whether it is during a day of driving experience at your side or on the Classic Racing School stands to present our history to you. Alongside Coraline, Léo will make sure that your experience will be up to your expectations and will accompany you throughout the preparation of your experience, from the instructions before coming to Charade to the installation in the single-seater.
From Clermont, Ariane is the only local of the team. After having done a 6 months internship while studying at ESC Clermont, she is part of our team today, making sure our events and driving days go without a hitch and with the best customer experience. Always in a good mood and with a smile on her face, she also works with our clients to create corporate events.
Coraline joined the team in September 2020 and brings with her a warm energy, a constant smile and just as importantly, years of experience in the events world. With a high attention to detail given to each driver and throughout the day’s organization, Coraline makes sure the day goes as planned and is always ready for the unexpected.
Like Pierre, Vincent has also been a part of the school since it was created, and is also an INSA mechanical engineer, where he met Julien. Vincent not only is a professional race driver with wins all over the world (Pikes Peak, Caterham Cup, Porsche Carrera Cup, GT4, GT3..) he also organizes the French Caterham championship.
Patrick Bourguignon’s newphew ( French GT and supertourism driver), Malivaï has been part of our instructing team and race team since 2020, grew up in the motorsports world and is often seen in the French Historic Championship and in Peter Auto race meetings throughout Europe behind the wheel of a variety of 60’s and 70’s race cars that raced in period.
Jean-Michel is one of the wisest instructors of the Classic Racing School team, having joined our school during the very first year in 2017. Jean-Mi has one of the quickest wits of the team and is always seen with a smile, but most importantly, he knows exactly how to get the very best out of each driver thanks to his years of racing experience and pedagogical methods.
French karting champion and an experienced racer in the french historic Formula Ford championship, Stéphane is part of our instructor team and racing team, helping drivers get the very best of their driving on track. Experienced engine builder, Stéphane has multiple race wins and also holds the Charade’s circuit Formula Ford A-class lap record.
Responsible for track safety as well as being an instructor, Yves knows the Charade circuit like the back of his hand thanks to his 25 year experience at the track. Like Jean-Michel, Pierre and Vincent, Yves has been part of the school since the very start, and makes sure drivers can learn, enjoy their time on track whilst driving in a safe way.
” 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
“An 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
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.
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.
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.
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.