Le Grand Trophée

Racing | Grand Prix Course | Weekend | Racing Sports Car until 1965

The most exciting vehicles of the post-war period start on the Grand Prix circuit: the racing sports cars built up to 1965. It was an era of new beginnings in racing and motor sport at the time.

Shortly after the end of the Second World War, almost all European automobile factories focused on developments in motor sport and their resilience and usability for later series production. Vehicles were demonstrated at international events.


Vehicles built up to 1965

They were the real "weekend heroes", who often set off on their own wheels to the competitions at the weekend, with a large sports bag in their luggage, a helmet on the back seat, often small and manageable budgets but huge successes... some of them innovative and better than some of the established factory teams. They all left their mark on that time like no others.

The Nürburgring Classic returns to these heroic images of yesteryear and the vehicles of the Sports Car World Championship at the most historic location: the Nürburgring - the most legendary race track in the world.

With the new race for the title "Le Grand Trophée" at the Nürburgring Classic, all teams and owners of corresponding vehicles built up to 1965 are invited to start.


Le Grand Trophée / Dunlop Gentle Drivers '65


An exciting competition with fantastic sports cars

Lotus, Mercedes 300SL, Ferrari Testarossa, Jaguar E-Type or C-Type or even Mark II, Austin Healeys, Maseratis 200 S and 300S, Porsche 550 and all Porsche 356 types, as well as Ginettas, Cobras, Triumphs, Aston Martin, AC, MG, Morgan and of course Alfa Romeos are expected.

The following key points apply for the start at "Le Grand Trophée" / "Dunlop Gentle Drivers '65"

  • For vehicles built between 1947 and 1965
  • 2 practice runs of 30 minutes each
  • 2 race heats of 60 minutes each with compulsory pit stop
  • Start together with the "Dunlop Gentle Drivers '65" of the FHR
  • The entry fee is: 1.750,00 EUR