Welcome to the Classic Racing School !
Created by two motorsport enthusiasts student-entrepreneurs from INSA Lyon, this global concept around vintage cars, lifestyle and gastronomy starts with the establishment of the first historic single-seaters driving experiences in the world. Behind the wheel of unique recreations of historic formula Ford, we want to offer a real experience to enthusiasts, thanks to exclusive days dipping them back into the atmosphere of the 1970s, through retro-converted rock&roll paddocks. We put our engineering expertise at work to participate in the re-creation of historic single-seaters adapted to the school use with The Crosslé Car Company. We signed an agreement with a mythical circuit near Clermont-Ferrand in France.
And today we want to involve you in the concept. The vintage premises, it is you who will help to conceive and realize them via this crowdfunding campaign ! Between premises retro design with an interior designer, material purchases to revive this atmosphere as well as the driver’s retro clothing design to find, write the story with us !
Today, the world of historic motor sport is booming, whether in France or around the world. Unfortunately, this is now mainly reserved for rich enthusiasts eager to race. For a large number of people who are passionate about the vehicles and races of the 1960s and 1970s, it is impossible today to consider engaging in a race because of lack of time, money or not having the determination to take care about such vehicles maintenance. Thus, many people would like to experience the sensations and adrenaline of the 1970’s single-seaters drivers but there is no offer for this on today’s tracks. Moreover, most of the modern driving experiences that exist today forget the fundamentals: the customer relationship and the entertainment around the cars, in the paddock.
That's why the Classic Racing School insists on the community belonging and offers customers a unique and personalized experience, immersing them in the atmosphere of the 1970s!
The concept aims to gather people. Inside retro-converted paddocks, the clientele finds all that they can’t find today on tracks : exceptional vehicles with a long driving time and personalized instruction Quality food from breakfast to aperitif passing by high-quality catering lunch. Unique entertainment facilities for drivers, their families and friends.
To summarize :
A privatized legendary track and single-seaters that you can’t found anywhere else
A reduced number of customers for closer proximity
A real time travel
An experience like no other!
We needed a homogeneous fleet of single-seaters for easier maintenance. We did better. In collaboration with The Crosslé Car Company, based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, we have re-conceived this iconic historic car by adding minor modifications for school use purposes. A new model is born: the Crosslé 90F, a single-seater with incomparable look and feelings. A stronger, more reliable, safer and more spacious car that can accommodate people up to 1m95 !
Unveiled in London during the Historic Motorsport International by Martin Donnelly, former Formula 1 driver, the Crosslé 90F has been extremely successful on social medias and specialized magazines, showcasing the capacity of Crosslé to manufacture such beauties. A collector, whose 7 copies are specially dedicated to the Classic Racing School. Drive them from July 15th on the Charade circuit, and imagine yourselves behind their wheel such as Jean-Pierre Beltoise or Jacky Ickx!
We needed a French track that was coherent with our vintage spirit. A track that has motorsport history and has seen the greatest drivers race.
The circuit of Charade, thanks to its past and its environment, has established itself as the number one choice for the Classic Racing School. Green, hilly and magnificent, this Auvergne Volcanic Regional Nature Park jewel, near Clermont Ferrand, welcomed 4 french F1 Grand Prix until 1972. Today, the Circuit de Charade made historic automotive as its first development axis. An asset for our activity, established on 150m ² on the edge of the track, which will be transformed into a convivial retro place, the key of the concept.
Noise was also a strict standard to be respected, and the expertise of Crosslé allowed us to design quieter cars, which respect the FIA noise standards, making these vehicles able to run on any European track !
Chesterfield sofas, bar and stools, guitar and drums in a corner, brick wall .... Welcome to the Classic Racing School. A sharing place, allowing people, their friends and families to meet each other and take a break. After driving, take some good time with the instructors to debrief around a coffee. Enjoy a game of table football with other guests. Learn more about the track history by looking through the books of the library. The atmosphere on the premises is different. The same applies to the proposed activities. Driving, obviously, but not without all these little things that make the experience even more unique, without forgetting the quality retro outfits, adapted to your morphology, for an unparalleled comfort.
This is the heart of this crowdfunding campaign ! The premises, which will be fitted out at the beginning of June, must go through a study phase with an interior designer in order to correctly use all the space and think about the smallest details to recreate this famous atmosphere. The outfits, they, will be studied with OMP to look as close as possible to 70's ones !
During the campaign, we will keep you informed about the progress of this work !
This campaign allows you to support us financially but also to thank you with the unique and quality rewards that we offer! It is also an opportunity to participate in the first driving experiences here offered in return for a special amount ! The rewards will be sent after the campaign end and delivered in May.
Want to discover the other side of the scenery and understand the full-day schedule at the Classic Racing School, which makes all the difference compared to the experiences that can be found today in the market? Follow the guide below!
Discover the team behind the Classic Racing School concept below. Since September 2015 and until January 2017, the project was carried out at the same time as our studies and internships, namely evenings and weekends ! A single motto: passion, which leads us where we would never have imagined it!
Regarding the project, some people are important in our mind. They have been helping us for months, giving us valuable advices and contributing to the progress of the concept. That is why we have offered them to become our ambassadors, true members of an “idea council”, to thank them for their unfailing support! Sharing the values of the project that are simplicity, conviviality and passion, true advisors, discover them below :
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In order to discover our history and the beginnings of the Classic Racing School concept, you can find our interview on the INSA Lyon website by clicking on the following logo (french) :
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