Due to the phenomenal success last September of the third edition of Les Grandes Heures Automobiles (LGHA), held at the celebrated Autodrome de Linas-Montlhéry, near Paris, for 2018 an extra day (Friday 28 September) will be added to the event. This will enable motor sport and classic car enthusiasts the opportunity to savour the LGHA’s unique atmosphere for even longer.
Next year’s LGHA dates are now also confirmed, with the event running from Friday 28 to Sunday 30 September, just a few days before the bi-annual Paris Mondial de l’Automobile motor show opens its doors only a few miles away from Montlhéry.
Ahead of next September’s three-day LGHA, the many international visitors to February’s Retromobile, held at the Expo Porte de Versailles in Paris from 7 to 11 February 2018, will once again get a taster of what to look forward to at the 2018 LGHA, with a special LGHA feature display of famous Montlhéry speed and endurance record breaking cars in the spotlight on the exhibition bridge, linking Retromobile Halls 1 and 2.2.
This LGHA Montlhéry record breakers feature display at the 2018 Retromobile will include the 1927 Voisin 24-hour speed record 8-Liitre monster, the 1933 Citroen 8CV ‘Petite Rosalie’ that covered 300,000 kilometres non-stop over 120,000 laps of the Linas-Montlhéry banking at an average speed on 93 km/h (53 mph), the standard production 1952 Simca Aronde 9 that broke an number of international endurance records, plus the unique 1965 Peugeot 404 Diesel single-seater that covered 5,000 km in 31 hours at an average speed of 100 mph.
Video highlights of the 2017 edition of LGHA are now available, including multiple World Rally Champion Sebastian Loeb in storming action in his Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak racer, a special display of David Pipers cars, included his famous green Ferrari 250 LM, as well as his Lola T70 MK 3B, Ferrari 365 P2 and Porsche 917K on the Montlhery banking, plus a wealth of Group B rally cars, historic racers, competition motorcycles, supercars and classic cars.
These videos, in English and French, can be viewed and shared here (drone video; 02:11 duration and main video; 06:48 run time):
Video footage of the 1927 Voisin 8-Litre Record car in action at the 2016 LGHA can be shared here (04:32 duration)
A period video (in French) of the Citroen Petite Rosalie setting its famous endurance record at Montlhery in 1933 can be viewed and shared here (08:52 duration).