Seen here in a snap from France’s Tour Optic 2000 the other day is a classic 1970s BMW 2002 Turbo doing laps in impressive style.

The epic event sees gentleman racers from around the world come together to celebrate their classic rides with a run from Paris to Biarritz.

Gentleman racers from around the world come together to celebrate their classic rides

Staged in homage to the original Tour in 1957, the event is designed to be as much about admirable autos as the art of French living, with plenty of fine food and wine along the way.

Now that’s what we call savoir faire.

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