Since the 80s, Peter Auto has developed an international reputation both in the Classic and Modern cars field, becoming a key leader in that area.
In over thirty years, Patrick Peter created many events for modern and classic cars in France and abroad, including the first international race in Mainland China (Zhuhai – 1994) and is still managing a fair amount of them whether at meetings or series happening on different tracks.
The most successful ones are definitely the Tour Auto, Le Mans Classic (biannual created in 2002) and Le Mans Series, which after eight years turned into the World Endurance Championship. Patrick Peter, whose first passion is to create and set up new high-end events, has embarked in 2014 on a different challenge with Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille: creating a new style of Concours with a name to be recognized just like the Tour Auto Optic 2ooo and Le Mans Classic. A successful gamble! Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille was awarded Historic Motoring Event of the Year on the occasion EFG Octane Historic Motoring Awards 2014 and 2015, while the Le Mans Classic was granted Historic Motor Racing Event of the Year 2014.
Patrick Peter: "Motor racing, should it be modern or historic, is often passion taking over reason. I have tried to combine them both and work with pleasure. The recipe for success is quite simple: a few ideas, enthusiasm, a natural sense of service, lots of work, without forgetting a major point, efficient and reliable staff... I am delighted that over thirty years, Peter Auto has earned itself a major place within motor racing. I must say that I was amazed when one of my young sons, said: "Daddy, this gentleman told me that I'm very lucky to have a father who makes dreams come true."