Tucked away in the south of the Île-de-France region, the UTAC Linas-Montlhéry racetrack remains a symbol of French automobile history. With its decades of passion and feats, this iconic track and its speed ring were the backdrop for many records. For its centenary, Rétromobile will be hosting an exhibition taking its visitors on a captivating journey through the years, thus celebrating the life and times of this premier venue for automotive innovation.
Featuring steep banking angled at 54 degrees, the 2,500-metre speed ring built the reputation of the autodrome. Born out of the passion of Alexandre Lamblin in 1924, Montlhéry played host, over the years, to world-famous races and world record attempts, and saw the best drivers in the world do battle. While it is no longer used for motor racing owing to safety requirements, the UTAC Linas-Montlhéry Autodrome is still a test centre for manufacturers and remains a popular venue for the organisation of events dedicated to collector vehicles.