About us

About us

Regarding the Automobile Club de l’Ouest

Created in 1906, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) is the creator and organiser of major motor sport events: the first Grand Prix in history in 1906 and then the 24 Hours of Le Mans from 1923.

In order to further develop the endurance discipline, the ACO has also organised and promoted the FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) since 2012, as well as creating continental version of the series: WeatherTech Sports Car Championship (formerly the American Le Mans Series – 1999), European Le Mans Series (2004) and Asian Le Mans Series (2013). On the Le Mans circuits, the ACO organises the 24 Heures Motos (Motorbikes), the 24 Heures Karting (Kart racing), the 24 Heures Camions (Lorries), the Grand Prix de France Moto, etc.

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Above all, the ACO is a club of passionate members who defend drivers’ rights on a daily basis and offer their members an exclusive welcome during the events they organise to help them make the most of their passion for motor sports.

It also has a driving school, the Le Mans Driver; a leisure and competition complex for karts and simulators; a Business centre for the organisation of seminars; a team of lecturer-guides offering visits of the Le Mans Circuit; three official stores in Le Mans, Tours and Paris; as well as eight regional offices.

Strength and Legitimacy

Strength and Legitimacy

Throughout its history, thanks to generations of motorists who put their trust in them, the ACO has put all its energy into serving road users. For this reason, their action and experience gives them strength and legitimacy in their role as both a representative and essential partner in the fight for road safety.

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Independence

Team spirit

Continuity

Passion

Excellence

Ethics

 

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