The Association of the Montée Historique de Laon was created in 1991 on the basis of the old and prestigious automobile would be a very goog vector of attractiveness for our city of Laon and its region.

From 30 vintage cars in 1991 to 1000 cars in 2016 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the CIRCUIT HISTORIQUE DE LAON, the association has proven over years that development was possible.

As proof, the number of participants oscillates between 750 and 850 cars each year. The enthusiasm for our event goes beyond the borders since half of the crews come from the United Kingdom, Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy see Potugal …, the other half being in the majority of the North of France, Paris but also Var …

In order to succeed these bets each year, it is necessary of course a team of passionate volunteers who combine rigor, professionalism and shared pleasure. Hence our famous PEPS (Passion, Envy, Sharing, Smile).

But the association of the Montée Historique de Laon, strong of its 150 members, organizes throughout the year very beautiful events :

  • The Historical Circuit of Laon
  • Picardie Cathedrals Classic Tour
  • The Vintage Rally Laon (pre 1945 car)
  • The Rallye Merlettes 100% Feminine
  • The Rally of the Association

And participates or exhibits at events such as: Le Mans Classic, Chantilly Art & Elegance, Rétromobile, Salon Champenois in Reims, Monte-Carlo Historique, see Goodwood …

Of course, we also provide all our partners, both institutional and private, with very good visibility and a good reason to trust us. They prove it to us every year.

Thank you to all those who, from near or far, bring us this support.


                                                                                           Jean-Louis CHÊNE 

President of the Association de la Montée Historique de Laon