This weekend, we will finally kick off the 2021 season with the Grand Prix de l'Age d'Or held at the Circuit Dijon-Prenois. Cancelled last year, it is one of the oldest historic racing meetings in Europe, which was first organised as a support event for the French Grand Prix back in 1964. Despite the numerous travel restrictions still in effect, there are strong grids throughout and there is even room to accommodate 1,000 spectators per day. Tickets are available at the gate.
In order to get you in the mood for this year's edition and our subsequent report, we have taken a closer look at three cars that starred at the last edition, in 2019. The most recent is this Ferrari 360 GT, which was raced extensively in the FIA GT Championship between 2001 and 2005. Based on a 360 Challenge car and bearing chassis number 000M, it is the very first car converted by Michelotto.
Expected to also race at the event this weekend is this Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ, which has benefitted from a comprehensive, recent restoration. It was delivered new to the United States, where it remained until it was acquired by its current, Swiss custodian some years ago.
Another thoroughbred Italian racer is this very rare Maserati Tipo 63 Birdcage. One of a handful of mid-engined Birdcages built, this example was raced by Count Volpi's Scuderia Serenissima with a distinct fin on the engine cover. Today chassis 63.004 is owned by a member of a German Maserati enthusiast family. The family will be present with no fewer than five cars this weekend, all racing in the Greatest's Trophy grid.

Enjoy the links:

1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ (AR10511 750033)

2001 Ferrari 360 GT (000M)

1961 Maserati Tipo 63 Birdcage (63.004)