The Normandy Beach Race

A unique event in France

Taking advantage of an exceptional setting on Sword Beach in Ouistreham, the Normandy Beach Race offers an authentic and free show to revive the atmosphere of the mechanical rendez-vous of the 40s/50s.
An original and spectacular event, run for fun on 1/8 mile drag style mixing vintage vehicles, cars and motorcycles of American and European makes pre-1947.


The idea of organizing a beach race in France raised in the minds of 3 enthusiasts following their participation in the legendary race “The Race of Gentlemen“ organized in the USA. They soon imagined themselves having the same experience on a French beach... and moreover in Normandy, on beaches that have marked history. Their communicative passion, their desire and tenacity to take up this challenge of organizing such an event, today makes the Normandy Beach Race the awaited event in France and internationally.

Next Rendez-Vous

September 22nd to 24th 2023

This 4th edition will once again be held in Ouistreham on the famous Riva Bella beach from 22nd to 24th September 2023, just 2 hours away from Paris, with a more surprising 3-day program offering a strong and unique experience on the beach and in the city!

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