Our values


The Automobile Club de l’Ouest maintains the passion for the automobile, the competition and the performance, depicted at the highest level by the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

It wishes to let the widest public share this passion by facilitating access to its events and its facilities.


The Automobile Club de l’Ouest acts under all circumstances in a spirit of good sportsmanship.

Its decisions and its attitude are guided by rigor, responsibility, honesty, loyalty and respect for the environment. 

Team Spirit

The Automobile Club de l’Ouest places the human being at the heart of its concern. Endurance races are above all a human adventure, which enhances team spirit, solidarity, boldness, going beyond one’s limits, tenacity as well as fair play.

The Automobile Club de l’Ouest advocates, on an ongoing basis, the respect for others, for its members, its colleagues, its volunteers, its competitors, its partners and its public.

It encourages personal growth of its staff and the development of their skills.


The Automobile Club de l’Ouest establishes its actions over the long-term, with reference to its history, its heritage and its legacy. It preserves the myth of the « 24 Heures » and  « l’Esprit Le Mans », thanks to the regulations of its races, prepares the future and encourages responsible and sustainable innovation. 


The Automobile Club de l’Ouest, as an association, ensures its political, economic and financial independence.

It implements the necessary means to preserve this independence.


The Automobile Club de l’Ouest aims under all circumstances at acting with professionalism. It falls within an approach of continuous improvement of the quality and the results of its services and relies on the commitment of its staff and its volunteers.