The club


The Club

The Automobile Club de Villars is not your average village car club. 

Composed of a hand-picked alchemy of owners, collectors, experts, and enthusiasts from the local automotive community, the Club aims to breathe new life and re-ignite passion for exciting motorcars in its village home, Villars-sur-Ollon.  With an extensive motorsport history spanning the past seven decades, breathtaking Alpine scenery, and some of Switzerland’s most exhilarating driving roads - including its own 8.3km world famous hill climb - Villars provides a unique and enviable backdrop for our select community of car lovers.

Officially launched in August 2022 at the Ollon-Villars Hill Climb Revival event, the Club is open to classic and supercar owners of all ages by way of invitation or proposal. It aims to bring together an interesting and dynamic mix of people from different worlds, both new and established, to help ensure the petrol-fuelled passion and story of Villars continues to be enjoyed for generations to come.

Set up as a not-for-profit association, the Club will host a wide variety of car meets, rallies, and events throughout the year, helping drive much-needed funds to a variety of worthy causes.

A message from the
Automobile Club Villars President,
Jonathan Procter:

Motorcars and racing have a rich history in our idyllic mountain village of Villars.

The famous Ollon-Villars hillclimb was established in 1953 attracting the very best world championship drivers, and in 1962 the ‘Club International des Anciens Pilotes de Grand Prix F1’ was founded here by Juan Manuel Fangio, Louis Chiron, Nino Farina, Tuolo de Graffenried and others. The club expanded rapidly, later becoming the Formula One Grand Prix Drivers Club, and dozens of famous drivers both past and present have enjoyed memorable times here in Villars - racing, skiing…. and partying.

We are delighted to be continuing this long heritage with the launch of the Automobile Club de Villars, based at the newly-renovated and majestic Villars Palace hotel.

Our club is a not-for-profit association, and we can already count some of the most famous names in F1 as honorary members and keen supporters.

Please take a look and join us to be part of one of the coolest village car clubs in the world.

I very much hope to see you at one of our forthcoming events.

Best wishes,
Jonathan Procter
ACV President