The Tour de France is the single biggest event in cycling, and it’s become an annual celebration and spectacle for the sport. Even as this is written, the ’06 Tour is underway. Though the focus is obviously on two-wheel, pedal-powered vehicles, automobiles have become a major part of the Tour, both as safety and support vehicles, but also as part of the show in the form of promotional platforms. Norev has issued a line of 1:43 diecast models of some of the more significant Tour vehicles over the years. Here is a look at some of the more interesting. For more on Norev’s Tour diecasts click here. For more on the Tour de France click here.