Summer has officially begun, but the driving passion does not go on vacation. Actually July is a month particularly full of events dedicated to those who love to spend sunny days on winding mountain roads, on scorching asphalt tracks and in any other place where you can enjoy the reflections of sun's rays on the amazing body of classic and sports cars.
Are you ready to warm up your engines? Here's our selection of car events for July 2016!
The Auto Class Magazine Team took the driving passion on the iconic road that hosted some of the most legendary rally races in history. Departure at 10 am from Monaco for an itinerary of about 160 km developed almost entirely on mountain roads, including breathtaking landscapes and passes. The tour also featured a series of galleries (including a single lane and one-way one) and something like 100 thrilling hairpin turns that took the four wheels on the Route de la Turbie, the Col de Castillon, the Col de Turini, the stunning Stage de La-Bollène Vesubie and the Col de Braus, the asphalt route that every driver would and should cover at least once in a lifetime.
Le Mans Classic is a biennial event dedicated to vintage sports car held on the 13.65 km circuit of the 24 hours of Le Mans race, of which is considered its natural completion since 2002. The event is spread over different days for a long weekend dedicated to the motoring passion and is open only to cars that have been protagonists of the 24 hours of Le Mans until 1979 or similar models. The show is guaranteed since only professional drivers with a FIA International Competition license are allowed to participate in the race, who are usually ready to use all their skill and speed on the turns of the track.
All car shows and auctions are hosted in the Bugatti Circuit area, where you can take inspiration from cars and latest products which are presented every year by prestigious car clubs.
Upcoming news for the Coppa d’Oro delle Dolomiti, the "mountain Mille Miglia" born in 1947, that from the 2016 edition will also be international in terms of itinerary since the addition of a stop in Lienz, well-known Austrian tourist destination on the border with Italy.
A unique path will mark a challenging race, also characterized by breathtaking landscapes: 14 Dolomite passes, 600 km and 3 regions crossed (Veneto, Alto Adige and Friuli). In addition to this, there will be the new Austrian stop with the crossing of the demanding Passo Stalle at the border to reach Huben, Lienz and Sillian.
The race allows up to a maximum of 120 cars built between 1919 and 1961 but there is a special category for 30 cars built between 1962 and 1965 that stood for sporting merit or historical interest. An event not to be missed for all Gentlemen Drivers!