May has finally arrived and some of the most important events of the year for classic cars enthusiasts are just around the corner. Check out our must-see selection of the month!
Grand Prix de Monaco Historique • 13-15 May • Monaco, MC
The Grand Prix de Monaco Historique will celebrate in 2016 its 10th edition, an unmissable event for worldwide collectors and classic motorsport fanatics. A real sprint race, contested on the legendary circuit of Monaco, The Grand Prix de Monaco Historique is designed for worldwide collectors, nostalgic enthusiasts, drivers, spectators and ardent supporters of former days’ mechanics, who definitely won’t miss this world event.
Organized since 1997 by the Automobile Club de Monaco, this “biennial” event will take place two weeks before the Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco. Within two and a half days, from Friday 13th afternoon to Sunday 15th, the Principality of Monaco is going to be transformed into a real temple to turn back the clock. It is indeed about 50 years of motor racing that will be commemorated, through 8 exceptional series.
Mille Miglia • 19-22 May • Different Locations, IT
For 30 years, Mille Miglia has been bringing together exceptional personalities to the world of sport. Today, the reenactment of the Mille Miglia is an event in a class of its own. Mille Miglia has combined tradition with innovation, and vividly coloured that combination with creativity, elegance, beautiful scenery and the Italian way of living. This plethora of rich elements has made the Mille Miglia a symbol of Italian excellence all over the world.
In the past, the mere passage of the beautiful race was more than enough to make it famous. Since 1927, half of Italy has been able to simply go to their doorsteps and touch it first hand. There was no need for advertising or the television that didn’t exist. Mille Miglia’s acclaim came about with the beautiful passage of great men and brilliant automotive creations. And the nicest part of all is that no one needed to buy a ticket in order to take part and spread its miraculous energy.
Nowadays one simply cannot miss the Mille Miglia. It is a spectacularly unique and popular celebration that takes places in some of the most striking regions in Italy and attracts millions of individuals from the ages of one to one hundred. It is such a joyous event, not only given to those who live and work along its 1,600 km route, but to a multitude of fans from around the world that organize their vacations around the race.
Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este • 20-22 May • Cernobbio, IT
The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este owes its very special status among the world’s prestigious heritage events for historic vehicles to a number of elements. They include the elegance of the event, its long and illustrious tradition, its unrivaled flair at a beautiful location situated directly on the shores of Lake Como, and the small and select groups of participants.
The grounds of the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este, one of the world's leading hotels, are lapped by the waters of Lake Como and offer guests and visitors the opportunity to admire about 50 Historic Cars built between the 1920s and 1980s, organized by different categories. From Friday 20th May to Sunday 22nd May, the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este and Villa Erba will once again be transformed into a unique and exclusive setting where guests are privileged to admire the finest historic vehicles and motorcycles of their eras. The tradition continues with approximately 50 Historic Cars being presented in nine classes at Villa d’Este on Saturday and at Villa Erba on Sunday.
Photo credits: eGarage.com, Guillaume Tassart and Historic Vehicle Association.
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