Vintage sports cars on show in Italy, 1-4 September 2011

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19 July 2011

Vintage cars, amazing scenery, and one of the most famous resorts in the world. These are the ingredients of the Coppa d’Oro delle Dolomiti, which will take place from 1 to 4 September 2011. 175 teams will take part, including 11 from outside Italy. Entrants will compete on mountain roads winding up and down over passes at a height of over 2,000 metres, in the area around Cortina d'Ampezzo. Watched by a crowd of international onlookers.


The most valuable car in the competition is a 1952 Ferrari 340 America, worth about 2.5 million euro (shown in the photo). Other cars present will include a 1955 Ferrari 750 Monza, a 1954 Maserati A6GCS, a 1935 Aston Martin Ulster, a 1928 BMW 328, a 1928 Bugatti 40A Grand Sport, the 1938 Jaguar SS100, the gull-wing 1955 Mercedes 300 SL, and many others. The event is sponsored by the Porsche Centre in Padua, and so there will be a number of historic Porsche racing cars. The crews are no longer predominantly over-50: many teams are 30-35 years in age, while the youngest team present consists of two brother from Brescia, 19 and 15 respectively, driving a 1955 Porsche 356 Speedster. There will be a prize for the first three female crews, consisting of silver cups and Gucci necklaces.
Onlookers can see the cars from close up on Friday 2 September, from midday to 3 p.m., in Piazza Walther in Bolzano.

For more information on the event, see www.coppadorodelledolomiti.it

For more tourist information, contact the Cortina tourist office, tel. + 39 0436.866.252
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