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Historic weekend at Autódromo Internacional do Algarve
The biggest event of Classic Cars of the Iberian Peninsula back from 23 to 25 October at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve (AIA). The Algarve Classic Festival will be a great "living museum" where the motorsport enthusiasts can relive the great cars and racing past, going back to see and hear big names in automotive history.
This year the event will be, most likely, the biggest ever. With 13 categories, the end-of-week will be marked by numerous races, in which the public can see and review all of the Automobile decades, since the early 30's to the 80's. The event already has more than 280 confirmed teams, with an expected total of more than 450 cars and over 500 drivers.
Despite these significant numbers rather than weight, the live event the quality of cars traveling up Portugal. At this point, we can highlight the presence of three spectacular cars, with special significance for the Portuguese: The Lola "Team BIP" the car that was part of the first Portuguese team in international competitions and is known to all lovers of endurance racing. It is clearly a car that was in the minds of everyone, especially for the few who saw him compete in Vila Real and Estoril, getting great results.
Also the Ferrari 250GT Breadvan will be the headliner. This unique model, designed by Giotto Bizzarrini and Piero Drogo, participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1962 and is one of the most precious Ferrari ever made. A true work of art, its history, beauty and technical development. Thanks to its Austrian owner, you can not only see the car in a museum, but also hear this precious model on a runway at the Algarve International Circuit.
The third will be the Cooper T51 Formula 1 model that competed between 1959 and 1961 and who gave Cooper the World title in the first year of competition. In Portugal this model is especially remembered for the victory of Stirling Moss in Monsanto Circuit in August of that year, and the stakes of "Nicha" Cabral behind the wheel of this model, with Maserati engine.
These are only some of the highlights confirmed for this year, which also include models like Ford GT40, BMW M1, Jaguar D-Type, AC Cobra, Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA, among many others, that can be known in www.algarveclassicfestival.com.
With tickets starting at € 5, the Algarve Classic Festival is an event not to be missed. More information can be found at www.algarveclassicfestival.com
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