Sotogrande: A Vintage Car Rally with Pedigree

SLIDESHOW: Some of the stars of the road at Sotogrande’s first classic car and GT Grand Prix, 24–28 May 2017.

Take a dream destination — Andalusia, Spain — a handful of remarkable vintage cars, and a journey into the region’s most luxurious addresses, and you have the Sotogrande Grand Prix, a new vintage car rally.

After successfully running the Zoute Grand Prix in Knokke-le-Zoute, Belgium, co-organiser Philippe van de Ryse was ready for a new adventure.

“As a destination, Knokke-le-Zoute is about art, access to the beach, restaurants and great retail. By comparison, Sotogrande will be about the beauty of Spain, including stops in palaces in Seville and Cordoba, and its international character, blending influences from Morocco all the way to Argentina,” said van de Ryse.

Running from 24–27 May, Sotogrande Grand Prix is really all about the journey. In this first edition, the route starts in Seville’s Plaza De España and travels through Cordoba to Sotogrande. The scheduled route will take in some 300km each day of Andalusia’s most breathtaking scenery, including the famous Flying Quarter Mile over Sotogrande’s historic Guadiaro River bridge.

Both rallies include Champagne dinners, luxury accommodation and gastronomy. But the Spanish rally will bring a new element: cruising from city to city.

On the starting line, one will find classic cars from Aston Martin, Porsche, Maserati and Fiat, including a Maserati Spyder 1962, an Aston Martin DB2 1952 and DB5 convertible 1964, Mercedes 300SLs, a Porsche 356 and many more.

There will be several other events, including a Concours d’Elégance, which will showcase some of the world’s finest classic cars; a Sotogrande Top Marques exhibition, which will display new car models against the backdrop of the Sotogrande Marina; and the Sotogrande GT Tour, a race of speed and agility on closed tracks.

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