The Bovet Italia Classica 2010 will take place from 20 to 26 September, starting in Lazio, Italy before reaching the capital of Rome and entering the gardens of the Quirinale for the traditional Concorso di Eleganza scheduled for 25 September.
This year the event is particularly important since it celebrates two historic milestones in motoring: 100 years of Alfa Romeo and 80 years of Pininfarina. Two anniversaries of extraordinary significance, which explains why the Bovet Italia Classica 2010 has the patronage of the Head of State, emphasizing the symbolic importance of two car manufacturers that have lent prestige to Italian creativity and style.
Arriving from all over the world, the participants will cover about 1,500 km of B-roads through dramatic landscape on-board their historic cars, stopping every day in the region’s most famous aristocratic residences, generally closed to the public. The colourful journey will come to an end on Saturday 25th, at the gardens of the Quirinale, where the famous Concorso di Eleganza will take place, with Paolo Pininfarina presiding over the jury, which also includes the chief designer of the Fiat Group Lorenzo Ramaciotti, luxury entrepreneur Nicola Bulgari, CEO of the Prada group Patrizio Bertelli, stylist and gentleman driver Giorgio Schon and chairman of the Hachette Italia group Stefano de Alessandri.
Among the many cars present for Bovet Italia Classica 2010 will also be four cars from the Alfa Romeo History Museum: the 2000 Sportiva, an exclusive gran turismo from 1954 which will take part in the event together with a modern Alfa Romeo 8C Spider, while the 1938 6C 2300 Mille Miglia, the prototype of the Giulietta Spider (1956) and the 1967 33 Stradale will take part in the Concorso di Eleganza at the Quirinale. Also, a parade of a dozen Alfa Romeo historic cars, a selection of those which best represent the history of the company, will provide the backdrop for these extraordinary vehicles, including an 8C Le Mans driven in the ’30s by the legendary Tazio Nuvolari.
[Source: Alfa Romeo]