After an entire week of sunny and mild weahter, suddenly last Saturday was miserable and cold again near London, so I think that the not very motivated preferred to follow the Oxford vs Cambridge historical boat Race comfortably from the sofa.
For the records Oxford easily won the 157 edition of one of the most popular sport event in the Uk.
Even if in Italy we do have a boat race on our biggest River the Po which takes place in Turin, unfortunately it is not as famous as the Oxford vs Cambrige one.
In Emilia Romagna our heart beats for another kind of races. La Rossa (red) Ferrari together with Maserati, Ducati, Lamborghini and others marks the history of this land.
From vintage cars to prototypes, from international gran prix to historical races hundreds of events scattered all over the year make the air resound with the motors’ roaring, interested in the next one?
The Terre di Canossa Grand Prix 1st edition will take place from 14th to 17th April 2011. The programme foresees a 600 km route that will pass through Reggio Emilia , Mantova, Modena, Parma and La Spezia along the historic roads of Canossa, between the Po river and the sea.
18 hours driving across one of the most beautiful Italian landscapes.To guarantee high levels of quality, the event is restricted to 100 crews: prewar cars and sporting postwar cars, up to 1969. On Thursday 14th April there will be the administrative and technical checks. Following, a car exhibition in Vittoria square in Reggio Emilia and gala dinner at the Bianello Castle (RE). On Friday 15th April there will be the first Gran Prix Leg that foresees the passage through the Canossa Castle, the mountains of Appennino Reggiano, the Pietra di Bismantova, the Lagastrello pass, the Gulf of La Spezia. Dinner on the sea in the Navy’s Arsenal. On Saturday 16th April the second Leg with the passage through Portovenere, Cinque Terre, Cento Croci pass, Borgo Val di Taro, the Ducato Castels and the Varano Autodrome. Dinner “Terre Verdiane”. On Sunday 17th April final and third Leg: the Po river, ponte di barche, Colorno, Guastalla and other towns of the Pianura Padana. Lunch and prizegiving at the “Romolo Valli” theatre in Reggio Emilia.
Want to know more? Please visit our dedicated web site Emilia Romagna Motor valley