The Spanish Connection
March 2016

The Spanish Connection

THE LAMBORGHINI MIURA 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR Spain, 12-16 October 2016

by Simon Kidston

This is the Big One. Half a century has passed today since a young Ferruccio Lamborghini unveiled his daring new supercar to a disbelieving public at the Geneva Show in March 1966. It became the motoring sensation of the era, eclipsing anything else on the road for style, speed and showmanship. From its groundbreaking early days, through to the models final development and its sudden end which coincided, appropriately, with Ferruccio selling his company, the Miura has earned its place in motoring history.

A decade ago we gathered ‘bon vivant’ Miura owners to join an inaugural, invitation-only 40th anniversary tour from Gstaad to Monte Carlo. This gastronomic motoring extravaganza was followed five years later by an equally sociable 45th anniversary Miura tour through the Maremma region of Tuscany taking in the island of Elba.

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For the 50th anniversary we had to do something special, so we again turned to the ‘dream team’ of motoring events, Costantino Franchi, Franco Majno and Valentina Croce’s ‘2Fast4You’ which has created bespoke rallies for Lamborghini, Bugatti and private collectors around the world after two decades organizing the Mille Miglia. This is our vision of the ultimate Miura Tour, celebrating the ancient land from which the car took its name, open roads which do justice to its performance, and epic settings which are worth taking a few days from your busy schedules to enjoy. It’s intended as a civilised way to have fun with your Miura amongst like-minded people, not a commercial event, so let us know if you’d like a place sooner rather than later.

PS. Maximum 25 cars. Priority will be given to non-vegetarian, non-teetotal owners with a good sense of humour!

The 50th Anniversary Tour is set in real Miura Country The 50th Anniversary Tour is set in real Miura Country

Wednesday 12th October

Arrival in Carmona at the Parador de Carmona
Welcome cocktail and dinner at the hotel.

Once a 14th Century fortress, this Parador Hotel offers spectacular views over the countryside and the Corbones River. A wonderful example of Moorish architecture, the Parador de Carmona boasts fabulous design details including a stunning central courtyard, vaulted ceilings, original stonework and spacious terraces. And the food is rather good…

Overnight stay at the hotel

Dress code: smart casual

'It's not much but we call it home...' 'It's not much but we call it home...'

Thursday 13th October

“THE MIURA ESTATE”

Day 1, Carmona - Lora del Rio - Carmona (178 km)

The Sierra Norte de Sevilla is a 1775-sq-km protected zone stretching across the north of Seville province, presenting an ever-changing landscape of green valleys and hills, woodlands, rivers and atmospheric old towns and villages with Islamic-era forts and castles.

  • 9.30 Drive towards the Sierra Norte Natural Park
  • 10.45 Coffee break at Palacio de San Benito
  • 11.30 Departure for Constantina
  • 12.00 Photographs in the Plaza de Toros
  • 13.30 Visit of the Don Eduardo Miura ganaderia and lunch
  • 17.00 Return to the hotel
  • 20.00 Dinner at Casa Curro Montoya, a typical Spanish tavern

Overnight stay at the hotel

Dress code: smart casual

A light lunch awaits at the Albacara restaurant in Ronda, with one of the best and most dramatic clifftop views of Ronda to match the superb food A light lunch awaits at the Albacara restaurant in Ronda, with one of the best and most dramatic clifftop views of Ronda to match the superb food

Friday 14th October

“DRAMATIC RONDA”


Day 2, Carmona - Ronda - Loja (270 km)

Overnight stay at the hotel

Dress code: smart casual

The splendour of the Sultans of ancient Al-Andalus and the magical world of the Thousand and One Nights come to life in the gardens and terraces of the Alhambra, one of the most beautiful monumental sites ever built by man The splendour of the Sultans of ancient Al-Andalus and the magical world of the Thousand and One Nights come to life in the gardens and terraces of the Alhambra, one of the most beautiful monumental sites ever built by man

Saturday 15th October

“MAGICAL Granada“

Day 3, Loja - Granada - Loja (250 km) 

  • 9.30 Departure for Lucena
  • 10.30 Visit of the town and the Bodegas Mora Chacon
  • 11.15 Drive to Granada
  • 13.00 Lunch at Parador de Granada, then a relaxed visit to the Alhambra Gardens
  • 16.30 Drive back to the hotel
  • 18.00 Arrive at the hotel
  • 20.30 Farewell dinner

Overnight stay at the hotel

Dress code: smart casual but Jet Set chic is encouraged for dinner

The right crowd and no crowding The right crowd and no crowding
No bull No bull

Sunday 16th October

“THE END”


Morning breakfast

  • 12.00 Individual departures

Heading for the hills- and lunch Heading for the hills- and lunch

HOW TO APPLY

If you would like to join us with your Miura, please contact:

Emanuele Collo, Kidston SA, Tel: +41 22 740 1939 Email: info@kidston.com
or
Valentina Croce, 2fast4you srl, Mobile: +39 340 3851945, Email: info@2fast4you.it

We'll be happy to answer any questions you might have regarding The Lamborghini Miura 50th Anniversary Tour, and to submit your application to be a part of it.

The entry fee is €7,500 per car, reduced to €6,500 for applications received before 31st May 2016.

The price per vehicle is based on two people sharing one hotel room. It will cover full hospitality, from the welcome reception on Wednesday October 12th until departure on
Sunday October 16th
after breakfast. The entry fee includes: food & beverages, full board,
accommodation for four nights, welcome package, logistical and technical support, overnight security and professional photographers.

Please note that car transportation costs to and from the event are not included in the price, but we are arranging group rates with specialist transporters from the UK, Italy and Switzerland.

Final deadline for entries: 31st May 2016

Please be aware that from the date of reservation until 31st May 2016 the booking may be
cancelled without penalty. Cancellations notified from 1st June until 31st July 2016 will be subject to a 30% cancellation fee. After this date, cancellations will not be refundable.

Space is limited. We reserve the right to limit the number of entries, and the itinerary may be subject to change without notice. Only Lamborghini Miuras will be accepted for the event.

Expect unspoilt locations and good local hospitality Expect unspoilt locations and good local hospitality

If you're used to typical historic car rally hotels, think again If you're used to typical historic car rally hotels, think again