A New Lifestyle Event for Classic Supercar Drivers
This September sees a new event in the motoring calendar for owners of classic supercars. The brainchild of Greg Hollamby-Bayliss, founder of the UK based Supercar Club, the Classic Supercar Run will provide owners with a small, private event catering specifically for high performance classics. The Supercar Club are well qualified as they've been organizing tours for modern supercars for many years and have earned the patronage of significant sponsors including Bugatti, Pirelli, Land Rover and Breitling.
Left: Supercar Club founder Greg Hollamby having fun in a (borrowed) Jag. They drive on the right here in Europe, Greg!
Right: 275GTB Ferraris are always welcome at high level events like this.
The Classic won't require teams to race each other or to deal with regularities, timed stages or complicated road books full of tulips, although there will be some fun distractions en route to allow for points to be scored. It will be easy to navigate, concentrating on beautiful routes and scenery with the empty roads and the superb service for which the Supercar Club is famous. If you're used to the food and accommodation on the usual historic events, or 7am starts, think again.
This exclusive event is open to 25 cars and entries thus far include a Ferrari 275GTB, 365GTB/4 Daytona , 246GTS, 250GT, Aston Martin DB4 GT, Jaguar C type, Mercedes 300SL Roadster, Jaguar XK120, AC 289 Cobra, Bentley R type Continental Fastback and even a diminutive Type 35 Bugatti.
Teams will arrive for the start on 8th September with a welcome dinner at Le Mas d'Artigny on the Cote d'Azur, heading west on the morning of 9th to the Bastide de Gordes. The 10th will see cars continue west to Carcassone, where participants will spend the nights of 10th and 11th at the stunning five star Hotel de La Cité within the walls of the medieval town. This allows for a day off in this historic landmark to relax by the pool or to enjoy some sightseeing and gives the Supercar Club assistance crews time to attend to any issues that may have arisen with any of the cars. The teams will leave Carcassone on the morning of 12th and head into the Pyrenees, stopping overnight in Pau at the brand new Hotel Beaumont overlooking the classic race track.
The following morning teams continue west to the modern track just outside Pau, taken over exclusively for those participants who'd like to exercise their classic, before continuing west to Biarritz and the Palace Hotel where there will be a farewell dinner and prize giving.
Left: Entrants can expect the type of roads for which cars like the Continental were conceived.
Right: The event stops off overnight at La Bastide de Gordes en route.
Entry is at the discretion of the Supercar Club and is open to anyone who wishes to apply as long as they have a car that qualifies. The cost of entry for 6 nights is £5950 (including VAT) per team which includes all accommodation, parties, evening meals and breakfast, maps, books, routes and a full support package.
Left: The accent is on beautiful scenery and good hospitality rather than stopwatches and penalty points...
Right: ...as exemplified by the accommodation. This is the final stop, Biarritz's five star Palace Hotel.
For further details, to find out if your car qualifies or to apply for entry please contact the Supercar Club on +44 (0)1367 860805 or email firstname.lastname@example.org quote the "Supercar Classic/ Kidston VIP".