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Tuscany by vintage cars


by Riccardo Benvenuti  

Corsa di Alcide 2018, the most beautiful vintage car race in Tuscany.
From 8th to 10th June 2018, in the most evocative places of Tuscany, the VIII edition of the Superclassica Regularity Race for vintage cars named “La Corsa di Alcide” will be held, an event organized by Altitude Eventi and open to Italian and foreign teams with cars dating pre-1971 and 20 modern supercars. The eighth edition of the Corsa di Alcide has been chosen by ACI-Sport as the Tuscan race to be included in the Super Classic Cup, an acknowledgement which awards the work carried out by Altitude Events in eight years of hard work and passion to create a Tuscan vintage car racing event which can hold its own against great international events.
A fascinating race in which the amazing landscapes can sometimes distract the drivers from the chronometer such as hamlets of rare beauty and high environmental quality which only this land manages to offer and which the race renders special. The itinerary unwinds right in the heart of Tuscany, in that part which has rendered this region famous the world over, being the Chianti, Maremma, Argentario, Val d’Orcia, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Siena, Montalcino, Radda, Gaiole, Greve, Castellina.
This highly competitive race takes place within this environmental context where all the laps are on the road. Special laps, very technical which are extremely trying on the teams, who really have to give all it takes for a well-earned victory: a total of 125 timed laps alternated with 24 at check point and 6 timed: a large battlefield where contestants truly compete against each other.
Within the race there are two special trophies: “Trofeo B. Macchi” and “Gran Premio del Chianti”: the first, 11 timed laps, where the winners get 91 bottles of wine chosen from amongst the best Italian brands while the second, which takes into consideration only the 45 races run on the Sunday in the Chianti area, awards exclusive Chianti Reserve Magnum bottles.
Even in the 2018 edition the “Percorsi Eroici” (Heroic Itineraries) will be proposed, short laps of gravel roads, the typical dirt tracks of the Chianti area which can be run instead of the classic itinerary to enjoy breath-taking landscapes and views.
All the captivating competitive part will be accompanied by high quality hospitality, starting from the “Cena in Piazza” in the historic centre of Poggibonsi, now a must of the event, up to the lunch at Hotel Fattoria la Principina at Grosseto, the dinner at Antiche Mure of Buonconvento, the Gran Buffet of Sunday at Alcide, a restaurant specialised in fish cuisine since 1849 and sponsor of the Race. Not to be forgotten are the various tasting-stops in the area of Brunello and Chianti, coffee-breaks, aperitifs and the famous Frullallà ice creams. It will be a complete event, marked by sobriety, good taste and simplicity which offers at the same time exclusive situations of great depth, giving the contestants the possibility to compete against each other on specific competitive themes, sharing passions and challenges.

Altitude-eventi, viale Garibaldi, 37 Poggibonsi
Tel. 0577 996673