Fun for all at the races

The biggest classic car meeting to be held on the Iberian Peninsula, the Algarve Historic Festival, returns to the Algarve Motor Park for a second consecutive year between October 15 and 17.

The more than 320 entries, featuring the new Bobby Verdon-Roe led FIA Historic Formula Championship as well as Formula 500 and Junior as well as Master Touring 1970 and Stirling Moss 1950 Sports Cars Trophy among many other categories have already exceeded last year’s record participation.

If you add in the unmissable Pre-War Motor Racing Legends, U2TC Pre-1966 Touring Cars, World Sportscar Masters, Gentlemen Drivers GT and World Sportscar Masters the coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday promise to be a veritable feast for all automobile aficionados.

The action gets underway as early as 8am on day one with free practice and qualifying sessions for all classes until 6pm while the racing proper carries through from Saturday lunchtime right up to the late Sunday afternoon highlights.

A guaranteed ‘fun for all’ weekend is further enhanced by plenty of off-track action including a Friday evening paddock B-B-Q, various live concerts, special activities, exhibitions and parades featuring several unforgettable personalities which have made the sport into what it is today.

Tickets for this unique Algarve spectacle are available from the track box office, the usual sales outlets as well as at the gates on the racing days themselves.   

Memorial race

Meanwhile, a race at the festival is to be dedicated to Ralph Broad, the motorsport legend who died in September.

One of the pre-1966 historic masters races will act as a way to honour the memory of Ralph Broad with a trophy in his name being presented to the winner as sponsored by The Resident Group, publishers of the Algarve Resident, and Peninsula Motor Sport.

For further information about the memorial race, please contact The Resident Group offices by calling 282 342 936.