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Festival Italia – Brands Hatch
August 14, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The all-new Festival Italia at Brands Hatch this summer will celebrate the beauty and history of Italian motoring, music and food.
Festival Italia will showcase Italy’s long motor racing heritage with a diverse and exciting race programme including fixtures for the Pirelli Ferrari Formula Classic – the nation’s top single-make racing series for Ferraris. This will feature a host of exciting cars from the illustrious Italian manufacturer, and visitors can take a closer look at them during a free pre-race grid walk.
Italy’s glorious past as the host of Grands Prix since the inaugural F1 Championship will be celebrated with a rip-roaring demonstration of cars from multiple marques. Other special Italian cars will appear in demonstration runs too, including a Ferrari F40 and Lancia Stratos.
Further on-track highlights will include the Trofeo Cavalli, an invitational event for historic Italian cars, and the BRSCC Alfa Romeo Championship. Other activities will include an ‘Italia in Piazza’ food market, a live music stage, Italian clothes stalls, and wine tasting, all adding to the Mediterranean feel.
Members of the Ferrari Owners Club will be invited to take part in a best in show competition and parade laps too, guaranteeing visitors an opportunity to see some pristine models bearing the Prancing Horse badge up close.
There will be plenty of other car displays too, from brands such as Alfa Romeo, Maserati, and Abarth, and dozens of extra attractions for individuals of all ages.