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2017 1st Edition Sotogrande Spain


SOTOGRANDE, THE GOOD LIFE, WELL-LIVED. It is no coincidence an event like this takes place in Sotogrande. This refined and celebrated leisure and real estate destination is one of the world’s best kept secrets. Since 1962 it has attracted aficionados of discreet luxury to form a community of spirited, like-minded individuals. 4

Here, in a laid-back setting amidst the rolling nature reserves of Andalusia and overlooking the Mediterranean you find all the joys and experiences of a calm and tranquil lifestyle: from world-class golf to glamorous beach living, from kite-surfing off the sands to autumn hiking in Andalusia’s hidden hills, from polo and horse-riding to hunting and wellness spa experiences. In short, Sotogrande is a place where the days are yours to craft; where it is possible to be private and at one, or to immerse yourself into a thriving community where pursuits, activities and events, on land and sea, can entertain all generations. Moreover, Sotogrande is among the world’s finest sporting destinations. There are five 18-hole golf courses, three of Spain’s best, Andalusia’s first polo club, the prestigious Santa Maria Polo Club, a favourite with Europe’s royal and the world’s polo elite. Championship size courts offer tennis and padel, there is a bustling marina with berths for 1,400 yachts and a yacht club, as well as numerous beach clubs, dining venues and boutiques. The SOTOGRANDE GRAND PRIX ® now presents a magnificent start of the season.

Marina de Sotogrande


Program 24 - 28 May 2017 The various events of the SOTOGRANDE GRAND PRIX ® will bring renowned car collectors from all over the world to Sotogrande, showing in the course of five days their exceptional vintage classics and premium cars in five different events. SOTOGRANDE TOP MARQUES ®: a spectacular open air car show of premium car partners, decorating the area with their latest models and international premieres. SOTOGRANDE RALLY ®: a unique event for cars first registered between 1920 and 1965. A superb selection of approximately 100 cars will take part in this serene but impressive rally through Andalusia starting in Seville, through Cordoba and finishing in Sotogrande. SOTOGRANDE SALE ®: a prestigious lifestyle auction hosted by the British auctioneering house Bonhams. SOTOGRANDE CONCOURS D’ÉLÉGANCE ®: a beauty parade of a limited number of world-class exceptional cars – the finest of the finest – in a unique environment. SOTOGRANDE GT TOUR ®: a breath-taking tour of speed and agility for exclusive and modern GT’s, built within the past 20 years. In addition to the parade of classic cars, exclusive racing cars and the world’s premier marques, the SOTOGRANDE GRAND PRIX ® will be a true society event of the highest order. More info: www.sotograndegrandprix.com

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S OTO G R A N D E TO P M A R Q U E S ÂŽ T H E M O S T E X C LU S I V E CARS IN A ROW

Friday 26 to Sunday 28 May 2017 8

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Fr o m Fr i d a y 2 6 u n t i l S u n d a y 2 8 M a y 2 0 1 7 t h e S OTO G R A N D E TO P M A R Q U E S ÂŽ e x h i bition displays the newest models and premieres from prestigious international car brands. Located in various destinations t h r o u g h o u t M a r i n a S o t o g r a n d e a n d L a Re serva, from the Mediterranean coastline to the hills, they present their most appealing premium models against the stylish backdrop of Sotogrande setting. More info: www.sotograndegrandprix.com


THE SOTOGRANDE RALLY ® A MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE Wednesday 24 to Saturday 27 May 2017 The SOTOGRANDE RALLY ® 2017 is an event for vintage cars f irst registered between 1920 and 1965. This selection of flawless mechanics, exclusive workmanship and exceptional models from a bygone age will take part in a serene and impressive rally starting in Seville with a stop-over in Cordoba and f inishing in Sotogrande. 10

The rally and journey will lead participants, many of whom have a histor y in racing, off the beaten track along the backdrop of spectacular roads, charming white hill villages and magnif icent mountain scener y. The SOTOGRANDE RALLY ® promises to be a truly memorable experience. The precise route will be announced just before the start of the race, when the drivers will be issued with pace notes providing full information about route, checkpoints and neutralisation points. The rally will take approximately three days to complete, with average speeds monitored and regularity tests (RTs) applied. The cars will cover around 300 km per day, mainly on public roads, with intermediate dexterity and speed tests. In addition to the rally, some 50 vintage cars will also take part in a balade. This untimed ‘car walk with road book’ follows a shorter route in the same region. The drive is a great way for participants to enjoy all the best that Andalusia has to offer.

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WEDNESDAY 24 MAY 2017

TECHN I C A L IN S P EC T IO N

All participating cars will be fully inspected on the eve of the f irst day of the SOTOGRANDE RALLY ® at the Plaza d’Espagna in Seville. A team of International experts will give each car a thorough inspection between 12 noon and 6pm. They will check that all the cars meet the strict safety regulations. THURSDAY 25 MAY 2017

RA L LY A N D B A L A D E FR O M S E V IL L E TO CO R D O B A

The SOTOGRANDE RALLY ® gets underway at the off icial starting point on the Plaza d’Espagna in Seville. Participants in both the rally and the balade depart alternately between 8am and 10.30am. The rally and balade do not follow an identical route, although they will cross the same region of Andalusia. There will be checkpoints along the course on this f irst day. All participants are expected to arrive at the Paseo de la Victoria in Cordoba between 4pm and 6.30pm.

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FRIDAY 26 MAY 2017

RA L LY A ND B A L A D E FR O M CO R D O B A TO S OTO G R A N D E

The cars commence the second day of the SOTOGRANDE RALLY ® at inter val starts, from the Paseo de la Victoria in Cordoba, between 8:30am and 10.30am for a tour around the Andalusian countr yside, in the direction of Sotogrande. Participants in both the rally and the balade follow a challenging but picturesque route, arriving in Sotogrande in the afternoon (after a lunch break in a serene setting). From 3.30pm to 6pm they will participate in a speed test, The FLYING ¼ MILE ® at the Paseo del Parque in Sotogrande. Between 3.45pm and 6.15pm all cars will be welcomed in the Marina Sotogrande against the backdrop of shops, restaurants and bars. SATURDAY 27 MAY 2017

RA L LY A N D B A L A D E IN A N D A R O U N D S OTO G R A N D E

The last day of the SOTOGRANDE RALLY ® promises to be the grand f inale of this four-day event.Setting off at 9am in Sotogrande, the cars will explore some hidden road treasures of Andalusia. All cars are anticipated to return to Sotogrande around 3.30pm for The L A RESERVA HILL CLIMB ® . After this vibrant challenge all participants drive all the way up to La Reser va de Sotogrande Golf Club. The SOTOGRANDE RALLY ® will off icially wrap up on Saturday evening with th e prize-giving ceremony and a gala dinner for specially invited guests on a unique location. More info: www.sotograndegrandprix.com

Plaza d’Espagna in Seville


T H E S OTO G R A N D E S A L E ® by B O N H A M S 26-28 May 2017 14

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Sotogrande Events, the driving force behind the SOTOGRANDE GRAND PRIX ® , and the privately owned British auction house, Bonhams, are planning to bring together the f ine components to produce a vintage car and lifestyle auction in Sotogrande: the SOTOGRANDE SALE ® . More info: www.sotograndegrandprix.com www.bonhams.com


N O S TA L G I A P E A K S W I T H T H E S OTO G R A N D E C O N C O U R S D ’E L E G A N C E ®

Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 May 2017 16

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The SOTOGRANDE CONCOURS D’ÉLÉGANCE® is a beauty parade for a selection of 50 remarkable and exclusive classic cars. They will be presented to visitors and participants at L a Re s e r v a d e S o t o g r a n d e c h a m p i o n s h i p g o l f c l u b a n d s u b m i t ted to the judgment of an international jury. The organizing committee will select the cars according to stringent criteria w i t h i n P r e - a n d Po s t -Wa r c a t e g o r i e s . E x c l u s i v e s p e c i a l p r i z e s and trophies will be awarded. More info: www.sotograndegrandprix.com


T H E S OTO G R A N D E G T TO U R ÂŽ A W O N D E R F U L D R I V E A LO N G PICTURESQUE ROADS Sunday 28 May 2017 19

On Sunday 28 May 2017 about a hundred exclusive and modern GTs, built from 1996 to the present day, are invited to participate in a breath-taking jaunt of speed and agility. As well as a tour through the Andalusian surroundings, the SOTOGRANDE GT Tour ÂŽ will challenge the drivers to perform different tests on closed tracks. A thrilling and up-lifting experience for both drivers and public. More info: www.sotograndegrandprix.com


Zoute Events Spain s.l. Sotogrande 11310 San Roque - Cadiz Spain T. +32 50 600 899 F. +32 50 688 248 info@zoute-events.be www.sotograndegrandprix.com

Brochure SOTOGRANDE GRAND PRIX® 2017  

San Roque Cádiz - Spain | 24-28 MAY 2017 | www.sotograndegrandprix.com

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