SAVE THE DATE – Bernina Gran Turismo 2017 : 22. – 24. 09.

  • Located in the heart of the Swiss Alps
  • Competition & Regularity class
  • Maximum of 80 crews
  • Length 5.7 km
  • More than 50 curves.
  • Height Difference 448 vertical meters
  • Total of 6 runs Saturday and Sunday
  • Epic Dinner locations on Friday and Saturday
  • Historic trains of UNESCO world heritage track to join the race
  • Eligible cars from 1920s to 1980s, incl. Threewheelers, Formula 1 and any monoposto as well as Group B Rally cars and Group C Sports Prototypes
    See the complete list here

Kick-Off Party at St. Moritz` famous Dracula Club.

History Daring Pioneers

Flashback

In response to a campaign launched by a number of pioneers of tourism in the Engadine, the first ‚International St. Moritz Automobile Week‘ took place in 1929. It was intended to attract guests to the beautiful holiday region during the summer season as well. And this just four years after the canton of Grison had abolished the general ban on driving motor cars on public roads. This was the time when the automobile history of the Engadine had yet to be written.

The core of the ‚International St. Moritz Automobile Week‘ was the ‚Bernina Mountain Race‘ for the Grand Prix of the Bernina. The mountain race over a distance of roughly 16.5km has been won by such legendary drivers as Hans Stuck in an Austro-Daimler ADR 3.0 (1929) and Louis Chiron driving a Bugatti T47 (1930).

Another attraction of the event was the ‚Kilomètre lancé‘, an acceleration race over a distance of one kilometre on a road between Punt Muragl and Samedan especially surfaced with asphalt by SHELL. The Shell Road (Shellstrasse) still bears the name today.

Introduction of Event

Bernina Gran Turismo AG was created by a group of classic car enthusiasts from the Engadine, with the aim of creating a hillclimb event to celebrate the Races held in the St. Moritz area in the 1920s and ’30s.
The project will see a blend of history, sport, competition and authentic rough luxury, the goal being to offer a unique combination and experience.
The event will be a hillclimb race on a closed road for sports and racing cars built up to the early 1980s along the Bernina pass, from La Rösa up to the Bernina Hospiz: 5,6 kilometres of pure adrenalin in an inimitable Alpine setting. It is a unique opportunity to have a mountain pass all to yourself to let your classic car do all it can do!
The date has been chosen to take advantage of the beautiful colours of the end-of-summer and of the great driving roads, free from the high summer traffic, to encourage the participants and the enthusiasts to come to the Engadine with their classic car and enjoy a beautiful tour.
 The best from the St. Moritz hospitality, together with an insider experience of the Engadine tradition, will make sure this will be a complete event for racers as well as guests, and for car owners and public alike.
Please keep watching this site as more and more details will be posted in the next weeks.
See you on the Bernina!

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