The second edition of the Gstaad Classic Audemars Piguet will take place in 2011 and again the event will be a combination of some of the very best in sports, mixed with pleasure in some of the most stunning surroundings.
The Classic car rally event
takes place every other year and this year it will include three brand new loops that will take drivers around some of the most winding roads in the Bernese Alps and past timed stages. The rally event
is raced on closed roads and takes contestants past some of the most privileged villages in Switzerland and includes 10 hill climbs and slalom on an airport. The race will take place over 31st August to 4 September to allow for the transhumance period, a time when the herds leave their green pastures over the roads. Despite the bad weather conditions that were around in 2009 the skies were lenient and it is hoped that the same will happen this year when the event
Gstaad of course is the perfect place to hold an event
related to a classic car rally thanks to some of the very best
scenery in the world. The mountain roads are superb and allow the race to take place over of some of the windiest roads that have been specifically closed off to members of the public, for the race to take part. The first leg of the event
takes place over 260 kilometers of mountain
roads that include five timed stages in a luxury
region that has been listed as the UNESCO World Heritage. This takes drivers past vineyards and provides a scenic view of the Leman lake. On the Friday of the race drivers travel over 300 kilometers and through four stages. This part of the event
is driven over the famous Ollon Villars which is part of the former World Hill Climb Championship. It also covers the Grindelwald which was made famous when the James Bond film On Her Majesties Secret Service was filmed there.
Gstaad provides everything that both the spectators and competitors need. This is home to some of the very best luxury
restaurants and hotels to be found anywhere in the world. The competitors are able to rest and relax during the spare time of the race which takes place over three days and four nights. If you want to take part in the Gstaad Classic you must own a pre-1976 collection car with crew and the official documents required, along with equipment for the event
. Cars must be registered touring, grand touring and sports cars ranging in date from the 30s to the late 70s. The race is organized by the DSL Organization along with Gstaad Automobile Club and Peter Auto.