This next weekend 17/18/19 of June, Club Lotus Portugal in association with Lotus Portugal, the Portuguese Lotus dealer, will take part in the GP Histórico do Porto races which are run biennially over the streets of the historic Portuguese coastal city. The Club expects to have 40 cars (maximum allowed by the organizers) and this will be the biggest gathering of Lotus cars in Portugal. In this event, which is already a reference in the world of motor sport worldwide, Club Lotus Portugal was invited to take part in a parade of two laps at the Boavista Circuit on Saturday 18 during one of the very few intervals on an exciting day of races. By 10.30am the cars arrive at the circuit and will be on display near the Rotunda of the Castelo do Queijo, this exhibition will continue through the afternoon. Expected from classical and contemporary models from a 1961 Elite to a 2010 Evora and Club Lotus Portugal invites all who love cars to go to Boavista on this special occasion. Our members will be delighted to talk about his passion for the brand and on their cars in particular.
Every two years, GP Histórico do Porto is the centre of attention of historic motor racing fans throughout Europe and this weekend, the Boavista street circuit in Oporto will once again be hosting an exhilarating journey back in time. This year’s edition of the GP Histórico do Porto invited Masters Historic Racing to bring some major series such as the GP Masters, 3 litre F1 cars built between 1968 and 1978 and the Lurani Formula Junior series. Masters Historic Racing will also be bringing their Sports Prototypes, Group C racing cars that raced in the 1980-1990’s and World Sportscar Masters, the Le Mans type Group 4 Prototypes, built between the mid-1960’s up to 1974, covering a wide range of evocative and powerful sports cars, from Ferrari to Porsche 917’s, Lola T70’s, Alfa Romeo 33/3’s, Chevrons and Abarths. Interserie Revival will see the impressive European Can-Am car challenge from the 1970’s. Masters Historic Racing pre 1966 Touring Cars are always a crowd pleaser, recreating the dramatic battles of the Mustangs vs. Minis. Also hot are the Portuguese Classic National Championships of Touring Cars under 1,300 and over 1,300 ccm, the smaller cars doing very well in the narrow backstreets.
The city of Porto is well served from the UK with flights out of Gatwick by easyJet and Ryanair or TAP from London Heathrow. It is possible to depart on Saturday morning in time to arrive at the circuit by eleven o’clock in time to watch the racing. Hotels are available to suit all pockets and there’s plenty of space. Ticket purchase is available on the gate.
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