Poltu Quatu Classic
CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE FOR CLASSIC CARS
July 10th, 11th and 12th 2020
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Poltu Quatu Classic returns to the scene of major International events with the fifth edition of the most glamorous Concours d’Elegance of the summer, organized by Auto Classic and Between Communication in collaboration with the Grand Hotel Poltu Quatu and Bcool City Magazine.
On July 10th, 11th and 12th, authentic four-wheeled jewels from the most important Italian and European collections of vintage cars will parade through the streets of the Emerald Coast in Sardinia.
The Jury of the Concours will be chaired for the third year in a row by Paolo Tumminelli, the well-known automotive historian, who created and refined in recent years an almost infallible evaluation system.
The famous designer Fabrizio Giugiaro, who will realize, as a tradition, the trophy “Best in Show”, to award the winning car of the Concorso d’Eleganza Poltu Quatu Classic 2020, the representative of FIVA (Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens) Emmanuel Bacquet, the founder of Auto Classic and great expert Ferrari Luciano Bertolero, The CEO of Petrolicious Afshin Behnia, the CEO of Car and Vintage Alberto Vassallo and the CEO of Classic Driver J. Philip Rathgen, will be part of the Jury.
The grand Jury of the 2020 edition of Poltu Quatu Classic will be completed by other leading figures of the automotive world such as Carlo Di Giusto, vice director of AUTOITALIANA and Ruoteclassiche, Alberto Scuro, president of ASI (Italian Historic Cars Association), Enrico Renaldini, PR of Gare d’Epoca (the main Italian website dedicated to classic cars events), Shinichi Ekko, journalist and president of Maserati Club Japan, Augustin Sebatié-Garat of RM Sotheby’s, the world's largest collector car auction house with 40 years of proven results in the collector car industry, Valentino Balboni, legendary Lamborghini test driver and testimonial of the futuristic myclassic historic car app and Ted Gushue, internationally renowned photographer and editorial director of the new official magazine Porsche Type 7.
The Jury will be branded by Larusmiani, the iconic Milanese menswear brand deeply interwoven with its rich history, being the oldest of Via Montenapoleone and established in 1922.
Larusmiani will dress the Jury with a new timeless classic, the bermudas “Poltu Quatu”, named after the iconic port town on the shores of Emerald Coast.
An exclusive branded version Poltu Quatu Classic of the Victory Corporate T-Shirt will be made in collaboration with the clothing line of the historic Italian company Beretta, for the participants to the Concours.
The innovations included in this year’s program are mainly about the day of Saturday, that will start with a long scenic tour of the Emerald Coast through a route designed ad hoc by the organizers, to give the participants unforgettable scenarios to admire behind the wheel of their cars. The rest of the day will be lived in total relaxation in the famous Vesper Beach of Capriccioli made famous by the movie “007 - The Spy Who Loved Me” where the protagonist Roger Moore emerges with his car from the crystal clear water of the Emerald Coast with Barbara Bach and where the protagonists of Poltu Quatu Classic 2020 will be guests of the Vesper Beach Club. On the way back to Poltu Quatu a passage and exhibition of the cars of the Concours in Porto Cervo at the time of the aperitif will be held.
The participants will live another beautiful experience with visits to historic villages of Sardinia and days at the beach, driving their vintage cars along the breathtaking scenery of the Costa Smeralda and the most brave participants will be able to experience the thrill of high speed on the sea thanks to the “Off Shore Experience”, included in this year’s program by the organizers of the event, in company with the 5 times Motorboating World Champion Aaron Ciantar.
As in the last edition the event will end on Sunday afternoon at the exclusive Li Neuli Country Club.
The performance at night of the final parade of cars in front of the Jury will take place on Saturday, July 11th after the Gala Dinner at the Grand Hotel Poltu Quatu in the famous Piazzetta illuminated for the occasion.
“Poltu Quatu is ready to make its guests experience a fairytale weekend this year too”, assures Daniele Pulcini, CEO of the Grand Hotel Group.
The GFG Style of Giorgetto and Fabrizio Giugiaro will bring to Sardinia as a world premiere the two prototypes that were to be presented at the Geneva Motor Show, the futuristic GFG VISION 2030 and the Bandini Dora, the 100% electric “Barchetta” that relaunches the famous Italian brand founded in 1946 by Ilario Bandini.
Six Classes will be present in the Concours, with many new features compared to the previous editions, starting with the racing cars included in this year's program in the "Racing Legends" Class, where will be staged absolute protagonists of the World Rally Championship of the caliber of the ex-factory works Lancia Delta Martini Racing by Edoardo Schon and Daniele Turrisi and the legendary Lancia 037 Rally Group B with livery Camel by Riccardo Perletti.
Another new Class of the Concours is dedicated to the "Youngtimer" cars (the collector's phenomenon of the moment involving fans of cars from the 80s and 90s) that the organizers have included together with "timeless" design cars, such as the Ferrari 308 GTS by Marco Faggioli and the futuristic Porsche Carrera GT by the Monte Carlo based collector Raul Marchisio, in the "Forever Young" Class.
The class dedicated to cars that participated in the Mille Miglia® or who have a connection to "the most beautiful race in the world" will also make its debut in the Emerald Coast, as evidenced by the name of the "Mille Miglia Bond" Class.
Cars of priceless historical value such as the Lancia Lambda Casaro Mille Miglia by the two-time European Rally Champion Enrico Bertone are expected in the Piazzetta of Poltu Quatu. We are talking about a car that took part to the first edition of 1927 Mille Miglia and then in the 90th anniversary edition in 2017 with Bertone himself and the organizer of the Concorso d’Eleganza Poltu Quatu Classic Simone Bertolero.
The most fascinating Coupe cars from several decades of automotive history will be brought together in the "Wonderful Coupe" Class, starting with Andrea Zanetti's 1955 Porsche 356 Continental, continuing on an ideal journey through time with Mario Baroncini Guidi's Maserati Mistral to represent the 60s together with the OSCA 1600 GT Zagato by German collector Michael Pauser, then with Roberto Fornaciari's revolutionary 70s Ferrari 365 BB , to finally go into the 90s with the Ferrari 512 TR driven by Andrea Bianchedi.
The Class where the cars with the highest adrenaline rate of the Concours will be deployed is dedicated to the film winner this year of two Oscar "Ford vs Ferrari" and two will also be the rivals of one of the most important Ferrari in the history of the prancing horse, on the identity of which the organizers will keep until the last moment the absolute reserve.
At Le Mans '66 there was the Ford GT 40, at Poltu Quatu Classic 2020 there will be the most original and preserved Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing known and the Porsche 917 "Psychedelic" of the Team Martini Racing – Hippie protagonist of the first triumph of Porsche history at Le Mans in 1970 with Gerard Larrousse, then winner of two 24H of Le Mans and the Targa Florio.
Today, as then, the legendary French racing driver, at the age of 80, will be the protagonist in the night behind the wheel of the equally legendary "Hippie Porsche", this time not running at full speed as on the straights of Le Mans, but parading with the elegance of a racehorse in a walking pose on the red carpet of Poltu Quatu, to win the class "La Grande Sfida". For the joy of all the guests of the Concorso a fashion show will be held in honour of this legendary car on Friday night!
Finally, the unmissable Class "La Dolce Vita" dedicated to the cars protagonists of the fabulous 50s and 60s, which this year takes on a special meaning for everyone's desire to reappropriate the beautiful things of life after a period to forget, and even for this reason the motto of the Concours d’Elegance Poltu Quatu Classic 2020 will be Make La Vita Dolce Again!
Also in this Class there will be an exceptional protagonist on which the organizers of the Concorso will keep the maximum secrecy until the last moment!
Thanks to the Carshan team, that will be present in Sardinia in collaboration with "La Cura Dell’Auto", the leading company in Italy in the sale of car care products, the cars will shine at all times of the Concours offering the best possible show in the eyes of the public and the Jury.
Among the partners of the fifth edition of the Concorso d’Eleganza of the Emerald Coast deserve a citation for their prestige Rotschild & Co, one of the largest independent financial advisory groups in the world and Smeraldina the most drunk water in Sardinia, adored by international tourists, especially Americans!
In addition to the glory there will be rich prizes and the winner of the "Best in Show" Trophy, designed by Fabrizio Giugiaro, will be handed a precious Eberhard watch and a spectacular Goodwool taylored cover with the shape and likeness of his own car.
The most glamorous car of the event will be awarded by St. Moritz with an amazing weekend at the legendary Suvretta House and all the Best in Class winners will receive a copy of Car Guys, the impressive book written by Fabrizio D’Aloisio about people who love cars for people who love cars!
The St. Moritz lifestyle is an intriguing mix of glamorous savoir vivre, prestigious events and a cosy, feel-good atmosphere, the same that you can breathe in the Emerald Coast and this is one of the reasons that led to the twinning with the Concorso d’Eleganza Poltu Quatu Classic.
The high-jewerly Maison Sabbadini will reward the most elegant woman in the Concorso with one of its famous jewels in the shape of Bee.
The historic company "Petruzzi and Branca argentieri in Brescia" (supplier of the trophies of the first edition of the Mille Miglia in 1927) will make an award also for the Concorso d’Eleganza Poltu Quatu Classic 2020.
Further special prizes will be awarded by the main Italian fairs dedicated to vintage cars (Autoemotodepoca Padua – Automotoretrò Turin – Milan Autoclassica – Modena Motor Gallery) and the Fiat 500 Club Italia represented in Poltu Quatu by the President of the delegation of Olbia Antonio Deiana.
The organizers of the most glamorous concours of the summer know that "life is too short to drink bad wine" and will delight guests with the Prosecco Ville d'Arfanta, a wine that is pure poetry.
From the Piedmont lands, where the Concorso d’Eleganza Poltu Quatu Classic has its roots, will arrive in Sardinia the spectacular Rosso Barchetta of Colle Manora, a wine dedicated to those who love the myths of the time, the clean style and technology, born from the union of two great passions of the Schon family: wine and Ferrari!
As a tradition Simone Bertolero will present the event aboard the legendary Fiat 500 Spiaggina, the favorite car for the summer period by the protagonists of the international Jet Set including Gianni Agnelli and Aristotele Onassis.
Also joining him in this edition of the Concorso will be the journalist Savina Confaloni, one of the most appreciated and well-known faces of the automotive world. The last edition of the Concours d’Elegance Poltu Quatu Classic saw the Ferrari brand triumph after the victories in previous editions signed Alfa Romeo and Bugatti. We just have to wait until July 12th to know what will be the most elegant car of the summer 2020!