Algarve Historic Festival 2010: Preview

After last year’s hugely successful inaugural historic meeting at the Algarve Autodrome, this coming weekend (15-17 October) sees the return of 300 cars and their drivers, hoping for more of the same thrilling action – and perhaps even the same hot sunshine.

Among the scheduled races is a round of the FIA Historic Formula One Championship, as well as the usual delightful spread of Formula Junior, U2TC Pre-66 Touring Cars and a whole host of races from Masters – from World Sportscars to the GTs of the Gentlemen Drivers series. Then there’s the two-hour Stirling Moss Trophy feature race on the Saturday evening, organised by Motor Racing Legends for 1950s sports cars, which provided such a fantastic spectacle at last year’s event – as did the Pre-War Sports Cars race, back again for more fun in 2010.

Algarve Historic Festival 2010: Preview Algarve Historic Festival 2010: Preview

Last year, temperatures reached 29 degrees C, but October in southern Portugal is not always so calm, clear and balmy. Whatever the weather, the on-track action on the dramatic, undulating circuit (which rises and falls 106 feet) is sure to be outstanding.

Text: Classic Driver
Photos: The organisers


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