This year’s BCCM in St Moritz will take place on 8-10 July, and involve the usual mix of “alpine rally and regularity run with a concours d’elegance, receptions, lunches and dinners, all set among Switzerland's beautiful Engadin mountains”, as Nick Hewitt described the 2010 event in Classic Driver.
The 18th edition of the BCCM, sponsored by Jaguar, will run the route originally planned for last year, but which had to be changed at the last minute due to road closures in Italy. In July, however, participants will enjoy travelling from St. Moritz, across the Bernina Pass to Livigno, Bormio, in Italy, and then back to the Engadine.
To give you a taste of the calibre of cars taking part, an early entrant is the 1950 Aston Martin DB2, LML/50/21. This is the 21st of the first 49 DB2s produced, and one of only two that were originally delivered with Vantage specification: this was the first of those two and, indeed, the very first Aston to which the famous term ‘Vantage’ - signifying enhanced performance - was applied.
In 1950, the car was delivered new to none other than Briggs Cunningham, and was raced by him at Sebring that year, in the Sam Collier Memorial Trophy G.P., where he finished first overall in Class 4.
You can keep up to date with the 2011 BCCM at the event's website, www.bccm-stmoritz.ch, where registration can be completed online.
Text: Charis Whitcombe
Photos: Rainer Schlegelmilch
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