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Once again, Italians did it better at Passione Engadina

St. Moritz and the Engadin valley have always been a melting pot for sophisticated car cultures from North and South of the Alps. Last weekend, the highlights of Italian motoring were celebrated at the Passione Engadina.

We knew that the 10th edition of the Passione Engadina would be a special event after we had downloaded and opened the images Fabrizio D’Aloisio had taken on the eve of the event: Shot at iconic locations in an around St. Moritz, the local photographer had staged not one, but four mythical Ferrari unicorns – and this year’s most hyped restomod from Italy, the Kimera EVO37. And the teaser images did not promise too much: With Ferrari as the event’s headlining brand and a line-up of more than 100 of the most exciting classic and modern sports cars built in Italy in the last 100 years, this year’s Passione Engadina was destined to wow the participants and crowds alike. The programme included a road rally across the Maloja, Julier and Splügen mountain passes with breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps, but also a challenge cup on the Samedan airport and a concorso d’eleganza in the garden of the Kulm Country Club in St. Moritz.  

Naturally, the most remarkable cars at the Passione Engadina wore the prancing horse. And when have you last seen a Ferrari 330 GTO, 512M, Dino 206 S and SP together at one event? Other highlights included an Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 that once raced for the Scuderia Ferrari and a stunningly beautiful Ferrari 166/53 MM. What excited us even more than these blue-chip classics was the pleasure of the participants, enjoying their beloved Alfas, Ferraris, Fiats, Lancias and Lamborghinis on some of the world’s most scenic driving roads – the same roads that they were built for 20, 40 or even 60 years ago! 

During the weekend, photographer Andrea Klainguti was on the road, capturing the most memorable moments with his camera. Seeing a Ferrari 288 GTO literally being followed by its successor, the Ferrari F40, through tight mountain bends, must have been a sight to behold. So take a look at all of Andrea's photos in our image gallery.

Fotos: Andrea Klainguti © 2021