CORRIDA DE LAMBORGHINI – LAMBORGHINI EVENT A RESOUNDING SUCCES
Salzburg / Kirchanschöring – The exclusive Lamborghini event was held last weekend at the Salzburgring where, for the first time ever, racing Lamborghinis met their road going counterparts. Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis headed the parade and star chef Alfons Schuhbeck cooked for the VIPs. The Blancpain chronograph worth approximately €16,000 went to Switzerland. The entire event was moderated by Jan Stecker (‘abenteuer auto’/Kabel1) and Lina van de Mars (‘Der Checker’/DMAX).
The ‘Corrida de Lamborghini’ was held last weekend at the Salzburgring for more than 100 exquisite Lamborghinis from throughout Europe. The official Lamborghini race car stable REITER Engineering, based in Kirchanschöring, Upper Bavaria, hosted the unparalled event in association with the exclusive manufacturer of mechanical watches Blancpain, broker flatex and in cooperation with automobili Lamborghini.
The main prize, an exclusive Blancpain L-Evolution Flyback Chronograph valued at approximately €16,000, went to a Swiss Lamborghini driver. He recorded the most consistent set of laps in a Superleggera during the “Battle the Time” competition. A driver from Austria (Diablo) and Germany (Gallardo) finished second and third respectively. The watch was presented at the track by Blancpain representative Raymond Schaad who acted on behalf of CEO Marc A. Hayek.
Alfons Schuhbeck arrived by helicopter on Saturday in order to personally prepare the four course gala menu for invited guests. During the exclusive evening he gave a brief insight into the fine art of cooking and was supported by Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis in the process. There were also several familiar faces to be seen among the prominent guests from throughout Europe – Wolfgang Leikermoser from Antenne Bayern and mountain doctor actor Hans Sigl. Highlight of the evening was the Lamborghini party moderated by none other than Lina van de Mars and Jan Stecker, who are the Kable1 GT motorsport expert commentators for the ADAC GT Masters.
Highlight of the weekend for the thousands of spectators was without doubt the ‘Corrida de Lamborghini’ parade comprised of every visiting Lamborghini. In bright sunshine Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis led the car parade in a black Lamborghini LP560-4 Spyder. Following close behind for the first time were several examples of all models in every conceivable colour and trim: Gallardo like Murciélago, LP670-SV like Urraco, Spyder like Roadster and race cars like road cars.
The ‘Corrida de Lamborghini’ also provided the spectators with a varied and full programme. For owners, aficionados as well as motorsport enthusiasts: race taxi rides, helicopter tours, one of only 20 Lamborghini Reventon worldwide worth more than one million Euro, Segway roller trips and much more. Thanks to our resident experts in the fields of suspension, carbon, design, engines and gearboxes it was possible to have racing technology explained in detail. To conclude NDW stars Markus & Hubert K. entertained the crowds with his new rendition of his song “Mein Lamborghini fährt 210…” (my Lamborghini travels at 210…).
REITER Engineering is the world’s only officially authorised manufacturer for all race Lamborghini models. The racing car manufacturer established in 2000 enters cars successfully itself in the FIA GT1 World Championship and ADAC GT Masters (GT3). Just recently the squad scooped victory in a World Championship round at Spa, Belgium with ex-F1 driver Ricardo Zonta and Frank Kechele and took second at the Nürburgring with Peter Kox and Christopher Haase. A REITER Gallardo shared by Albert von Thurn und Taxis and Peter Kox also currently leads the German GT3 championship.
The traditional Swiss watch manufacturer Blancpain is official partner of the ‘Corrida de Lamborghini’. The brand was only recently nominated as the world’s most luxurious watch brand by the New York based “The Luxury Institute”. As manufacturer of just mechanical watches the Blancpain company philosophy supports the backbone of tradition and innovation. Blancpain displays numerous models on race weekends and master watchmakers give an insight on location into their work.