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08.05.2013 / Raceweekends

The Lamborghini 50th Anniversary - Grande Giro

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Blancpain – which shares Automobili Lamborghini’s values of reliability, precision and innovation – could not miss the Sant’Agata Bolognese company’s 50th Anniversary celebrations, with the Grande Giro. Blancpain has indeed stepped forward as the main partner of the tour, which currently travels through the most beautiful Italian cities and landscapes from until May 11th, and sees the largest gathering of Lamborghinis in the company’s history, since its foundation in 1963.

The Lamborghini 50th Anniversary Grand Tour is the largest gathering ever of cars from the “House of the Raging Bull”, organised to celebrate the Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary: a convoy of some 4 km long and 190,000 hp on the road. The 350 cars (320 registered participants and approximately 30 courtesy cars for the press and guests) are now arriving in the parc fermè at Piazza Castello in front of the Sforzesco Castle, with their respective pilots and co-pilots totalling 700 people.

The 50th Anniversary Grand Tour, with more than 700 participants representing 29 countries, is evidence of the global dimension our brand enjoys today, and the strength of the Lamborghini myth that continues to grow.” The first destination of the Lamborghini Grand Tour will be Bobbio, the soul of the Trebbia Valley, then the first day will be concluded in Forte dei Marmi, one of the most exclusive seaside resorts on the Tyrrhenian coast. After Forte dei Marmi, the convoy will arrive on May 9 in Rome, passing through the base of the 4° Stormo of Air Force at Grosseto. The morning of May 10 it will restart again in the direction of Bologna, crossing the towns of Orvieto, Arezzo and San Giustino Valdarno, where all participants will stop for lunch at the Tenuta il Bobbio. On the 10th evening, the cars will arrive in the center of Bologna, where the city will offer a welcome in the prestigious setting of Palazzo Re Enzo.

The next morning in Piazza Maggiore the ‘Concorso di Eleganza Lamborghini 50° Anniversario’ will be held, which is open to all the historic cars participating in the tour, from the first 350 GT up to the latest Countach model. A team of knowledgeables judges, incuding Blancpain Vice President & Head of Marketing Alain Delamuraz, will then award the "Best of Show" winner with a highly desirable Blancpain watch.

On the 11th, the Tour will end in Sant'Agata Bolognese, headquarters of the House of the Raging Bull, where a gala dinner celebrating the Lamborghini 50th Anniversary will be held.