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Le Mitiche Sport a Bassano
There is a parade in Bassano, a reliability course in places of beautiful scenery and landscapes, but beyond the enthusiasm for the competition, there is much more: there is friendship making people come back to Bassano, to see each other and spend an idyllic weekend, there is a show and the protagonists are the pilots and their wives, girlfriends and families.
When18 - 21 June 2009 (4 days) 
Deadline 
WhereBassano
ITALY 
CategoriesRally 
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Born in 1995 from an idea of the Calmonte Brothers, Danilo and Renato, The so-called "Le Mitiche Sport a Bassano", is a car competition, where the timer is only an excuse!

 

There is a parade in Bassano, a reliability course in places of beautiful scenery and landscapes, but beyond the enthusiasm for the competition, there is much more: there is friendship making people come back to Bassano, to see each other and spend an idyllic weekend, there is a show and the protagonists are the pilots and their wives, girlfriends and families.

 

In this event many other values are important: family, friendship and the love for sports cars.

 

This three-day long meeting, devoted to the "Le Mitiche Sport a Bassano", is also an important tourist occasion: every year the route is rich in landscape and eating surprises. Mountain roads take the competitors in contact with a natural environment not very well known, but of great emotional impact. The welcome in these places is always enthusiastic: tables prepared with the products of our land. Different kinds of cheese and sausages, wines and local brandies, even tripe attracted the competitors. Its impossible not to run through those roads again with friends and relatives, to enjoy again the beauty of the places, the spell of certain foreshortening, the history of our stones and to taste the savours of our kitchen.

 

The two-seaters present to the annual meeting in Bassano are more than 100. It is so difficult to say which car is the most beautiful. They all have a peculiar charm. And if you observe them all, as a group, set in a row, in LibertÓ Square, they take away your breath.

 

The first time there were only 36 cars, but now it is necessary to put a restraint to the applications. A great success for Renato and Dalilo Calmonte, inventors and organisers of the race, a success on which not too many would have bet 8 years ago. In fact, the exclusivity of the meeting has to be considered: only the "barchetta", open sports cars, built within 1960, can apply to the race.

 

Months of work but also a great satisfaction to find out that the "Le Mitiche Sport a Bassano" always have an audience of thousands of people. Therefore things become even greater. Nothing is done for the sake of gain, but everything is done to create a dreaming weekend: luxury hotels, fabulous lunches and dinners, great landscapes, wonderful parades. Everybody can still see the images of the town night course performed in 2000 and 2001.

 

To give even more prestige and glamour to the meeting, the Trophy "La Manovella d'Oro" (an A.S.I. acknowledgement to the best events of epoch cars of different types): awarded for 5 years running. In 2001, the event "Le Mitiche Sport a Bassano" was considered the best among the regularity trials