Poltu Quatu Classic returns to Sardinia's Costa Smeralda for 6th Edition


The Poltu Quatu Classic returns onto the scene of major international events with the sixth edition of the most glamorous Concours d’Elegance of the summer, organized by Auto Classic and Between Comunicazione, in collaboration with the Grand Hotel Poltu Quatu and Bcool City Magazine.

From July 2nd thru 4th, authentic four-wheeled jewels from the most important Italian and European collections of vintage cars will parade through the streets of the Costa Smeralda. Among the novelties included in this year's program there will be an adrenaline-pumping drag race on the runway of Vena Fiorita Airport in Olbia, and a spectacular exhibition of unique Spiaggine in Porto Cervo.

The organizers then studied a fascinating new panoramic route of the Costa Smeralda to give participants unforgettable vista to admire behind the wheel of their cars. We will return to the legendary Vesper beach of Capriccioli made famous by the film "007 - The spy who loved me", where the protagonist Roger Moore emerges with his car from the crystal-clear water of the Costa Smeralda in the company of Barbara Bach; awaiting the protagonists of Poltu Quatu Classic 2021 will be a surprise to make this moment of the Concorso even more memorable. On the way back to Poltu Quatu there will be the passage and exhibition of the cars in Porto Cervo for an aperitif at sunset, this time between wonderful beach cars.

The participants will therefore enjoy another beautiful experience between their visits to historic villages of Sardinia and days at the beach, driving their vintage cars along the breathtaking scenery of the Costa Smeralda and the bravest will also be able to experience the high speed at sea thanks to the return of the "Off Shore Experience" with the 5-time world champion of motorboating Aaron Ciantar, who will bring a truly special Off Shore directly from Malta to Sardinia.

Having become a cornerstone of the event, there will be the nightly performance of the final parade of cars in front of the Jury on Saturday 3 July, after the Gala Dinner at the Grand Hotel Poltu Quatu in the famous Piazzetta illuminated for the occasion. As in the last edition the event will end on Sunday afternoon at the exclusive Li Neuli Country Club.

The Jury of the Concorso will be chaired for the fourth consecutive year by Paolo Tumminelli, the well-known automotive historian who over recent years created and refined an evaluation system that has attracted the attention of the world’s most famous Concourses of Elegance. With him there will be the designer Fabrizio Giugiaro who will celebrate a career of 30 years, bringing to Costa Smeralda his first prototype, the mythical BMW Nazca of 1991. Also joining are Luciano Bertolero, founder of Auto Classic and great Ferrari expert, Alberto Scuro, President of ASI, Emmanuel Bacquet of the Selection Committee of the Concorso d'Eleganza of Villa d'Este to represent FIVA, Carlo Di Giusto, Deputy Director of AUTOITALIANA and Ruoteclassiche, Valentino Balboni, legendary Lamborghini test driver, Alberto Vassallo, CEO of Car and Vintage and J. Philip Rathgen, CEO of Classic Driver, the two best known social media in the automotive world, Mariella Mengozzi, Director of the Turin Automobile Museum and Gaby von Oppenheim, writer and driver of historic cars, Enrico Renaldini PR of Gare d'Epoca, Shinichi Ekko, journalist and President of Maserati Club Japan and Augustin Sabatié-Garat of RM Sotheby's, the best-known collectible car auction house in the world. Finally, the participation in the jury was just confirmed of Yasmin Le Bon, English supermodel, wife of Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran. and member of the jury of the Concorso d’Eleganza of Villa d’Este.

The winner of the "Best in Show" Trophy, designed by Fabrizio Giugiaro and awarded in the last edition to the fantastic Porsche 917 Psychedelic driven by Gérard Larrousse, will be also be awareded a precious Girard-Perregaux watch from the Laureato collection, with an exclusive strap specially made by the Swiss Maison of Haute Horlogerie for the Concorso d’Eleganza Poltu Quatu Classic.

Almost all the Classes of past editions of the Concorso have been confirmed, with entries for Racing Cars, Supercars and Youngtimers.
The 1000 Miglia Bond Class will also return to Costa Smeralda, this is a very special Class dedicated to cars that have participated in the 1000 Miglia and cars having a connection with "the most beautiful race in the world". The prestigious Spirit of 1000 Miglia Trophy, awarded last year to the Enrico Bertone’s Lancia Lambda Casaro of 1927, is the recognition reserved for the cars that best represent the essence of the Red Arrow and the bold and pioneering spirit that distinguish the race that Enzo Ferrari once defined as "a traveling museum unique in the world".
Finally, the inevitable "La Dolce Vita" Class is dedicated to the cars from the fabulous 50s and 60s. This year it takes on a special meaning for everyone's desire to take back the beautiful things of life after a period we rather might wish to forget. Precisely for this reason the motto of the Concorso d’Eleganza Poltu Quatu Classic will still be "Make La Vita Dolce Again!"

"Poltu Quatu is ready to make its guests live a fabulous weekend also this year" assures Daniele Pulcini CEO of the Group owner of the Grand Hotel that has hosted the Concorso since 2014. As is tradition, Simone Bertolero will present the event aboard the legendary Fiat 500 Spiaggina, the favorite car of the summer for the international jet-set, including Gianni Agnelli and Aristotle Onassis. Also joining him in this edition of the Concorso will be the journalist Savina Confaloni, one of the most appreciated and well-known faces of the automotive world.

All that remains is to wait until July 4th to know which will be the most elegant car of summer 2021!