Montreux, in the heart of the Swiss Riviera and on the shores Lake Geneva, hosted from the 4th to the 7th September the 80th Montreux Grand Prix.
Around 150 extraordinary cars dating from the pre-wars years to the 80’s were exposed and admired by 30.000 crowd.
They rode on the mountains during the historic Montreux Rally in Gruyere and raced the famous “Revival Montreux Caux”.
An incredible circuit was reproduced on the streets of the city, very similar to the one of 1934.
Many families were here to hear motors sounds, sit in exhibition runs and elegance contest.
French pilot Sebastien Loeb, 9 times World Rally Champion, was invited with Guy Frequelin, vice world champion with Jean Todt and owner of Citroen Sport.
They enjoy spectators making many “Doughnuts” with the Citroen DS3 WRC.
Most remarkables cars were:
– Alfa Romeo 1924 that belonged to Enzo Ferrari
– Alfa Romeo owned by Fangio
– March 712M 1971 owned by the Frank Williams Team
– 5 F1 Ferraris including those of Michel Schumacher (2005), Nikki Lauda, Jacky Ickx and Alain Prost…
This event was greatly organized by Ezio Vialmin and its committee. Luxury cars brands like Ferrari, Maserati and also by the Swiss watch Brand Hublot (LVMH Group) were associated for the success of this edition.
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