Modena Cento Ore, the only race for historic cars in Italy where the teams compete for speed both on the track and in special stages on uphill roads closed to traffic, just like in the rallies. Also this year the event starting in Monza will stop in the Motor Valley. Last November it won the "Rally of the Year 2017" award at the Octane Awards, the event that rewards the best historical motoring events in the world.
Four racetracks, two of which in the Motor Valley. In addition to Monza and Mugello, the Modena Cento Ore will stop at the Autodromo di Varano Thursday, June 7, arriving on Saturday at the Autodrome of Modena. More than a hundred historic cars will start their journey from Monza through Italy, traveling through Lombardy, Emilia Romagna and Tuscany, arriving in the Motor Valley after four days at the final leg of Modena. An event that is also attentive to the environment and to sustainability: CO2 emissions will be offset by the planting of new trees in the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines.
The event will see partly the renewed panoramic route, both in the speed and regularity sections: three races on the track in Monza, Varano and Mugello and twelve special uphill stages on roads closed to traffic, with nineteen car manufacturers present. Only vintage cars made from 1919 to 1981 can participate in the speed races, while regularity admits cars built by 1977. Drivers from eighteen countries will participate, with a British prevalence and a growing interest from the United States, with American competitors doubled from last year. This year a special class for the 1950s sports cars will be included, while for the cars with drum brakes there will be a special classification and award ceremony.