Copenhagen’s Grand Prix of a Different Kind

Car enthusiasts differ in the automobiles that they love to see on the race track. Some like the modern sports cars while the others still go for the vintage automobiles. If you belong to the latter and you’re heading towards Denmark, then you should not miss Copenhagen’s Historic Grand Prix.

The Historic Grand Prix in the Danish capital takes place every August, specifically during the first weekend, around the city’s biggest park called Faelledparken. Taking part are Danish and international professional race car drivers including HRH Prince Joachim of Denmark. During this event, you can feast your eyes with lots of vintage cars some of which you may not have seen in your entire life.

To give you an idea of what you will see here, they are some of the pre-1971 models of Bentley, Bugatti, Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Jaguar, Aston Martin, Lotus Cortina and Porsche. Some 200 vintage cars take part in this race each year.

The track used here is between 10 and 17 meters wide and about 2,000 meters long. It features fast main straight and safe fast corners. The corners are made wider to accommodate three to four cars as they pass around.

Apart from the actual races, though, other highlights of the event are demonstrations, presentations and car shows. Also, there’s the marking of historic cars.

For this year, the focus of the Grand Prix is on the future of the sports cars. A portion of the program will feature the electric and hybrid cars.

The Historic Grand Prix of Copenhagen is considered one of the two major street races in Europe featuring classic cars. The other one takes place in Monaco in the middle of May and features historic motor racing machinery. It began in 2001 and through the years, this event has not only attracted spectators but even racers from all over Europe and the other parts of the world.

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