​Sotogrande gears up for first edition of classic car rally


While there is hardly a shortage of great reasons to rent holiday apartments in Sotogrande, yet another one has become apparent, and residents of this exclusive area of the Costa del Sol will soon be able to start enjoying it. We are referring to a very special event called the Sotogrande Grand Prix that is set to take place from Wednesday 24th May to Sunday 28th May.

The automobile elite are coming to southern Spain

The five days will see a huge classic and luxury car rally held, travelling from Seville to Sotogrande and also encompassing exhibitions, sales and displays of an eclectic selection of elegant classic cars and premium marques.

Cars registered between 1920 and 1965 are set to roar into Sotogrande itself from the 26th, when the destination will become home to a luxury sale, Concours d’Elegance parade and speed trials, among many other exciting events. The cars will arrive in the marina from 4:30pm, at the same time as GT cars participating in another rally travel along a different route.

An event that will highlight the “beauty of Spain”

The decision to hold the event follows the success of the Zoute Grand Prix in Knokke-le-Zoute, Belgium, with co-organiser Philippe van de Ryse quoted as saying by Billionaire.com: “As a destination, Knokke-le-Zoute is about art, access to the beach, restaurants and great retail.

“By comparison, Sotogrande will be about the beauty of Spain, including stops in palaces in Seville and Cordoba, and its international character, blending influences from Morocco all the way to Argentina.”

The full scheduled route – covering some 300 kilometres each day – is set to take in some of Andalucía’s most jaw-dropping scenery, including the famous Flying Quarter Mile over Sotogrande’s historic bridge above the Guadiaro river.

Enjoy the latest and greatest Sotogrande events

While the inaugural Sotogrande Grand Prix will have likely come at too short notice for those still contemplating whether to move to this highly exclusive development, it is certainly another reminder of the kind of activities that they can expect to enjoy while living in this part of the world.

With the help of Property Sotogrande, you can join the many others who have chosen to rent holiday apartments in Sotogrande and enjoy the festivities that are continually taking place in the area. What could you soon be getting up to as a Sotogrande renter or homeowner?