On July 7th last, a magnificent display of classic cars was held at the Marina in Sotogrande Port, in San Roque, a province of Cádiz, in Spain. These cars were a part of the collection of the Gibraltar Classic Vehicle Association, which is a FIVA member, as well as members of other clubs. The start of this event had all participants meeting in the Hotel Las Camelias, at Torreguadiaro, one of the San Roque´s suburbs. There, every one enjoyed breakfast. Once breakfast was done, all participants drove to the Marina Sotogrande, but following a route whereby tourists and inhabitants could admire these precious collection of pretty and delightful historic vehicles.
After the little tour, the vehicles were all on display at the Marina Sotogrande. Don Diego Restaurant offered refreshment and a snack for all participants. Amongst the historic vehicles that participated in this event, some of the noteworthy ones were: a Jaguar XJ SC Guy Salmon Jubilee Edition, an E-Type, an Aston Martin DB2, a Bentley MKVII and an Eight, a Fiat Barchetta, a Bertone X1/9, an Alfa Romeo 1300 Junior, a Lancia Fulvia and a Spider, a Volkswagen Beetle and a Vento, a MG TD/C as well as a Y-Type, and an A, a Citroen 2CV, a Porsche 944, a TVR 3000M, a Triumph Stag, a Vauxhall YD12 and a Morris Cowley Tourer, amongst many others.
This event was held in parallel with the “I Marina Sotogrande Classic Week 2018,” which was an event for vintage boats, held between the 4th and the 7th of July. Amongst the various categories it was possible to enjoy the only 4 sailboats of the 15M class, built in the 1900s, which were the Hispania, the Mariska, the Tuiga and Lady Anne. It was a perfect combination of historic vehicles with classic boats, all with the wonderful backdrop of the Sotogrande Marina.
Text & Photo by Vicente Sevillano Guerrero; classic yachts pic by Eli Ramos