Algarve Classic Festival

Entries are open to come to the Algarve Classic Festival and join the very best of historic motor sport in end of season sunshine (on 29-31 October), Portugal.

Algarve Classic Festival

0183beb1 2d7f 4d67 913c 53c3f08ea744The ‘GT & Sports Car Cup’ is a 2-driver endurance race series for Pre-63 Sports cars, such as Lotus 11s & 15s, Lola Mk 1s, Elvas & Listers to name a few, as well as Pre-66 GT cars, AC Cobras, E-Types, Shelby Mustang GT 350s, MG Bs, Austin Healeys, TVR Granturas, Triumph TR4s, Lotus Elites & Elans, cars of a type that raced in the World Endurance Championship in period.

This world-class F1 circuit is the perfect setting for the final round of the season. Beachside hotel accommodation and VIP Driver hospitality in a dedicated Driver’s Lounge overlooking the start/finish straight of this mythical circuit are all included within the GT & Sports Car Cup entry fee.

Provisional Timetable

GTSCC Free Practice – Friday 29th October, 11am
GTSCC Qualifying – Saturday 30th October, 10am
GTSCC 2-Hr Race – Sunday 30th October, 9.20am

Automobiles Historiques is working closely with other international grids present at the Algarve Classic Festival in terms of car transportation and with Andreas Mattick from JCL Logistics in regards to obtaining Carnets and transportation. Please do make contact by email: or here.

For the drivers at the Algarve classic festival

All races require a minimum of two drivers. The owner of the car must drive for at least 50% of the racing time at each event. If the owner would like to drive on his/her own, or does not wish to drive his/her own car at all, this must have been discussed and accepted by the Organizers prior to the event.

Driver change-over must take place between the 20th and 40th minute of a 60-minute race. Driver change-over must take place between the 20th and 45th minute of a 65-minute race. During a 120-minute race, no single driver may stay behind the wheel for over 50 minutes at a time.

A driver competing on his/her own will also have to respect these stops and remain stationary for one minute during each stop. In the event of a double stint, a driver will have to stop and remain stationary for one minute during his/her pit stop.
It is permitted to have three drivers sharing a car during a two-stop race, in which case the owner of the car will have to drive for a minimum of 33% of the racing time.
Disrespect of the regulations may result in a penalty of between 10 seconds and 5 minutes and/or of 1 to 3 laps. It may also result in an exclusion.


GT1: Period E GT cars (1947 – 1961) up to 2-litre
GT2: Period F GT cars (1962 – 1965) up to 2-litre
GT3: Period E GT cars (1947 – 1961) over 2-litre
Period F GT cars (1962 – 1965) from 2-litre to 3.5-litre
GT4: Period F GT cars (1962 – 1965) over 3.5-litre
SP1: Pre-63 Sports-cars under 2-litre (up to 1500 cc for Coventry Climax engines)
SP2: Pre-63 Sports-cars over 2-litre (over 1500 cc for Coventry Climax engines)
The Organizers reserve the right of moving any car from one class to another.

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