In Belgium, the city of Knokke is known as is known for the luxurious penthouses with a splendid view on the Northsea, giant villa’s near the golf court, and exclusive shops in the town. No wonder the rich and wealthy seem to have found their habitat in Knokke during the weekends and holidays. And you shouldn’t be surprised that exclusive and rare cars are not seldom seen in the region.
No wonder that Knokke is the host for what is the best classic car event in Belgium, the Zoute Grand Prix. In it’s 7th edition now, the event promises to attract tens and tens of thousands of enthusiasts again. So you’d better book a hotel if you don’t want to miss the fun. After all, the Zoute GP is more than just another classic car event. The organisation has managed to set a new standard in the previous editions
Approximately 195 classic cars registered between 1920 and 1965 will compete. Two formulas were designed, the first being the actual regularity rally with an imposed average speed and RTs. The FLYING ¼ MILE®provides additional excitement. The second formula is a drive along a shorter route, without an imposed average speed and without RTs. Technical checks and formalities are scheduled for Thursday 6 October at the ZOUTE DRIVERS CLUB® by Lebeau-Courally, opposite the Albertplein. The regularity rally and the drive will be run on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 October, both on a selective and enjoyable route.
Zoute Concours d’Elegance
During this two-day event, more than 50 unique, remarkable and exclusive classic cars will be presented to the attendees and submitted to the judgment of an international jury. The organizing committee selects the cars according to stringent criteria and divides them into two categories: pre-war and postwar. We heard from a good source that an original 1967 Porsche 911R and the new Porsche 911R will be at the concours.
Zoute Top Marques
14 premium car partners will be decorating the streets with their latest models and Belgian premieres. You will be able to admire the following top brands: Bentley, Jaguar, Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Land Rover, Audi, Rolls-Royce, Maserati, Mc Laren, BMW, Alfa-Romeo, Lamborghini & Tesla.
Zoute GT Tour
The ZOUTE GT TOUR®, organized for the fifth time in 2016, is reserved for exclusive and modern GT cars less than 20 years old. An impressive caravan of stunning bodyworks and powerful engines will proceed along Flanders’ most beautiful and most picturesque roads.
From the start to the finish in Zoute, where a parade will take place under police escort. The ZOUTE SPRINT® & ZOUTE GT SLALOM® will provide excitement and spectacle along the way.
After the very good sales results of the last 2 years, Bonhams once again decided to have an auction on the occasion of the Zoute Grand Prix. Some very interesting Porsches will be auctioned like the ex Derek Bell Porsche 928, a 1992 Porsche 968 Club Sport, a 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Targa Rijkspolitie, a 1989 Porsche 911 (930) Turbo Targa, a 1963 Apal Porsche , a 1955 Porsche 356 Speedster, a 2016 Porsche 911R and a 1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GT.