25° VERNASCA SILVER FLAG – THIS YEAR’S THEME IS “MUSEUMS IN MOTION”
This year the CPAE (Club Piacentino Automotoveicoli d’Epoca) is celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Vernasca Silver Flag.
This event retraces the steps of the Castell’Arquato-Vernasca timed hillclimb. What was once an important race meeting is now a festival of motor-car elegance which attracts enthusiasts from all over the world. Since its inception, the event has been set apart by its unique format as a dynamic competition of elegance, avoiding any timed runs. This is a special date, distinguished by the quality and beauty of the participant’s cars as well as by the charming scenery and the warm hospitality of the people of Emilia.
Collectors from all the world over come together in this corner of the Appenines during a week-end in the early summer to creating something special. Their unique and precious vehicles form such a beautiful and comprehensive collection that it could be put on show in a cultural institution. This has led us to celebrate this special anniversary this year by choosing a different type of theme: “Museums in Motion”.
We would like to celebrate the decisive role that the car has had in the culture of the past century by exploring its stylistic development, its role in society and its sporting history. It will be a journey through time accompanied by the seductive bodywork, the growling engines and the feelings they are capable of instilling.
This is what we will do on the 26th, 27th and 28th June. Here at the CPAE we think of the culture of motorsport as something which is kept alive by people’s passion. Continuous development and renewal is vital if it is to thrive, but we must never loose sight of the thread of tradition. This is why, for one week-end, the cars will leave the various manufacturer’s museums and arrive in Castell’Arquato. They will be able to tell their story, renew emotions and leave a mark of beauty and hope for the future.