This year the CPAE (Club Piacentino Automotoveicoli d’Epoca) is celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Vernasca Silver Flag, retracing the steps of the Castell’Arquato-Vernasca hillclimb. The Silver Flag is a re-enactment of the 8.5km hill climb that was held there from 1953 to 1972 and in which many great names of the past participated. Collectors from around the world come together in this corner of the Apennines on a summer weekend to create something special. As one enthusiast said about it, “There are plenty of other classic car get-togethers with the same basic description, but beyond the root idea, this particular mix of roads, food, and people keeps me coming back.” Each year features a different theme or marque, and 2022 will be the year of the museums, with a special ‘Museums in Motion’ theme. On 26-28 June, cars will be leaving their museums, to join the collectors and racers of single seaters, saloon cars, GT and rally cars for a celebration of their heritage and to enjoy the warm hospitality, the good food and the good company of the people of Emilia, who never seem to lose enthusiasm for the annual invasion of their town. See www.vernascasilverflag.it for details and entries.
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