Province of Piacenza. Welcome to the Official Tourist Information SiteScudo Piacenza

VERNASCA SILVER FLAG

Partenza in centro paese, nella parte bassa
Description
Racing cars preservation and restoration dynamic contest dedicated to the reenactment of the historical Castell'Arquato - Vernasca uphill car race, which lasted for 17 editions between 1953 and 1972.
 
The Vernasca Silver Flag is a dynamic competition of conservation and restoration for racing cars: they drive on a closed street with a speed limit to be admired by the public. The path is 9 km long with an altitude gap of 290 m.
 
For the 24th edition of the Vernasca Silver Flag, the Organizing Committee has chosen the models of the Turin brand with the FIAT ... VA DI CORSA
The first ever Castell’Arquato-Vernasca (the road race predecessor to vintage car rally) in 1953 was won by a FIAT driven by Giovanni Corazza. FIAT triumphed again the following year with Giovanni Auricchio in his 8V.
Fiat, which celebrates 120 years of birth in 2019, represents a milestone in the history not only of racing but also of the industrial and social history of Italy.
 
The event is reserved for historic cars (Tourism, GT, Sport, Prototypes, Monoposto and Anteguerra) with a past in sports competitions.

If you wish to see the cars on the road, remember that the street will be closed about 30 minutes before the beginning of the contest.
Telephone
+39.0523.248930 (CPAE) / +39.377.1695440
Email
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
From
28 June 2019
To
30 June 2019
How to get there
The car race will start from the village centre, in the lower area. Car Parking: Overnight the cars will be parked in the square at Castell’Arquato under supervision.
Organization
CPAE, Club Piacentino Automotoveicoli d'Epoca
Program
24° Vernasca Silver Flag 
 
FRIDAY JUNE 28th 2019
14.00  - Scrutineering in paddock area . Castell’Arquato
20.30  - Dinner in Castell’Arquato
 
SATURDAY JUNE 29th 2019
8.00 - Scrutineering in paddock area, Castell’Arquato
10.30 - Starting first run Castell’Arquato-Lugagnano-Vernasca (close road traffic)
13.00 - Lunch in Castell’Arquato restaurant
15.30 - Starting Second Run Castell’Arquato-Lugagnano-Vernasca (close road traffic)
20.30 - Gala Dinner in Castell’Arquato medieval Square
 
SUNDAY JUNE 30th 2019
10.30 - Third and last Run Castell’Arquato-Lugagnano-Vernasca (close road traffic)
12.30 - Buffet Lunch and “Concours”  Prize Giving in Vernasca
15.30 - Cars downhill to Castell’Arquato

All participating cars will be parked in the two paddocks in Castell’Arquato (Lungo Arda and Piazza Europa) 
The entrance for the public is free until 7 pm on Friday and Saturday, and on Sunday morning. 
On Friday and Saturday, from 7 pm, the paddock closes and the entrance is forbidden up to 8 am on the following morning. 
Information Office
Last update
Monday, 10 June 2019
News and information edited by the Tourist Information Office of the Municipalities of Bobbio, Borgonovo V.T., Castell'Arquato, Piacenza and Vigolzone