Sotogrande, the good life well-lived
It is no coincidence an event like this takes place in Sotogrande. This refined and celebrated leisure and real estate destination is one of the world’s best kept secrets. Since 1962 it has attracted aficionados of discreet luxury to form a community of spirited, like-minded individuals.
Here, in a laid-back setting amidst the rolling nature reserves of Andalusia and overlooking the Mediterranean you find all the joys and experiences of a calm and tranquil lifestyle: from world-class golf to glamorous beach living, from kite-surfing off the sands to autumn hiking in Andalusia’s hidden hills, from polo and horse-riding to hunting and wellness spa experiences. In short, Sotogrande is a place where the days are yours to craft; where it is possible to be private and at one, or to immerse yourself into a thriving community where pursuits, activities and events, on land and sea, can entertain all generations.
Moreover, Sotogrande is among the world’s finest sporting destinations. There are five 18-hole golf courses, three of Spain’s best, Andalusia’s first polo club, the prestigious Santa Maria Polo Club, a favourite with Europe’s royal and the world’s polo elite. Championship size courts offer tennis and padel, there is a bustling marina with berths for 1,400 yachts and a yacht club, as well as numerous beach clubs, dining venues and boutiques. The SOTOGRANDE GRAND PRIX® was a magnificent start of the season.
The SOTOGRANDE GRAND PRIX®
Five days filled with events
The various events of the SOTOGRANDE GRAND PRIX® brought renowned car collectors from all over the world to Sotogrande, showing in the course of five days their exceptional vintage classics and premium cars in five different events.
SOTOGRANDE TOP MARQUES®: a spectacular open air car show of our premium car partners, which decorated the area with their latest models and international premieres. Read more
SOTOGRANDE RALLY®: a unique event for cars first registered between 1920 and 1965. A superb selection of approximately 100 cars that took part in this serene but impressive rally through Andalusia starting in Seville, through Cordoba and finishing in Sotogrande. Read more
SOTOGRANDE SALE®: the British auctioneering house Bonhams, was delighted to support the fist editon of the event Read more
SOTOGRANDE CONCOURS D’ÉLÉGANCE®: a beauty parade of a limited number of world-class exceptional cars – the finest of the finest – in a unique environment. Read more
SOTOGRANDE GT TOUR®: a breath-taking tour of speed and agility for exclusive and modern GTs (built within the past 20 years). Read more
In addition to the parade of classic cars, exclusive racing cars and the world’s premier marques, the SOTOGRANDE GRAND PRIX® was a true society event of the highest order. Displays of fine yachts, polo matches and exclusive golf were just a few of the extra events of discreet luxury which one could experience during these thrilling five days of spring.
Inspired by the ZOUTE GRAND PRIX®
The SOTOGRANDE GRAND PRIX® sails on the experience of the ZOUTE GRAND PRIX® in Knokke Le Zoute, Belgium (www.zoutegrandprix.be). This prestigious seaside resort and home to the international jet-set is renowned for its laid-back lifestyle. Many of its luxurious mansions and picturesque villas are occupied by prominent members of social, corporate and artistic worlds.
The most luxurious part of the town, Le Zoute, is renowned for its stylish boutiques and eminent flagship stores, comfortable hotels, fine dining and art galleries. Due to its unique situation, the resort enjoys a year-round mild and elegant microclimate.
Every autumn, for the seven consecutive years, Knokke Le Zoute hosts the ZOUTE GRAND PRIX®, a five-day event of 20th century nostalgia with classic cars, a classic rally, a spectacular GT tour, sale by Bonhams, Concours d’Élégance and numerous other events involving stylish classics and breath-taking modern cars alike. This world-renowned event enjoys a strong national and international reputation and is both a car festival and an established society event.
The team behind the ZOUTE GRAND PRIX® is committed to sharing its experience and delivered an event of the same high standing in Sotogrande.