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Dozens of cars compete on Caramulo’s historic ramp

Eight dozen classic cars will compete at the Michelin Historic Ramp in September.

Eight dozen historic, classic and racing cars will compete in the Michelin Historic Ramp, considered one of the main attractions of the Caramulo Motorfestival, which takes place in September.

 

About 80 cars will compete in the categories of speed and regularity, in the year that marks the 40th anniversary of the first edition of the Caramulo ramp.

Caramulo Motorfestival will feature great riders, including Finnish Markku Alén, who will debut at the event.

Filipe Albuquerque, who currently competes in the DTM Championship, and André Villas-Boas join the Finnish.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the ramp, Caramulo Motorfestival will also be attended by several riders who raced in the race in the 1970s and 1980s, such as Albino Abrantes, Ni Amorim, Antonio Rodrigues, Edgar Fortes, Araujo Pereira, Antonio Barros, Veloso Amaral and Alcides Petiz.

Veloso Amaral will rediscover himself as his Hillman Imp car, a car with which the Portuguese driver competed in the first edition of this ramp.

The event will feature teams of various nationalities and five women’s teams.

Entrants to the Michelin Historic Ramp include a strong presence of Italian cars, such as the 1950 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta Touring, the 1955 Ferrari 500 Mondial, the 1982 Lancia 037 and the 1970 Lamborghini Miura.

This year’s race was renamed the Michelin Historic Ramp after the French secular tire brand joined as the official race partner.

The Michelin Historic Ramp will start on September 6th, with the realization of the tourist concentration for the participants.

On the 7th and 8th, the ramp races will be held, in terms of speed and regularity.

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