Algarve Classic Festival
The Algarve Classic Festival is a racing event with historic cars. In fact, it is the biggest classic car event in Portugal. The festival exists since 2009. Since then, it has become quite popular. If you like the beauty and sound of classic racing cars, don’s miss this unique event.
What to expect
Expect the best historic racing cars competing against each other. There will be about 300 teams and 500 drivers from all over the world. The weather around this time is probably still fine, so you can enjoy a bit of sun as well. The races are divided into 11 different categories, which are as follows:
- FIA Lurani Trophy for Formula Junior Cars
- Pre 1975 Algarve Sports Cars
- Pre-’63 GT supported by DK Engineering
- GT & Sport Car Cup
- Motor Racing Legends 50’s Sports Cars
- Historic Touring Car Challenge
- Iberian Historic Endurance
- Fórmula Ford Portugal
- CSS Group1 and Mini Trophy
- Super Seven by Toyo Tires
For a preview of this unique event, check out the video below.
The Algarve Classic Festival is held at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, also known as the Algarve International Circuit. This circuit is located near Portimão. The exact address is:
Sítio do Escampadinho, Mexilhoeira Grande,
8500-148 Portimão, Portugal
This circuit was built in 2008 and is thus quite modern. It offers a total of 32 different track configurations and has a total length of 4.684 metres.
In 2019, the Algarve Classic Festival takes place from Friday November 1st until Sunday the 3rd of November.
What is the entrance fee?
A normal ticket (at the main grandstand) costs € 8. A ticket at the Paddock stage costs € 10 for the Friday races, € 15 for the Saturday races and € 25 for the Sunday races. A weekend ticket costs € 30. You can book your tickets here:
For more information about this event, check out their website.