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17 October 2009 to 18 October 2009
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Grandstand Motorsports have been appointed the official tour operator for the Algarve Historic Festival at the new Portimao circuit.

Join us at this inaugural event for 2009, in Portugal - the Algarve Historic Motor Festival. The racing takes place at the brand new Autódromo Internacional do Algarve motor racing circuit at the Algarve Motor Park near Portimao. The Portimao facility has been designed with the aim of holding Formula One races there in the future and has been hailed as a real driver's circuit by the F1 pilots who have tested there already. The Algarve circuit is built on the side of a hill and happily is undulating for an extra challenge to car and driver unlike most flat modern circuits.

The Algarve is the perfect destination for an enjoyable driving holiday with your classic or modern sports car, using the convenient Plymouth to Santander cruise ferry and the increasingly popular Spanish touring roads which offer great driving freedom. Our Algarve Historic Motor Festival tour is of 12 night duration including the return overnight crossings on the ferry. We include four nights to get to Portimao with three nights in the Algarve and three nights for the return drive through Portugal and Spain. We include overnight stops in luxury hotels, mostly in former castles, palaces or other historic buildings. In Portimao we will be staying at the Alvor Praia beach resort just twenty minutes drive from the Algarve circuit.

For those with less time but the same desire for a weekend of motorsport in the southern Portuguese sunshine, it could not be easier to fly to the Algarve from the UK! There's a choice of flights from Gatwick, Stansted, Birmingham, East Midlands and Liverpool into Faro airport.

You can expect to see some of the top racing series in action at the Algarve Historic Motor Festival at the Portimao circuit, such as the Grand Prix Masters '70's Formula One, sports car and prototypes, pre '66 GT and touring cars, Vintage and pre-war Grand Prix cars, 1950's sports cars and much more.

We include circuit transfers during the weekend, plus race tickets with grandstand and paddock access. Please ask for details of hospitality options at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve circuit.
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