Coppa dOro delle Dolomiti 2012: the historic classic car race in Cortina dAmpezzo!

From 30 August 2012 to 02 September 2012


There is great anticipation for Coppa d'Oro delle Dolomiti 2012, the classic car race that has become a great classic amongst the Cortina dAmpezzo events which will take place on 30-31 August and 1-2 September 2012.

This historic car road race, that has been drawing aficionados from all over the world since 1947, is traditionally held on the first weekend of September. It lasts from Thursday, when classic cars parade on the famous Corso Italia in Cortina dAmpezzo and last minute checks take place, to Sunday morning when the winning award ceremony takes place. The car race will be held on Friday and Saturday, with start and arrival of both stages in the splendid setting of Cortina dAmpezzo.

The Coppa d'Oro delle Dolomiti has gained great prestige amongst the classic car events in Italy and only classic cars registered before 1961 can join it, after enrolling and if selected by the organizers of the event.

The allure of this historic classic car race derives from many factors, from the legends of past races to the fact that it takes place in the enchanting sceneries of the Dolomites. The competing teams must show they have all the technical abilities required to drive along the narrow mountain roads that constitute the unmatched course of this renowned classic car race.

The Coppa d'Oro delle Dolomiti is a classic regularity race that originates from a prior race founded in 1947. This race included a speed race on mountain roads and, more than power, it aimed at heightening the balance of the car as well as the courage and effort of the drivers. After speed road races were banned following Guidizzolos tragic accident in 1957, the present-day race includes a route with daily stages: the winner is not the one who crosses the finish line in Cortina dAmpezzo first, but the one who reaches the highest point score according to the times set by the race regulations to cover each stage. With precision trials and average time trials drivers will be given penalties according to delays or time savings compared to the set times.

Unlike the editions between 1947 and 1956, the modern route of the Coppa d'Oro delle Dolomiti changes every year in order to emphasize the enchanting sceneries of the Dolomites.Breathtaking routes that combine the beauty of the landscape with a legendary race.

There are two new features in Coppa d'Oro delle Dolomiti 2012: the Dolomiti of Friuli will be included in the route and a stage will be dedicated to the great writer Ernest Hemingway, on the 50th anniversary of his death. From Val Pesarina and Pesariis the Town of clocks and of the Open Air clock to Ravascletto, Passo Pura and the Ham Town Sauris di Sopra, the first day of the historic car race will include the enchanting sceneries of the Dolomiti Friulane, whilst the second stage of the Coppa d'Oro delle Dolomiti 2012 will follow the route that Hemingway used to cover on his Buick during his holidays at Cortina dAmpezzo.

The inclusion of this fascinating stage dedicated to Hemimgway has already generated a lot of interest with a twofold the number of foreign teams enrolled in the Cortina Coppa d'Oro 2012.

Do not miss this fascinating classic car race, the thrilling Coppa Oro Dolomiti in Cortina dAmpezzo is waiting for you. And if you want to stay in Cortina you can book your hotel a Cortina on Venetoinside!

By Insidecom Editorial Staff


Period: From 30 August 2012 to 02 September 2012

Event location: Cortina dAmpezzo

Contacts: Full listing and race route map on