Knokke-Heist, and the fashionable Zoute area in particular, is gearing up vor the eighth edition of the ZOUTE GRAND PRIX®. The prestigious classic car event can count on the support of the local administration and the collaboration with a number of loyal car brand and partners.
This eighth anniversary builds on the national and international reputation of the event. Since time immemorial, Zoute has been associated with a refined lifestyle where class, recreation and sportsmanship reign supreme. The weekend from October 5 – 8, Zoute will become the center of the world’s most prestigious car brands, both old and new.
The Kustlaan and the trendy Albertplein in Zoute are the ideal backdrop for the ZOUTE TOP MARQUES®, where premium car brands will be exhibiting their latest models and presenting their premieres.
ZOUTE TOP MARQUES®
The ZOUTE GRAND PRIX® partners
From 5 to 8 October 2017 the Kustlaan and the fashionable Albertplein will be the ideal backdrop for 19 spectacular car podia. Our 19 premium car partners will be decorating the streets with their latest models and Belgian premieres. You will be able to admire the following top brands: Alpine, Alpina, Aston Martin, Bentley, Jaguar, Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Land Rover, Audi, Rolls-Royce, Maserati, Mc Laren, BMW, Alfa-Romeo, Lamborghini, Lexus, Tesla & Bugatti.
ZOUTE SALE® by BONHAMS
Following the excellent results of the first ZOUTE SALE® in 2013, and the even more succesfull ZOUTE SALE® in 2015, auction house Bonhams decided to organize this year again a sale as part of the ZOUTE GRAND PRIX®. The catalogue of exceptional high quality is again expected to attract a strong attendance by both national and international buyers and collectors. Bonhams has a renowned reputation for the auctioning of classic cars of extremely high quality. This is illustrated by the impressive results obtained at events such as The Goodwood Festival of Speed, the Paris Grand Palais Sale and the Quail Lodge Auction during Pebble Beach Concours d’Elégance week in Carmel, to name but a few.
The fifth ZOUTE SALE® will be held in the VIP tent at the Albertplein on Friday 6 October at 6 p.m. A preview of the cars will take place on Thursday 5 October from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Friday 6 October from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A preview cocktail is also scheduled for Thursday.
THE ZOUTE RALLY® by Chubb
2017 is a unique event for cars that were first registered between 1920 and 1965. A superb selection of 213 cars will take part in this serene but impressive rally that starts and ends in Het Zoute.
Two formulas were designed, the first being the actual regularity rally with an imposed average speed and RTs. The FLYING ¼ MILE® provides additional excitement. The second formula is a drive along a shorter route, without an imposed average speed and without RTs. Technical checks and formalities are scheduled for Thursday 5 October at the ZOUTE DRIVERS CLUB® by Lebeau-Courally, opposite the Albertplein. The regularity rally and the drive will be run on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 October, both on a selective and enjoyable route.
ZOUTE CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE®
The Approach Golf (Saturday 7 October) and Fairway 1 and 4 of the famous Royal Zoute Golf Club (Sunday 8 October), will be the stylish venues for a new edition of The ZOUTE CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE® by Bank Degroof Petercam. The additional presentation to the public of the participating cars, scheduled for Saturday in the green setting of the Approach Golf and on Sunday on Fairway 1 and 4 of the Royal Zoute Golf Club.
During this two-day event, more than 100 unique, remarkable and exclusive classic cars will be presented to the attendees and submitted to the judgment of an international jury. The organizing committee selects the cars according to stringent criteria and divides them into two categories: pre-war and postwar. Alongside the classical mentions and trophies, there are also exclusive special prizes by Bank Degroof Petercam, Lebeau-Courally, and Chubb.
ZOUTE GT TOUR® by EY
The ZOUTE GT TOUR®, organized for the sixth time in 2017, is reserved for exclusive and modern GT cars less than 20 years old. An impressive caravan of stunning bodyworks and powerful engines will proceed along Flanders’ most beautiful and most picturesque roads.
From the start to the finish in Zoute, where a parade will take place under police escort. The ZOUTE SPRINT® & ZOUTE GT SLALOM® will provide excitement and spectacle along the way. Save the date: 8 October 2017!