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Italian supercars to spice up Gold Cup on Bank Holiday Monday

Thursday, August 25, 2016

A huge display of classic and modern Italian supercars, organised by the Italian Auto Moto Club, will add an exotic flavour to the Oulton Park Gold Cup on Bank Holiday Monday (29 August)

The Italian Auto Moto Club is home to all Italian machines from Lambrettas to Ferraris. The club runs the Bristol Italian Auto Moto Festival, when seven of the city's main streets are closed and allocated an Italian manufacturer to create a huge display of over 300 cars, bikes and scooters.

The Ferrari contingent will include the latest 488 mid-engined supercar, in addition to two 458 Speciales. One of these will be a specially ordered Giallo Fly (yellow) model, which has had black carbon prancing horse shields put specially on the car by Ferrari. There will also be up to three 355 Challenge Stradales on show.

The iconic Italian supercar manufacturer will also be represented with the 500 and 575 Maranello GTs and a 308 GTB, plus a classic Daytona, which was seen on BBC TV’s Top Gear when Richard Hammond raced James May to Monte Carlo. This car will also feature in an upcoming edition of 'Octane' magazine. The earliest Ferrari on display will be a Berlinetta Boxer, and this will be joined by the iconic 1980s Testarossa, plus many more Ferraris.

Rival manufacturer Lamborghini will also be featured, with the rare and beautiful Muira joined by later models, including the Diablo SV. Bringing the story more up-to-date will be the Gallardo and Huracan models.

Classic Italian beauty will be provided by the Maseratis. A dozen cars will range from the 4200 Spider to the Gran Turismo, Gran Sport and Quattroporte models.

David Morris of the Italian Auto Moto Club said: "The club has been working hard with the North West branch of the Ferrari Owners' Club and the Sports Maserati Forum to create this Monday's display. In addition, we have been supported by Rocco's Supercar Sunday group from Lancashire.

"The display will also pay tribute to Jack Sears, who was the Ferrari Owners' Club President and, of course, made many racing appearances at Oulton Park, including the Lotus Cortina's debut race and in the Willment Cobra. Jack came to all of our major events, and nothing was too much trouble for him."

The cars will arrive in convoy at 11:15am on Monday, heading to a prominent display position in front of the Fogarty Moss Centre on the outside of Cascades.

Tickets for the Oulton Park Gold Cup are available in advance from £19, with free admission for under-13s. For more information call 0843 453 9000 or click here.

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