Classic Race Aarhus is about racing with beautiful historic vehicles on two and four wheels, obviously. But our race at Northern Europe’s most beautifully situated racetrack is more than that. Classic Race Aarhus is both a historical narrative about the car’s development through five decades, and a family event, bringing together adults and children, girls and boys. It is very much about creating an eventful weekend filled with joy and community.
As such visitors will see many different vehicles from most periods since the war. Bugattis and Bentleys from the interwar period will hold court. Likewise, classic motorcycles. So will the Lotus Cortinas, Mini Coopers, BMWs and Porsches, who dominated the sport in the sixties and seventies. Visitors will also see exotic sports cars from the USA, England and Italy. Not to mention the historic Formula One racers, as popular as ever.
Formula 1 made its first appearance in the Classic Race Aarhus in 2011, and it was a story that echoed. Not only the sound, either: To see these Kings of all racing cars, some formerly ran by some of racing history’s biggest names, race down the usually quiet road along the bay was quite something. An experience that you should treat yourself to this year!
For the whole family
Right from the outset it has been important to Classic Race Aarhus to be an event for the whole family. This is why the beautiful park of Mindeparken also house a wealth of activities for the youngest, several of which also have a historical perspective. Such as the soapbox race on Friday: How many youngsters have enjoyed this most simple form of racing over the years? At Classic Race Aarhus the school children will race along the same straight that will later see the fullsize cars at full song.
This focus on children is also represented in the fact that the organisation Classic Race Aarhus as a whole is actually a charitable foundation: Profits from the races goes towards children’s road safety in and around Aarhus. In 2012 25,000 spectators chose to visit.
GoodLook Street – nostalgia takes over
This area is where the inspiration of Goodwood is most visible. In the area of GoodLook Street you can shop and admire beautiful women and men in typical clothing from the fifites and sixties. You can shop in the unternational stalls in style from this period when optimism blossomed after the horrors of war were put behind.
We also encourage the spectators to dress typical of the time and in this way participate in a total theater and the experience of a contemporary motorsport atmosphere and pure nostalgia can thrive.
Media coverage will be massive in both local, national and international media.
CRAA is a non-profit organization where proceeds go towards children’s safety on the roads in eastern Jutland.