For the 2021 Lonville Classic (originally planned a year earlier, but we all know how 2020 got disrupted…)  we are back in Tuscany, one of Italy’s most beautiful regions.

After our previous brilliant, but frantic rally (‘the ultimate road trip’) the 2021 Lonville Classic is all about La Dolce Vita: ‘A Tuscan Romance’.

Participants will experience some of Tuscany’s iconic scenery, narrow country roads and exceptional food and wine.

We will introduce you to historic wine making families, Michelin stared chefs, as well as those impossible to find ‘home made’ restaurants.

Most importantly, the Lonville Classic is all about a glorious time away with a group of old and new friends.

Ladies & Gentlemen, start your engines.

Classic 2021 car

Driving program

Each day will feature three stages interrupted by lunch and (wine tasting) visits in unique locations.

Participants are guided by a road book across different stages of the rally. The majority of stages feature a regulatory component with time checks along the road.

The road book navigation is largely based on ball-and-arrow (tulip) instructions. This well known method requires no specific previous rally experience — and will be explained in more detail during the driver briefing.

We take pride in finding unique roads, small country side passages and wonderful scenery. Some of the stages also feature ‘special’ trials and in the past this has ranged from wine tasting to painting your car on a canvas right inside the glorious landscapes that we visit.

We take time for the good things in life so this means relaxed coffee stops and glorious lunches.  We will return to the hotel around 4pm each afternoon to allow time to relax and recover prior to  cocktails, wine and Tuscan dinners.

Italian cuisine…and wine

We take our food and wine rather serious and take pleasure in making participants taste the local specialties, ranging from Michelin star chefs to impossible to find hidden restaurants in Tuscany’s incredible country side.

Accommodation

The rally runs for 4 nights and 3 rally days. We will use one hotel — Borgo Pignano — for the four nights of the rally. This exceptional Borgo has been restored to a beautiful authentic standard with lots of attention to original details. We will make sure you have some time to enjoy the unique facilities.

Dress to match your car

We encourage period dressing throughout the rally (i.e. dress to match the era your car was produced in). One one of the rally days your period dress is actually part of the competition and that has given us both beautiful and hilarious times in the past! Take a look at the pictures of past editions and you see what we mean.

Registration & Cost

All cars older than 20 years are eligible and previous participants get priority registration during January.  The rally is limited to 18-20 cars.

For questions please contact us on register@lonville.com

A € 1000,- deposit is required as part of the registration process – this secures your entry.

Participation cost for four hotel nights, exceptional dinners, lunches, wine tasting, technical assistance, roadbook, shields and all other event services is €5900 per car with two participants based on double occupancy. We have just 6 beautiful and large Tuscan suites available in the main House – this is at a surcharge of 650euro for the duration of the event.

Take a look at the pictures of the 2018 Lonville classic by clicking here.

Program outline

Sunday 27 Sept

18.00 Driver briefing, cocktails and light dinner

Monday 28 Sept

09.00 – 12.30 Stages 1 and 2
12.30 – 14.30 Lunch
14.30 – 16.00 Stage 3
19.30+ Wine tasting & Dinner in or near hotel

Tuesday 29 Sept

09.00 – 12.30 Stages 1 and 2
12.30 – 14.30 Lunch
14.30 – 16.00 Stage 3
19.30+ Wine & Time  (watches, wine and dinner)

Wednesday 30 Sept

09.00 – 12.30 Stages 1 and 2
12.30 – 14.30 Lunch
14.30 – 16.00 Stage 3
19.30+ Dinner & Prize giving

Thursday 1 Oct

09.00 – 12.30 Breakfast and individual departures

The Lonville classic was born in 2009 from our passion for classic cars as well as the pleasure to show new and old friends the remarkable places (including food and wine) that we have the pleasure to call ‘our back yard’.

Each year is different but the most important ingredient is a diverse and fun group of participants that share their passion of classic cars in some of Europe’s most beautiful scenery. And yes, we do like our watches too!

We are looking forward to seeing you in September in Tuscany.

Joost, Matt and the Lonville Crew.

Poster Lonville Classic 2009
Poster Lonville Classic 2010
Poster Lonville Classic 2011
Poster Lonville Classic 2013
Poster Lonville Classic 2015
Poster Lonville classic 2016
Rallyposter classic 2017
Poster Lonville Classic 2018

Small Print

Entering the event means you agree with the following

Application & Confirmation

All applications must be received latest by March 2020. With just 18 places available we urge you to book your participation early. Confirmation of acceptance will be issued by the organisers in written from, latest 2 weeks after application.

Responsibilities & Disputes

By participating the participants exonerate the organisers of the Lonville Classic from all responsibility for any damage incurred, either directly or indirectly, before, during or after the Lonville Classic.