Plaza de Nuestra Señora Del Pino and Calle Real will feature 40 “vintage” cars between 10:30 to 14:00 in an event organized by the Canarian Classic Car Club, with the collaboration of the local council of Teror enlivened by a concert by swing band Brave Missy & The Cavaliers, starting at 11:oo in the morning.
Considered a social, cultural and tourism event, the main requirement for contest participants is that the vehicles were manufactured before December 31, 1939. In the same way, both the driver and the rest of the occupants of the cars must be dressed according to the time of manufacture of the cars, this will be primarily the 20s and 30s.
The ‘Canarian Classic Car Club’ has selected the town of Teror for its beauty and its historic-cultural characteristics. In addition, the town council has identified the opportunity to offer its residents a unique exhibition on Gran Canaria while generating a new tourist attraction for the municipality, which may become part of the annual calendar of events in the town.
The main incentive to carry out this contest, according to members of the Club’s board is to avoid losing the taste for the romance of old cars. “This is part of the history of the Canary Islands, we have to rescue and take care of our heritage,” they say.
All vehicles will arrive in Teror after completing a driving route through the mountains that starts from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, and will take them first to Arucas. There they will open the “XIX Ascent of Arucas” (GC 330), a test organised by Escudería Aterura. After the “old” cars, the starting signal will be given to the competition vehicles.
From Arucas, the vehicles will follow the GC-21 to the “Villa Mariana”, where they will be exhibited from 11:00 in the Plaza del Pino and C/Real. At 13:30 and at the end of the exhibition, residents, supporters and visitors to the town can see these jewels on wheels circulating through the old town, which they will close to recreate and move all attendees into the spirit of the 1920s and 30s.
Time to dust off your pearls, flapper dress, trilby’s and spats!!