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Aegean Sponsors Touramical Rally

14 May 2014

The Belgian Classic Car Club Touramical organized a race in Greece, which took place on May 8-14, 2014. The Thessaloniki-Athens-Thessaloniki Touramical Rally was sponsored by Aegean.
172 classic cars participated in the race and visited Delphi, Olympia, Parga, Patra, and Volos, before they made their way back to Thessaloniki.
Touramical’s Manuel Stappaerts led the event.
On May 8 the cars arrived by railcars in Thessaloniki, where the race began. Four groups of cars (Red, Blue, Inter and GT) each traveled to different points of destination, at different times, to avoid creating the slightest inconvenience in traffic.
On their way to Athens the classic cars stopped at the Megara Race Track, where they did a few laps.
Then, on Saturday, May 10 the drivers arrived in Athens and displayed their cars in Panathinaikon Stadium and at Syntagma Square.
The Touramical Rally gave car enthusiasts the rare opportunity to admire classic cars such as Porsche, Chevrolet, MG, Austin Healey, Alfa Romeo, Mercedes SL, Corvette, Stingray, Citroen, and Maserati.
The cars parked on Vasileos Georgiou Avenue in front of the Grande Bretagne, King George and Athens Plaza hotels were especially impressive.
Pre-war Bentley, Rolls Royce and Aston Martin cars caught the eye of many visitors.
The Belgian Classic Car Club Touramical organized an excellent event, as they planned and anticipated every last detail so that there would be no inconvenience to public transport or the slightest impact on the environment. To give an example, when the cars arrived in Panathinaikon Stadium, the drivers parked them in an orderly manner and placed special covers under them to protect the marbles.
The cars left Athens on the morning of May 11 and arrived in Thessaloniki at noon on May 13, where they were displayed in front of the Makedonia Palace Hotel.
The participants expressed their admiration of Greece and the hospitality of the locals; impressions they will take back home with them.
Our colleague Tony Vertommen, head of Aegean in Antwerp, participated in the race with a Mercedes 220.
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