COPPA DELLA PERUGINA
3-5 MAY 2019
COPPA DELLA PERUGINA
SPONSORING

FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR, EBERHARD & CO. WAS MAIN SPONSOR AND OFFICIAL TIMEKEEPER FOR THE 31ST EDITION OF THE COPPA DELLA PERUGINA. THE EVENT BRINGS BACK TO LIFE THE FIRST EVER RALLY CONTESTED IN UMBRIA BETWEEN 1924 AND 1927, AN INITIATIVE CHAMPIONED BY GIOVANNI BUITONI WHO WAS HEAD OF “LA PERUGINA” CONFECTIONERY COMPANY AT THE TIME.

OVER 120 TEAMS FROM ITALY, SWITZERLAND, SPAIN AND GREECE RACED 300 KM THROUGH UMBRIA. THE ROUTE TRAVELLED THROUGH CASTIGLIONE DEL LAGO, ORVIETO AND PERUGIA, ARTISTIC CITIES, BEAUTIFUL VILLAGES WHERE TIME HAS STOOD STILL, DELIGHTFUL ROLLING HILLS AND BREATHTAKING LANDSCAPES, PERFECTING COMBINING COMPETITION, CULTURE AND EXCELLENT WINE AND GASTRONOMY.
IN ADDITION TO THE HISTORIC CARS, RACE PARTICIPANTS WORE MAGNIFICENT PERIOD DRESS, ENSURING THAT THEIR CLOTHES AND ACCESSORIES AUTHENTICALLY EVOKED TIMES PAST TO IMMERSE THE PUBLIC IN THE WORLD OF THE 1920S.

WINNERS OF THE OVERALL POST-1930S CLASSIFICATION WERE AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS WATCHES FROM THE EXTRA-FORT COLLECTION: THE FATHER/DAUGHTER TEAM OF ALESSANDRO AND COSTANZA VALENTINI, IN THEIR 1956 FIAT 600 AND THE DUO MARIO BECCERICA AND BIANCA FOGLIA IN THEIR 1927 LANCIA LAMBDA, WHO WERE ALSO VICTORIOUS IN THE PRE-1930S CLASSIFICATION.