The International in Switzerland
Le Mans Classic in France
European Summer Seven Festival Tour
June 25 - July 4 2021
Two big gatherings will next place in Europe in 2021 with just 4 days in between. First the "The International" of the Swiss Seven Club, then the following weekend Le Mans Classic. Our frustration at not being able to tour in 2020 because of COVID-19 will be satisfied with many events in 2021 and this 10-day tour across Europe is a good option.
Le Mans Classic 2021, in particular, will soon be fully booked, so we need a provisional registration from you. You can later confirm participation in The International in Switzerland, or in the Le Mans Classic or indeed both.
"The International" in Switzerland
The first Lotus Seven Owners Switzerland international meeting was in 1981. Until a few years ago, this meeting took place in St. Moritz. In order to show the participants more of the beautiful countryside, the meeting was held in Davos in 2016 and is planned for the first time in Italian Switzerland in 2021. Over the years the meeting has welcomed up to 200 Sevens from all over the world, the longest journey was from a participant from Japan.
St. Moritz 1981
St. Moritz 1989
Friday, June 25
Traditional get together party at Kumschick Sports Cars. Drinks, BBQ and CaterHam burgers are served, sometimes a band also plays music. There are beautiful cars from the racing world to marvel at, and you can meet other participants from around the world. We will stay the night in a local hotel.
St. Moritz 2018
Saturday, June 26
Seven drive with a road book across the Alps in the south of Switzerland, which has a Mediterranean climate like Italy, but is still framed by beautiful mountains. We spend the evening in a large mountain hotel above Lake Lugano.
Sunday, June 27
After breakfast photo session with all Sevens, including convoy through the area. Completion of the formal part in a typical but special Swiss restaurant of the area in the countryside.
Monday, June 28
There is an option to stay on and see more of the area Ticino. Depending on the follow-up program as part of the Festival Tour, this part lasts until Tuesday.
Full program until Sunday, including hotels, meals and drinks, CHF 399 single, 679 double.
Additional hardcore program until Monday CHF 143 single, CHF 250 double
Tour from Switzerland to Le Mans
Departure on Monday or Tuesday depending on the detailed programme. The route leads across the Western Alps through Burgundy via side roads to Le Mans. We will arrive in Le Mans on Thursday evening July 1st, 2021, which means we will be travelling for three nights. A surprise visit to a motorsport legend may be announced. Hotels will be arranged through Scenic Tours our travel partner (and ferries for our UK participants)
Le Mans Classic 2021 (postponded from 2020)
The Le Mans Classic is a biennial vintage sports car event held on the grounds of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, create by Peter Auto and Richard Mille, and associated with Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO). It began in 2002 and runs every two years in July on the full 13.65 km circuit also used for the annual modern day 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Le Mans Classic event of 2002 was the first time since 1923 that the full 24-hour Circuit, part of which is public road the rest of the year, was closed specifically for an event other than the annual running of the 24 heures du Mans with contemporary sportcars and prototypes, thus allowing car owners and gentleman drivers to experience what it must have been to race these cars on this circuit. (source: Wikipedia)
Program as part of the "European Summer 7 Festival Tour"
The full Le Mans event will last from July 1 to July 4, 2021. The date in the video clip refers to 2020, but this event has been postponed for one year due to COVID-19.
We do not arrive in the Le Mans area until the evening of July 1st and move into our shared hotel. On Friday and Saturday we visit Le Mans Classic and park our vehicles in the club area within various other brand clubs. Everyone has a ticket for a covered grandstand, and can move freely around the area including the paddock.
The event will end on Sunday, July 4, 2021. Since some have a long journey home, we will part after breakfast in the hotel.
Access to Le Mans Classic for any Club Member inkl. Grandsand seat is € 136/person (for all days). Then we have to ad € 150 / € 300 (single/double) per night in the hotel (prices are not defined yet)