The Trofeo Nastro Rosso renamed The Greatest’s Trophy
Since 2015, Peter Auto has sought to make the Trofeo Nastro Rosso a more attractive proposition, so it decided to accept some beautiful models built by other famous makes (Aston Martin DB4 GTs, Mercedes-Benz 300 SLs, Porsche 550s). Given this increase in diversity the grid, originally created for prestigious Italian makes, needed a name change.
The Trofeo Nastro Rosso was launched by Peter Auto in 2010 in the wake of the Shell Ferrari Maserati Challenge held between 1997 and 2009, which saw the most exceptional Ferraris and Maseratis competing against each other in circuit races. The company entrusted Peter Auto with the running of the series from 1999 to 2001, a period that undoubtedly remains the best years of this event on which the curtain fell in 2009 bringing to an end a unique opportunity for spectators to watch these exceptional races.
Peter Auto called on its rich experience and knowhow acquired in historic races and launched the Trofeo Nastro Rosso with the aim of assembling a field in the same spirit, but also open to pre-66 Sports and GT cars built by other Italian makes like Alfa Romeo, Abarth, Bizzarini, Iso, Lancia, Osca, Stanguellini, etc.
Of course, it should not be forgotten that Peter Auto is well aware of the fact that some of these cars are now extremely valuable, and their owners are quite rightly reluctant to enter them in historic events to compete against other cars. Thus, it applies rules based on sporting ethics and strict respect of the cars taking part in this championship to guarantee that risks are reduced to the absolute minimum. As respect and fair-play are now the key words for these gentlemen racers taking part in the new Greatest’s Trophy, the latter will provide a rare opportunity to see once more on the track icons of the golden age of the greatest makes, including many models that have been produced in limited numbers so their value has continued to increase over the past few decades.
In 2018, the Greatest’s Trophy will take to the track in five Peter Auto meetings: Espίritu de Montjuïc (6-8 April)(Spain), Spa-Classic (18-20 May)(Belgium), Grand Prix de l’Age d’Or (8-10 June)(France), les Dix Mille Tours (31st August – 2nd September)(France) and Imola-Classic (26-28 October)(Italy).