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Cortina Car Club launches the first edition of a great race in the Dolomites on the trail of the Pink Panther

Dream cars coming back to Cortina on the last weekend of August:
on August 28, 29 and 30 Cortina Fabolous Race takes place, the most extravagant challenge of this summer.
Participants – aboard vintage cars or gleaming luxury car – will take the breathtaking roads around Cortina following the footsteps of Inspector Clouseaux: this is a tribute – for this first edition of the race – to The Pink Panther film, shot in 1963 in the interior of Cristallo Hotel Spa & Golf, the starting point of a real adventure. The participants will receive a road book upon arrival, on Friday, August 28.
Before that day – no clue.

Cortina d’Ampezzo, July 29, 2015 the appointment, which is really a must for all the fans of Cortina and automobiles, is scheduled for August 28, 29 and 30, when the first edition of Cortina Fabolous Race will get underway. For the occasion, classic and luxury cars, will pass the streets of Cortina, the place where the culture of beauty and the beauty of nature come together.

The event is sponsored by Cortina Car Club, the club which was born in the shadow of Tofane to merge two common passions: cars and the beautiful resort of Cortina d’Ampezzo.

The starting point of the weekend is Cristallo Hotel Spa & Golf, the historic home of the Club House and Cortina Car Club. From here the non-competitive tour participants, divided into crews of two people and more, will start the engines of their vintage and luxury cars, and will depart for the discovery of the Queen of the Dolomites and its surroundings. To underline the festive and playful aspect of the event their task will be to solve the mystery of the Pink Panther, passing through skill tests and solving puzzles: a challenge full of twists that will keep everyone in suspense until the last moment. Enough to say that no clue will be given before Friday, 28th August, in Cortina d’Ampezzo. At the check-in point the crews will be given a casket with directions to find the treasure:   to orientate themselves they will have a special road book which day by day will reveal the challenges, adventures and discoveries.

It is in short a non-race and first of all a game that aims to bring the dream cars back in Cortina on the last weekend of summer. An original event to discover and a new format for Cortina which involves vintage and luxury cars cars together with the wonders of places around the Queen of the Dolomites. A weekend full of “slow drive”, discovery of a unique territory, slow driving but high rate of fun.
A journey in the footsteps of the legendary Pink Panther -which was being shot right at Cristallo in 1963 by Blake Edwards and brought David Niven, Peter Sellers, Capucine and Claudia Cardinale  in Cortina -exploring the delightful places around the Queen of the Dolomites and following the tracks of Inspector Cluseaux.

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CRISTALLO HOTEL SPA & GOLF: Tradition, Luxury and Well-being at High Altitude
In the heart of Cortina d’Ampezzo, the most exclusive alpine resort, there is Cristallo Hotel Spa & Golf, a dream between the past and present. It was opened in 1901, and since then, the hotel collects awards and acclaims as a symbol of “Made in Italy” hospitality. One of the most recent awards achieved is the Excellence Award 2014 by Booking and the annual Maitre Award for Giulio Bonora.
The historic and unique five-star luxury hotel of the Dolomites, is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, the international organization that brings together the elite of the most prestigious hotels in the world. The hotel can boast some of the most significant personalities of the 1900s among its regular guests, including Peter Sellers, the actor who gives the name to one of the presidential suites and who stayed at the hotel to shoot “The Pink Panther” in 1963.
To choose Cristallo Hotel Spa & Golf for relaxation, for a five-star luxurious holiday or for a high-level meeting means to enter the world of privilege and luxury without compromise, to be immersed in a fin de siècle atmosphere and to experience enchanting suggestions and unparalleled moments dedicated to high gastronomy, well-being and discretion. Here the pleasure of stay is guaranteed and declined on customer needs, and departure is already imbued with a desire to return.

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