As part of its Classic Car Program, Credit Suisse supports three of the most famous international classic events, including the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, which took place in May 2012. The Credit Suisse Drivers Club, this year designed as a wooden Swiss chalet, was the ideal place for drivers to focus or unwind, and to meet like-minded competitors in a uniquely Swiss environment. In addition, it became a hub for media activity with the first Credit Suisse Historic Racing Forum, a panel debate including leading motor sport drivers.
Every year on the third Sunday in August, the most famous event of its type in the world attracts more than 200 valuable collector cars to the grounds of the Pebble Beach Golf Course on the Monterey Peninsula in the USA. An invitation to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance (August 19, 2012) alone is a feather in the cap. A prize at Pebble Beach can seriously enhance a vehicle’s value. Credit Suisse’s guests can enjoy the Concours, and are also invited on the exclusive Pebble Beach Tour to Carmel along the famous Highway 1.
The week of automotive events that culminates with the Concours d’Elegance also includes The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering and the exclusive Quail Rally, both of which are sponsored by Credit Suisse. The Quail is widely regarded as the perfect classic car garden party, and the invitation-only Quail Rally treats participants to the most scenic backroads on the Monterey Peninsula during the day while enjoying worldclass dining in the evenings.
Another unmissable diary date for a classic car enthusiast is the unique Goodwood Revival (September 14-16, 2012), which Credit Suisse has co-sponsored since 2009. This annual classic attracts over 100,000 motor sport and classic car enthusiasts — for the most part dressed in period costumes — to the Goodwood Motor Circuit in the South of England. Enthusiasts can marvel at the heroes of the golden age of motor sport from the period 1948 to 1966, and become a part of this extraordinary spectacle.
In addition to an exclusive hospitality lounge facing the racing circuit, Credit Suisse will offer its guests guided tours through the paddock. Guests can enjoy being accompanied by famous drivers who will not only acquaint them with their vehicles, but also entertain them with gripping tales from their careers.
Following on from the success of its inaugural Forum in Monaco, Credit Suisse will on Friday, September 14, 2012 host the second Historic Racing Forum. With renowned names from the historic racing world set to feature, the Forum will once again enliven and entertain the media and selected guests that descend on Goodwood, just as it did at the GP de Monaco Historique back in May.
In addition, Credit Suisse will be marking the Goodwood Revival with the Motoring Bugle, which visitors will find distributed at numerous locations throughout the event.
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