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Dynamic competition among vintage and restored race cars

Different locations

Castell'Arquato, Lugagnano, Vernasca (PC)

Race cars, conserved and restored, will compete in a dynamic contest dedicated to the reenactment of the historical Castell'Arquato - Vernasca uphill car race, which lasted for 17 editions between 1953 and 1972.

The Vernasca Silver Flag is a dynamic competition of conservation and restoration for racing cars: they drive on a closed street with a speed limit to be admired by the public. The path is 9 km long with an altitude gap of 290 m.

For the 24th edition of the Vernasca Silver Flag, the Organizing Committee has chosen the models of the Turin brand with the FIAT ... VA DI CORSA
The first ever Castell’Arquato-Vernasca (the road race predecessor to the vintage car rally) in 1953 was won by a FIAT driven by Giovanni Corazza. FIAT triumphed again the following year with Giovanni Auricchio in his 8V.
Fiat, which celebrates 120 years of existence in 2019, represents a milestone in the history not only of racing but also of the industrial and social history of Italy.

The event is reserved for historic cars (Tourism, GT, Sport, Prototypes, Single seaters and Pre-War) with a past in sports competitions.

Date: the event will be held from Jun 28, 2019 to Jun 30, 2019

Event timetable: see the program


4th Silver Flag Track Day

FRIDAY JUNE 28th 2019
8:00 am - 9:00 am Meeting of participants and registration
9:00 am -12:30 pm Track sessions
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch break
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Track sessions


FRIDAY JUNE 28th 2019
2:00pm - Inspection in paddock area, Castell’Arquato
8:30pm - Dinner in Castell’Arquato

8:00am – Inspection in paddock area, Castell’Arquato
10:30am - Starting first run Castell’Arquato-Lugagnano-Vernasca (closed road traffic)
1:00pm - Lunch in Castell’Arquato restaurant
3:30pm - Starting Second Run Castell’Arquato-Lugagnano-Vernasca (closed road traffic)
8:30pm - Gala Dinner in Castell’Arquato medieval square

SUNDAY JUNE 30th 2019
10:30am - Third and last Run Castell’Arquato-Lugagnano-Vernasca (closed road traffic)
12:30pm - Buffet Lunch and “Concours” Prize Giving in Vernasca
3:30pm - Cars downhill to Castell’Arquato

Entrance: free entry

Info: website of the event. The event is organized by Club Piacentino Automotoveicoli d'Epoca (tel. +39.0523.248930, mail:

If you wish to see the cars on the road, remember that the street will be closed about 30 minutes before the beginning of the contest.

Information and Booking Centre

Tourist Information Office of Castell'Arquato
Podestà Palace, Municipal Square - Phone: ++39 0523.803215 - Fax: ++39 0523.803215
Weekday timetable:


Weekend timetable:

Saturday and Sunday 10.00 - 13.00; 14.00 - 18.00

By Piacenza editorial staff (May 26, 2019)

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