After the spectacular gala and fireworks of the previous evening, it would have come as no surprise if the departure from Riva del Garda had been a much quieter and demure affair. But the draw of the magnificent Silver Ghosts and their intrepid custodians proved otherwise, as the locals and holiday makers cheered and waved them on their way.
A century of history was brought to life as the journey covered the first half of the route originally negotiated on day four of the 1913 Alpenfahrt on Wednesday 25 June 1913. The drivers and their cars endured scorching heat as they traversed the first part of the Great Dolomite Route over the highest passes on the tour leading back from Italy to Austria. The Gobbera and Broccone led to Rolle, the most beautiful pass rising over 6400 ft before dropping down to the small pretty town of Moena, located in the northern Italian region.
Tomorrow more adventure on the second half of the Great Dolomite Route is promised.