L.U.C Chopard Classic Weekend Rally 2012
On June 3rd 2012, we celebrated the 10th anniversary of the L.U.C Chopard Classic Weekend Rally which takes place annually in Moscow. This year, despite rainy and windy weather, 70 oldtimers followed the itinerary from Tretyakovsky Proezd to Barvikha Luxury Village. The oldest participant of the event was a Rolls Royce Phantom 1 Open Tourer manufactured in 1926.
L.U.C Chopard Classic Weekend Rally has been held in Moscow since 2003 with the support of Chopard. Our Co-President Karl-Friedrich Scheufele travelled to Moscow to take part in the rally with his father, Karl Scheufele. On the eve of the event a dinner was held during which Karl-Friedrich Scheufele presented a special edition of the L.U.C 1937 Classic – «Moscow Classic Rally 10th Anniversary» manufactured on the occasion of the rally’s anniversary. He also presented the L.U.C 8HF housing the first movement with a high-frequency escapement (57,600 vibrations/hour) to be chronometer-certified by the COSC.
This year, the number of participating automobiles was limited to 70. The rally-club organizing committee has established rigid criteria according to which only the most deserving candidates are approved for participation. An elaborate decoded 3-hour itinerary was worked out for the contestants. Rainy weather and heavy Moscow traffic proved to be a serious obstacle, and the struggle for the main prize turned out truly spectacular.
More than 2’000 guests greeted the arriving teams at the finish in Barvikha Luxury Village. Karl-Friedrich Scheufele took the stage to announce the results of the rally and award the winners with high-precision L.U.C Chopard chronometers.