- Mar 15, 2002
Bellissimo! Festival Italia returns to Brands Hatch in August to celebrate Italian automotive culture. For one day only, the historic race track will transform into the Temple of Speed! Flaunting the best of Italy, impressive displays will include Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Fiats, Lancias, and more.
Italian excellence will be on-track with Ferrari and Alfa Romeo racing, featuring contests for classic and contemporary Italian cars. Historic Italian race cars will also give special track demonstrations.
Off-track activities will offer a feast for the senses, with stunning display vehicles, mouth-watering Italian cuisine, captivating live music, and unique trade stands.
WHAT'S ON THE TRACK
SUPERFORMANCE FERRARI CLUB CLASSIC (SFCC)The SFCC is an exciting multi-class racing series from the Ferrari Owners’ Club of Great Britain featuring a wide variety of Ferrari tipos including Mondials, 308s, 328s, 348s, 355s and more.
ALFA ROMEO CHAMPIONSHIPThe Alfa Romeo Championship will return for 2024 and is open to any production based Alfa Romeo and run classes that offer the opportunity to race a fully modified car on slicks or more standard versions using a Yokohama control tyre.
HISTORIC RACING DRIVERS CLUB - JACK SEARS TROPHYOrganised by the HRDC, the Jack Sears Trophy features an eclectic grid of 1958 – 1966 touring cars, including a selection of classic Alfa Romeos.
ITALIAN CAR DISPLAYThe vast, exotic car display is the star of the show, featuring Italian stallions from Ferraris to Fiat, and Lamborghini to Lancia.
ITALIAN SUPERCAR DISPLAYTo compliment the owners' clubs and individual displays, Festival Italia will play host to some of the highest spec Italian Supercars in the UK.
ITALIAN SUPERCAR DEMOTaking place twice throughout the event, a select handful of the incredible supercars on display will participate in the Drivers Union Demo Show
THE ITALIAN FOOD SHOP WESTERHAMWe are delighted to have The Italian Food Shop Westerham return for their second year. Join us as we bring the authentic tastes and delights of Italy to the heart of the festival.
ITALIAN BIKE DISPLAYAn impressive two wheeled display at Festival Italia will take the stage once again for 2023.
GRID WALKEveryone has the chance to see our stunning Italian race cars up close and feel like a VIP just before the race starts. The grid walk is open to all spectators, offering a unique opportunity to get out onto the legendary Brands Hatch tarmac...
THE SOUNDS OF ITALYMake your way to the Italian Bandstand to experience the sounds of Italy whilst enjoying some of the tastiest food and drink Italy has to offer.
ITALIAN TRACK PARADEOnce the racing has finished, 100s of Italy's finest vehicles will take to the track for a special parade, open to all clubs and individuals displaying vehicles within the venue.
FREE PARKINGAll general parking outside the venue is free of charge. Infield parking on Southbank (opposite the rear of the garages) is £10 per car, subject to availability. You will need to download a pass in advance by clicking here. Please note that motorcycles are not permitted on Southbank.
TRADE STANDSA trade area will be in operation all weekend, with stalls selling a range of goods.
ADVENTURE PLAYGROUNDCheck out the Brands Hatch adventure playground near the Kentagon restaurant, which has equipment for children of all ages from toddler to 14.
GO KARTINGYou can also test your mettle with go-karting on a mini version of the Brands Hatch Indy circuit, located opposite the Megastore. £15 for ten minutes, open to those aged 8+, payable at the circuit.
PAID FUNFAIRThe Brands Hatch Fun Zone will offer a fairground with an an assortment of exciting rides. Individual charges apply.
TICKETS (DEADLINE AUGUST 8th)
The standard ticket price is £25 - however by putting your car on the forum stand, you can get access to the 50% discounted price of just £12.50!
Make sure you use this link as it will automatically assign your car to our stand - if you don't, then you'll just be in the general parking.
Once you have sorted out your ticket, please also make sure you fill in the forums registration system using the steps below
- Please click the RSVP button at the top of this thread
- Fill in the Event Registration form found at the bottom of your account details.
Link: How to guide on registering your vehicle
- Download the Stand Pass, fill in your username at the bottom, cut it out and remember to keep it hanging on your rear view mirror all day!
ENTRY ON THE DAY
Access to our stand area is possible from 7:30 to 9:30 via the main entrance and there will be Brands Hatch staff on site to direct you to our area (which is good, because I will still be asleep at that time )