Classic car insurance: Lormarins 1200 showcased at Mayfair event

Classic car insurance was likely to have been needed this week when a range of motors were used to launch a new driving event.

Lormarins 1200 is scheduled to take place in October in South Africa, involving up to 50 vehicles all manufactured between 1940 and 1970.

High commissioner of the country Dr Zola Skweyiya teamed up with former F1 champ Jody Schecter to go on a high-speed journey through Mayfair in London to unveil the non-competitive rally.

Some of the cars present at the bash were a 1957 Ferrari Tour de France and a 1932 Alfa 8c Monza.

"We want this new event to rival the Mille Miglia and the Tour Auto. Initial plans are for five years and already we have received prospective entries from all over the world," explained organiser of the event Chris Routledge.

The wine region, beautiful landscapes, gracious hospitality and flora of the Western Cape are all set to be seen during the Lormarins 1200, which will be based at the Franschhoek Motor Museum, which has a collection of more than 220 cars.

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