The rally for ambitious bon vivants
Fantastic vehicles, breathtaking views and challenging roads: The Gstaad Palace Challenge is the ambitious weekend rally for fans of sophisticated car culture. In 2019, the most exclusive vintage car rally in Switzerland will be taking place for the fourth time - starting places are limited!
The Gstaad Palace Challenge, organised by Mr Andrea Scherz, is the most exclusive vintage vehicle event in Switzerland. With a focus on the highest quality, participation is limited to only 30 vehicles and is only possible on invitation. Do you enjoy being a guest at the Gstaad Palace, possess a well tended collector’s car, but have not received an invitation? Then please use our Application Form for your registration.
Friday, 30 August 2019
The two-day vintage vehicle rally starts on Friday morning with the preparation of the vehicles: The cars are provided with Tripy devices and numbers. In the afternoon, there will be a compulsory briefing, before the first vintage car starts the prologue at 15:01. From 19:30, everybody will be meeting in the Gstaad Palace for cocktails and then enjoying the relaxed casual dinner.
Saturday, 31 August 2019
Fortified by an ample breakfast at the hotel, the first vehicles will be setting off at 8:01. After they have completed about half of the route, the participants will be meeting up, with one of our main sponsors, for lunch in Fleurier. The rally will then continue, with fresh energy, through one of the most beautiful landscapes in Switzerland. Around 19:00 we will be welcoming you and your classic car back to the Gstaad Palace. You will be raising cocktails and we will be crowning the winners. You can look back on the day while enjoying a tasteful evening meal, followed by cigars and drinks.
The rally’s exclusivity is not just limited to the starting field – for the whole vintage vehicle event you will be a guest in one of the Leading Hotels of the World. In particular, the superb cuisine will set every bon-vivant’s heart racing. For example, every rally evening will be rounded off at our establishment with exquisite gourmet delights.
Our 1800 m² Palace Spa will be available to you, for your relaxation and the necessary recovery of tense muscles.
All of our services are of course included in your participant’s package.