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Sunday, February 21, 2021

Parade of Vintage Cars in Santa Cruz

Vintage Cars congregate at the Parque García Sanabria

On the last day of carnival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, every year since 1970, the Club de Automoviles Antiguos de Tenerife (Vintage Car Club in Tenerife) has met at the Parque García Sanabria, with cars on show from around 10 am and then a parade around the city from 12 noon. This should have taken place today, Sunday 21 February 2021. Whether the parade can take place with people suitably isolated in their individual vehicles, or whether it is suspended to avoid crowds of onlookers from gathering, we're unsure. Probably not.

For the 50th anniversary in 2020, together with the president of the club, just over a hundred people rode in 51 vintage cars, dressed in costumes of the era of the 1920s and 1930s, when the importation of vehicles from England and the United States, for 'a particular tariff', allowed Tenerife to motorize long before the island had roads. The highlight of the day was a 1935 Bentley that had taken part in the Le Mans 24 HoursMore images from 2020.

We can merely bring you coverage of this event from last year. This is one in a series of posts that aim to keep the spirit of carnival alive. Or keep the flame burning, so the torch can be passed to the next carnival, whenever we can get back to gathering normally.



GRAN CONCURSO DE AUTOMOVILES ANTIGUOS EN LA CIUDAD DE SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE 50º. (01/03/2020)
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