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"Leopolis Grand Prix 2012" International Festival
of oldtimer cars and Race Competition
on the historic "Lviv Triangle" road circuit

Gastronomic Festival Lviv on a plate 2012


On 4th-7th of May 2012 in Lviv in Ukraine will be international festival of oldtimer (retro) cars and race competition on the historic
"Lviv Triangle" road circuit - "Leopolis Grand Prix 2012".

The event is dedicated to 80th anniversary of the first "Leopolis Grand Prix" international circuit race at "Lviv Triangle".

"Lviv Triangle" is a temporary race track on the streets of Lviv. It runs along Vitovskoho st., Stryiska st. and Hvardiyska st. The road circuit and surface (basalt pavement blocks) have remained virtually unchanged since the first official "Leopolis Grand Prix" race of 1932.

Official record of best lap time on the "Lviv Triangle" road circuit is 2 minutes 2 seconds and 5 hundredth of a second (2’02,5’’ – 89.368 kmph) by Eugen Bjǿrnstad, Champion of Norway. Established on June 11th 1933, driving Alfa Romeo BC-2300.

All participating cars are divided into 3 points classes (races A, B, and C) and 1 additional "Open class" (race D) as follows:

Race A (pre-1945) – cars manufactured before З1.12.1945.
Race В (post-1945) – cars manufactured before 31.12.1965.
Race C (only ZAZ-965) – ZAZ-965 model only.
Race D (post-1965) – cars manufactured before 31.12.1970 and (junior-exсlusive*): exclusive cars manufactured before 31.12.1983.

Race distance: Race A for the "Leopolis Grand Prix" Grand Cup: 30.410 km (10 laps); Races B, C, D, and E: 18.246 km (6 laps).

FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

Friday, May 4th 2012

12.00 – 21.00 – Arrival, registration and accommodation of participants.
09.00 – 13.00 – Zhovkva town. Sightseeing tour (lunch on the go) and autotesting / autocross trials.
13.00 – 13.45 – Cancellation ceremony for the special postage stamp and envelope dedicated to "Leopolis Grand Prix" 80th anniversary (Bandinelli Palace).
14.00 – 14.30 – Press conference, presentation of the souvenir Tourist postage stamp, and opening ceremony of the "Grand Prix Lwowa 1931-2011" photo exhibition by Lukasz Wykrota, Poland (Small session hall of Lviv City Council);
14.30 – Finish of “Plains race” (Lublin – Zamosc – Zhovkva – Lviv) and arrival of the Eastern group (Kharkiv - Lviv).
15.00 – 16.00 – Festival opening ceremony. An open-air stage in the central part of Lviv.
18.00 – 20.30 – "The Haunted Manor" opera (in Polish) , Lviv Opera House.
21.00 – 23.00 – Get-together party, "Livyj Bereh" club-restaurant.

Saturday, May 5th 2012

10.00 – 11.00 – Parade at the city streets (as part of the City Carnival – "Leopolis Grand Prix" main class cars).
11.00 – 13.00 – Car scrutineering and classification into groups. Driver medical evaluation (square at the main entrance to Bohdan Khmelnitsky Culture Park).
12.00 – 18.00 – Exhibition of oldtimer cars in "Parc Fermé" (square at the main entrance to Bohdan Khmelnytskyi Culture Park).
13.00 – 17.00 – "Lviv retro 2012" artistic plein-air: artists and children painting "Lviv Triangle" race.
13.15 – 13.45 – "Formula 001" child electric cars competition (at the Culture Park territory).
13.30 – 14.00 – Reconnaissance laps (general) on the "Lviv Triangle" – 2 laps.
14.00 – 15.30 – Competition on the "Lviv Triangle" road circuit (pre-1945 and pre-1965 cars).
14.30 – 15.30 – Lunch on the go (open-air café, Bohdan Khmelnitsky Culture Park).
15.30 – 16.30 – Best lap time competition on the "Lviv Triangle" road circuit (nomination for Ukraine Book of Records).
17.00 – 18.00 – Competition on the "Lviv Triangle" road circuit (National and Exclusive Open class).
18.30 – 19.00 – Prize-giving ceremony (for winners in pre-1945, pre-1965, and National class competitions).
19.15 – 20.30 – Dinner (open-air café, Bohdan Khmelnitsky Culture Park).

Sunday, May 6th 2012

10.00 – 10.30 – Briefing for Quest game participants (press hall at the hotel).
11.00 – 12.00 – Formation of exhibition lines at Rynok Square.
12.00 – 18.00 – Exhibition of participants' cars (Rynok Square).
12.00 – 13.30 – Elegance Contest, additional nomination sponsored by Lviv City Mayor (Rynok Square)
14.00 – 17.30 – Quest: an interesting sightseeing game on foot** (historical part of Lviv). Lunch on the go.
18.00 – 18.30 – Closing parade at the city streets (from Rynok Sq. to the hotel).
20.00 – 20.40 – Cup and prize giving ceremony
21.00 – 24.00 – Commander's Ball

Monday, May 7th 2012

12-00 – Departure (leaving the city in an organized formation escorted by road police).

ORGANISER CONTACT DETAILS

Ukraine
79049, Lviv-49, p/o box 10381, Auto Fan Club "ZAZ KOZAK"
Yevheniy KRAVS, e-mail: ekraws@yahoo.com
mobile: +38 067 900 11 11

Polska
Automobilklub Lubelski, 20-064 Lublin, ul. Polnocna 22A,
Grzegorz SOBON, e-mail: grzegorz103@tlen.pl
pnone: +48 50 155 89 89

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