The MSA Euroclassic was conceived and organised by International Motor Sports (IMS), the commercial division of the Royal Automobile Club Motor Sports Association, the governing body of Motor Sport in the UK.
The first Euroclassic was held in 1993, starting from England and finishing at the Nurbürgring Grand Prix circuit in Germany. This format, of finishing at a major Race circuit, continued for many years, when the Euroclassic saw a growth in popularity, becoming one of the major "Touristique Classics in Europe". The cars had to be more than 20 years of age to participate and therefore the entry reflected some of the most beautiful examples of European motoring history.
The Euroclassic usually lasted for five days, with the daily route covering some 150 - 180miles (250 - 350km), with an overall distance of about 1100 miles (1800 km). The participants visited motor museums and race circuits and other motoring or tourist related locations en route.
The event was not a competition, being in the FIA category of a "Touring Assembly", There was no timing as such, other than a morning individual start time and an overall finishing time each day, to ensure all participants arrived at the overnight halts within a reasonable hour. The visits to the race circuits were for individual pleasure, there were no "grid starts" or "timing" used at the venues. The cars arrived, joined the circuit at their leisure, and completed the number of laps they required, there were no minimum or maximum number of laps. The services of the circuit safety (security) teams were always engaged for the duration of the visit to these venues.
Other venues visited on past Euroclassics include Castles and Chateaux, Automobile factories and museums, Porcelain factories, Eurospace Centre, Futuroscope, National Museums and many towns and villages.
The Euroclassic always attracted considerable public interest to see the old cars, together with a strong media interest including newspapers and television, wishing to report the event.