The MSA Euroclassic is not a competitive event, but a scenic tour for Classic cars across central Europe.
The event is 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. Other major motor sport events organised by IMS are the British F1 Grand Prix, Wales Rally GB and the RACMSA Rally of Scotland.
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, has continued for most of the events up to the present time.
Each year the Euroclassic has grown, and with an entry of over 150 Classic cars each year, has now become one of the major "Touristique Classics in Europe". The cars have to be more than 20 years of age to participate and therefore the entry reflects some of the most beautiful examples of European motoring history today.
The Euroclassic normally lasts 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 visit motor museums and race circuits and other motoring or tourist related locations en route.
The event is not a competition, being in the FIA category of a "Touring Assembly", There is no timing as such, other than a morning individual start time and an overall finishing time each day, to ensure all participants arrive at the overnight halts within a reasonable hour. The visits to the race circuits are for individual pleasure, there are no "grid starts" or "timing" used at the venues. The cars arrive, join the circuit at their leisure, and complete the number of laps they require, there are no minimum or maximum number of laps. We always have the services of the circuit safety (security) teams for the duration of our 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 attracts considerable public interest to see the old cars, together with a strong media interest including newspapers and television, wishing to report the event.