Lamborghini’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations begin with the ‘Grande Giro’

Last year we were approached and asked to contribute to a unique project to celebrate Lamborghini’s 50th Anniversary. It’s an opportunity we were only too happy to oblige with, even if we were unable to spare the time to do something on the creative side of things.

Anyone who’s ever been to Sant’Agata Bolognese will know how strongly the region connects with Ferruccio Lamborghini. The Lamborghini factory at Via Modena is surrounded by farm land and you can feel the ruggedness of the marque inspired by the surrounding landscape.

The first major event in this year’s celebration kicks off next Wednesday (8th May), when a tour of 350 Lamborghini sports cars will leave from Milan and head towards the marque’s Sant’Agata home.

Lamborghini-50-Anniversario-tour_G6The 50° Anniversario ‘Grande Giro’ makes its first stop in Bobbio on 8th May.

It will be the biggest ever gathering of Lamborghinis and consequently the largest ‘Raging Bull’ convoy, which will pass through the beautiful landscapes of Lombardia, Toscana, Lazio, Umbria and Emilia Romagna, stopping over in Forte dei Marmi, Grosseto, Roma, San Giustino Valdarno and Bologna.

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Entry to the tour is now closed, but everyone is welcome, so the atmosphere by the roadside and at stop-off points is bound to be memorable.

The tour is scheduled to reach Bologna by the afternoon of Friday 10th May, before departing for Sant’Agata Bolognese on Saturday 11th May for a huge celebration party at the factory.

Lamborghini-50-Anniversario-tour_G410th May – the 50° Anniversario ‘Grande Giro’ reaches Tuscany.

It is estimated that the convoy will span nearly 3 miles (4.5 km) in length and bring together the combined power of 190,000bhp.

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Comprising both factory-owned classics and owners cars, the tour will feature the first ever Lamborghini, the 1963 350 GT and virtually the entire model range produced since then including the current Gallardo and Aventador models.

If you’re planning on following (or taking part), you can join the spectacle in Milan on 7th May at 10.00 am, where the cars will gather at the parc fermé in Piazza Castello, leaving the following day for Bobbio.

Lamborghini-50-Anniversario-tour_G911th May – the 50° Anniversario ‘Grande Giro’ arrives in Bologna.

We’ll have plenty of material to share with you next week, in the meantime take a look at the gallery of images and start planning a week off work.

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