the Maison Corthay and the Edmond de Rothschild Group have just dispelled the rumours and finally announced the joint organization of the first edition of an exceptional event, namely the Corthay Excellence Run, unique for its scope and the values which it promotes.
Pierre Corthay’s idea was to hold, between July 10th and 14th, an unseen car rally during which 21 exceptional cars from the 50s and 60s would roam Switzerland and Italy.
Through this 3-day journey along the steep and craggy roads of the Italian and Swiss Alps foothills, Pierre Corthay wanted to create a tour of traditional artisans who, like him, have inherited ancestral skills and continue to create unique objects despite strong globalizing currents favouring mass consumption.
A few select and lucky racers will drive from Megêve to Gstaad and from Lucerne to Stresa (in the Piedmont near the Lake Maggiore). Every day, they will discover artisans and workshops carefully selected by the organizers for the excellence of their products and the values and spirit of craftsmanship conveyed by their work. We will reveal them in the next few days, but we can already tell you that they include a luthier making some of the lost beautiful violins in the world, as well as the last maker of the traditional Swiss cuckoo clocks.
As for the vehicles taken on this unconventional journey, I will let the car aficionados among my readers (you know who you are) and those interested in elegance on wheels appreciate the quality of the guest list: Ferrari 250 California Spyder, Aston Martin DB4 Cabriolet, Ferrari 250 MM, Bentley Continental Type R, among others.
A fantastic project for sure, which we will cover in a very specific way …
Stay tuned Gentlemen !