Things You need To Know About The Zoute grand Prix, 4-7 OCT
A four-day celebration of high-end classics The chilly yet enticing Belgian coastal region of Knokke-heist hosts this connoisseurs’ event each October. The lively, picturesque town of Het Zoute is your focal point for a long weekend of Fifties and Sixties-centric classic car events. There’s a concours, naturally... The first fairway of the Royal Zoute Golf Club hosts one of Europe’s most exclusive concours d’elegance on October 6. Expect elegant coachbuilt creations from the likes of Bugatti, Bentley and Mercedes to fight for the silverware. ...but the cars have to prove themselves first A pair of rallies take place during the week. The Zoute Rally by Stow is a combination of navigational and speed challenges around the Knokke-heist area for pre-1965 cars – including a quarter-mile drag race! The corresponding Zoute GT Tour® by EY is for more modern supercars. Itchy fingers? The Zoute Grand Prix also plays host to a Bonhams auction at the Albertplein. A number of interesting cars have already been consigned, including a 1936 Bentley 4.25-litre Cabriolet by Antem and a Sonderwunsch Porsche 964 RS. Interested in going? Much of the action at Zoute is free, but you’ll need a €40 ticket to access the concours; entry to the Bonhams sale is by catalogue only. Visit
zoutegrandprix.be and bonhams.com for info.