THE CARAMULO MOTORFESTIVAL IS PORTUGAL’S OWN FESTIVAL OF SPEED
Portugal is one of the few countries in Europe which has traditionally not had a lot of influence in the car world in terms of history, manufacturing or motorsport events. So, it was quite surprising to us when we came across the Caramulo Motorfestival – Festival of Speed held every year at the foothills of the Caramulo mountains.
This motoring festival is organized by the MUSEU DO CARAMULO, one of the oldest art and motoring museums in Portugal. It started out started out in 2005 as an attempt to draw motoring enthusiasts who were local as well as from around Europe with its mixed vibe of competition, tourism and recreation. The highlights of the events are the Caramulo Historic Hillclimb, the Luso-Caramulo Historical Rally and the Viseu-Caramulo Historical Drive. Add to this the quality of automobiles participating in both motorcycles and cars, before the event stretches out to address the bicycle and vintage toy collection from the Museu do Caramulo. That isn’t all, as there is a Caramulo Automobilia Fair that runs alongside classic cars and motorcycle displays brought in by the clubs of Caramulo. This well-rounded feel of the Motorfestival makes it a cosy venue for any kind of petrolhead.