Sep 20, 2023, 4:16 PM
In the late 1920s, the Automobile Week was founded in St. Moritz, Switzerland. The simple goal was to attract more people to St. Moritz. Several events were part of the Automobile Week, including the Kilomètre Lancé, a Concours d'Elegance, driving tests, a rally, and the Bernina Race as the grand finale. Unfortunately, this era came to an end, and it wasn't held for decades. Then, in 2014, after an incredibly long hiatus, a hill climb race on the Bernina Pass was finally held again. Six years later, in 2020, there was suddenly an unofficial pilot project where some Germans drove cars on the Samedan Airport runway. From this, the rebirth of the legendary Kilomètre Lancé crystallized.