The historic St. Moritz Automobile Week 1929 and 1930 consisted of the kilometer race on the so-called Shellstrasse, a Concours d´Elegance at the Kurhaus (today´s Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains in St. Moritz Bad), a skill race and, as the highlight, the Bernina Race. At that time, Hans Stuck on Austro Daimler (1929) and Louis Chiron on Bugatti (1930) won the competitions.
It was only logical to revive the kilometer race. Of course, such events have to be adapted to the times without losing the reference to the historical model.
Today, of course, the acceleration races are no longer held on public roads. Engadin Airport is not only within sight of the historic venue, with its 1.8 km runway it also has a suitable track for reviving this historic event in Samedan.