News & Updates
04.07.2013Ferrari Dino 246 GT
The Dino marque was meant to be used for cars with engines that had fewer than 12 cylinders. It was a mid-engined, rear-drive sports car designed by Pininfarina and produced by Ferrari from 1969 to 1976. The Ferrari Dino was a relatively low cost sports car, which was later placed by Sports Car International in their top ten list of "The Greatest Ferraris of all time". A truly great judgement. Two fabulous Ferrari Dinos are on the entry list of the Saalbach Classic 2013.
The 190SL was sold alongside the faster, more expensive Mercedes-Benz 300SL. A prototype was shown on the 1954 New York Auto Show. The fabulous two-door grand touring convertible was produced in Stuttgart/Sindelfingen between May 1955 and February 1963. Nearly 26000 were sold. This exceptional car – owned by a family from 1974 - will run in the Saalbach Classic 2013.
03.05.2013Lightweight Jaguar for Racing
This beautiful road going XK 120 Lightweight was built in 1953 and remained in the factory for several weeks until it was clear that the upgraded version of the Factory-C-Type would be ready to race in the seasons first race. The XK 120 then was sold to a privateer in Los Angeles, California.
28.03.2013Magic date 1929
Designed by Ferdinand Porsche in the mid-1920s, the Mercedes SSK is one of the outstanding icons in the history of racing. Fitted with a supercharged single overhead camshaft 7-litre straight-6 engine producing 250 horsepower, the SSK had a topspeed of up to 190 km/h, making it the fastest car of its day.More impressive figures - the crank shaft had a weight of 44 kilograms/97 lbs.
Only 33 SSKs were built during its production span – possessing and driving one of these icons today stands for style and life on a grand scale.
The SSK from 1929 now is the oldest car on the entry list of Saalbach Classic Rally. The huge number of applications so far will guarantee a tremendous variety of cars in this great rally.
21.03.2013The Grossglockner High Alpine Road
The most famous alpine road leads you into the heart of the Hohe Tauern National Park, to the highest mountain in Austria, the Grossglockner (3,798m) and its glacier, the Pasterze. You will have a driving and nature experience of a special kind on 48 kilometres of high alpine road with 36 bends, and an altitude ascent to 2,504 metres.
You pass through a unique world of mountains with blossoming alpine meadows, fragrant mountain forests, massive cliffs and eternal ice to the foot of the Grossglockner, the Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe. Saalbach-Classic Rally will be there!
The Grossglockner-leg starts on Friday 23 August at 8.01 am from the starting ramp at Saalbach.