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25.03.2014Exceptional elegance – Maserati Spyder Vignale
Che bella macchina - Maserati 3500 Spyder Vignale. A design symbolizing elegance, sophistication and speed. One of only 242 Spyder Vignale ever built will be on the entry list for Saalbach Classic 2014. Powered by a 3500cc Inline-Six developing 250HP, three twin-choke Weber carburettors. This beautiful convertible made by Carrozzeria Vignale went into production in 1960, representing a very elegant era of Italian Style.
The family-owned company was founded in 1909 by Harry Frederick Stanley Morgan in Malvern Link in the West Midlands. The early cars were two-seat three-wheelers. These vehicles avoided British tax on cars by being classified as motorcycles. A wonderful Morgan Three-wheeler Super Sports with 60 HP from 1934 is on the list for Saalbach Classic 2014. Back in 1928 a Morgan Three-wheeler set an incredible speed record at Brooklands – 180 kph, more than 110 mph!
25.02.2014Bugatti T51 – the legend
Wonderful Grand Prix car. The Type 51 series succeeded the famous Type 35. It had to compete with the government-supported German and Italian Cars. The original Type 51 emerged in 1931 with the 160 hp twin overhead cam 2,3L straight-8. Victory in Monaco and the French GP 1931 were part of the success. Abount 40 examples of the T51 were produced. A wonderful Bugatti T51 is on the entry list of Saalbach Classic 2014.
13.02.2014Roadbook – slight changes only
Three days, 650km and 28 Special Stages. This is Saalbach Classic 2014. We slightly changed the route. After passing the Großglockner and Heiligenblut we will head to Oberdrauburg and Innerkrems for lunch and pass the romantic Thomatal. Further on the road is Obertauern and Wagrain. We then head to Mühlbach/Hochkönig, which we could not reach last year due to severe road damage after extreme thunderstorms weeks before the rallye. Passing Maria Alm we will be back in Saalbach around 6.00 pm.
06.02.2014Marvellous Invicta 4 ½ litre on the entry list!
The Invicta company was founded in 1925 and was based in Cobham/Surrey close to the Brooklands racetrack. A marvellous 4 ½ litre Sports-Tourer from 1932 was one of the first entries for Saalbach Classic 2014. Equipped with the 120 HP Meadows engine this model was capable of reaching 100mph (160km/h).