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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.
28.02.2013Built for the Nuerburgring
The BMW 328 was built in Eisenach/Germany and later became famous for it`s unique and elegant chassis. It was successful from the very beginning, taking the win in it`s first race, the Eifelrace at the Nürburgring in 1936, winning the 2-litre-Sportscar Trophy. Two years later the BMW 328 became a class winner in Mille Miglia. One of only 464 cars ever produced now is on the entry list for Saalbach Classic 2013. From roadster to legend.
12.12.2012Marvellous AC ACE on the entry list!
With the Ace sportscar the AC company really made its reputation in the 1950s. The model entered for the Saalbach Classic 2013 is equipped with one of the rare two-litre overhead cam straight-six engines, giving the car a top speed of 103 mph (166 kmh) and with the very rare lightweight gearbox. Overdrive for the AC Ace was available from 1956 and front disc brakes were an option from 1957.