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20.06.2013Little brother

Mercedes 190 SL 1956
Mercedes 190 SL 1956

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

 Jaguar XK 120 OTS Lightweight, 1953
Jaguar XK 120 OTS Lightweight, 1953

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

Mercedes SSK, 1929
Mercedes SSK, 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 Grossglockner High Alpine Road
The 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

BMW 328, 1938
BMW 328, 1938

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.