The 550 miles across the valley they mounted, the Vorarberg and the Tyrol that make up the Silvretta Classic Rally are already one of the major world events of the classics. Full of beauty and automotive oddities: from legendary racing cars, antique vehicles on a daily or luxury convertible, 167 have been enrolled in this year’s exclusive event.
The three stages of the Silvretta Classic, with some mountain passes of steep climbs, not really required to power cars and extreme speeds, but as accurately as possible, so in theory, all these have the same opportunities as modern opponents (the peak year allowed is 1992).
This year they have gone through his six testing Alpine passes and 19 vehicles qualifying as strange as the ‘rare bird’ Skoda 1100 OHC convertible. This rarity, of which only four units were built between 1956 and 1957-two of them closed and two open, has a four-cylinder engine in line and just one liter of engine capacity, supported by two Weber Carburetors. The Skoda 1100 OHC get 92 hp with which achieves a top speed of 200 km/h, thanks in large part to its light weight: 550 kg.
In the Silvretta Classic Rally, vehicles of this size have been the faces with opponents as diverse as the Seat 124 Sport Coupe 1600 to 1972, with which he ran Andreas Tostmann, vice president of production of the Spanish brand itself. This practice is common on the test, the marks; officially, lend their vehicles to drivers or journalists as this event attracts every year thousands of fans of classic cars.