Ennstal-Classic:  (© Ennstal-Classic)

Driving in the last paradise


They still exist and we drive them: the last light traffic streets of the Alp-regions. Driving like 50 years ago is what it is all about. An art that is reanimated at the Ennstal-Classic. Where do the participants of the Ennstal-Classic find the last paradise? They do on the beautiful Alp roads as well as on the enchanted passes either driven in the early morning – to gain the strength for the 12-hour Artcurial-Marathon, or in the evening when the finish is near.

It is also the enthusiastic spectators in the leg villages along the route that hand over their love for nostalgy to the participants. Adventure is constantly aboard: when the region becomes lonelier and the headlights are switched on. When the hundredths speed on the stop watch, the eyes of the co-driver stick to the roadbook, those of the driver to the oil-pressure gauge. When thunderstorms arise and try to displace the participants from paradise.

It is the mixture: paradise times sporty challenge times adventure equals a product charged with emotions – an event that has become cult – the Ennstal-Classic.