238/17/52 these are the key figures for the 26th Ennstal-Classic: 238 participants from 17 nations on 52 different car brands and a lot of VIPs make the Ennstal-Classic the most important classic car event in Austria!
This year we celebrate "70 years Porsche 356". The source of the Porsche myth is situated in the Carinthian village Gmünd.
Dr. Wolfgang Porsche will drive the Zenith Grand Prix on Saturday, July 21st with the oldest 356 from 1948.
The participants have to drive 370 km on day one of the event - highlight is the regularity test on the Salzburgring - and will arrive in Schladming from 6pm onwards.
On day two 411 km have to be driven - hotspot is the city Steyr. 21 regularity tests have to be completed on these two days.
The philosophy of the organisers Michael Glöckner and Helmut Zwickl: "The Ennstal-Classic is not a flower parade, it is sporty driving in the last paradise!"
Legends, stars, top-managers and classic car enthusiasts make Gröbming the center of the classic car scene: Derek Bell, Hans-Joachim Stuck, David Brabham, Dr. Wolfgang Porsche, Daniele Audetto, Jo Ramirez, Mario Illien, Franz Wurz, Dieter Quester, VW Motorsportchef Fritz Enzinger, Gregor Bloeb, Nina Proll, Christian Clerici, Rudi Roubinek, Siegfried Wolf and former minister of justice Dr. Wolfgang Brandstetter will drive the event.
Also Arturo Merzario, who saved Niki Lauda's life at the Nürburgring in 1976 will be in Gröbming for the racecar showrun on Friday and the Zenith Grand Prix on Saturday and drives an Abarth 2000S.
The Ennstal-Classic offers motorsports like in earlier times, without electronic boundaries and with free entrace for the spectators who can watch cars that were technical milestones!