ŠKODA 1100 OHC from 1958 and ŠKODA 1000 MB Rally from 1968 at the start. 16th anniversary of the Silvretta Classic from 4th to 7th July, 2013. Dream cars on idyllic roads: 150 cars driving through the Alpine stretch. ŠKODA will be at the renowned vintage car rally - the Silvretta Classic - with two historic cars: a ŠKODA 1100 OHC from 1958 and a ŠKODA 1000 MB Rally from 1968. This year will mark the 16th anniversary of the Silvretta Classic in the Austrian Montafon and will be taking place between the 4th and 7th July.
The open top ŠKODA 1100 OHC is one of the highlights of ŠKODA's sports car selection. The ŠKODA 1000 MB Rally also belongs to the ŠKODA Museum's exclusive collection of cars in Mladá Boleslav. "We have chosen two of the brand's finest cars most suitable for the Alpine Silvretta Rally route," says Dr. Frank Welsch, ŠKODA Board Member for Technical Development.
The ŠKODA 1100 OHC built in 1958 never fails to impress at these races, not least because of its roaring, boisterous engine. Weighing in at a mere 550 kilograms, this racing car is a real lightweight. Powered by a longitudinal, in-line, four-cylinder OHC valve timing, with a displacement of 1,089cc (OHC is the abbreviation for overhead camshaft and refers to the control valve through an overhead camshaft), the engine, supported by two Weber carburettors, originally from the ŠKODA model 440, delivering 92 hp at 7,700 RPM, can reach a maximum speed of 200 km/h. The manual, five-speed gearbox lies just in front of the rear axle, allowing for an optimal weight distribution – one feature that may come in handy through the peaks and troughs in the Montafon.
The ŠKODA 1000 MB Rally built in 1968 differs from the standard model 1000 MB, mainly due to an additional light-ramp and other sporty modifications. The car has taken part in many races, including the prestigious London-Mexico rally in 1995. This rally car features a four-cylinder rear engine with a 1,300 cc displacement and Weber carburettors. The engine output is 90 hp with maximum speeds of up to 170 km/h.
The Silvretta Classic in the Alpine Montafon is one of the most traditional vintage car rallies in Europe and will be taking place in 2013 for the 16th time. This year's 600km of racing will take the participants not only through the beautiful streets of Vorarlberg but also around the Silvretta-Massiv into the picturesque Lower Engadine. Above all, the highest level of precision is demanded of all participants, with the evaluation tests being measured to an accuracy of a hundredth of a second.