The 1101 Roadster, Felicia and 1000 MB Rally – three ŠKODA legends at the starting line. ŠKODA’s fourth appearance at the Northern Rally. Sixth anniversary of the Hamburg-Berlin Klassik from 19 to 21 September?.
ŠKODA are entering this year’s Hamburg-Berlin Klassik with three vintage cars. The Czech brand will be presenting two exciting convertibles – the ŠKODA 1101 Roadster and ŠKODA Felicia as well as the ŠKODA 1000 MB Rallye – a racy sports car. The sixth Hamburg-Berlin Klassik takes place this year from 19 to 21 September from Berlin to Hamburg.?
“The Hamburg-Berlin Klassik is a highlight in the annual vintage car calendar,” says Dr. Frank Welsch, ŠKODA Board Member for Technical Development. “With two convertibles and a sports car, we are sending a particularly attractive, elegant and sporty trio to the track this year.”
The elegant ŠKODA 1101 roadster, better known as the 'Tudor', dates
back to 1948 and represents the post-war era of the brand. The Tudor is powered by a 1089cc, 32hp, four-cylinder engine. ŠKODA produced more than 80,000 of the model between 1946 and 1952. The vehicle taking part in this year’s Hamburg-Berlin Klassik has been a part of the ŠKODA museum’s collection since 1969 and had previously been privately owned for over 20 years.
The 1961 ŠKODA Felicia also belongs to the historical collection in Mladá Boleslav. An elegant body shape, distinctive tail fin, lacquered turquoise-blue and that cream-coloured interior – the Felicia really sets vintage car enthusiasts’ hearts racing. The Czech manufacturer built around 15,000 such models between 1959 and 1964. A hardtop version was also produced alongside the convertible but only a few cars can still be seen today. The Felicia weighs in at a mere 930 kg and reaches a top speed of 130 km/h. The car features a four-cylinder 50hp 1,089cc petrol engine.
The brand’s sporty genes are best represented by the 1968 ŠKODA 1000 MB Rallye. This car has taken part in several endurance races, including the 1995 London-Mexico rally. Under the bonnet, you will find a sports-adapted, 90hp, 1,300cc, four-cylinder engine with a top speed of 170 km/h.
2013 marks the sixth anniversary of the three-day Hamburg-Berlin Klassik with this year’s route stretching over 800 km from Berlin to Hamburg. The kick-off for this journey, also known as the ‘Northern Rally’ is on 19 September at the Berlin Olympic Station. The destination is the Port of Hamburg on 21 September. A total of 180 historically important vehicles built before 1993 will be making the trip. The event is organized by ‘Auto Bild Klassik’ magazine.