If more than 200 classic car teams drive almost 1,000 kilometers through the most beautiful regions of Austria, then it can almost only be about the Ennstal Classic.
Despite the sometimes arduous journey due to corona, teams from 15 nations came, including 6 women’s teams. In addition the event presented with the finest summer weather at moderate temperatures.
At the Ennstal Classic, of course, numerous celebrities should not be missing. Evergreen Peter Kraus, racing legends Rauno Aaltonen and Dieter Quester, manager Sigi Wolf and former McLaren racing director Jo Ramirez are considered traditional starters. But also Formula 1 crack Mark Webber, LeMans winner Timo Bernhard, VW motorsport director Fritz Enzinger and ralley ace Simo Lampinen lined the starting field at this year’s Ennstal Classic.
For the fourth time, the team Friedrich Radinger / Thomas Wagner in a Mini 1275 GT has won the Ennstal Classic. In second place and thus in the top three for the first time: a women’s and junior team, the siblings Margarita and Magdalena Voglar driving an Alfa Romeo Giulia TI. Third place went to Erich and Roswitha Volk in a Ford Mustang Fastback.
We are all the more pleased about the new winners of the GARANTA JAGUAR TROPHY, it went to club members for the first time: Walter and Birgit Wawronek driving an E-Type S2 OTS. And where did our other club members end up? Florian Kunz, this time in the passenger seat next to his daughter Marlene in an Aston Martin DB4 in 16th, Christian Mitterdorfer and Isabella Barth in an XK 120 OTS SE in 18th, Max Lauda and Ursula Piatnik in an XK 140 DHC in 26th place. Hannes and Gitti Frech in Volvo PV 544 on rank 43. Johannes Hoedlmayr with son Johannes on Austin Healey on rank 90. Helmut Struger on XK 120 DHC and Ivan Rosen on Frazer Nash Le Mans unfortunately had to give up prematurely. A total of 17 Jaguar vehicles were at the start.
We’ll see you again next year, especially where the 30th edition of the Ennstal Classic is coming up, from July 20th to 23rd, 2022.
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