Wien | Issue 18 | WINTER 2016
From January 5th to 7th the 21st Planai-Classic for cars until 1972 takes place with a completely new schedule. For many years the Planai-Classic belongs to the hugest challenges in classic car sports.
When the snow crunches, the spikes claw into the ice, the headlights only seem to be candles and the co-drivers goad their chauffeurs with the stop watch, when no ABS and no ESP is aboard, when new sensors are mobilised within the drivers searching for the harmony between tires and road, when talent is defined solemnly by the gas pedal and the rear then the adventure “PLANAI-CLASSIC“ has begun.
WHAT IS NEW
Dachstein hillclimb on Thursday, January 5th: After the check-in the field starts towards the Dachstein road in the late afternoon. After the drivers have finished the hillclimb the welcome evening takes place at the Dachstein glacier restaurant.
The first day on Friday, January 6th starts with a regularity test at the beautifully situated Alpine airfield Niederöblarn. The route of the Hochwurzen Trophy leads – spicked with further regularity tests – through the wintry region Schladming-Dachstein. The field makes a pit stop at the main place in Schladming before the vespertine tour leads the participants to the exclusive driver’s evening at the Romantik Hotel Schloss Pichlarn.
The second day on Saturday, January 7th opens with the regularity test on the horse track in Gröbming. At noon the starter’s flag opens the first of three runs for the legendary Planai hillclimb – unique in its challenge. At approximately 5 pm the finale takes place at the WM Park Planai. Afterwards the award ceremony is celebrated at the Hohenhaustenne.
Eligible are historical cars built before December 31st 1972 that have an official approval and homologation for road service. The entry fee for one car (driver and co-driver) is € 1.000,– and includes: starting fee, three evening events and catering along the route and the goody bag for participants