Kitzbühel & Alpine Region | Issue 07 | Spring 2018
The Kitzbüheler Alpenrallye is one of Austria’s leading classic car events. Vintage vehicles from six decades of motoring history will set out on a grand tour for the 31st time from 6th to 9th June 2018 – with new routes in the Alpenrallye route schedule.
A number of new routes that traverse the most famous Alpine mountains in Tyrol and Salzburg are on the programme: Wilder Kaiser, Loferer Steinberge, Hochkönig and Hohe Tauern present the rally teams with impressive views of the breathtaking mountain scenery.
Around 600 kilometres must be surmounted in total – in either sporty (Sport Trophy) or leisurely (Classic Trophy) style. The fact that only cars built pre-1972 may participate ensures an exclusive starter field, with a cross-section of the most beautiful pre and post war classics, including rare examples of major brands such as Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Ferrari, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz or Aston Martin.
Bentley Motors celebrated their return to the Kitzbüheler Alpenrallye 2017 as prime sponsor of this traditional event. So a particularly high-calibre appearance of the British cult-classics can be expected again in 2018. The Schaeffler group of companies and Swiss watch brand, Chronoswiss, have been principal sponsors of the event for many years – and the rallye winner will once again walk away with an exclusive model from the portfolio of this high-class watchmaker. Classic car insurance specialists, OCC, are also on board as sponsors.
…the Alpenrallye is also supported by French auction house, Artcurial, and renowned German law firm, Buse-Heberer-Fromm. Last but not least: Kitzbühel Tourismus has also been a patron of the Kitzbüheler Alpenrallye since its very inception in 1988. As always, teams representing the Alpenrallye sponsors will join the rally field of participants.
- Wednesday, 6th June: 13.30–18.00 hrs: vehicle inspection
- Thursday, 7th June: 8.00–15.00 hrs: vehicle inspection from 15.00 hrs: Prologue „Brixental Tour”
- Friday, 8th June: from 7.30 hrs: „Gasteinertal Tour“
- Saturday, 9th June: from 8.00 hrs: „Brandenberg Tour”, ca. 14.30 hrs: Finish line with vehicle presentation in the centre of Kitzbühel
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