Classic Cars In Their Most Beautiful Form: "Ennstal-Classic" Celebrates 30th Anniversary In Schladming Dachstein

Vintage cars are more than just vehicles that have gotten on in years. They are historical cultural assets - contemporary witnesses of technical progress. And these will soon be on display again extensively in the Styrian region of Schladming-Dachstein. With the “Ennstal-Classic”, one of the most important automobile sport events in Europe is taking place here for the 30th time. During the three days of the event from July 20th to 23rd, an international field of participants from 18 nations will start, more than 100,000 fans are expected along the route.

For 30 years, the Ennstal-Classic has been considered a dazzling summer event far beyond the scene of classic car fans in an effort to celebrate the cultural asset of the automobile. What began in 1993 with 35 cars has now developed into a cult event that stands for sportiness, passion and steering wheel legends and is causing a sensation throughout Europe. This year again, the rally will stop at numerous locations in the Schladming-Dachstein adventure region, including Gröbming, Schladming, Pürgg and Niederöblarn.

Dieter Quester, David Brabham, Tobias Moretti: Prominent names on the list of participants. 

Porsche has the largest "brand share" in the 4-day event with 38 starting places, followed by Alfa Romeo with 22 and Mercedes Benz with 19 exotics such as Alvis, Auburn, Cisitalia , Lagonda, Sbarro, Siata and Talbot give the event the status of a traveling museum. Many well-known names can also be found in the starting field this year: Dieter Quester, Wolfgang Porsche, Jo Ramirez, David Brabham, Max Welti and Jo Vonlanthen are contesting the entire Ennstal Classic. Tobias Moretti, Rudi Roubinek and Lauda lifesaver Arturo Merzario will be at the start of the Racecar Trophy.

Classic cars - They are more than just aging vehicles. They are historical cultural assets. They are contemporary witnesses of technical progress. The Ennstal Classic is one of the most important automobile sport events in Europe with an international field of participants from 18 nations and over 100,000 fans along the route during the three days of the event from July 21st to 23rd.

For the 30th anniversary, the route leads over the Grossglockner High Alpine Road for the first time and the Racecar Trophy is also making a comeback this year after a break of several years!


  • 09:30 – 18:00 CHECK-IN of the participants in the technical school
  • 09:30 – 18:00 RALLYE-CHECK of the vehicles in the center


  • 09:30 – 17:00 CHECK-IN of the participants in the technical school
  • 09:30 – 17:00 RALLYE-CHECK of the vehicles in the center


times given apply to the first car – transit time per location approx. 2 hours.

  • 09:00 Start Gröbming | Starting ramp
  • 10:45 ZK Mauterndorf | Marktstrasse
  • 12:15 PK Gmünd | Main Square
  • 2:15 p.m. Grossglockner High Alpine Road
  • 3:45 p.m. SP Experience Center Saalfelden Brandlhof
  • 5:15 p.m. PK Mariaalm | Dorfplatz
  • 7:00 p.m. Destination Schladming | main square


times are for the first car - transit time per location approx. 2 hours.

  • 08:00 Start Gröbming | Launch ramp
  • 08:45 VW-SP | Liezen
  • 11:15 ZK Mariazell | Main Square
  • 12:15 PK Lunz am See | ChurchSquare
  • 1:40 p.m. PK Waidhofen | Lower town square
  • 14:20 SP Steyr Automotive | Factory premises
  • 14:30 Central Committee Steyr | Stadtplatz
  • 5:00 p.m. ZK Liezen | Hauptplatz
  • 18:00 SP & ZK Niederöblarn | Alpine airfield
  • 18:15 Destination Gröbming | launch pad


  • 7:30 a.m. Stoderzinken mountain classification (roadblock from 6:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.) 8:45 a.m. Starting grids| Center Gröbming
  • 12:00 p.m. Red Bull Sideact
  • 12:30 p.m. The pioneers of Austrian automotive history: "When cars learned to walk" presented by fahr(T)raum: a cross-section of Austria's significant contribution to the development of the automobile based on Austrian racing and sports cars by Markus Wagen via the Lohner Porsche and the Sascha racing car to the Steyr Baby.
  • 12:45 Ennstal-Classic part 1
  • 13:00 PORSCHE DESIGN GRAND PRIX by Gröbming
  • 14:00 Ennstal-Classic part 2
  • 14:45 Top ten of the Ennstal-Classic
  • 15:00 FLOWER CEREMONY | launch pad


If you want to give your racing or rally car, which has become a classic, the spurs on closed racetracks and explore the limits, then the "Racecar Trophy" is the right choice for you: this is an independent competition that takes place on the days of the Ennstal Classic the stage goes.


Thursday, July 21 ÖAMTC Driving Experience Center Gut Brandlhof | Saalfelden

  • 10:30 Start of the inspectionrun
  • 13:30 - 15:30 Valuation runs

Friday, July 22Tauplitzalm Alpine Road | Bad Mitterndorf

  • 09:15 Start of the inspectionrun
  • 10:45 Start of the race
  • 13:30 Joint descentto the Niederöblarn Alpine airfield
  • 14:00 – 16:00 Races


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