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In front of Saxon’s picture-book scenery, 180 classic rarities will cause a stir. For three days, the Greater Leipzig and Zwickau are the Czech town of Karlovy Vary will enjoy fascinating automobiles. Volkswagen Classic will be with six air-cooled classics and eight water-cooled representatives of the new generation in 1974. The other Group brands will also send their finest museum vehicles to Saxony.
Roughly 180 classic automobiles will be at the Sachsen Classic from August 21 to 23, including 14 Oldies from Volkswagen Classic and another 16 gems from the Collections of works from Audi, Porsche, Skoda and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. Over the course of three days, the participants will cover about 650 kilometers over 20 stages and 15 time trials.
Volkswagen will bring some very special highlights – including one of the very first Golf I from the Foundation Auto Museum Volkswagen, from the “40 Years of Golf” exhibit. Also in attendance will be the largely unknown Golf III-country rally prototype, a 59th Herbie, VW-Porsche 914 and Karmann Ghia type 14 from the air-cooled era.
Year after year with new attendance records, the Sachsen Classic brings out the kind of enthusiasm that can usually only be found at the Mille Miglia in Europe. The start of the rally is traditionally by 12 clock in Zwickau, the headquarters of Volkswagen Sachsen where the Golf and Passat are built. The thundering daily tour takes over the legendary “Steep Wall” of Meerane for Sachsenring and back to Zwickau.
The next day it goes through the Erzgebirge stage- through the Czech Republic over Klingenthal to Karlovy Vary (Karlsbad) and back to Johann George city. On the final Saturday, then the Rolling Museum goes to Leipzig Augustus Platz, where a festival will be held.
Translation by VWvortex