The fascination of old-time automobiles – these classics are enchanting with their charm and elegant design.
I t is a love for all eternity. And a fascination that is also taking hold among more and more younger people. The joy of sitting in a classic car. Turn the ignition key, hear the engine murmuring, feel the vibration under the hood. Put the car in gear and roll away with the road beneath you. No cruise control, no distance sensor, no touchscreen display, no car body which was modeled in a wind tunnel. Instead you are driving a car the way it used to be done; even with a dash of adventure at rallies. There is competition for trophies and awards among kindred spirits, either using their own car or one lent by the classic car event organizer. Of course, everyone wants to get to their destination as quickly as possible, but first and foremost this is about discovering new routes, riding the curves over old mountain pass roads, discovering the landscape, enjoying the flair and sense of life behind a classic steering wheel. In Germany and neighboring countries alone, there are around 20 top-class rallies offered every month, such as the Alpen-Rodeo (Alps Rodeo, runs through Germany, Austria and Switzerland), the Bodensee-Klassik (Lake Constance Classic) or the Cabriolet Rally in the state of Saxony.